Chief Minister Stanhope is giving a push to a raft of activities planned for Australia Day so that we may all feel more dinky di and special for the accident of our birth.
There’s a great big web page of activities in fact.
In a way it’s nice to see Mr Stanhope sticking it to the twatters and facebook nuisances calling for the money being spent on events to go to the sainted queensland flood relief (if only because fireworks and facepaint would be of little help up there and have already been paid for).
Mr Stanhope is also letting us know that Ikebal Patel has been named the ACT’s 2011 Australia Day Ambassador.
For his sins the President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils will have to “attend various events in Canberra on January 26 and be awarded a special Ambassador pin by a local Woolworths store manager”.