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