Urgent News Report
Terrorists Sought in Australia
In a shocking development, Australia has been rocked
by a spate of serious suburban and urban explosions, which are believed
to have been deliberately triggered by an underground extremist group.
The carnage includes a petrol refinery in Footscray, an LPG tanker on a
highway near Long Bay, a house in Lewisham, and most of Black Mountain.
In response to the emergency, full scale man-hunts
have been arranged across north west New South Wales, the ACT defence forces
have been put on high alert, and the Australian Cricket Team has fled to
Sri Lanka. In an effort to downplay the emergency, a spokesman last night
said, "Well, we've got the Cup now anyway." He went on to state that the
current situation has nothing whatsoever to do with a rampaging, slavering
and slimy tentacled time devouring monster. The Treasurer has not taken
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Crawford, The Mercury, 15 May 1995.
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"It's... a book"
unrelated review, The Australian, sometime last year.
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more romance than Romper Stomper,
wordier than Schwarzenneger,
and funnier than the senate,
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