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  • "Australia's top treasury official is taking five weeks leave to look after endangered wombats. Ken Henry, treasury secretary and animal conservationist, has warned that hairy-nosed wombats are "on death row".

    But opposition politicians - and even wombat lovers - question if now is the time to be thinking about wombats. Inflation is at a 16-year high, interest rates are up and fuel prices are rising. Mr Henry will also miss a central bank meeting."

    - 'Treasury chief on wombat leave', BBC website, 27 June 2008.

    June 28, 2008

  • This is indeed bizarre. What about land rights for gay whales? Why does Mr. Henry hate whales?

    June 28, 2008

  • kewpid, why do you hate freedom? (just waiting for a chance to use either this one, or yes we have no bananas)

    June 28, 2008

  • Well, we have a pretty strange banana over at substitute right now.

    June 28, 2008