Amidst falling voter support, Julia Gillard has announced a trial mini-bus service and a segregated carriage in every train to transport Australia’s racists and xenophobes.
The special bus and train services will be coloured bright yellow and play Jimmy Barnes and AC/DC on a constant loop, to soothe their rabid gesticulations. Smoking will also be encouraged.
“This is a win-win for everyone” explains the PM, “The racists will be secluded and the rest of us get a peaceful journey home, without hearing some redneck shouting ‘Shut up. This is my country’.”
Media reports of racist incidents on Australia’s buses and trains have substantially increased in the last few months. Although actual numbers probably haven’t changed, it’s just that everyone now has a smart phone with a video recorder.