Friday, 18 February 2005

good for a laugh

i recently ran across a web site for the new country party in wa (http://www.newcountryparty.org.au/WA/). they have a statement of beliefs on the home page which is just dandy. item number 6 states "A moral responsibility to adequately compensate those who lose financially and personally in situations that require legislative change that necessarily alters traditional established and legislated property rights in the community interest".

it is not all that coherent but if i understand this statement correctly, this right wing, conservative party actually supports compensating australian Aborigines and Torres straight islanders for personal and financial losses inflicted on them by two centuries of discriminatory legistlation. i hardly think so.

just for a laugh i am imagining this party in government, trying to figure out what their statements/policies actually mean. and i thought i was in a mess.