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‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!’

Why I’m missing the Budget lock-up in order to avoid doing a Peter Finch

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

I have some good news: I decided to give the Budget lock-up a miss this year. We have taken off for warmer climes and it wasn’t worth postponing our trip.

I’m not quite sure how many consecutive lock-ups I’ve been to. I’m not even sure there was one in the depths of the pandemic – or governmental overreaction to Covid, to be precise.

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