[Humphries was] a brilliant comic writer and social satirist, probably Australia’s best ever….[He] had his faults.  He was a bit of an intellectual snob; he could be peevish and sarcastic, especially as he grew older, but grumpy old comedians should be allowed to say what they think on important social issues just like everyone else.

Local councils are increasingly afflicted by nervousness and indecisiveness over what to do, if anything, on Australia Day. Annie considers some possibilities, from a suburban heartland that could have formed the setting for a Sam Kekovich lamb commercial.