All blog posts for Australian Politics
(Or how my decision to write about my new Android Mobile phone was overtaken by events.)
Australia politicians have sometimes tried to massage the egos of their constituents by labelling things as "world class" - universities, public transport systems (hah!), cities, bridges, whatnot. I've always found it a little transparent and needy. If something's so good, why do you need to draw attention to its excellence in such a obviously try-hard way?
But I've changed my mind. We're world class at speedy palace coups. 24 hours from plan to execution, with most Australians only hearing about it 3 hours beforehand or less. Hoping to wake to a victory over Serbia, and the possible entry to the World Cup Final 16, they got a new government instead.