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Thread #72265   Message #1243907
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
10-Aug-04 - 06:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Subject: RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Johnnie Howard has apparently been faithfully taking the Bush tablets.

Australian Schools now have to fly the Aussie flag to get Federal Funding.

The Govt has decreed that $1500 will be made available to put up a flagpole for each school - but the funding seems to be a little short on one for every school...

But:

First you have to raise the money yourself to get the flagpole installed.
Then you have to submit a form requesting reimbursement.
Then you have to pay for and affix an approved plaque that says that the flagpole was donated by the Howard Federal Govt.
Then it has to be "approved".
Then just wait for the cheque...

Insert here all the previous stuff about schools not having sufficient funding in the first place...

Robin

I'm not making this up!