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There was legitimately way too much news this week. We had to cut loads of stories and all the stories we kept ended up being TOO INTERESTING. So, hopefully you have plenty of lawns to mow today. This week we're serving up...
Aperitifs: Queensland is having ANOTHER Fitzgerald Inquiry - an anti-corruption investigation of their anti-corruption body, because they might have done a tiny little coup of one council one time. Separately, Ben Roberts-Smith is Barbara Streisanding and Mr Beaning his way to having his alleged war medals revoked.
Kook Watch: Canberra is hosting some more grifter-cookers who are having a lot of fun appropriating Indigenous rhetoric and crashing their cars into each other. Zac uses the word synecdoche.
SPOTW: This week it's going to not only a first-time winner but a first-time poster! Richard Colbeck is leading the charge on portfolio-portfolio balance as he goes to see the cricket instead of dealing with the coronavirus.
UFU: Return UFU winner Barnaby Joyce has a text message leaked, and Scott Morrison is generally wildly unpopular.
Election Section: Shoutouts to Aiden for the new sting. Please send in more. This Election Section is about political parties' electoral funding and why it's so deeply vague/corrupt. Read more about the issues here: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2022/02/05/how-political-parties-hide-the-source-their-donations/164397960013270#mtr
Positivity Corner: Menulog drivers are to be considered employees instead of subcontractors! Woo!
Broken Clock: Prue MacSween (better known as Prunes MacStewed) has been advertising for the Greens for some reason. We also have a bit of a roundup of her greatest hits. Read/watch more about her racist nonsense here: https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/a-sunrise-to-forget/9972306
First Nations: the coronavirus is sweeping through remote communities; the Governments seem to have totally abdicated their responsibility.
Fashy Australia: Citipointe Christian College (no, the other CCC) has had a terrible week; first they told parents they have to sign a horrible bigoted contract, and yada yada yada the principal has now resigned. Read more about the CCC and their links with the LNP and ACL: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/05/citipointe-christian-college-pastor-brian-mulheran-brisbane-school-lnp-liberal-national-party-queensland
And you'll just have to listen to the end for our Pupdate!
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