Your taxes at work   28/3/2006

Today’s email contained a message from a friend that parodies Howard and the Australian Wheat Board kickbacks affair.
It was yet another hackneyed reworking of Paterson’s Clancy of the Overflow, so didn’t win any gold medals for originality.
First verse:
I had written him a letter, which I had, for want of better
Knowledge, sent to where I met him at the wheat board, years ago
He was chairman when I knew him, so I sent the letter to him
Just on spec, to make the point that “Howard doesn’t want to know”.

But someone had gone to the time and trouble of composing it and ensuring it did the email rounds.
Someone with plenty of time on their hands.
But also someone with not enough brains to remove a tag that reveals they are publicly disseminating politically partisan comment while on the government payroll.
Footnote on the circulated email:
Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Government of Victoria, Victoria, Australia.

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