MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus
Coolboys and the Frontman
Coolboys and the Frontman are an Australian rock music band formed in 2015. The band was formed by the members of the Hamish & Andy radio show in late 2015, after a request for Rob Thomas to play live on the show during an interview was knocked back, due to his backing band not travelling with him. After Thomas promised that the members of the radio show could perform instead, the band was created. In late 2015, the members of the Hamish & Andy radio show had Rob Thomas on the show for an interview. After a request for a live performance was knocked back due to his backing band not travelling with him, the hosts of the radio show jokingly offered to be his backing band, to which Thomas accepted not knowing it was in fact a joke. A few months in early November, Thomas contacted the radio show, notifying the them that he will be coming out to Australia in less than a week, thus the band was formed. At the time, the band was not meant to be more than a one off performance. Hamish Blake, who has "natural percussive talent" and had bought and sold 2 electronic drum kits became the drummer, Andy Lee, who learnt the trumpet at high school, became the trumpeter and while the show is on air, sound producer Jack Post, who played in a punk-rock group called "Last Chance" while in high school, became the band's guitarist.
The song chosen was Smooth due to the use of trumpet and guitar while being a famous Rob Thomas song. Due to such short notice from Thomas and it being their first time playing together, the band had trouble performing the song at a competent standard and getting through any practice without severe "in-fighting". After much difficulty, the song was performed live on air to much success on 16 November 2015. After this performance, there was little talk of further performances. In 2016, the band was recalled, as a promise was made to perform with Conrad Sewell in the same manner as the Rob Thomas performance; this time, the band would perform the INXS song, Never Tear Us Apart. The song title was seen as humorous, due to the large number of fights and insults that are traded between the members of the band. After learning the song, it was performed at Cruise Bar in Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW, to a live audience. After the performance, the band still again fell dormant; the Veronicas asked Hamish Blake to perform as their drummer for a live performance on the radio show in July 2016.
In October 2016, Blake and Lee announced that they were reforming the band and would be performing a tour in late November. After receiving news that they would be able to hire a tour bus, used by One Direction owned by friend of the show, Shane Jacobson, Lee received his bus license, to be the bus driver for the tour, he grew a moustache, dyed grey and crowned the"bustache", as it was said by the members of the radio show that bus drivers had grey moustaches. Because of the bus' capabilities to have beer on tap, Post was crowned "keg monkey" and was made to wear a monkey costume and ensure there was always a keg hooked up to the bar. After deciding to tour and Lee named the band"Coolboys and the Frontman", where they were "Coolboys" and there would be a guest frontman for each show; the show decided on performing Uptown Funk, a Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars song. After realising that they would require a bassist, an anonymous bassist was recruited to perform under a black tarp and be known as the"hidden agenda".
The song proved too difficult for the trumpeter Lee and unpopular with the shows listeners, so the song was changed to Long Way to the Top, by AC/DC which required Lee to learn to play the bagpipes. In late November, the band travelled from Melbourne to Byron Bay, performing, in Wodonga, Rankins Springs and Newcastle, before finishing at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay. For the Half Way to the Top Tour, all three members were given the chance to choose one item for themself, one for each other member of the band; the final choices are listed below: Day 1 – Catholic College Wodonga Day 2 – Rankins Springs Pub Day 3 – Harbourview Function Centre Newcastle Day 4 – Rest Day Day 5 – Byron Bay Beach Hotel For the 2017 private jet tour, all three members were given the chance to select their outfit out of a hat from three predetermined options. The final choices are listed below: Listed in order of instrument prowess Current membersHamish Blake – Electronic drums, team player, natural percussionist, vibe-ing it out, soft jacket lapels Jack Post – Electronic guitar, low stage presence, sponsored, slow guitar Andy Lee – Trumpet, insults, backing vocals, keyboard, other novelty instruments, birthdays Front Person – Vocals Hidden Agenda – Bass, guitar www.hamishandandy.com
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is the oldest in Victoria. Melbourne's main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of the Melbourne central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria. Melbourne is a sandstone university and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Since 1872 various residential colleges have become affiliated with the university. There are 10 colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs offering academic and cultural programs alongside accommodation for Melbourne students and faculty. Melbourne comprises 11 separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centres, including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the Grattan Institute.
