Mulletfest 2021: The uniquely Australian party that turned the mullet into a national identity and international sensation

Simon McCarthy
Updated December 10 2021 - 11:58am, first published March 7 2021 - 7:00am
Megan Farquhar at Mulletfest. Picture: Marina Neil
Megan Farquhar at Mulletfest. Picture: Marina Neil

Change comes up from beneath. It breaks us and rebuilds us over again and over again. It rises to open potholes and lift pavements, and crumbles the concrete that we pour in at the foundations to make them strong.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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