The HR Nicholls, the Lavoisier, now the Monash … are you stuck for a name for your new right-wing ginger group, that’s not at all eight lonely men and a couple of long suffering IPA pearly girl sister-wives dining at a bad Indian joint in Kingston? Sure, you could go the respectable route (the Samuel Griffith Society for constitutional reform) or the road to wacky (the Galileo Society for climate change deniers) but by now you might be worried we’re starting to run out of names.
Fear not, Crikey has a new stock of perverse and irritating names for you to traduce the dead with. Call our office now, to reserve:
The Ronald Ryan Society — for the return of capital punishment.
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The Winston Churchill Group — promoting UK-Australian military co-operation since 1915.
The James Hardie Occupational Health and Safety Forum
The Malcolm Fraser Vipassana Buddhist Meditation and Happiness Centre
The Ivan Milat Forum — debate and discussion on road safety. Or possibly tourism. Bids are open.
The Whelan Society — property developers working with planners for sensible urban outcomes.
The Nyunggai Warren Mundine Yabubiin Institute for Disruptive Thinking
The Zig and Zag Childrens’ Television Foundation
The Keating Foundation — for the preservation of social democracy within labour parties.