Treasurer finds one trillion in mouth of a fish

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MELBOURNE, VIC – Former Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, announced today that he had inadvertently discovered $1 trillion dollars in the mouth of a fish after being instructed to do so by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Costello said that the miracle occurred after he had approached the Prime Minister to complain that the Australian government debt could hit a trillion due to the coronavirus crisis.

“Before I had a chance to say a word, the PM just looked at me with universal wisdom in his eyes and said:

‘Ye of little faith Peter. Go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch and you will find enough to pay down the national debt’.”

“So, I did what he said and sure enough I caught a whopping big Bass straight away. I opened its mouth and the money started pouring out. You wouldn’t think that it’s belly would be able to hold that much, but in a miraculous way it just kept coming and coming.”

It is reported that the money was then delivered to the Federal Treasury under armed guard and will be included in upcoming budget announcements. When the Prime Minister was approached to comment on the role he played in the alleged divine intervention, he simply replied:

“Did I not tell you that if you believed you would have a surplus? Render unto ScoMo what belongs to ScoMo, and render unto God what belongs to God.”

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