In an announcement symptomatic of the dismal failures of the Rudd Government Julia Gillard has announced that she’s formed a committee.
Eventually, assuming the government doesn’t forget about it or change its mind, this could lead to an Australian National Workers’ Memorial being built here in Canberra.
Senator Cameron will chair a committee comprising Senator Gary Humphries (Liberal Party), Senator Kate Lundy (ALP), Senator John Williams (National Party) and Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens) that will guide the establishment of the memorial.
The Deputy Prime Minister urged the Committee to consult widely with the community in developing designs for the Memorial.
With Labor now far to the right of John Howard we’re not entirely sure Senator Lundy will survive a committed Greens push come October, but we always like finding a new memorial mouldering in a lonely corner of the lakeshore.