Amongst Melbourne's 15 graduate schools the Melbourne Business School, the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Medical School are well regarded. Times Higher Education ranked Melbourne 32nd globally in 2017-2018, while the Academic Ranking of World Universities places Melbourne 38th in the world, in the QS World University Rankings 2019 Melbourne ranks 39th globally and ranked sixth in the world according to the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne. Ten Nobel laureates have been the most of any Australian university; the University of Melbourne was established by Hugh Childers, the Auditor-General and Finance Minister, in his first Budget Speech on 4 November 1852, who set aside a sum of £10,000 for the establishment of a university. The university was established by Act of Incorporation on 22 January 1853, with power to confer degrees in arts, medicine and music; the act provided for an annual endowment of £9,000, while a special grant of £20,000 was made for buildings that year.
The foundation stone was laid on 3 July 1854, on the same day the foundation stone for the State Library Classes commenced in 1855 with three professors and sixteen students. The original buildings were opened by the Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Victoria, Sir Charles Hotham, on 3 October 1855; the first chancellor, Redmond Barry, held the position until his death in 1880. The inauguration of the university was made possible by the wealth resulting from Victoria's gold rush; the institution was designed to be a "civilising influence" at a time of rapid settlement and commercial growth. In 1881, the admission of women was a seen as victory over the more conservative ruling council; the university's 150th anniversary was celebrated in 2003. The Melbourne School of Land and Environment was disestablished on the first of January, 2015, its agriculture and food systems department moved alongside veterinary science to form the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, while other areas of study, including horticulture, forestry and resource management, moved to the Faculty of Science in two new departments.
As of May 2009 the university "suspended" the Bachelor of Music Theatre and Puppetry courses at the college and there were fears they may not return under the new curriculum. A 2005 heads of agreement over the merger of the VCA and the university stated that the management of academic programs at the VCA would ensure that "the VCA continues to exercise high levels of autonomy over the conduct and future development of its academic programs so as to ensure their integrity and quality" and that the college's identity will be preserved. New dean Sharman Pretty outlined drastic changes under the university's plan for the college in early April 2009; as a result, it is now being called into question. Staff at the college responded to the changes, claiming the university did not value vocational arts training, voicing fears over the future of quality training at the VCA. Former Victorian arts minister Race Mathews has weighed in on the debate expressing his hope that, "Melbourne University will not proceed with its proposed changes to the Victorian College of the Arts", for'good sense' to prevail.
In 2011, the Victorian State Government allocated $24 million to support arts education at the VCA and the faculty was renamed the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. The Parkville Campus is the primary campus of the university. Established in a large area north of Grattan Street in Parkville, the campus has expanded well beyond its boundaries, with many of its newly acquired buildings located in the nearby suburb of Carlton; the university is undertaking an'ambitious infrastructure program' to reshape campuses. Melbourne University has 10 residential colleges in total, seven of which are located in an arc around the cricket oval at the northern edge of the campus, known as College Crescent; the other three are located outside of university grounds. The residential colleges aim to provide accommodation and holistic education experience to university students. Most of the university's residential colleges admit students from RMIT University and Monash University, Parkville campus, with selected colleges accepting students from the Australian Catholic University and Victoria University.
Several of the earliest campus buildings, such as the Old Quadrangle and Baldwin Spencer buildings, feature period architecture. The new Wilson Hall replaced th
National Library of the Czech Republic
The National Library of the Czech Republic is the central library of the Czech Republic. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture; the library's main building is located in the historical Clementinum building in Prague, where half of its books are kept. The other half of the collection is stored in the district of Hostivař; the National Library is the biggest library in the Czech Republic, in its funds there are around 6 million documents. The library has around 60,000 registered readers; as well as Czech texts, the library stores older material from Turkey and India. The library houses books for Charles University in Prague; the library won international recognition in 2005 as it received the inaugural Jikji Prize from UNESCO via the Memory of the World Programme for its efforts in digitising old texts. The project, which commenced in 1992, involved the digitisation of 1,700 documents in its first 13 years; the most precious medieval manuscripts preserved in the National Library are the Codex Vyssegradensis and the Passional of Abbes Kunigunde.
