On Friday, excavation began on a primary school basketball court in Anna Bligh’s electorate. A rather large metal sign out front proclaimed that this was a proud initiative of the Queensland government. Come this morning, the Queensland government logo has been covered with black tape and one of the infamous federal government signs has appeared on high.

It's not only the legal eagles in Defence that can't pay their Reserves -- this is only the tip of the iceberg! ARTS (or Army Reserve Training Salaries in full), were cut by 40% at the start of the new financial year. To hear that some areas have been cut by 50% or more comes as no surprise, as the zealots on Russell Hill, uniformed and civilian, continue banging on and on and on about "reform" and saving $10 billion over the next 10 years. Blah blah blah. We've heard it all before, as well as the "strategic reorganisations" that occur about every 18 months in groups such as DSG.