I would have found it more appropriate if the Australian PM had given up his Mad Minister for Lent... but he at least decided to give up Garrett's botched roof-insulation project.
As for the Mad Monk, he has told us publicly that he's giving up screwing the missus for Lent.
The senate has given up its dignity by allowing Scientologists to record their whingeing officially in Hansard.
Meanwhile, Australia has its first saint. Even if there's no more than a faint chance that Mary MacKillop might be able to bring about miracles, I hope she won't give up trying, because I often feel that Australia needs her divine assistance.