Perth, WA – The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, today announced sweeping reforms in the state by way of the Building One National Utopian State (BONUS) scheme, of which the first stage has now become law as a pilot for the rest of the country.

Inspired by the enormous success of the Chinese social credit system, especially in Rongcheng where everyone is now a model citizen, the Western Australian government are looking forward to a completely compliant society.

“It’s really about financial prosperity for the state,” said McGowan who is also the Treasurer. “Every citizen who does not comply with government mandates, even government suggestions, is simply costing the state in terms of finances and resources,” he added.

The cost of heavily armed police to control crowds in Victoria last year was one example McGowan cited as “an unfortunate expenditure of state funds,” that could have been achieved at very little cost with the new BONUS law. “Rubber bullets and tear gas are not cheap,” he said, and emphasised the need for social self-constraint mechanisms that are both cheap and effective.

“We are encouraging our young people to adopt the phrase ‘Get a BONUS mate!’ as a socially responsible reminder to each other that there are significant bonuses to being a good citizen,” said the Minister for Education and Training in a recent press briefing at the launch of a $350M advertising campaign aimed at school children. The advertising campaign encourages children to inspire friends to be good citizens while keeping a close eye on the older generation and reporting any ‘bad’ behaviour.   

The Education Department are already seeing success by rewarding or punishing classes based on their accumulated social credit score. One class, where three students admitted that their parents watch the Matt Walsh Show and discussed some of the contents of a recent episode, had to stay back after school and watch three hours of a RuPaul Masterclass on self-expression. The three students and their parents were docked 50 points and the rest of the class lost 10 points for “proximity to a dissident”.

Opponents of the new law claim the system is totalitarian and communist. One such woman was jailed, not for speaking out against the new law, but for the fact that she lost all her social credit by spreading disinformation about vaccines, offending neighbours due to her having a fifth child (even after the neighbours said she should stop having kids for the sake of the planet), and suggesting that we now live in a communist state. Fortunately, her children are now safe in the care of the state while she and her husband spend some much-needed time at a health camp where they will undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

The second stage of BONUS is now before the parliament and proposes that property ownership should come with a certain social credit score cost – the more a person owns the more points will be debited from their account. In the proposed legislation ‘property’ could be construed as any tangible asset and the vague nature of the definition will likely remain. The motivation behind such a proposal is to bring much needed equality to the state where some people own nothing in stark contrast to some who have multi-million-dollar mansions – a situation that remains unpalatable to those who mostly have nothing.

Of course, parliamentary leadership and certain leaders in the corporate sector will be exempt from the proposed property ownership laws since they need such property ownership to effectively ensure equality among the people.

“The BONUS law is a great leap forward for Western Australia, and we trust the rest of the country will follow us down this path,” said McGowan. “The people of WA, and the people alone, are the motivating force in the making of Australian history,” he added, sporting a Mao suit.