The Herald reports:
Mallard cleverly tricked National MPs into not objecting to leave for a motion congratulating Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce for getting his degree some two decades ago.
It was very amusing. The Govt did drop the ball on this one, and Labour deserved their fun.
The actual motion moved was to congratulate Steven Joyce on getting his degree conferred 21 years after he started it.
The Dim-Post is in fine form with its version of the Government’s mining policy:
- Amendment to Crown Minerals Act prohibits Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee from yelling ‘I’d like to open up her schedule four’ whenever an attractive aide enters the Cabinet room.
- Streamlined process for mining consents to make it easier for everyday New Zealanders to operate their own open pit cast mines or surgically excavate their back yards.
- State Services Commission enquiry to find out who keeps adding ‘unobtanium’ to the list of rare minerals detected in Mt Aspiring.
- $4 million dollars for extensive exploration of Coromandal focusing on area where Gerry Brownlee lost his beloved teddy-bear ‘Mister Wookie’ while on a day walk as a child.
The Mister Wookie one especially just cracks me up.Tags: Dim-Post, Gerry Brownlee, Humour, mining, Satire, Steven Joyce, Trevor Mallard