As dusk moves—streaky as anything—over Nowra, policies are locked away in top drawers and filing cabinets all over the surrounds. Education, health and prisons recommendations rest from another day of intensive editing. Discussion papers on housing await further tightening; memoranda on public transport are still to incorporate the latest figures on fare collection and customer relations; financial reports have yet to be phrased in the language of the day. Any enquiries regarding this statement must be directed to the telephone number shown above.
Note that by now it is already dark. Lines of stars show between lines of cloud. The moon blurs the distinctions. Inside the buildings, light-emitting diodes set into security panels flick on and off in red or green.