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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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    I am having mixed feelings on Tracey Spicer's

    article making the rounds today. http://m.dailylife.com.au/dl-beauty/tracey-spicer-this-is-what-i-look-like-without-makeup-20141115-3kfbl.html I'm all for feeling empowered, and making our own choices in life, but seriously...the pic of her sans make up and styling looks like...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    UNIVERSITY EDUCATION FEE & REFORM.

    ... This note is about the proposed university reform (Higher Education Reform) by the government and by the university sector itself. Before I start, I did get my honours degree eduction free about 30 years ago. 1) The whole matter about HECS is that a university graduate on...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Dec 1

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    Born and living in Australia.

    Proud to be Australian!
    Ozfriendlyman Ozfriendlyman 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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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 10 Responses Jan 26

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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 9 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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 29 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Anyone else from Aus

    who wants to chat?
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE SCIENCE & GREEN

    ENERGIES- discussions (part 3). This is a third note on the matter. This note is about the Cap-and-Trade Emission Scheme proposed by the Greens movements and implemented in Europe and some other parts of the world. Before I start, besides being very good at sciences at school...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    whatsnewpussycat whatsnewpussycat 18-21 2 Responses Dec 19

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    Is LOWER Australian Dollar better

    for Australia economy? This note is about the level of the Australian dollar and the history and some of the main factors that affect the Australian dollar and the impacts of the changes of the dollar. 1) The RBA over the last 2 years have been trying to talk down or even...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 14

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    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 9 Responses Jan 28

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    The Martin Place siege & subsequent storming

    event has me feeling like the world truly is beginning to fall apart. It's terrifying to think how easily this happened! How innocent & good Australian people can so easily get caught up in a religious war. How can another human being bring such misery upon a peace loving...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 17

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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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    British born and raised

    but with Australian family. I managed to get an Australian citizenship 7 years ago and have plans to visit Australia many times in the future, I don't want to live there but I will visit so many times. And I have to admit one thing and that is I wish I was born there, my...
    Andrew2396 Andrew2396 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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    tayylah tayylah 18-21, F 45 Responses Sep 11

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    I came from the dreamtime From the dusty red

    soil plains I am the ancient heart The keeper of the flames I Stood upon the rocky shore I watched the tall ships come For forty thousand years I've been the first Australian I came upon the prison ships Bound down by iron chains I cured the land Endured the lash And waited for...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 5

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    I miss Australia very very much.

    I lived there for almost 11 years. It was the happiest time in my life, besides certain aspects of my childhood. I miss the people and nature. I miss the smell. It breaks my heart to watch a docu or anything about Australia. I will forever be grateful for all the happy memories...
    Astriabirdy Astriabirdy 31-35, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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

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    MORAL HAZARD as base

    for tightening regulations for the banking industry and for any industry for that matter....... This note is about the attitude of questioning the 'moral hazard' of assisting the banking system by the average people. But most seem not care that many industries do receive actual...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Dec 12

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    16-12-14 I am sad today.

    I woke this morning to news that 2 innocent people caught up in yesterdays siege in a Sydney cafe had been fatally shot by the man who held them and many more hostage for 17 hours. The floral tributes keep on coming to Martin Place, the building there, opposite the cafe, hosts...
    Chopinsivories Chopinsivories 46-50, F 19 Responses Dec 15

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    CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE SCIENCE & GREEN

    ENERGIES- discussions (part 4). This is the 4th note on this issue. I am focusing on the differences in the economy, the geography and the climate of Australia-US vs that of Europe. Why? There is a lot of references to Germany in term of praise to the German's Greens energies...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    Damn, this ISIS siege in Sydney is

    so ****** up. Already been going on for 16 hours and it's 12am!
    tayylah tayylah 18-21, F 17 Responses Dec 15

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    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 25 Responses Dec 10

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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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    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 27 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    WA's weather is ****!

    Where is the sunshine Mother Nature? Over this rain bullshit you've sent us. Its almost Summer damnit!!!
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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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 9 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    LETS GO NEW SOUTH WALES.

    IM SO NERVOUS.
    Xeniabolton Xeniabolton 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 18

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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 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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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    Beautiful morning here.

    Summer is spreading its wings sending forth warm breezes that caress the skin leaving drops of moisture behind for the sun to dry. I love summer.
    verityspice verityspice 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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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 26 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    brisvegas brisvegas 31-35 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Misssanta Misssanta 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE SCIENCE & GREEN

    ENERGIES- discussions (part 5). This note is about the Green Energies and their limitations that are not talked about by most Green energy advocators. Before I start, I will say this in general. As far as I am concerned, the current crop of Green energy technologies are in...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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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 22 Responses Jun 22

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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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    dogsgowoof dogsgowoof 36-40, M Dec 11

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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 17 Responses Jun 11

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    I was born in Australian

    and so were my parents. I live in Sydney and like it here, especially now it has become so multicultural there are so many different types of restaurants to eat at.
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    RIP to the greatest Prime Minister Australia

    has ever had. Thank you for the equality you developed, I hope only to have another man like yourself leading the country once again very soon...
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 21

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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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    I am now! I was born in Ireland

    and emigrated to Aussie. It certainly was the best move I every made. When I came to Australia I lived in Sydney first and then moved to Melbourne. Its hard to explain what it is about Aussie that I like , the weather is part of that reason for sure but there is a certain...
    aussiesusan aussiesusan 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 28

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    CHINA-AUSTRALIA Free Trade Pact.

    .... This note is about the recent announcement that China and Australia have entered into agreement for Free Trade between the two economies. 1) I personally am fine and also encourage global trade and exchanges of ideas and attitudes. This history says is always good for all...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    ZoAnnBow ZoAnnBow 16-17, F 22 Responses Jul 12

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    CUTS to ABC & SBS plus Advertising on ABC-SBS.

    ... Many would have heard-read by now about the cuts to the ABC-SBS. There are lots of comments and lots of heated discussions on this matter. ABC, being a true national broadcaster and with significant community supports in many parts of the society certainly is very vocal...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 24

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    Despite being born in a England I support

    Australia when it comes to the World Cup, Australia and Scotland are my favourite nations to support in sport, unless it is team GB then it is GB and Australia.
    Andrew2396 Andrew2396 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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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 33 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    MEDICARE COSTS & GDP plus Inflation Rate

    as Better Comparison of Growth Rate ...... This note is about the comment by the out-going Health Minister about the jump in Medicare cost. 1) He said this morning on ABC radio that the Medicare cost has jumped by 43% in the last 5 years. 2) Now, for those that do not...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 6 days ago