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92. Canberra, and the Au gov't Oct 26, 2004, 19:53 Tripper
 
Well, well.

I for one really like Canberra. I don't live there, but I visit a couple of times a year. Decriminalised pot, legal fireworks, highly educated taxi drivers, and some of the finest mountain biking in the country, only 10 minutes drive from parliament house!

Our present government's numerous interferences with the OFLC over controversial films over the last couple of years is completely in keeping with their obsession to undo any kind of social and moral progression that has happened in this country over the last 50 years. Remember Hawke promising a Treaty? Keating's doomed vision of regional integration? Howard is turning the clock back to the times of his political hero, Menzies, when blacks and women shut up and did what they were told, when poofter bashing was publically encouraged, and when video games didn't exist.

And we had an election a few weeks back, and the public delivered their verdict on this kind of outlook: they overwhelmingly approved it. I guess we'd just better get used to a climate of bigotry, intolerance and selfishness as the defining characterisics of what it is to be Australian in the 21st century.

Until interest rates go up, anyway.

 
 
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