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    Someone posted this open letter to Adam Goodes

    on Facebook today. Dear Adam Goodes, You have won one of the highest honours in Australia, to become Australian of the year,' defeating many worthy candidates, people who volunteer, exceeded expectations in competition, contributed to modern medicine advancements, and the...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    Well I am not but a quarter of my family is.

    Its like a second home to me. Whale watching and surfing in Queensland is among my favorite past times when I go for a visit.
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    smashed1 smashed1 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 22

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    I Live In Australia

    Australia is beautiful, Broome with the most beautiful sunset i have ever seen.Cairns is even more beautiful. love it there, but not a fan of the crocodiles. Sydney withthe harbor bridge and the Opera house. There is so many things to see here.I love living here, and being a part...
    avaria avaria 36-40, F 12 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    Hey everyone I'm an Aussie bloke,

    just your average sort really. Love my country and all the people in it. New to writing experiences on here so I'm sure il get better at it soon
    bunyipstew bunyipstew 26-30, M Feb 2

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    And therefore I sit in the front seat of the

    taxi/cab. News flash you look like a toss bag sitting in the back!
    smashed1 smashed1 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    Romanticguy2013 Romanticguy2013 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    jarrydvan jarrydvan 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Best Aussie Pick Up Line Ever:

    An Aussie walks into a pub and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman.. He gives her a quick glance then casually looks at his watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, 'Is your date running late?' 'No', he replies,'I just got this state-of the-art watch...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 34 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    Road Rage

    There is a road between my home and the clinic, where I work. It is a long, straight and has only a single lane each way. It's a fast road, with no traffic lights and has a 90 km speed limit. As you can imagine, one slow car ruins the show for everyone behind and on this day...
    iguanachips iguanachips 41-45, F 15 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    There are two types of people in the world.

    Australians, and people who want to be Australian. Happy Aussie day folks. Hope your day is filled with grog, BBQ, and some backyard/beach cricket. Nothing better
    smashed1 smashed1 31-35, F 23 Responses Jan 25

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    Sure am! but I don't ride kanagroos,

    or throw shrimps on the bbq
    SpudKat SpudKat 18-21 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Lknatya Lknatya 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    sekwam sekwam 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    lanamm lanamm 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Never Been Out Of Australia

    I love this place, 54years old and never been out of Aus. I did get a passport and maybe I will go some place. Anyone got any ideas?
    allans1865 allans1865 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    I would to know how many of us fellow Aussie's

    are sharing the same experiences on here I am located within Melbourne are there any others here from in or around this region? Just asking.
    cycloneange cycloneange 70+, F 17 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    It's almost Footy season again!

    !! Bring on the games and the beers!!!! Nothing much better than kicking back with a coldy watching the games #goWCE
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    The Daughter ...

    Daughter of PoseidonJThe daughter of PoseidonWanders the seashores in celestial seasonsJDeparts a vast oceanOn silver winged fishscale bootsSwathed in a watery quicksilver cloakRuns above the seas skin, that surges angrily beneathJSheds her cloak and its cloying watery graspIn a...
    catfeesh catfeesh 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    MRRT- Minerals Resource Rent Tax- a note.

    .......... The MRRT has been controversial since Rudd-Swan first brought it out from the tax consideration list of the the Federal Treasury in 2010. This has been used by all political parties for their own advantages one way or another. The mining industry of course hates it...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Apr 7

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    I'm livin in Australia.

    ..I really just want good friends I can talk to everyday and they don't judge me. Someone that I can maybe meet In real life and hang out some time....that would except everything about me.... And someone who would actually talk to me nd cares about meh..:)
    MyHotBoy MyHotBoy 18-21, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    You May Be An Aussie If.......

    With thanks to my sister for sending this to me, apologies to the author - please let me know who you are if you wrote it: FOR THE AUSSIES - You know you're Australian when: You believe that stubbies can either be drunk or worn. You've made a bong out of your garden hose...
    ProfDavros ProfDavros 46-50, M 31 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    I am proud to be an Aussie living in a country

    with a history great achievements. Tomorrow (I'm in Perth) we celebrate Australia Day. I will be with my extended family and some close friends having a quiet BBQ in the back yard. Others will be watching the fireworks and/or partying and these are all great ways to celebrate...
    Peterm1957 Peterm1957 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I Just Had to Share This........

    These are not my words, I received this today from someone else, but thought my aussie friends here would get a kick out of it...... These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 45 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    well, I'm not Australian.

    but I want to go there SO BAD. like I can't even explain it oh my gosh. the people there seem awesome. it's so beautiful there. what more could you want.
    michellemay michellemay 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 26

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    And You Are?

    You know, what I love most about the Aussie culture is our disregard for authority. Like, when we pass a police car on the road we flash our headlights twice to warn other drivers that they're waiting around the corner- who would do that besides a bunch of convict-descendents...
    mimsical mimsical 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Freddie61 Freddie61 51-55, M 12 Responses Mar 10

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    In This Together

    I've read with interest, Enna30's story - I'm Sad Tonight.  It WAS a very sad story but also one of courage and hope.  Courage because she had the strength to end her sexless marriage and hope because something she said gave me some.  I've always thought this issue was my...
    micha2808 micha2808 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I often get asked if I'm Aboriginal,

    usually by complete strangers. When I tell them I'm not they look at me in disbelief and dispute my ethnicity. I have had arguments and racial slurs yelled at me. I don't feel the need anymore to prove myself as I once did. What for? I don't care anymore. I do love living in...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 10

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    Only an Aussie would understand.

    1. You know the meaning of the word "girt".2. You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.3. You think it's normal to have a Treasurer called Wayne.4. You waddle when you walk due to the 53 expired petrol discount vouchers stuffed in your wallet or purse.5. You've made...
    blackdiamond38 blackdiamond38 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 20

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    .... and so proud of it!