In 2006 the Czech parliament approved funding for the construction of a new library building on Letna plain, between Hradčanská metro station and Sparta Prague's football ground, Letná stadium. In March 2007, following a request for tender, Czech architect Jan Kaplický was selected by a jury to undertake the project, with a projected completion date of 2011. In 2007 the project was delayed following objections regarding its proposed location from government officials including Prague Mayor Pavel Bém and President Václav Klaus. Plans for the building had still not been decided in February 2008, with the matter being referred to the Office for the Protection of Competition in order to determine if the tender had been won fairly. In 2008, Minister of Culture Václav Jehlička announced the end of the project, following a ruling from the European Commission that the tender process had not been carried out legally; the library was affected by the 2002 European floods, with some documents moved to upper levels to avoid the excess water.
Over 4,000 books were removed from the library in July 2011 following flooding in parts of the main building. There was a fire at the library in December 2012. List of national and state libraries Official website
Logie Awards of 2013
The 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards was held on Sunday 7 April 2013 at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, broadcast on the Nine Network and simulcast of Today Network's radio stations. Public voting for the "Most Popular" categories were conducted through an online survey from late November 2012 to 10 February 2013. Nominations were announced on 11 March 2013. Network Ten's Offspring received the most nominations with eight. Hamish and Andy's Euro Gap Year and Andy's Caravan Of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand and Away, Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, Puberty Blues each received five nominations. Television presenter Brian Henderson was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame. In the tables below, winners are highlighted in bold. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven" Michael Bublé – "It's a Beautiful Day" Birdy – "Skinny Love" Olly Murs – "Army of Two" By networkNine Network – 37 ABC – 32 Network Ten – 28 Seven Network – 17 Foxtel – 8 SBS – 5Source: By programOffspring – 8 Hamish and Andy's Euro Gap Year / Hamish and Andy's Caravan Of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand / Home and Away / Howzat!
Kerry Packer's War / Puberty Blues – 5 House Husbands / Mabo / Redfern Now / Underbelly: Badness – 4 Four Corners / Packed to the Rafters / The Project / Underground: The Julian Assange Story / The Voice – 3Source: By networkNine Network – 8 ABC – 7 Network Ten – 4 Seven Network – 3 SBS / Foxtel – 1Source: By programHowzat! Kerry Packer's War / Offspring / Redfern Now / The Voice – 2Source: The In Memoriam segment was introduced by Peter Overton who spoke of the passing of Peter Harvey; the Melbourne Gospel Choir performed Foo Fighters "Times Like These". The following deceased were honoured: Official website Logie Awards of 2013 on IMDb
Rove (TV series)
Rove titled Rove Live, was an Australian television variety show, that featured live music performances and interviews with local and international celebrity guests. The program premiered on the Nine Network on 22 September 1999, before moving to Network Ten which aired the program from 2000 until November 2009; the show was hosted by comedian Rove McManus through his production company Roving Enterprises, featured an ensemble cast who presented various segments throughout the course of the show. The show won the Logie Award for "Most Popular Light Entertainment Program" five times. Rove McManus began his television career hosting the RMITV-produced The Loft Live on Melbourne's Channel 31, a community-access television station, it was a straightforward tonight show, with a comic monologue from the host, pre-recorded skits and guest interviews. The show had unusually high production values for a community access show; the Nine Network developed the show into a commercial production. In 1999, the show, named Rove, ran in a late-night timeslot for 10 episodes.
