A minor but recurring character sidles up to the Heslop family occasionally, talking about how great the patriarch Bill Heslop is. Leo Higgins (Rob Steele) had a very burnt nose, and after he had handed her a business card she asked,
Muriel: What happened to your nose?
Leo: Sunburn is all...
Later he makes appearances presumably weeks or months later with the same sunburn. I was guessing it might be a loose reference to Pinocchio?
What is the significance of the character's nose being burnt?
I asked also three Australian friends (and one Brit living in Adelaide, Australia) and they don't know the significance either. So it doesn't seem to be an Aussie-related thing. Unless we're all mistaken.