    Cannot wait for Australia Day!!
    TryToRelax TryToRelax 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    SUPERANNUATION TAX CONCESSION & PENSION

    BENEFITS......... SUMMARY: This note talks about the cost of tax benefits due to superannuation contribution and profits from superannuation and if such tax benefits could be better off used in another way such as for pension entitlements for every one. My assessment concludes...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    Purple Liza The Funnel Web Spider And Sparkle

    We have a huge but harmless spider in Australia called a Huntsman. One summer when my daughter was a toddler, a large Huntsman took up residence in the cornice in our living room. We named her, "Sparkle."  She coexisted with us happily in the house until one day she was gone...
    iguanachips iguanachips 41-45, F 30 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    G'day ;-)

    way down here in the colonieson goldy beaches and fertile soilswith subliminal rememberences ofscurvy and little ditty bagswe are so proud of our selves -(that's why we can't give up the union jack on our flag)and we have proved to ourselvesthat we don't give a stuff, coz we're...
    JahPhancyPants JahPhancyPants 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 14 Responses Feb 11

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    PRIVATISATION- A CAPM & DEBT vs MARKET RETURN

    ANALYSIS In 1990 March edition of the famed respectable Harvard Business Review (HBR), there is a note on the Efficiency of Privatised Former Government Enterprises. The article is a summary of the researches to verify the claim of better efficiency from the privatisation...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    The Funeral

    Who likes a Funeral? No one. This one proved to be very special. We had all gathered outside and were laughing, chatting and greeting each other when we got the call to move inside. That is when I choked up. The gentlemen of the RSL had formed on both sides of the isle...
    Zoranna Zoranna 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Our Children Will Pay

    i am deeply concerned for the desert people and the way the intervention has truly devasted communities...stigmatising them back to the shameful existance of how white australia looks upon them...it is just truly disgusting but i am equally concerned for the quality...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Hi guys! I'm not Australian

    but I wasn't sure where to post this so oh well! I am looking into colleges in Australia and New Zealand and I don't know what to do or where to go. Could you guys maybe suggest some colleges to me? Since I would be an international student I know it will be expensive either way...
    cecejr44 cecejr44 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    In Australia there pants

    and tops that come in Small Medium Large X large I'm trying to purchase a top from England on the net and all I can see is Large X large and 2XL which one will fit me I'm not sure Can anybody help
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Parents came from New Zealand

    but I'm Australian m8 too rite m8 m8 m8 maaaayyytteeee. But I plan on leaving eventually. The weather grinds my gears. Thinking of Canada. Somewhere where that gets snow every winter and has a nice sunny summer.
    ForeverInTheMoment ForeverInTheMoment 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    QANTAS MATTER........

    .. I believe there are some elements in the Qantas debate that many, politicians and the media, are not aware and the public have not been informed. I am writing this from the point of view of my understanding of the maintenance structure for an airline and the past history in...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 27

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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT .

    ............ SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport between Camden and Goulbrun, closure of Canberra airport, High speed rail link between Sydney and Canberra via the Camden-Goulburn airport...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST of DEBTS (WACD)

    for WHOLE ECONOMY........... For those that live in Australia and indeed everywhere in the world, we would have been bombard by the cry from the political class that the need to reduce government debts to a manageable level. The GFC seems to make this imperative. However this...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Aussie Aussie Aussie

    There is just something so satisfying about a slice of hot buttered toast with a light spread of Vegemite
    justmeand11 justmeand11 22-25 13 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    With Australia Day here tomorrow.

    A little something for you all.   And for those who smoke.
    blackdiamond38 blackdiamond38 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 24

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    When the shearing sheds are silent

    and the stock camps fallen quiet When the gidgee coals no longer glow across the outback night And the bush is forced to hang a sign, '. gone broke and won't be back' And spirits fear to find a way beyond the beaten track When harvesters stand derelict upon the wind swept...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    "when A Girl"

    When A Girl is quiet millions of things are running in her mind. When a Girl is not arguing, She is thinking Deeply. When a Girl looks at you with eyes full of questions, She is wondering how long you will be around. When a Girl answers "I AM FINE" after a few seconds, She is...
    saad31 saad31 26-30, M 28 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    There is nothing better

    than being Australian. Having a nice warm piece of toast with some Vegemite.
    jessbroooks jessbroooks 16-17, F 11 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I am just happy the summer is over ,

    the heat sucks here . You basically have to spend a lot of time on the beach . Cant complain about the sun tan though
    crystallyne crystallyne 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 9

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    Australian Etiquette In General

    1. Never take an open stubby to a job interview. 2. Always identify people in your paddocks before shooting at them. 3. It's tacky to take an Esky to church. 4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it's time to change the sheets. 5. Even if you're certain you're included in...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 15 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    Someone posted this open letter to Adam Goodes

    on Facebook today. Dear Adam Goodes, You have won one of the highest honours in Australia, to become Australian of the year, defeating many worthy candidates, people who volunteer, exceeded expectations in competition, contributed to modern medicine advancements, and the...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F Feb 13

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    ---- MEDIBANK PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL BY ABBOTT

    GOVERNMENT ---- Below is what I wrote about the idea of Privatisation in regard to real life experiences and the explanations for the real life experiences. I also add more points at the end of the long note. Please be patient reading the detailed note...... Thanks...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I Love Australia

      It's God's country .......  An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would start by working his way across the USA from South to North. On his first...
    c8lorraine c8lorraine 56-60 19 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am AN Australian. I would Like a change in the people I talk with an Aussie guy would be nice. Some one that has respect for women would be even better. I get tired of talking to...
    littlebikiechick littlebikiechick 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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