The show featured McManus and three co-hosts he referred to as'the kids on the couch': Peter Helliar, Corinne Grant and Dave Callan. However, Nine decided not to renew the program and the cast moved to Network Ten the following year; the new show similar to the Nine production, was named Rove Live. The show was sometimes known as Rove or Rove, owing to the use of brackets around the word'Live' in some of the show's graphics. Dave Callan left the show after one year, to pursue standup radio opportunities. Corinne Grant left the show at the end of 2005, to concentrate on The Glass House and other interests. Carrie Bickmore joined the cast in 2006. Meshel Laurie joined the cast for only one year. In November 2006, Rove Live was suspended until further notice due to the death of McManus's wife Belinda Emmett. Rove wrote a personal message on the Rove Live website, saying that it "is a difficult period for all of us and some time away is the best thing for me right now"; the show reverted to the title of Rove in 2007.
Production moved from the Global Television facility in Nunawading to the old Seven Network studios in South Melbourne. It now occupied the premium timeslot of 8:30pm on Sunday nights. Peter Helliar returned to McManus's side. Bickmore's role in the show increased. Following the cancellation of the show The Glass House, Dave Hughes joined Rove; the comedy duo Hamish & Andy, who had collaborated with Roving Enterprises with their television show Real Stories, began appearing every second week. Their associate Ryan Shelton began presenting a segment each week; each year, the show's set changes in some way from the previous. In a previous year, the set was changed to be less like a traditional late-night talk show and more like a variety show. In 2007, the show's set was reconfigured back into a more traditional late-night talk show again going so far as having a view of the Melbourne cityscape in the background. In July 2007, a special show was filmed at Times Square in New York City. Rove and Adam Hills attended, a live Australian audience was present.
In late July a second special was filmed in Los Angeles at the Bob Barker Studio. Hayden Guppy now co-host of Video Hits became a cast member, who shows TV viewers what the cast does during ad breaks. In 2008, Myf Warhurst, who co-hosted a breakfast radio show with Peter Helliar on Triple M, joined the cast as an infrequent addition whenever a regular cast member was unavailable. Again in 2008, Elmo returned as a guest. In 2009 the program moved premises to ABC Studios in Victoria which houses a new set. Dave Hughes, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee began only appearing on a fortnightly appearance. Between May and July 2009, actor Brian Wenzel had a weekly skit at the end of the show. After 12 July, the show went off-air to let the team take a mid-year break due to the show starting in February, it was announced that this episode would be Bickmore's and Hughesy's final episode as regular cast members, due to them both leaving to focus on their new show, The 7pm Project, which premiered on 20 July 2009, is produced by Roving Enterprises.
Various news reports appeared in the lead up to the scheduled season finale for the 2009 season of Rove. The Herald Sun reported that McManus had confirmed that his show would not return until in 2010. Despite not appearing on a list of shows at Ten's 2010 launch event, it was rumoured that Rove would return in 2010 with a new format, similar to Hey Hey It's Saturday, which rated over two million viewers for its two reunion shows. McManus made a comment to the Herald Sun and stated "This show is my love and my passion and it's always what I've wanted to do." McManus continued to say "If everything else fell down, as long as I still get to do this thing I love I’m happy. We have that connection with the audience at the moment and that's where my enthusiasm is coming from." However, rumours appeared the day before the 2009 finale of Rove in that "staff on his TV show were told this week to look for alternative work next year." Ten's publicity department denied these claims by stating: "We have checked with Roving and no such discussion was had.
As for what changes may or may not be made with Rove for 2010, this will be announced on the show this Sunday, stay tuned." McManus was spotted earlier dining with Merrick Watts and Peter Helliar in Sydney, prompting talk that he might return to radio in 2010. The rumour of the show ending revealed to be true as during the finale on 15 November 2009, McManus confirmed that the show would be ending with the 2009 finale, he said: "It's purely m
Good News Week
Good News Week was an Australian satirical panel game show hosted by Paul McDermott that aired from 19 April 1996 to 27 May 2000, 11 February 2008 to 28 April 2012. The show's initial run aired on ABC until being bought by Network Ten in 1999; the show was revived for its second run when the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike caused many of Network Ten's imported US programmes to cease production. Good News Week drew its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organisations, aspects of the show itself; the show opened with a monologue by McDermott relating to recent headlines, after which two teams of three panellists competed in recurring segments to gain points. The show has spawned three short-lived spin-off series, the ABC's Good News Weekend, Ten's GNW Night Lite and Ten's skit-based Good News World. Good News Week's format is based on that of the British programme Have I Got News For You, although host Paul McDermott says that the idea behind the show, "of looking at the news in a satirical way, the week's events,'this is the week that was', goes back to early radio programmes."
