Monday, February 28, 2005


Shame, Shame, Shame

Federal Treasurer, Peter "The Bridesmaid" Costello, today announced that he's going wallop those pesky state Premiers with a big stick. He's going to "name and shame" them.

Employing the latest in schoolyard psychcological warfare, Costello is threatening to embarrass them in front of the rest of the class.

It seems though that what's good for the goose is not OK for the gander. Will the Treasurer admit that he himself is a very naughty boy? by letting our trade deficit become the second highest on record? A case of "sticks and stomes" maybe?

Certainly Trade Minister Mark Vaile doesn't seem the slightest bit embarrassed. "We're digging more stuff outta the ground than ever before. Those Chinese are absolutlely gaggin' for our dirt. The problem is we can't shunt the stuff over there quickly enough."

That's right Mr. Vaile. with the cost of coal running about $125 / tonne, roughly the same cost as a DVD player, you need to be digging the stuff up much faster and shipping it over much quicker to keep the Aussie household stocked up with the latest home theatre technology.

Update: Treasurer Costello tries to be upbeat!

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