Monday, August 8, 2016


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.

NEXT : Zombies, Masons, a mysterious slush  fund, a  pesky stork, mangrove mauling  and   fracking  about   in   the  spear   grass.