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Feb 6, 2013
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like 20% of white people and 80% of Aboriginal people I don’t drink. Glad our gummnt is focused on the transformative issues.
Or maybe we could finally build some proper houses in communities. Any one fancy a little SIHIP?
The local whitefellas around here are the Whingenon people of the Gummen Oughta Oughta Tribe.
frame #3 ‘…the water of doing something’.
Except we’ve stuffed up the water systems, too.
Powerful stuff FD. Frame 7 made me cry.
The terrible thing-and warning for the future is it took a recently elected Northern Territory Liberal government to overturn the Federal Government’s zero-tolerance of alcohol for indigenous persons.
The power of the breweries is loathesome and awesome.
Sorry business indeed.
Where can I get one (well, a few) of these alarm clocks? I’m starting to shop for Christmas early
Now is the winter of our cliches.
Nescience was a new word for me. I don’t think I will be able to use “well fluffed doona of nescience” however; masterful.
Governments try to steer a course between the Scylla of alcohol induced harm and the Charybdis of paternalism with the Sirens of the alcohol industry punching above their weight campaign contribution wise.
Empowering local governments and town councils to make laws about alcohol capable of being enforced by police seems a good start. If lists of banned drinkers are good stuff in the outback, they could very well be good stuff in the cities too. There’s a fair bit of harm to be avoided here as well.
Lastly I found myself agreeing with what Tony Abbott said about this today (doesn’t matter how much government has done, whats important is the outcomes on the ground). I know, yes, it is very hot in Melbourne today. I went out and stuck my head under a tap and came back and read it again; I still agreed. Shoot me please.
Praise the lord and pass the intervention.
And the PM reporting today that CTG targets re literacy & numeracy are not being met has me worried that future problem drinkers are in the making now (@Venice – assuring the longevity of breweries….). Frame 9 may yet prove very prescient, FD.
@Holden Back – very clever of you. I reckon the Yorta Yorta people’d have a good laugh.
Frame four looks like an Essendon footy player trying to think.
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