Contracting


Three contractors were bidding to fix a broken fence at Kirrabilli House. One is from Brisbane, another is from Adelaide, and the third is from Hobart. All three go with a Coalition appointed bureaucrat to examine the fence.

The contractor from Hobart takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”

The Adelaide contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”

The Brisbane contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the Government bureaucrat and whispers, “$2,700.”

The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?” The Brisbane contractor whispers back, “$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Adelaide to fix the fence.” “Done!” replies the Coalition appointed bureaucrat.

And that, my friends, is how Australia’s new Jobson Growth plan will work.

Building a Bridge – The final lift.


With the second lifting tower in position, the second span of the bridge was lifted into place.

It took about seven hours, beginning before dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vote Buying


Malcolm Turnbull was in a bar and he paid for a woman’s drink.

She thanked him but wondered why a stranger had bought her a beer.

“We have an election coming up and I’m running for Prime Minister,” he told her, “I want your vote.”

“You’ve got it,” she said, grabbing her glass. “Anyone’s better than the greedy fool who’s in there now.”

Bridge Building – Another Step


The second lifting tower is now in place.

More Bridge Building


The Matagarup Pedestrian Bridge moved forward with it’s first red tower lifting the stadium-side half of the centre span.

There will be a second red tower to lift the other side very soon.

More bridge building


The pedestrian bridge across the Swan is progressing.

The ends are nearly complete and the river is closed for the centre span to be put into place.

A Bit of Bridge Building


The pedestrian bridge across the Swan joining East Perth with the new Stadium.

Only three months late and not yet finished.

In fact, the putting together of the jigsaw has just begun.