Scandal mars arts announcement


The announcement yesterday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a $250 million million COVID-19 rescue package to the arts has been overshadowed by a major scandal now enveloping the venue the PM used to announce the assistance scheme.

The Bug can reveal that the 2000-seat Sydney Coliseum Theatre at Rooty Hill is currently being investigated by the AORHSE and could face a heavy fine.

In fact, the Association of Retired Hack Sub-Editors says the blatant example of apostrophe abuse is still present on the theatre’s website, a fact confirmed by this newspaper overnight (pictured below).

“How any modern 21st Century website pretending to promote the latest theatre offerings in a city as sophisticated as Sydney could mix up the contraction ‘it’s’ and the possessive ‘its’ is beyond belief,” AORHSE field officer Dixon Scott said.

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The Bug also understands that the eight, all-male, ageing, blue-suit wearing directors of West HQ that owns the complex are also appalled over the error.

“Its indeed a crying shame that Sydney Coliseum Theatre, our principle project partner at West HQ, has let it’s standards in the use of English, the language that gave us Shakespeare, slip so badly,” the directors (pictured below) said in a prepared payment.

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