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The Catastrophe Continues

The Catastrophe Continues: Twenty-One Years of Interviews

John Clarke


The Commonwealth of Australia is a Constitutionally Democratic Coal Mine and Media Cartel whose Official Religion is Sport and whose Head of State is a foreign monarch. The Economy is run using the Schlieffen Plan, the Duckworth-Lewis system and the Holger Nielsen method.

Australia has six states: Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Hither and Yon. The major political group, the Australian National Labor and Liberal Party, has been in office since records first began. The deckchairs are rearranged from time to time to give the impression of colour and movement.

Section 51 of the Australian Constitution prevents the country from working properly by providing that the federal government runs the taxation racket but that the states run the hospitals, education, police, the judiciary, roads, public transport, and local government. Good luck in this area.

Australia’s largest export markets include Japan, China, the U.S., South Korea and (all stand) New Zealand.

John Clarke
About the Author

John Clarke was born in New Zealand. He is one of Australia’s best-known and most loved faces on TV. A comedian, writer and actor, his appearances include the famous Fred Dagg character, ‘The Gillies Report’ and ‘The Games’. John’s books include A Dagg at My Table, The Howard Miracle and The 7.56 Report. His novel, The Tournament, was released...

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256 pp
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28 September 2009
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Praise for John Clarke
andThe Catastrophe Continues

‘A brilliant comic mind.’

‘You can’t fault John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for balance: they make bipartisan fun of everybody they can…even if you have ever heard them broadcast, they are still eminently amusing.’

‘When the daily news depresses you, turn to Dawe and Clarke for blessed relief.’

‘Exposing the truth and hypocrisy of government and policy, this is political satire at its best.‘

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