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What's that, Skip? ScoMo fell into the dam?

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14.10.2019

Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from Australian Community Media, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's newsletter is written by ACM executive editor James Joyce.

ROO TURN: The kangaroo hops down Mort Street in the Canberra CBD. Picture: Allison Lubransky-Moy

Did you see the footage of the kangaroo spotted bounding at high speed through the CBD streets of Canberra at the weekend?

Crossing lanes of traffic and zipping past city shoppers, Skippy seemed to be heading in the general direction of Parliament House.

What's that, Skip? ScoMo fell into the dam?

Nature, as we know, abhors a vacuum, so we're presuming the Bush Capital Kangaroo was leaping into action in Canberra as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack focused on preparing for their weekend photo opportunity in the drought-ravaged New England region of NSW.

DAM SURE: New England MP Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Premier John Barilaro at Dungowan Dam near Tamworth on Sunday. Photo: Jacob McArthur

More in a moment on the dam-building........

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