Today's meeting with the Western Australian Premier went quite smoothly. The Hon Alan and i spoke in the boardroom for about two and a half hours on a wide range of subjects including Tornado Mayhem which hit Australind on the weekend, whether History is being properly taught in WA schools, native plant seed-collecting, the archaic WA liquor licensing laws, and the completely art-deco city of Napier. The Hon Alan introduced me to the State Treasurer as 'The Groovemeister'. I'm not sure where that one came from. Perhaps it was the combination of funky vintage shirt and rediculous italian glasses.