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Crikey says: choose your own news

The RBA will probably cut rates at 2.30, even as China ramps up. Julie Bishop is seeing that first hand — Michael Sainsbury reports for us in Beijing. Bernard Keane on the Coalition’s new WorkChoices Trojan. And students on schoolies: it’s all fun and games “until you get herpes”.

Ever wondered what sort of federal treasurer Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke would make? No, us neither, but somehow he seems right at home in our fantasy cabinet

We can justify it, too: don’t tell me Howard wouldn’t be a terrific sports minister; Keating would knock ‘em dead overseas again; Milne in the Defence Department would be hilarious; if Malcolm can manage communications policy then Lucy could probably do it better. And on better halves, we’ve always liked Therese more — Rein wins fantasy PM hands-down.

And that’s not all you can do at News.com.au today. Celebrate the royal baby bump by giving your fantasy bub the characteristics of your favourite inbred. It’s the lead item on the homepage; you can’t miss it. Those ears never go out of style …

Welcome to the future of digital news: mindless interactivity for the masses. We’re on board.

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    zut alors
    Posted Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    There’s a sense here of having accidentally wandered into a Chaser boys’ ‘creative’ session - and that’s not meant as a compliment.

  • 2
    drmick
    Posted Wednesday, 5 December 2012 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    At least the princess has the good manners to be as sick as we are that she is brining at least 1 other bludging pommie bastard onto the payroll. Our payroll that is.

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    Posted Friday, 7 December 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    What an appalling choice.

    I hereby submit my nightmare cabinet.
    PM = Julie Bishop
    Immigration = Ted Baillieu
    Sport = Michelle Grattan
    Defense = Cardinal Pell
    Communication = Eric Abetz
    Health = Danny Nikolic
    Treasurer = Sophie Mirabella
    Environment = Christopher Pyne
    Foreign Minister = Christine Milne
    Education = Peter Slipper

    One of the reasons I subscribe to Crikey is to avoid the gross and sickening grovelling of the MSM to British royalty. I am neither amused, nor impressed with Crikey stooping so low.

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