Thom Woodroofe, 21, all round good guy, former young Victorian of the Year, and named one of Melbourne’s top 100 most influential people by Melbourne Magazine, wants a job. Specifically Thom, who now lives in New York City, wants a job in Australia’s expanded delegation to the United Nations if it wins a temporary position on the Security Council.
How else can one explain the fawning drivel that Thom has written in the Drum in support of Australia’s bid? It reads like a job application to me.
Unfortunately, like many who have grown used to being on the public teat, Thom seems unable to distinguish between his private self-interest (nice job) and Australia’s national interest – it is certainly against our national interest to join the Security Council. We would compromise our values, and jeopardise our important international relationships. A temporary position on the Security Council would be all cost and no benefit.
Oh, did someone from Luxembourg spike Julia Gillard’s food?
On 18 October 2012, I will be celebrating our loss to Finland and Luxembourg.