All you dedicated booze-hounds out there beware, you are about to be lectured about the evil of your ways every time you sit down at a Canberra cafe and want a glass of water (perhaps to rehydrate after a big night).
Anti-alcohol messages are to be affixed to your table’s water bottle and somehow this is “self-empowering” for you.
Our glorious leader [ED – Corbell actually, just it gets so confusing with Sonic’s ugly head on all his Minister’s media releases and his name in the page title] even comes up with a useful stats (plucked from his arse): “If each of the bottles is viewed by 20 people each day over two years the message will have been read 146 million times.” (He’s probably got the ever-reliable hyperbolist Monika Boogs to thank for that little gem).
My guess is the bottles won’t last two years, since I reckon they’d make a great addition as a talking point in many a bar at home.
[ED – The Nanny To The Nation, the Liberal MP Christopher Pyne, has also put out a media release saying how great he thinks it is to waste taxpayers money lecturing to them. A recent look at Chris Pyne’s efforts to be your mum is over on The Concatenate.]