/ 29 October 2021

29 October 2021

Public holiday for Brissie for the People’s Long Weekend (or Ekka Holiday in non-COVID times…

9.30am (AWST) – Crown Resorts major shareholder James Packer fronts the WA Royal Commission into the company’s conduct – Perth

10.00am (AEDT) – Former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to front the ICAC inquiry into her conduct in office

6.00pm (AEDT) – More restrictions set to ease in Victoria as it passes its 80% fully vaccinated target

ABS Data Release – Producer Price Indexes, September; Retail Trade, September

Company Results – Macquarie Group

Turkey’s National Day

World Teacher’s Day in Australia

Day for Daniel (Morcombe)

National Bandanna Day, supporting young people impacted by cancer

World Stroke Day

World Psoriasis Day

Birthdays for the voice of Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta (1957) and actor Winona Ryder (1971)

Anniversary of:
• the release of the first ballpoint pen, manufactured by Biro (1945)
• the first publication of comic Asterix in the French magazine Pilote, illustrated by Albert Uderzo (1959)
• 77yo John Glenn becoming the oldest person to go into space onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery (1998)
• China announcing the end of its one-child policy after 35 years (2015)
• the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia. All 189 on board were killed and it sparked concerns about the aircraft’s safety (2018)

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