Labor to Lyrebird

Labor   ˈleɪbə   noun, adjective

The Australian Labor Party. Of or pertaining to the Australian Labor Party. Not to be confused with the British Labour Party, although neither has to do with workers anymore.

Lexinote: One of the two major political parties in both state and federal elections, the other being a conservative coalition named Liberal National Party (LNP). 

By the second decade of the 21st century, Labor, a former "workers" party, had moved to the centre of politics, while the LNP had become infested with grifters and Christian zealots, pushing it so far right it fell off the edge of the political spectrum. Both Labor and LNP support had, by this time, declined to roughly a third each of the total votes cast in Australia's compulsory voting system. Electors had drifted either largely to the Greens, somewhat to independents, and a minority to the far right nationalists. 

Labor has ostensibly socialist philosophy and policies, but increasingly panders to the wealthy in a vain attempt to attract these nastier and more selfish sectors of the electorate, while at the same time appease mining magnates and their public relations company, NewsCorp.

lifter  ˈlɪftə  noun

A person who raises something. From the verb (to) lift.

Lexinote: The rarely-used word 'lifter' became instant currency in Australia in 2014 when then treasurer Joe Hockey (later ambassador to the US) had a "Mitt Romney" moment by classifying Australian citizens as "lifters or leaners." Hockey spoke for the entire neoliberal movement with his salvo, that repined "class warfare" by the poor against the wealthy, and signalled retrospective punishment of welfare recipients under the subsequent illegal Robodebt scheme. 

lyrebird   ˈlaɪəbɜ:d   noun

Ground-dwelling Australian bird noted for its remarkable power of mimicry, and for the long lyre-shaped tail. 

Lexinote:  Only the male, Albert, has the tail. Agatha spends her time mimicking all and sundry, including and especially cell phone ring tones which drives trail walkers and tourists out of their minds, and in Albert's opinion "just won't shut up."

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