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    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F 12 Responses Jul 12

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    BCA, Productivity Commission

    and McKinesey Reports on COMPETITIVENESS and Business friendly policies for Australia...... BCA (Business Council of Australia) along with the Productivity Commission and the management consultant group, McKinsey, have come out with some reports and recommendations on HOW to...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    GERMANY'S 'GOOD' BUDGET OUTCOME IS MORE THAN

    INTERESTING.... 1) Most would have read about how Germany has been the best performing nation in Europe in term of maintaining a good government budget outcome vs other European nations. Most would also be familiar with the fact that the current German government (conservative...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses May 11

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    peza peza 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    Jak2395 Jak2395 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Your Spouse Looks Better In This Country

    I visited the mother country and my old friends asked about Australia. They imagined material affluence, big cars, opulent terraces, palm trees, beaches. My time there was limited, and I had only 20 minutes to depict Australia. Here is the story I've chosen to tell, as a...
    AgeingThinker AgeingThinker 61-65, M 4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey Federal Budget- $7

    Medicare Co-Payment will lead to LOWER LIFE EXPECTANCY for Aussies............. 1) The $7 Medicare co-payment to see the GP and similar to use hospital emergency department will LOWER life expectancy in Australia. The $7 Medicare co-payment is meant to be used to start a...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 6 Responses May 16

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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 14 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    When you think of it,

    we have so many differences from the USA, mainly words, pronouncing them, calling stuff this or that. Lol Anyways who's also an Aussie? :P MAAAATTTTEEE
    ThatOneUsername15 ThatOneUsername15 13-15, F 21 Responses Jun 22

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    greg61 greg61 51-55, M 6 Responses May 20

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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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    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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    Hey my names adam im live in brissy.

    any other aussies wanna be friends,chat about anything and be open.im nice and non judgemental :)
    Brissyfun Brissyfun 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If you haven't seen housos,

    you can't class yourself as Australian :/
    CookieeMONSTA CookieeMONSTA 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 22

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    For Most part I love being a Pure bred Aussie,

    I might not drink as much, or smoke ( Ciggies are for ******* try Hookah) and do burnouts on a daily basis ( love the smell of burnt tyres)...... And then there are those times where I would love to smack every Muddafukkas head in, Like today My car broke down (for the first...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 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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    ben101 ben101 18-21, M 16 Responses May 9

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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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    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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    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 6 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 5 Responses Jan 20

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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 28 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 23 Responses Jul 12

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    Telegraph in Sydney says

    that the Budget Has to be passed or Mortgage Rate would be higher due to the loss of AAA rating for the Federal government. 1) The Telegraph in Sydney says that by blocking the $40bn budget measures and hence threatening the AAA rating for the Federal government, the mortgage...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M May 21

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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 11 Responses Jan 26

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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 10 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Australia Government AAA Rating At Risk- Warned

    Standard and Poor's...... NO Big Deal...... Big Yawn..... 1) This morning in the press, it seems that Standard and Poor's has warned that the Abbott Budget has to be passed or the Australian Sovereign rating will be cut from AAA. 2) AAA is for the long term bond rates- bonds...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 Responses May 20

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    I chose to become a citizen by choice.

    I love this country and all the positive things it stands for. I wish though that we weren't so guided by fear and neo-liberalism. If anyone wants to chat from Australia (if Brisbane even better), send me a message.
    anon1693 anon1693 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    Australia Day

    hello, may today bring tears to your eyes as you reflect on this nation we love. Lets not lose sight of the little things that make us unique, I speak of our culture and our humour, our love of the land, the banding together when times are tough, we are tough.... and tenacious...
    LipsParted LipsParted 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 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 7 Responses Mar 9

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    o-O bored here. What could someone really say

    for this? I'm happy to be Australian yeey!? :-D I'm gonna keep writing just to make is long since it says i have to. Ok this seems long enough. Just so bored here.
    ThatIsSoJill ThatIsSoJill 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 23

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    Anyone else having miserable weather?

    I just want to do a load of laundry but I can't seem to step outside without it deciding to rain.
    AussiePleasure AussiePleasure 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 2

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    COMMISSION OF AUDIT REPORT------REAL WAGE TO BE

    CUT. Tony Shepherd as the chairman for the report is a director of the construction company- Transfield which I believe built the Sydney Harbour Tunnel many years ago....... SUMMARY: Discussions using examples in real life comparisons. The real wage (after inflation and...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M May 1

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    Enjoy ANZAC day tomorrow

    and be respectful to our Diggers!
    Littlebikiechick Littlebikiechick 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 24

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    LETS GO NEW SOUTH WALES.

    IM SO NERVOUS.
    Xeniabolton Xeniabolton 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 18

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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 6 Responses Jan 30

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    Without using the internet,

    figure what these Aussie slang words mean: •Struth, Sheila, Ranga, Snag, Ta, Wag, Hobo, Barbie, Far out, Bikey 5 out of 10 is a pass!
    HiAlNa HiAlNa 16-17, F 15 Responses May 24

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    lanamm lanamm 22-25, F 12 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I need to find some other Aussies to talk to!

    Not interested in anything dirty though. Message me :)
    caraacakes caraacakes 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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    ICC. Rankings updated today

    and we are now ranked No 1 in tests and ODIs! That is worthy of a couple Oi Oi Oi's!
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 3 Responses May 1

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    Are we really the lucky country?

    REALLY?? I feel pretty lucky...most of the time anyways...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F 16 Responses Jun 11

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    Would love to talk to other aussies.

    Speically other women either straight bi or les .but will talk to almost anyone
    Jlsspeakingup Jlsspeakingup 22-25, F 21 Responses May 25

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    My grandmother Clare was born in Melbourne.

    Her parents are Japanese and Australian. Shintaro, is the family name.
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    My mum is Australian

    and then my papa who is maltese went to live in Sydney where he met my mum. I was born in Malta because we usually take trips to Australia from july 1 to august 31 and back to malta in September 1. So tecnically I am half maltese and half Australian
    larson101 larson101 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    CALL FOR LOWER MINIMUM WAGE- After LOW TAX,

    Businesses Now Want SLAVERY ....... 1) For those that read my notes in the past would know some of my background and interests. Among my interests are ECONOMIC HISTORY. Indeed, frankly, come to think of it after many years in finance, Economic history is the only bit about...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    Lazy long weekend here in sunny NSW.

    Some serious lolling to be done in the hammock while I supervise the pergola extensions. Great to be alive:))
    enlightenme2 enlightenme2 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 7

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    http://themetapicture.

    com/just-australian-things/
    bikerj12 bikerj12 51-55, M 2 Responses May 24

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    Government Finance VS Personal Finance- Time

    Length of Borrowing Consideration........ Summary: Humans work about 40~45 years so naturally it's wise to carry little or no debt at or near the end of one's working life. A nation is meant to go on forever, so it could continue to carry debt forever........ 1) Today, Tony...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses May 19

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    Related Experiences

    That isn't the important thing. I have been watching a television program with the majority of people are from the U.S and I am so use to hearing all sorts of accents from all over...
    aussieman01 aussieman01 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 13

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