I was sitting in a cafe yesterday morning reading a copy of “The Essential Leunig” and was again mightily impressed by Leunig’s insight and clarity and humour in perceiving and expressing our human condition. For some reason it got me thinking about the list of Australian National Living Treasures – a pretty dopey concept, but if it has any sanity at all it would have to have Leunig on the list. I checked. He is.
Yesterday afternoon Kevin Rudd announced that the federal election will be held on September 7. That got me thinking of Antony Green – surely he’s on the list of National Living Treasures? I checked. He’s not.
Forget the federal election campaign – there ought to be a campaign to remove Clive Palmer from the list and substitute Antony Green!