Feb 6, 2013

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12 thoughts on “We must, we should, we could, we oughta

  1. SBH

    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?

  2. Holden Back

    The local whitefellas around here are the Whingenon people of the Gummen Oughta Oughta Tribe.

  3. zut alors

    frame #3 ‘…the water of doing something’.

    Except we’ve stuffed up the water systems, too.

  4. paddy

    Powerful stuff FD. Frame 7 made me cry.

  5. Venise Alstergren

    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.

  6. ernmalleyscat

    Sorry business indeed.

  7. drovers cat

    Where can I get one (well, a few) of these alarm clocks? I’m starting to shop for Christmas early

  8. Mike Smith

    Now is the winter of our cliches.

  9. Andybob

    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.

  10. klewso

    Praise the lord and pass the intervention.

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