In case you missed it, here’s the splendid text of a slam poem performed at the beginning of this month by Alicia Payne, the Federal Member for Canberra in the Australian House of Representatives. Video below.
I rise today to talk about some of the reasons that we need to vote the Morrison Government out. 'I don't hold a hose, mate' forced handshakes of fire victims pledging billions for recovery funds but spending none a three year wait for the promised federal ICAC gagging debate in this place at literally every opportunity hundreds of questions on notice not answered FOI refusals anonymous one million dollar donations Watergate, Grassgate, Sports Rorts, Pork n Ride, regional rorts The Member for Fadden's giant Internet bills visas for au pairs, no visas for Afghan interpreters the Biloela family 'Electric vehicles will end the weekend' birthing lanes on the Barton highway fossil fuel executives deciding government policy on the Covid commission the prosecution of Bernard Collaery and Witness K raiding a journalist's home interference, intimidation and cuts to the ABC Senator Cash tipping off media to a secret AFP investigation Robodebt, aged-care, hotel quarantine, front of the vaccine queue 'It's not a race' Senators Rennick, Canavan and the Member for Dawson's constant anti-vax social media posting signing up to international agreements and walking away from them a day later attempts to block the Great Barrier Reef being placed on a list of endangered world heritage sites Brittany Higgins the Prime Minister attacking journalists in press conferences telling us we're lucky we weren't being shot at 'Think of it as a father' 40,000 university jobs lost the Ruby Princess paying $30 million for land worth $3 million spending millions on a Covid app that doesn't work Christine Holgate leaking diplomatic messages The member's time has expired I was just getting started.
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Vielen Dank, Merci beaucoup, Muchas gracias. I have sent it on to a number of persons acknowledging you as the source…This is priceless, J.
Thanks, Jim, though Alicia Payne is the real source. I didn’t change a word