Australia's new government is looking up already. From the BBC:
Australia's prime minister-elect, Kevin Rudd, has announced the make-up of his new government.
He appointed his deputy leader, Julia Gillard, as
education minister, and a former rock star, Midnight Oil singer Peter
Garrett, as environment minister.
Methinks he'll be having Midnight Oil's 1984 album cover "Red Sails in the Sunset" in mind while in office:
Garrett isn't exactly a stranger to politics; it's not like Air Supply are going to be taking over the Ministry of Cheese or anything. But I'd love to see some of those press conferences, and I can't wait until he makes a trip up north (as he must, surely!) to meet whoever's running things up here in a few more months.
Come, Peter Garrett! Our beds are burning.