Monday, January 20, 2003

Okay Dennis Shanahan (The Australian, 20 January 2003, no URL available) – the Canberra firestorm means that the rest of Australia should give up, once and for all, the “fat cats” thing about your home town.

Whatever ABS income stats and Bermuda triangle-esque roundabouts have long suggested to the contrary, the near-biblical level of destruction wrought by the Canberra fires shows that your much-maligned city was never much more than a softwood plantation - cheap, sappy and straight.

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