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Old 29th Jul 2016, 10:38
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Meanwhile, just imagine the tanty that must be going on chez Kevin...! Suddenly these people are saying he should be nominated for the UN?! "The Real Kevin Rudd" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-5RgFe9OX4
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Old 29th Jul 2016, 11:34
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Had Rudd been proposed and worse still, got the job, Australia would have become a laughing stock.
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Old 29th Jul 2016, 22:15
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Thank you, para.
Intelligent and articulate though he may be, I'm afraid that Kevin had proved himself to be little more than a pretentious poonce.
Gareth Evans*, on the other hand ...

*I'll just add, the former Minister for Throwing Ashtrays, to remind you.
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Old 30th Jul 2016, 20:18
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Even Mark Latham, a former leader of the Laborious Party, laughed his head off on TV and said "Kevin RUDD?? You gotta be joking!!!
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 00:10
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via Stanwell #19682:
Well Binghi,
Please let's go back to post #'675 and ... where do we go from there?
I see my reply post has disappeared..

Again briefly: To me, the US election will be the decider of political direction in Oz. So I sit and watch..






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Old 8th Aug 2016, 00:21
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Yep.
Let's stay tuned.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 04:20
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chuboy wrote
If a country decides they don't want to do what the UN wants all they get as punishment is a strongly worded letter of "grave condemnation".
Have you never been to a country that has endured years, decades even, of UN sanctions?

Of course the sanctions are only effective if member countries of the UNSC decide to enforce them.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 22:06
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I think you will find there has never been a successful move for a sanction against an arab country, but there are a pile against Israel. Guess who holds the numbers...
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 03:01
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Well.....the census was a roaring success.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 04:12
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Australia has a population of just under 50 people, according to last night's census figures. It represents a fall from the 22 million measured in the 2011 census.

The snapshot of the nation showed that almost one in five of all Australians now live in a share-house in Coppin Street, in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The flatmates, who moved into the property last week, are still waiting for their internet to get connected.

The booming area is set to see further population growth in the future, with Thommo's girlfriend expected to move in next week.

The ABS says the census is vital for future planning, and will allow the government to build new schools, hospitals and other health facilities in that part of Coppin Street.

Other figures showed:

61% of Australians now work for the ABS

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7% of Australians have the surname Turnbull

12% of Australians are current or former Australian prime ministers

0% of Australians have an internet connection

Australia's population now 48, ABS confirms
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 04:34
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The best post for a while, david.
No wonder the Chinese have worked out why we're going so cheap.
If it wasn't so funny...
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 07:00
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Well.....the census was a roaring success.
Logged in mid yesterday afternoon and completed it with absolutely no trouble. I wonder if those having trouble getting to the site was because their internet provider was log jammed.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 08:22
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The ABS are blaming cyber DOS attacks about 7:30pm that forced them to shut down the server. Their social media sites were still telling people to log on at 9:30pm

You had one job..

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Old 10th Aug 2016, 08:28
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I'm bemused by all the media controversy surrounding the census and security of data. In particular I refer to public figure Nick Xenophon, who has the spotlight on him continuously. Is he simply a media tart?

For those who have previously applied for an ASIC, the only questions not asked there are income, religion and who else lives at your address.

The Census did NOT:

Require certified copies of your Driver's Licence
Require 100 points ID
Question about pending or prior criminal convictions
Check your status with ASIO, Crimtrac or Department of Immigration
Ask you for a recent mugshot.

They really don't need to involve us - between ATO, SAPOL and other State, Commonwealth and Local authorities, they could do (most of) it without us.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 08:51
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Logged on and started to complete the census yesterday but fell at the first hurdle.

It wouldn't accept '0' as the number of people resident in the house yesterday.

Wife and I are overseas, aren't we.

ABS's solution is to ask us to call their support team on a local Australian number. No international caller number offered.

Sorry ABS. I can't afford the call charges at the moment.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 08:53
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In particular I refer to public figure Nick Xenophon, who has the spotlight on him continuously. Is he simply a media tart?
Errr .... yes, I think that would be a reasonable appraisal.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 09:58
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CoodaShooda,you don't have to bother with it

Overseas on Census night
If you are not in Australia on Census night, you are not required to complete the Census. If you're overseas on Census night, we use the information collected on overseas departure cards from Australia's ports and airports to add Australian residents back in - you will still be counted.
mmm
mmmm

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Old 10th Aug 2016, 10:14
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The census debacle should put any proposals/demands to conduct federal elections online well into the background for a while .........
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 05:34
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But the Overseas Departure Card does not show my Religion (Jedi Knight) or Aboriginal Heritage (most important for attracting greater federal funding for the NT).
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 06:55
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It's a bit of a worry, isn't it?
A fervent agnostic of uncertain heritage.
I can't find the box to tick.
While I do try to fulfil my social obligations, I'm going to have to pass on this one..
These clowns are still drawing their pay, though, I'll bet.
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