I'd like to comment on the latest Australian government education cuts referred to in the media for the upcoming budget. $2.8 billion is to be removed from an already poorly funded education system, whilst the mining tax has been hobbled to the point where it may as well not even exist and the funds derived from primary resources continue to leave Australia. Of the 100 most advanced countries in the world AU sits a pathetically low 39th on the list with regards to our funding support of education, relegating our most promising minds to that of a Bunch of Dumb-Arses. I am dismayed. Perhaps someone would like to explain to me the possible rationale for such extensive cuts to an already floundering area of our society that is responsible for shaping the minds of the next generation - 'cos it's beyond my comprehension.