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As the world grieves the partial destruction of one of European societies most treasured feats of architecture, pressure is now being applied to Australian politicians to do something to help.
Catastrophic fire that engulfed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, gutting and destroying the landmark’s spire and stunning France and the world, has been brought under control – but is still pretty banged up.
While Malcolm Turnbull shows his true bougie colours by demanding his successor and the leader of the opposition chip in to help with the restoration of the first-world tourist attraction – Scott Morrison has vowed to not send them a cent.
While the Catholic Church now facing financially difficulty after spending hundreds of millions of dollars defending the actions of their clergymen in the courts, the real question is, how can our politicians help this nation of 70 million that hates us?
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appears to be the only Australian politician with a spine, flying immediately to France to help President Emmanuel Macron devise his plan for restoration – and make a bit of coin in the process.
As the leader of the NSW Liberal Party, Gladys Berejiklian is one of the most qualified when it comes to desecrating heritage to turn a dollar.
“Ok” she says to the President, while walking the streets of Paris.
“There’s this company called Meriton, they’ll do it for free. You just need to somehow incorporate some luxury high rise apartments in the plans”
“It’ll be one coat of paint and you’ll be able to hear your neighbour sneeze, but it sounds like that’s still an improvement on the Catholic Church’s last reno of this joint”
“Or alternatively, you can get Star Casino to take control. They’ll do it pro-bono for a few tables and acre of pokie machines on the ground floor”
“Only problem is you’ll have to shut down every pub in the CBD to keep them truly happy”