Friday, June 27, 2008

On Wombat Leave

Australia's top treasury official is taking five weeks leave to look after endangered wombats.

Ken Henry, treasury secretary and animal conservationist, has warned that hairy-nosed wombats are "on death row".

But opposition politicians - and even wombat lovers - question if now is the time to be thinking about wombats.

Inflation is at a 16-year high, interest rates are up and fuel prices are rising. Mr Henry will also miss a central bank meeting.


I heart wombats. Now I must scour the employee handbook to see if I, too, qualify for wombat leave.

Wheels. Are. Turning.

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