Government’s Budget Problems To Be Covered With Giant Burqa

The GP co-payment, changes to welfare, and a range of other unpopular budget measures will be concealed beneath a fully-enclosed Islamic garment, specially fabricated by the Government, it was revealed today.

“All you will see from now on is a large, fairly terrifying Muslim woman,” a Government spokesperson explained. “Most people won’t even realise that underneath, it’s actually the 2014 Federal Budget”.

The spokesperson said the custom-made burqa had been manufactured from scratch. “We’ve had to blow this thing up well beyond normal proportions, to ensure everything fits. It’s actually quite confronting”.

He said it was an impressive feat of engineering. “What people will see is a religious garment. What they won’t see is a plan to hold back unemployment benefits for people under 30”.

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4 Comments

  1. Matt

    October 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  2. Andy

    October 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    ….. which means that it’ll need to be segregated at parliament house. Can’t talk to it ’cause security. Can’t disagree with it if it isn’t allowed to sit with you. Boom! Game set and match, team not-Australia.

  3. Maybe Satire

    October 3, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Abbott has backtracked on the Burqa ban: Someone pointed out to himt that banning the Burqa would imply no cover-ups.

  4. Tom

    October 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Yes it is a big scary thing, time to be afraid very afraid and rin for the hills even. And in the mean time what are the idiots in side doing to our county.