By Situation Theatre 4/4/2019
Magic Mountain, The Cadbury Visitor Centre, Old Sydney Town, Leyland Brothers World, and The Big Cow also would have been nice. But such a move would have brought joy to other human beings and that’s not in Morrison’s skill set.
The nation is mad not just because the PM lied about how the medevac bill would force the re-introduction of conscription to fight off the brown peril.
Not just because he spent $2000-a-minute on a press conference to surround himself with military personnel to look tough when really he just looked more than a smidge fascist.
Not just because in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks he disavowed his own dark history of Islamophobia which the Christmas Island stunt represented.
Not just because the budget revealed the $185 million spent re-opening Christmas Island was purely the upkeep cost of his ego as it will close again in July after housing not a single refugee.
But also because that money could have been wasted re-opening and closing some of this country’s best defunct attractions and, for a brief time, brought nostalgia, wonder, and happiness into the hearts of thousands of Australian families.
Thankfully, the fact that the Coalition government will itself soon be defunct will spread more joy than re-opening all of Australia’s once glorious tourist attractions.