• Hannah Phillips

Mothballing the Parliament


The ever diligent Department of Parliamentary Services has circulated a memorandum warning inhabitants of the building that it has been invaded by moths.


Those of us returning from the summer break were advised not to bring in anything made out of natural fibres.

The prohibitions extend to artworks made of wool, silk and fur; food in unsealed containers; and dried flower arrangements.

When it comes to taxidermy, the only objects allowed are those that are stuffed and mounted within the parliamentary precincts.

Any other stuffing and mounting is said to constitute a threat to the parliamentary art collection.


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