Rooty Hill

So the Prime Minister is going to spend taxpayers’ money on staying at Rooty Hill (compared with staying at Kirribilli House which the taxpayer has already funded). Sure, it’s a 47 km drive from Kirribilli House to Rooty Hill, but wouldn’t the experience show the wonder of Sydney’s road transport network?

There are about 28 weeks before the election of 14 September (other things equal). That means the Prime Minister can stay for a week in quite a few suburbs. The lowest income suburbs include:

  • No Fixed Address, anywhere in Australia
  • Park Bench, Centenial Park Sydney
  • Callaghan, Cunninyeuk, Dilpurra, Kyalite, Mellool, Moolpa, Stony Crossing, Tooranie, Wetuppa, Bland, and Quandialla all in NSW
  • Glenaire, Hordern Vale, Johanna, Lavers Hill, Tresco, Nyah West, Barmah, Lower Moira, Picola, Picola West,Lake Tyers, Nowa Nowa, and Waiwera all in Victoria
  • Glen Aplin in Queensland
  • Karlgarin in Western Australia.

Prime Minister Gillard. Coming to a suburb near you.

This seems appropriate


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265 Responses to Rooty Hill

  1. brc

    CL iirc it’s the government in combination with big business. They want to expand the airport and want his house to do so. The villains of the piece are really the opposing legal council and ” the system” against a guy and his property.

  2. I think Tom had a bit of a breakdown earlier this evening.

  3. twostix

    Doesn’t matter, my opinion is it’s a very personal act best left to home (or friends, family houses etc), not in public. Babies get bigger and clutch the covering cloth off, it’s hot

    What if they’re in town shopping? Baby should just go hungry?

  4. Tom

    I haven’t gone to bed, Dogshit. Fuck off before I track you down and come after you with a shotgun.

  5. Tom

    CL, The Castle is a beauty – a very funny feelgood movie about working class people who are caricatured but not mocked. The baddies are one of the unregulated privatised airport monopolies like SACL, which is making a million bucks for JC. No sympathy. Such arsehole companies are run by dullards who don’t have to be good at anything besides legally robbing their customers. Their main mission in life is to lobby governments to block anyone setting up another competing airport that would reduce the value of their licence to print money.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    I think Tom had a bit of a breakdown earlier this evening.

    Fuck off before I track you down and come after you with a shotgun.

    The seating plan for the Catallaxy Xmas party is going to be a bitch.

  7. tbh

    Fuck off before I track you down and come after you with a shotgun.

    Mate after hearing that a good friend just passed away that is exactly what I needed to read. I’m laughing my tits off at that.

  8. Gee, I think that’s the second death threat-y type thing I’ve had in the space of a week. (The previous one from Crusader nilk.) Quite a dangerous place, this.

  9. Huckleberry Chunkwot

    Quite a dangerous place, this.

    Not really cockhead, if you just fucked off as requested, things would really be a lot easier for all concerned.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Dot, I didn’t say they were middle class, I said the hopes were middle class. Gab put up this piece below on OT at 10.01 which outlines a few of the things that got on my goat. No-one working class that I know rabbits on about Mabo and the Franklin Dam fight and other inner-city obsessions. In other words, the framing of the movie was middle class, as in so much film-making about ordinary people. These people were better depicted in the Lantana plot, where they were not caricitures as in The Castle. Kindly enough caricitures, but a bit patronising too. Still, it did stike a chord about home ownership and property rights which was OK.

    Gab’s piece:

    The humour in The Castle plays on the self image of Australians, most notably the concepts of working class Australians and their place in the modern Australia.[3] The film title is named for the English saying, repeatedly used in the film, “a man’s home is his castle”. The film also refers to the land rights movement of the Australian Aborigines, with Darryl Kerrigan drawing an explicit parallel between his struggle and theirs. It also draws on one of the few rights protected in the Australian Constitution for subject matter, the right to just terms compensation for acquisition of property under s51(xxxi). Also interspersed in the film are many references to famous Australian Constitutional Law Cases, such as Mabo and the Tasmanian Dams Case. The film also deals with section 109 of the Constitution which provides that in the case of an inconsistency between Federal and State law, the Federal law shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    It’s a bit like Kath and Kim always being so ‘right on’ about trendy Labor things, like disliking the show Border Patrol, or Kel never having a word to say that rings true of a small butcher businessman etc. as Kel’s made to come out with approval of all things Labor.

    The implicit ‘this is the way all people think, just like us’, that is found in the media carries over so much into the drama too.

    “Once Were Warriors” actually did tell it straight and true. I have sat with my Maori de facto sister-in-law watching that and we were both crying.

    But I guess you’ve got to have a laugh, and that was hardly comedy. She also loved The Castle and thought Kenny was a bit OTT re the toilet stuff.

  12. .

    These people were better depicted in the Lantana plot, where they were not caricitures as in The Castle.

    I didn’t even bother watching that.

  13. kae


    Off to Menangle for the Inter Dominion and a carrot?


    Dapto for a bone.

  14. John Mc

    Kae, how’s the water looking down there? I’m assuming by your posts that you haven’t had to evacuate?

  15. kae

    John Mc
    I live on a hill. I’m fine. But I do get cut off when there are floods.
    I was heartbroken last Tuesday when I went to work the long way and was concerned that the Warrego was going to flood so came home. Not being at work made me heartbroken… :'(

    Sick of the rain though. About nine inches in a week.

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