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Razor gang to harrang Canberra

By S4anta - 13 February 2008 23

Much akin to fat Albert at a buffet, consultants to Government tend to absorb a large proportion of allocated revenue each year. Lindsay Tanner is releasing the audit crews and other winged monkeys at his disposal to overhaul $30 billion worth of new contracts signed by the Government each year, according to the Aussie.

The review aims to strip billions of dollars from the taxpayers’ bill by leveraging government purchasing power, eliminating duplication and stopping agencies competing with each other for resources. Research is apprarently already under way for the project, which will parallel the two-stage razor gang process already announced; immediate cuts for this year’s budget, followed by a second-stage review later this year.

Time to retire consultants, cash in those novated leases and move to Barlings Beach.

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Razor gang to harrang Canberra
Thumper 5:04 pm 13 Feb 08

I like Muff Warhorse…

She’s cute.

Typsy McStaggers 4:56 pm 13 Feb 08

I choose ‘buttonhole’ cos its so nearly a little bit rude. Second choice is ‘miff’ cos she’s hot, third is ‘salute’ cos it reminds me of beer.

neanderthalsis 4:53 pm 13 Feb 08

The Hagii in the link posted by s4nta look suspiciously like a morbidly obese ornithoryncus.

VYBerlinaV8 4:36 pm 13 Feb 08


Thumper 4:35 pm 13 Feb 08

Isn’t a Harrang a small bipedal mammal that lives in jungles of Borneo?

piperdoon 4:34 pm 13 Feb 08

“Comment by Skidbladnir – So where is this argument going?”

might I be so bold as to suggest:

nowhere – China, Darkest Africa, God knows where, Greenland, North Pole, Outer Mongolia, Pago Pago, Pillars of Hercules, Siberia, South Pole, Thule, Tierra del Fuego, Timbuktu, Ultima Thule, Yukon, antipodes, frontier, godforsaken place, in no place, jumping-off place, nowhither, outback, outer space, outpost, outskirts, pole, the Great Divide, the South Seas, the boondocks, the moon, the sticks, the tullies

VYBerlinaV8 4:31 pm 13 Feb 08

Where I work we can’t physically hire enough people to keep up with govt demand. And we hire by the hundred.

Skidbladnir 4:27 pm 13 Feb 08

Your headline uses the not-a-word, Harrang.
(See top of thread)

I gave a roughly similar definition for harangue from memory as to that which you have now linked.
(My dictionary needs no upgrading)

I suggested the Razor Gang would do more than talk to us, and that the headline for this RiotACT posting was misrepresenting the article you originally linked to.
(If the razor gang was only going to harangue us, they would be a Ruddling Emotive Lecture Squad)

So where is this argument going?

S4anta 4:20 pm 13 Feb 08

Time to upgrade the dictionary

Thumper 4:05 pm 13 Feb 08

Aye that be right mon

S4anta 3:46 pm 13 Feb 08

did someone say haggis hunting?

Thumper 3:39 pm 13 Feb 08

I went hunting haggis in the wilds of Scotland many many years ago at a place called Loch Jaw.

And then later at Loch Door.

Vicious but secretive little beasties they are….

Mælinar 3:36 pm 13 Feb 08

I pick haggis. Ok it’s not on the list, but I’d love to see somebody waving one about.

Bring on the Department of Administration.

S4anta 3:34 pm 13 Feb 08

Choose one these then shakespeare;
abrade, agitate, badger, be at*, bedevil, beleaguer, bore, bother, break, bug, burn up, chafe, displease, distress, disturb, egg on*, exasperate, fire up*, gall, get, gnaw, harass, harry, heat up*, henpeck, hit on, hot up, irk, madden, make waves*, miff, nag, needle, nettle, noodge, peeve, perturb, pester, plague, provoke, ride, rile, ruffle, tease, tick off*, trouble, turn off*, vex, work on*, worry gratify, make happy, please, soothe, address, annoy, bother, brace*, buttonhole*, call, challenge, confront, cross, dare, entice, face, face off, flag, greet, hail, proposition, salute, welcome, agonize, annoy, beset, bother, burden, crucify, distress, grieve, harass, harrow, harry, irk, lacerate, martyr, oppress, pain, pester, plague, press, rack, smite, strike, torment, torture, trouble, try, vex, worry, wound, advise, argue, bargain, blitz*, brainstorm*, breeze*, chew, chin, collogue, confab*, confabulate, consult, converse, deal, debate, deliberate, discourse, flap*, gab*, gobble, groupthink*, huddle, jaw, negotiate, parley, powwow*, rap, speak, talk, treat

Skidbladnir 3:29 pm 13 Feb 08

“Harrang” is not an actual verb, or even a word.
Google only reveals it as a surname.

If you mean harangue, which is to deliver a lofty, serious, and emotive speech, I suggest the Razor Gang will do more than talk to us, rendering the headline wildly inaccurate.

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