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Vicki Dunne’s strange concern for whales explained as she goes to sea.

By johnboy 10 November 2005 3

Yesterday I was surprised to see Liberal MLA, Vicki Dunne, demanding the Chief Minister make a useless and offensive gesture to the Mayor of Nara in Japan. I’m sure there are lots of reasons to break down all relations with Japan but, for a politician from a landlocked province, marine mammals seemed like a self-indulgent one to pick.

All became clear when Vicki put out a media release explaining that she was returning to the sea courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy.

… participate in a unique training exercise as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s Ship Survivability School at HMAS Creswell, Jervis bay.

During the all-day exercise participants will receive expert tuition by ADF members skilled in all aspects of ships survivability and experience the full effect of latest technology

Canberra was, in part, built off the coast for fear of naval bombardment. Therefore, in a way, countless canberrans have endured (and in some cases died on) the Clyde, so Vicki doesn’t have to worry about naval matters.

Ironic eh?

UPDATED: For those who do not know their MLA’s the mugshots of the current Assembly are illuminating.

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screamingmonkey 11:19 am 12 Nov 05

as per Derek & Clive :

“What have the fucking whales ever done for us?”

colsim 9:42 am 11 Nov 05

I don’t know what Vicki Dunne looks like but is it just me or does the “returning to the sea courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy and the whale headline give a vision of a politician having wet sacks put on her as she is gently pushed back by a bunch of concerned marine biologists?

Maelinar 8:39 am 11 Nov 05

If the survivability section is held where I think it is, the aptly named Shark Bay might cause the water to go a little browner (or redder)

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