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Australia 2020 : a collection of stories to tie a bow on this nightmare / The Betoota Advocate.

From the heart of the Western Queensland Channel Country, Australia's oldest and favourite newspaper details our country's very rocky start to a millennium that was supposed to be one of great optimism and innovation. 2020 was meant to be our year of healing. A time to tend to the wounds of a country torn asunder by a decade of divisive political and media debates. A lack of confidence in the international sporting arena. A 24-hour news cycle that has destroyed the pub test. We thought all of the uncertainty was behind us. The federal election delivered us Scotty from Marketing. The Quiet Australian spoke up. Gay marriage? Yep. Climate change? Let's wait and see what happens. Smudge and Warner had served their time and, together as a nation, it was time to rebuild. But fate had other plans, starting with the worst bushfires in human memory. While large swathes of the country burned, our politicians were either on holidays or giving their mates grants to build indoor pools in blue-ribbon seats. Surely, it couldn't get worse. Yes, it could. Mother nature arrived as COVID-19, and told us all to go to our rooms.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009188546 320.994 AUS
Adult nonfiction   Manunda Branch . . On Loan . 12 Mar 2021
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ISBN 9781760981143
Dewey 320.994
Title Australia 2020 : a collection of stories to tie a bow on this nightmare / The Betoota Advocate.
Published Sydney : Macmillan Australia, 2020.
Physical description 255 pages : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 25 cm.
General note Text copyright © Diamantina Consolidated Holdings Pty Ltd 2020.
Summary From the heart of the Western Queensland Channel Country, Australia's oldest and favourite newspaper details our country's very rocky start to a millennium that was supposed to be one of great optimism and innovation. 2020 was meant to be our year of healing. A time to tend to the wounds of a country torn asunder by a decade of divisive political and media debates. A lack of confidence in the international sporting arena. A 24-hour news cycle that has destroyed the pub test. We thought all of the uncertainty was behind us. The federal election delivered us Scotty from Marketing. The Quiet Australian spoke up. Gay marriage? Yep. Climate change? Let's wait and see what happens. Smudge and Warner had served their time and, together as a nation, it was time to rebuild. But fate had other plans, starting with the worst bushfires in human memory. While large swathes of the country burned, our politicians were either on holidays or giving their mates grants to build indoor pools in blue-ribbon seats. Surely, it couldn't get worse. Yes, it could. Mother nature arrived as COVID-19, and told us all to go to our rooms.
Subject Australian wit and humor -- 21st century
Two thousand twenty, A.D.
Manners and customs
Political satire, Australian -- 21st century
Popular culture -- Australia -- Humor
Satirical literature
Humor
Satirical literature
Australia -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Australia
Australia -- Social life and customs
Additional author Betoota Advocate issuing body.
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