Sobbing, Sarah and the Senate - what a completely silly story

Isn’t this whole crying kid in the senate ‘furore’ just a big joke?

Greens senator (at left) Sarah Hanson-Young (she would have to be a greenie) tries to get us all feeling sorry for her and says she will attempt to get parliament to change their kiddie-friendly rulings. It’s all just too ridiculous.

The senate, like a dangerous building site, a budget meeting, running a mr Whippy van or standing behind a bank teller’s desk (do they still exist?) is NO place for a two-year-old.
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Rockpool IS the new Otto. You go to meet. And even to eat . .

With the transient nature of the Sydney culinary scene, the relatively fresh and new Rockpool Bar & Grill IS the new Otto.

No, no, not on the food stakes (both cook totally different beasts in their respective kitchens) but for those who perceive that ‘power’ resides in a restaurant seat and the people that surround you, this is it.

The ‘bar’ part (a more workers-in. workers-out kind of vibe) is just next to the ‘grill’ (more upmarket and under the expanse of the most exquisite and grand polished granite, Hawkesbury sandstone and terrazzo floors, all mixed together by Balmain architect, Emil Sodersten.

The art deco building was opened in 1936 and while some of the clients may look like they were born around that time too, it’s a mater of wherever you look, there is some kind of self-anointed (or serious) Sydney ‘player’ chowing down on Neil Perry’s marvellous meats, seafood and a pot pourri of simply great food.
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