Flat White

I love a man, er, Green in uniform

27 November 2019

2:30 PM

27 November 2019

2:30 PM

It’s going to take a long, long time to ever forget Greens Party leader Richard Di Natale’s 2016 spread in the upmarket glossy men’s mag GQ.

The, er, glamour shots themselves — that turtleneck — were not only laughable. They and very interview itself was the clearest statement possible that the Greens had abandoned their traditional supporters to pitch for wealthy inner-city trendies. People like Julian Burnside, the Melbourne silk with Christ-like delusions who after the original Greens candidate became a human sacrifice ran an ugly campaign against Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the blue-blood seat of Kooyong at the last election.

Burnside, given his conviction he is a godhead of wisdom and purity, loves talking about himself. Not only does he like to say how much better than the rest of us he is. The Blessed Julian decided recently to show just how much better even his house is in the pages of the pathetic property porn website, Domain.


But it was the shot of the Great Man himself, at ease in his modest and unpretentious abode, that was most fascinating.

That turtleneck. Has it replaced the battered old “No Dams” t-shirt as the official Greens uniform — or is it some special sign of status in the secretive, scrutiny shy party?

Watch this space.

Illustrations: GQ Australia/Edward Mulvihill, Domain/Annette O’Brien.

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