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Whispers from the Melbourne Underground

Duty called and I responded. This column was smuggled out of my cell in deepest, darkest Danistan, where I’ve been working with members of my birth city’s heroic Melbourne Resistance. Well, the full name of our group is actually the Melbourne Andrews Resistance, because Agent 19—she lives in Northcote—objected to the abbreviation “MR”. Too suggestive and supportive of the patriarchy, apparently. She was really very insistent on the change. Matters weren’t helped when Agent 3—a Quadrant staffer, as it happens—idly observed that the abbreviation for French Resistance was “FR”. “That’s a contraction for a Catholic ‘father’ or priest,” Agent 3…

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