One for the Department of Bad Timing, starring former Howard government minister Gary Nairn.
“For many months I had been working with the Prime Minister’s office regarding the drought resilience work we are doing at The Mulloon Institute just east of Canberra,” he tells Strewth.
“Finally a couple of months ago a date was set for the PM, the Agriculture Minister and the Assistant Environment Minister along with key advisers to come on site from 2-4pm to see physically our work, plus be given a presentation on a comprehensive policy to repair and rehydrate landscapes to better prepare for future drought conditions, that is, making farmers more resilient. You guessed it, they were to be there last Friday!”
Bugger. Nairn hopes it gets rescheduled ASAP.
[The Australian, Strewth column, 28 August 2018.]