From the government and here to help

First published in  Blue Mountain Union News 19/7/2005

also in New Community Quarterly Vol. 3, No. 3 Spring  p.49

also in The Woodstock Journal CMFEU Tasmania under the title of “A Note from Little Johnny” page 5. December, 2005 Vol.35.


We lied to you about
weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
We weren’t entirely honest about
the GST.
We distorted the truth about
the children overboard.
We dissembled about
native title covering suburban back yards.
We’ve been disingenuous about
Cornelia Rau and Vivian Solon.
But you can still trust us on
industrial relations.