Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant or accept liability for the accuracy or usefulness of the transcripts. These are copied directly from the broadcaster's website.
Clarke and Dawe on the carbon tax -

View in ParlViewView other Segments

Bryan Dawe interviews a leading film producer about the premiere of the carbon tax movie.


LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Time now for John Clarke and Bryan Dawe.

BRIAN DAWE: Thanks for coming in tonight.

JOHN CLARKE: It's a great pleasure to be here and good evening.

BRIAN DAWE: You must have been excited this week?

JOHN CLARKE: We have been a bit excited this week, it has been a big week, yes.

BRIAN DAWE: Carbon Tax: The Movie?

JOHN CLARKE: Yes, the launch was just an enormous success.

BRIAN DAWE: It went well?

JOHN CLARKE: Oh, it went fabulously, nearly everyone was there.

BRIAN DAWE: Everyone was there!

JOHN CLARKE: Well, nearly everyone was there, I mean, um...

BRIAN DAWE: It looked as if they were swinging from the rafters.

JOHN CLARKE: Yes, we're going to have to have a word with a couple of them...

BRIAN DAWE: I mean it seemed very crowded, is what I'm saying.

JOHN CLARKE: I see. Take your point. Yes, well, it was very crowded.

BRIAN DAWE: And it went well though?

JOHN CLARKE: Oh yeah, it was a huge success.

BRIAN DAWE: You said nearly everyone was there. Was somebody missing?

JOHN CLARKE: Well, Sophie Mirabella wasn't there, unfortunately...

BRIAN DAWE: Oh, she plays the headmistress, doesn't she?

JOHN CLARKE: No no no, that's Julie Bishop.

BRIAN DAWE: Oh, that's right, Sophie plays the neighbour with the coal shutters...

JOHN CLARKE: That's right. Who complains about the noise and so on. She's great in the film. Just

BRIAN DAWE: Why wasn't she at the opening?

JOHN CLARKE: Oh, some problem with her foot.

BRIAN DAWE: Her foot?


BRIAN DAWE: How did that happen?

JOHN CLARKE: I don't think they've found the weapon.

BRIAN DAWE: But a firearm of some sort.

JOHN CLARKE: Some small arms fire was apparently heard.

BRIAN DAWE: No appearance, your worship?

JOHN CLARKE: No appearance, your worship.

BRIAN DAWE: I believe in the film version they've upped the romance element, is that right?

JOHN CLARKE: Well, they have slightly. I don't know whether you're familiar with the book?

BRIAN DAWE: Oh, I loved it. Loved it.

JOHN CLARKE: You know the character, uh, Julia in the book?

BRIAN DAWE: Yeah, yeah.

JOHN CLARKE: Well, in the book - I don't know whether you remember - but she's having a fight with
her ex-boss.

BRIAN DAWE: This is the Troy Donahue type?

JOHN CLARKE: The one who looks a bit like Troy... yeah, the character's name is Kevin.


JOHN CLARKE: Kevin. She's having a fight with... well, um...

BRIAN DAWE: Oh, don't tell me they've got back together again.

JOHN CLARKE: They get back together again.


JOHN CLARKE: I kid you not.

BRIAN DAWE: Don't tell me that!

JOHN CLARKE: They get back together. They kiss!

BRIAN DAWE: They don't! Oh, yuck!

JOHN CLARKE: They kiss. In front of everybody. Everybody sees this.

BRIAN DAWE: Oh, my God.

JOHN CLARKE: It's quite fantastic. It's in all the papers.

BRIAN DAWE: This will go platinum.

JOHN CLARKE: It will. It's in all the papers. It's quite a fantastic moment. They get this carbon
tax through, the lights dim, a bit of soft music and whoof! Yeah, yeah, it's brilliant! No, you'll
love it.

BRIAN DAWE: Oh no! And they kiss?

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah, and they kiss.

BRIAN DAWE: Did Tony see this?

JOHN CLARKE: Well, here's the thing, Tony's standing about there. He can hardly miss it. I mean,
they're doing it... it literally happens before his eyes.

BRIAN DAWE: Shut the front door.

JOHN CLARKE: It's going to be bigger than Texas.

BRIAN DAWE: Poor Tony. He must have been devastated.

JOHN CLARKE: You know that sort of overjoyed look he does sometimes?

BRIAN DAWE: Yeah, around the midriff.

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah, none of that.

BRIAN DAWE: What happens next?

JOHN CLARKE: I don't know. I haven't read the next bit. Have you read the next book?


JOHN CLARKE: I have no idea what happens next.

BRIAN DAWE: Maybe we should go and tweet or something.

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah, we better go on Twitter. We'll be back in a minute.