The Australian Experience

Not terribly long after the Sydney water debacle (see Giardia) a gas plant in Victoria exploded and deprived Melbourne of a gas supply for several weeks. The country looked like it was falling to pieces, but we still had some advantages compared to our geographical neighbours.


Sydney’s got no water; Melbourne’s got no gas;
Brisbane’s full of rednecks voting Pauline in en masse;
Adelaide’s got water — you can cut it with a knife;
Canberra’s got no airport and a boring social life;
Darwin drives you paranoid; Perth’s too far away;
If you like grotesque in-breeding, maybe Hobart is OK;
In short, the country’s had it, but there’s still one thing we’ve got:
We can say we don’t like Johnny and we won’t get gassed and shot!