Australia 1995


Australia 1995

By John Tomlinson

As we woodchip our way towards a forest policy,

setting up bilby abattoirs in Pitjantjatjara country,

our journalists inquire of highly paid bankers

whether we should put up interest rates

in order to halt the rise in employment,

whilst policemen impersonate journalists

so that they might arrest a skyrail protester

who sat in a tree for 200 days.

Perhaps the unemployed should

impersonate entrepreneurs

to rob Australia blind.

Environmentalists should dress up as foresters

and treat politicians

as if they were trees.

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