Weekend Funny Challenge: God Help Aus ….. and Us


God save Aus…and us!!


Tony Abbott asks the Queen, “Your Majesty,how do you run such an efficient government?
Are there any tips you can give me?”

“Well,” said the Queen, “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”

Abbott then asked,

“But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?”

The Queen took a sip of champagne.


“Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle, watch”
The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.
“Please send Prince Charles in here, would you?”

Prince Charles walked into the room and said,
“Yes, Mummy?”


The Queen smiled and said,


“Answer me this please Charlie.
Your mother and father have a child.
It is not your brother and it is not your sister.
Who is it?”

Without pausing for a moment, Prince Charles answered 


“That would be me.”

“Yes! Very good.” said the Queen. 


Tony Abbott went back home to Australia by Qantas


He  decided to ask Joe Hockey the same question.
“Joe, answer this for me.” 


“Your mother and your father have a child.
It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister.
Who is it?”

“I’m not sure,” said Hockey.


“Let me get back to you on that one.”
He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.

Frustrated, Hockey went to the toilet, and found Clive Palmer there. 


Joe Hockey went up to him and asked,

“Hey Clive, see if you can answer this question.”
“Shoot Joe.”
Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister.
Who is it?”

Clive Palmer answered,


“That’s easy, it’s me!”

Joe Hockey grinned, and said,ATTE14

“Good answer Clive, I see it all now!”

Joe Hockey then, went back to find Tony Abbott.

“Tony, I did some research,and I have the answer to that riddle.”



“It’s Clive Palmer”

Tony Abbott got up, stomped over to Joe Hockey, and angrily yelled into his face,


“No! You bloody idiot! It’s Prince Charles!”


                     ON  IN  CANBERRA .     …     .









Thanks to Jenni  for the challenge and my friend Deborah for her email which made me smile and hope it does the same for you.







About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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22 Responses to Weekend Funny Challenge: God Help Aus ….. and Us

  1. Jenni says:

    Brilliant – depressingly accurate summation but brilliant nonetheless. Thanks for this contribution.


  2. Other than the Queen, I don’t know the players in this (we Americans are amazingly provincial) , but it doesn’t matter, it made me laugh!


    • This is our prime minister, our treasurer who handed down a particular bad budget a couple of weeks ago. Clive Palmer is considered a loose cannon. Formed his own party for the election and got a couple in. He owns many coal mines, a golf course which he has turned into Jurassic park and not thought of too highly by the majority of people. Glad it made you laugh though.


  3. lucciagray says:

    Embarrassed to admit I also had no idea who they were (except for the British royals) but this was so hillarious it had me laughing out loud! I love loooong jokes with a sharp final punchline (double punchline this time!)


  4. cartoonmick says:

    Love it !!!!
    A brilliant way to start the weekend, thanks Irene.
    And I’ll return the favour.
    Here’s a heap of cartoons with many political topics which might help kick your weekend along.
    Go to this cartoon, and then click to the right . . . . .


    There’s a variety of styles, not all the same.


  5. M-R says:

    PISSED MESELF, Irene !!! Laughing still. Goodonyer for finding it and giving us a huge belly laugh ! 😀


  6. Sherri says:

    HaHa! I only know the name Tony Abbott but I get the gist… 🙂


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