Sunday, July 25, 2010


We have to go to Sydney on union business in a week or two.

Taxi, crammed into a seat on a plane, taxi, a functional hotel room, meetings - and then a taxi, flight, taxi.

Sydney has its attractions but there is not much time for seeing the sights or spotting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS walking out of a backpackers hostel and going to their cash-in-hand cafe/restaurant job.

How different it would be if our confab was on the beautiful island: we saw this poster in West Perth on Friday afternoon.

The main options seem to be the Country Club, which has the Des Sullivan Room and the ground-floor Club Room.

Quanta costa? If you go the whole hog and get the platinum deal, it's $423 a head:

Platinum Package (2 night/3 day)
• Bus transfers from the jetty to the conference venue
• Off site lunch options at one of the Island’s restaurants to the value of $30 per day
• Bus travel to and from lunch venue
• 2 Island tours of your choice
• 2 Bedroom Unit – sleeps 1-2 people

We will suggest the next union love-in be held on Rottnest but we are not holding our breath.


  1. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Say hello to the Opera House, Australia's ugliest building.


  2. Anonymous9:02 PM

    You had me at hello... M