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Trivia host and local teacher Melinda Smotlak with Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek. Photo Jocelyne Pegoretti
Trivia host and local teacher Melinda Smotlak with Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek. Photo Jocelyne Pegoretti

Byron Bay Labor held their annual trivia night at the Byron Bay Bowling Club last Friday to a packed audience.

This year’s event featured federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek.

Co-organiser David Krippner said Ms Plibersek helped local high school teacher Melinda Smotlak host the trivia rounds.

‘Both Tanya and Melinda share a love for author Jane Austen (as well as their Slovenian heritage). Therefore, it was only fitting that a special Jane Austen round was included, which was a hit with literature-lovers.’

He says the meet-and-greet gave locals the opportunity to raise issues with local MP Justine Elliot and Ms Plibersek.


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