50 People Who Stuffed Up Australia by Guy Rundle

By Guy Rundle

There is a necessity now and then, to take inventory of the place we have now been and the place we're now, and beauty where all of it went wrong ...

From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its justifiable share of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.

Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning usher in and all media – other than the 70 in keeping with cent owned by way of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he was once a co-editor of area journal for a few years. at the level he wrote 4 exhibits for optimum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming...

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We survived them and we’ll survive him. HOW THE HELL DID ANZAC DAY ever make a return to fashion? Thirty years ago, you would have thought almost anything else – spats, rickets, convict gang-bangs – would be more likely to make it back on top. You could have got better odds, in those days, on 25 April comeback-wise than you could get today on Gary Glitter. By the 1960s, the tradition had become, in the eyes of many and for posterity, an enormous excuse for a piss-up, as the remaining World War One vets and their younger companions from World War Two lay waste to cities that were pretty used to drunken bacchanals being the preserve of jowly men in suits in the first place.

To Jess, because, despite, because Go, little book, satiric? Shocking? Go now, and stuff those stockings Sharp, smart, Christ … hopefully funny Take wing and for good folding money Permit the stumped, frustrated donor Rejoice! Their gifting problems over. Inscrutable uncles, smart-arse nieces This tome will have them all in pieces* Fly to those come from afar Odd family friends (you know who you are) But not just birthdays, Christmas. The book stands alone! Also, barmitzvahs. Here’s love and work, the furrow tilled Something more than stocking-fillery Perhaps product of wisdom, distilled But certainly, of a distillery * this is not legally binding ANY BOOK IS LIKE A SET OF PIPES.

She does not deserve our hatred, or even our condemnation. She did her best. It just wasn’t very good. Stuff it up she did, and an opportunity was missed that we may not get again. … and/or Marion Mahony, King O’Malley, Percy Owen, David Miller, Charles Scrivener, and Sir John Sulman … or the history of our nation’s capital, as told through its lesser-known suburbs Responsible for the ‘Harvester’ judgement, establishing centralised labour relations in Australia. from My Fair Wagey (lyrics: Slow Learner/music: New Low) Oh that’s great Henry Higgins oh that’s great You created a centralised industrial state Now Labour’s broke but it’s got money Did you help us, don’t be funny That was great Henry Higgins that was great That was great Henry Higgins that was great Surely you were taking the mick Everyone going out on strike double-quick Then half a second later off to the arbitrator Oh that was schmick Henry Higgins that was schmick Ohhhhhhhhhhh Henry Higgins Just wait till it’s nineteen seventy three Ohhhhhhhhhhh Henry Higgins And the lawyers have staged a jamboree They’ll call it industrial relations But it’s just demarcations And one day we will say Did it have to be this way?

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