By Situation Theatre 26/3/2019
Gough Whitlam would have been so proud of what his former research assistant has become.
Just three days after being elected, One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has been forced to resign after revelations he forgot to renounce his citizenships of the Early Cretaceous and Medieval periods.
Apparently, Latham was born on the borderline of the late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous periods about 145 million years ago in Gondwanaland. He immediately felt right at home amongst the crumbling landmasses and inland seas, sharks, sea monsters, and dinosaurs. He was raised by a family of large meat-eating Rapators until he migrated to medieval Europe millions of years later.
Latham spent his formative years in the Dark Ages, around the 5th-10th centuries AD, a time of demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration as well as, notoriously, a period when cultural warriors would say and do sexist and racist things just to get attention. He spent his late 20s crusading around Europe in a holy war against Islam, and migrated to Australia when he hit middle age.
Well-equipped from his upbringing to thrive in the Australian political and media landscapes, unfortunately due to these other citizenships, Latham will not be able to contribute to making NSW a more dangerous place.
Thankfully for Channel Seven executives concerned about the ratings rise of ABC News Breakfast, Latham will continue to use Sunrise to bait Australian progressives with views hewn on the pre-historic plains of Gondwanaland and the battlefields of Medieval Europe.