From the glasshouse ...
Posted March 7th, 2011 by debritz
According to this item on The Drum, by 612ABC's Madonna King, before the Queensland floods, Premier Anna Bligh "couldn't turn a trick". Funny, I though turning tricks was what ladies of the night did; perhaps "win a trick"* -- a card-playing analogy -- is what was meant.
Meanwhile, brisbanetimes.com.au refers to Newcastle as a "northern city". Well, that's true of Sydney, where a similar promo box ran on smh.com.au, but not of Brisbane -- unless they mean one of the two in England (or you want to keep going north until you cricle the globe to get to the one in Australia).
*Update: A correspondent on Facebook suggests "take a trick" is the more common expression in card-playing circles.