GREG RAY: Rabbit has a man-date


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DADDY, what’s a man-date?
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Man-date? I dunno. Where’d you hear that.

On the radio. They said somebody called Mister Rabbit had a great big man-date and he was going to use it on Australia.

Surely they didn’t say that?

They did, they did, I heard them. They said he had this big, big man-date and that everybody should get out of his way and let him do what he had to do. With his man-date.

Oh, OK. I get it. It’s not about a rabbit, it’s about our new government and our new Prime Minister. He’s called Mister Abbott.

That’s what I said Daddy, I said Mister Rabbit. Is he our new government? Is he like our Mister Flopsy with big ears and red eyes? Where did he get his man-date? Why has he got such a big one?

Hang on a minute, slow down. Too many questions all at once. Mister Abbott is nothing like Mister Flopsy because he’s not a rabbit. He got his mandate from the ballot box, on election day. His party got elected to run the country and the result was pretty clear so they say he has a mandate to do what he wants to do.

On the radio they said Mr Rabbit had put all these men in a cabinet with hardly any ladies and they said that was a bit strange. Is that a bit strange, Daddy? What are they going to do in there? Will those ladies be all right in there with all those men? Will he let them out again?

Look, the cabinet isn’t a cupboard. It’s not even a thing, really it’s just a bunch of ministers who get to make the important decisions about the country. And it’s up to the party that wins the election who they put in the cabinet. They are supposed to choose the best people whether they are men or ladies or whatever. Understand?

I wouldn’t like to be in a cabinet with any ministers. Sarah Jane said she went in to a cupboard with her minister but he’s in jail now.

Oh, please, give me strength. They aren’t those kind of ministers.

That’s lucky for those ladies, because Sarah Jane told me that . . .

Stop, that’s enough. I don’t feel like hearing about what happened to Sarah Jane just now.

That’s what the church said when she tried to tell them about it so her Mummy took her to the police station instead.

All right, all right. Enough about that. Haven’t you got some homework or something you should be doing?

No. All finished. Why is Mister Rabbit getting rid of his servants? If I had servants they could feed Mister Flopsy and I could do Facebook.

He hasn’t got servants. This is making me tired. Has Mister Flopsy had his lettuce today?

On the radio they said Mister Rabbit was getting rid of servants in Canberra. He thought they liked labour too much. Isn’t that silly? If I had servants I’d be glad if they liked labour. They could do their labour and I could do Facebook all the time.

It’s not work they’re talking about, OK? It’s another party. The Labor Party. Now the Liberal Party and the National Party are in charge. So they want their own people in the government. It’s not that big a deal. And they’re not servants. They’re public servants, which is different.

You said they are servants. How is it different?

We haven’t got servants in Australia like the old days. Public servants is just a silly name for people who get paid by the government to tell the rest of us what to do.

Do the servants tell you and Mummy what to do, Daddy?

You bet they do. All the time. It’s what we pay them for.

They have a lot of parties in Canberra, don’t they Daddy?

Yep, lots of parties. All the time. It’s a serious party town.

I wish I could go to their parties. Would you and Mummy take me there one day?

How about you become a politician and you can get elected and go there yourself. You can pick whatever party you want to belong to.

Could I do that? Really? Is a girl allowed to have a man-date? Would I have to go in the cabinet? With all those ministers?

Mr Rabbit gets ready for his man-date.


DADDY, what’s a man-date?
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Man-date? I dunno. Where’d you hear that.

On the radio. They said somebody called Mister Rabbit had a great big man-date and he was going to use it on Australia.

Surely they didn’t say that?

They did, they did, I heard them. They said he had this big, big man-date and that everybody should get out of his way and let him do what he had to do. With his man-date.

Oh, OK. I get it. It’s not about a rabbit, it’s about our new government and our new Prime Minister. He’s called Mister Abbott.

That’s what I said Daddy, I said Mister Rabbit. Is he our new government? Is he like our Mister Flopsy with big ears and red eyes? Where did he get his man-date? Why has he got such a big one?

Hang on a minute, slow down. Too many questions all at once. Mister Abbott is nothing like Mister Flopsy because he’s not a rabbit. He got his mandate from the ballot box, on election day. His party got elected to run the country and the result was pretty clear so they say he has a mandate to do what he wants to do.

On the radio they said Mr Rabbit had put all these men in a cabinet with hardly any ladies and they said that was a bit strange. Is that a bit strange, Daddy? What are they going to do in there? Will those ladies be all right in there with all those men? Will he let them out again?

Look, the cabinet isn’t a cupboard. It’s not even a thing, really it’s just a bunch of ministers who get to make the important decisions about the country. And it’s up to the party that wins the election who they put in the cabinet. They are supposed to choose the best people whether they are men or ladies or whatever. Understand?

I wouldn’t like to be in a cabinet with any ministers. Sarah Jane said she went in to a cupboard with her minister but he’s in jail now.

Oh, please, give me strength. They aren’t those kind of ministers.

That’s lucky for those ladies, because Sarah Jane told me that . . .

Stop, that’s enough. I don’t feel like hearing about what happened to Sarah Jane just now.

That’s what the church said when she tried to tell them about it so her Mummy took her to the police station instead.

All right, all right. Enough about that. Haven’t you got some homework or something you should be doing?

No. All finished. Why is Mister Rabbit getting rid of his servants? If I had servants they could feed Mister Flopsy and I could do Facebook.

He hasn’t got servants. This is making me tired. Has Mister Flopsy had his lettuce today?

On the radio they said Mister Rabbit was getting rid of servants in Canberra. He thought they liked labour too much. Isn’t that silly? If I had servants I’d be glad if they liked labour. They could do their labour and I could do Facebook all the time.

It’s not work they’re talking about, OK? It’s another party. The Labor Party. Now the Liberal Party and the National Party are in charge. So they want their own people in the government. It’s not that big a deal. And they’re not servants. They’re public servants, which is different.

You said they are servants. How is it different?

We haven’t got servants in Australia like the old days. Public servants is just a silly name for people who get paid by the government to tell the rest of us what to do.

Do the servants tell you and Mummy what to do, Daddy?

You bet they do. All the time. It’s what we pay them for.

They have a lot of parties in Canberra, don’t they Daddy?

Yep, lots of parties. All the time. It’s a serious party town.

I wish I could go to their parties. Would you and Mummy take me there one day?

How about you become a politician and you can get elected and go there yourself. You can pick whatever party you want to belong to.

Could I do that? Really? Is a girl allowed to have a man-date? Would I have to go in the cabinet? With all those ministers?

Mr Rabbit gets ready for his man-date.