By KATE LEAVER
Remember Jacqui Lambie, the Tasmanian senator who recently announced on live radio that she wanted a “well-hung” man with “plenty of cash”?
Did you know she’s currently threatening to block the entire federal budget from passing because she wants more funding for Tassie mushroom growers and bumble bee farmers?
MORE BUMBLE BEES.
This is what happens when you vote for a minor party, Australia.
Your federal budget gets blocked by someone who cares more about bumble bees and mushrooms than foreign aid or economics.
In a meeting with Treasurer Hockey “which went for over 2.5 hrs,” Senator Lambie put forward her sweet, buzzy case. “We also had discussions about trials of bumblebees for local primary producers and the contentious mushroom levy,” she said in a statement.
“I think we can reach a win-win solution for the federal government and the local Tasmanian companies.”
Obviously, we hold nothing against the noble folk who keep bees, grow mushrooms, and live in Tasmania. Honey is delicious, and so are mushrooms, especially on toast with some goats cheese. Real people with vegetable and insect based incomes no doubt need support. The declining population of bees is a genuine environmental concern.