Executive producer Ted Robinson has said that the show's humour is less genteel than Have I Got News For You as the British series is aimed at an older, over-fifty audience whereas Good News Week is most popular among the 18 to 39 age group. "We are at the rabid mongrel end of the market," he says. McDermott opens each show with a scripted monologue in which he dissects newsworthy events in a humorous manner, he concludes by declaring, "and that's the good news!" and throwing his newspaper clippings in the air, after which an air cannon expels more newspaper clippings all over the stage. The episode's six panellists, divided into two teams, are introduced. Teams are captained by the two regular panellists, radio comedian Mikey Robins and stand-up comedian Claire Hooper; the four guest panellists consist of a combination of comedians, media personalities and politicians. The monologue is followed by a number of recurring segments. Over a series of rounds, the competing teams attempt to score points by participating in games relating to the news of the week.
However, McDermott allocates additional points such as for flattery witty comments, creative incorrect answers or to orchestrate the defeat of Robins' team. He may confiscate them such as for heckling, misbehaviour or poor, "dad joke" type humour; each segment is concluded with a short monologue by McDermott about the news story of game, the whole show concluded by a monologue discussing "the good news for the week ahead". Other than McDermott’s monologues, the show is unscripted although some parts of the show require rehearsal when using certain types of props; each episode features four to six different games in addition to the regular segment "Strange But True". The series premiered on the ABC on 12 April 1996, with an initial order of 50 episodes; the ABC was apprehensive about executive producer Ted Robinson's choice of Paul McDermott for host. He had dreadlocks at the time, was best known for the crude, aggressive "bad boy" character he had played in the Doug Anthony All Stars. In addition, it was doubted that he was capable of ad libbing and speaking well, as in past interviews he had allowed his fellow band members to do most of the talking.
McDermott cut off his dreadlocks for the show and succeeded in broadening his appeal by showing a gentler, more charming side as host. He has said that although he feels there are still elements of his more aggressive character in Good News Week, they are "toned down... I've got to be the generous host now, spin-the-wheel sort of thing. I'm basing myself on Mike Brady now. I'm the disciplinarian." Mikey Robins was a part of the series from its beginning as one of the team captains. Both Amanda Keller and Anthony Ackroyd participated as the second team captain before Julie McCrossin took on the role; the show struggled to gain a following, McDermott admits that the early shows were "a little wobbly" and that he was not quite sure of the role he was supposed to be playing. "After only six episodes the critics said we were goners," says Robins. "In fact, the first publicity we got said we were axed." In late 1996, while facing budget cuts, the ABC announced the cancellation of Good News Week, but reversed the decision.
The series grew in popularity and by 1997 was attracting an average of 750,000 viewers nationally beating commercial stations in the ratings. In 1999, Network Ten purchased the rights to Good News Week in a reported $6 million deal after outbidding the Seven Network, the Nine Network and the ABC; the show's move to commercial television sparked outrage among some fans, who felt that this was a'sell-out', but the show's staff expressed optimism about the change, describing it as a new challenge and a chance to reinvent themselves. Robins has described ABC as a channel that allows new talent to find their feet, argued that as Good News Week had achieved this it was time to move on and make way for other performers, he added that Ten had allowed the writers great artistic freedom even more than the ABC had permitted. "We can be crueller about the Government without getting messages from on high," he said. The show retained all of its stars and the majority of writers and technical staff after the transition.
Among the show's guest panellists were Adam Spencer, Margaret Scott, Peter Berner, Amanda Keller, Tanya Bulmer, Anthony Morgan, Rod Quantock, Rove McManus, Johanna Griggs and Hugh Jackman, as well as several political figures such as Democrat senator Natasha Stott Despoja, then-Minister for Justice and Customs Amanda Vanstone and Deputy Prime Minister of Austr