Swiss Parrot

Subject: Swiss Parrot
From: Andy Burton <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 08:23:01 +1000
Hi all,

sounds to me as though someone's taking the pith out of John Howard.


In May the Australian Prime Minister issued a press release announcing that a large grant had been given towards the recovery of the Swiss Parrot Lathamus helvetica. This caused great excitement in Switzerland as the existence of the species had been completely overlooked. Nevertheless the money was gratefully stashed away in a Swiss bank from which it cannot be retrieved for over 50 years, and then only by application to the international court in the Hague. However this is unlikely as 50 years hence it is unlikely any descendents of the aforementioned parrot will still survive. In the same press release money was provided for the Glossy Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, presumably to be spread among two species and 8 subspecies.
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