The Northern Territory election is shaping up into a phantasmagorical event equal to at least 100 Mango Madness seasons . Set to be declared dead and buried with haste is the Country Liberal Party government headed by Adam Giles. It is tipped that the CLP will be lucky to win two of the 25 seats. Several ministers have decided not to run again to avoid being cremated by the hot to trot , angry voters on August 27.
To assist in the last rites , into Darwin town last week came Dr Philip Nitschke , the controversial euthanasia advocate , to stage a one night comedy show , Dicing With Dr Death .
A similar show had wowed the audience at the recent Melbourne International Comedy Show and was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe .
However, there was a Territory political twist to the Darwin performance which caused an outbreak of breathlessness and guffaws midst the overflow crowd , some elderly, at the intimate Hancock Gallery , several stretched out like cadavers on cushions .
Kezia with one of the snakes in the Legislative Assembly .
Without any known medical qualifications, the feisty Speaker of the House of Horrors, aka the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, Kezia Purick , a former CLP member, dethroned, later re-elected as Speaker, now an independent , in effect, told the ABC that the government will be a corpse by the end of vote counting . The CLP , she said , had lost the support of the community by privatising the Territory Insurance Office and leasing the port to Chinese (an act which stunned the Pentagon and showed how Canberra was asleep at the wheel of the nation's hearse and babbling on about border security).
It will be recalled that the indefatigable Ms Purick , who wrestles snakes which invade her rural property , threatened to apply a circular animal castration ring upon the person of Federal minister Kevin Andrews, now an unhappy backbencher , because of comments he made about holy matrimony being the desirable configuration rather than de facto relationships.
Coincidentally, Dr Nitschke stood against Andrews in an election because he had been responsible for Canberra nullifying the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act passed by the Legislative Assembly in 1995 .
Apart from Territorians wanting to take to the government with baseball bats, the Yanks could be eager to unleash a drone or two on the CLP and its odd godfathers.
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