the clive palmeranian non existent black throated finch of the galilea basin

In yesterday’s ABC Q&A, the US panel speaker gave the following endorsement: I don’t often say this, but it’s known internationally that you Australians punch above your weight; your political system is amazing; or words to that effect.

I think we are also amazing myth makers. Now, both Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer have a reputation for their billions and their interest in Qld’s Galilea Basin coal reserve. In a small corner of this vast area a Ms Cassoni manages a wild life sanctuary containing among other wonders the black throated finch. Palmer however insists that they don’t exist.

His previous master was the extraordinary Mr Bjelke Peterson, premier of Qld, who talked to the media, much as Scott Morrison does every Friday: “Don’t you worry about that” he would say, and “feeding the chooks” he would call the process of communicating with the media of a democracy; until he was tried for bribery and found wanting.

So here it is: the clive pamleranian, non existent black throated finch of the galilea basin.



About anton veenstra

tapestry weaver, fibre artist, gay/qr activist, multiculturalist
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