The perfectÂ symbol of our capital cityÂ – a bloated, gaseous, multi-breasted monster feeding those who dwell in its poisonous shadow while leeching off the rest of us:
Good Lord. The ghastly beast takes flight:
The work, a “relative bargain for public art” at $172,000, will be hard to miss. Bristol balloon-makersÂ CameronsÂ made Skywhale from 3.5km of fabric.Â
Skywhale’s Canberra symbolism is nowÂ complete:
ACT taxpayers are paying at least $100,000 more than the territory government has indicated for the controversial Skywhale hot air balloon.
Official documents reveal the balloon isÂ costing at least $334,000, not the $170,000 figure quoted by ACT Government officials.
UPDATE: Â They paid for it butÂ don’t own it.
“We are better than white people” is “pride”. The other stuff is racism
The ABC reports on Victoria’s Immigration Museum, now celebrating identity politics and some of that new Good Racism: Â Â the Immigration Museum was disappointed by the lack of “real racism” it found. So it’s going to try harder to present an indictment of this society.Â “We are better than white people” is “pride”. The other stuff is racism
Downunder, its all left, all the time:
The Climate Change Minister sounds under pressure:Â
Today the government said that it hadÂ transferred a further 21 Vietnamese asylum seekers to its detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. They are the third group of Vietnamese boat arrivals sent to Manus in recent weeks and the 14th group of asylum seekers overall that the Labor government has sent to the island since it resurrected the Howard government-era facility in August last year.