Posts Tagged ‘puppy’

Puppy diplomacy

Posted: 5:21 pm on 13th May 2015

Remember when WasteWatch discovered that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had given $16,500 of your money to Guide Dogs Queensland, so that they could provide 10 Labrador Retriever puppies for Japan? “DFAT: promoting Australia’s interests, one untrained Labrador puppy at a time,” we said then. We thought perhaps there were better ways of fostering ties between Australia and Japan. Unluckily, DFAT didn’t agree, and this year, Guide Dogs Queensland is back. And…

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DFAT and puppies

Posted: 10:00 am on 12th November 2013

When you think of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, do you imagine your tax dollars are going towards intense negotiation sessions over the latest free trade agreement? Or towards consular staff working round the clock to help Australian gappies find medical care for their latest tubing injuries? Or towards desks and desks and desks of public servants in Canberra poring over secret satellite images of North Korea and…

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