Friday, June 27, 2008

Treasury chief on wombat leave

A hairy-nosed wombat yesterday
The BBC reports:

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

Mr Henry will be looking after 115 hairy-nosed wombats in an isolated spot in northern Queensland, with no mobile phone coverage and two-and-a-half hours on a rough track from the nearest town.

Given the mess the UK Treasury has made of things recently, we could do worse than send our own chief official on a similar trip.


Jonny Wright said...

I hope the BBC didn't forget the apostrophe in "five weeks' leave" ... shocking ... ;-)

Jonathan Calder said...

You could follow the link and check for yourself.