It’s Ekka time in Brisbane. And that means it’s showbag time again!
With the Federal Election upon us, it’s not surprising that the political parties have got into the act too.
Here is a rundown of The Tunnel’s favourite political showbags at this year’s Ekka.
Beattie Beetle bag
Yes, Queensland’s favourite showbag is back. It’s cheap and a little bit tacky but Beattie Beetle is here to make sure this sort of thing never happens again.
Contents: 10 x traditional Labor offerings (some may be past use-by date), 1 x New Way (whatever that is), 1 x “I love Kevin now” badge, 1 x key to Queensland.
Tony’s Policy Grab Bag
For those who’ve had enough of the last six years of expensive, wasteful showbags. At last, a sound economical alternative. (Cost to be announced at a later date.)
Contents: 5 x economic pillars, 1 x stronger Australia, 1 x better future, 1 x boat stopper, 0 x carbon tax, plus choice of actual policies (subject to availability).
Snakes a’Clive bag
The showbag that brings people together. Something a bit different. And a bit wacky.
Contents: Shitload of lollies and shitload of chocolate. Plus choice of 1 x inflatable dinosaur, 1 x inflatable Titanic or 1 x deflatable Clive Palmer.
The Greens bag
The environmentally responsible choice. (Please note: bag not provided.)
Contents: 1 x food security roadmap, 1 x power balancer, 1 x toy high-speed train, 1 x “Where’s Bob Brown?” puzzle book.
Hello Katty bag
Everyone’s favourite critter is back with an irresistible offering of cutesy items.
Contents: Who cares? It’s adorable and we know you’ll love it!