Prince Philip goes off road

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Prince Philip takes last drive

The Duke of Edinburgh has taken his last drive on British roads as a licensed driver (main picture).

The 97-year-old has announced he will give up driving following his recent collision near the Royal Family’s retreat at Sandringham.

A royal spokesperson said Prince Philip had used his last drive to “pop down to the shops to stock up on some essentials, like gin”.

Buchholz rebuilds his image

Federal Assistant Minister for Roads, Scott Buchholz, has already started to rebuild his public image in the wake of a complaint of inappropriate behaviour made against him by a female RAAF officer.

buchholz hugsSpeaking in the main street of Beaudesert south-west of Brisbane in his electorate of Wright (pictured), Mr Buchholz told The Bug he felt he should undertake some sort of community service following that incident.

“I totally misread that situation,” Mr Buchholz told The Bug, “ but I think I’ve got it right when it comes to rebuilding my image.”

Next Tropfest winner emerges

Despite the 2019 Tropfest short-film award winner being named only last night, a likely winner of the 2020 award has already emerged.

The planned two-minute film has today started principal photography and will document in real time and in its entirety the Federal Police investigation announced by the Morrison Government into the leak to News Corp outlets of ASIO briefings critical of new laws backed by Independent MP Dr Kerryn Phelps covering medical evacuations to Australia of asylum seekers now held in offshore detention centres.

The film is expected to be completed and ready for advance screenings some time tomorrow.