The Right Honourable Premier of New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell, takes the floor:
'Fellow citizens of New South Wales, we have taken a preliminary examination of our state's finances and we have discovered we are in a perilous situation. All departments will need to find savings in the order of 10 per cent of their budgets. All current projects are suspended and will be reviewed. All planned projects are cancelled. All department heads are dismissed and welcome to reapply for their positions. The Sydney City Council is dismissed as are the councils of Wollongong and Newcastle.
We will immediately enact legislation to prevent local councillors also being a member of parliament. The remainder of our state owned power corporation is to be sold, along with our water supply and its distribution, gas distribution and the operation of our public railways.
There will be no grants to councils for this term of our office. All grants to cultural and artistic organisations are suspended.
All harbour and river ferry services will be privatised and those that cannot make a profit will be closed.
The Opera House will be closed, however the exterior will be maintained.
The Barangaroo development will be cancelled and a request for new plans to maximise the value of the site be requested.
Be careful what you wish for New South Wales. Fighting against an incompetent government is fun. Fighting against a determined one is harder.