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  1. contraman

    We Are Australian

    We Are Australian WE, the people of a free nation of blokes, sheilas and the occasional wanker. We come from many lands (although a few too many of us come from New Zealand) and although we live in the best country in the world, we reserve the right to bitch and moan about it whenever we bloody like. We are One Nation but we're divided into many States. First, there's Victoria, named after a queen who didn't believe in lesbians. Victoria is the realm of Mossimo turtlenecks, cafe latte, grand-final day and big horse races. Its capital is Melbourne, whose chief marketing pitch
  2. Qld up by 2 after half time. Qlder!
  3. A high-profile refugee and former disability pensioner who has been on 16 overseas trips over the last six years has failed in his bid to prevent his payments being slashed. Palestinian-Kuwaiti Aladdin Sisalem, 37, said it was difficult for him to sit, stand, use his hands or arms "for more than a few minutes" and he had difficulty using public transport," The Courier Mail reports. However, he still managed to make 16 overseas trips over a six-year period that took him to China, Indonesia, Russia and Thailand, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) heard on February 22. Mr Sisalem
  4. A "heads-up for very cheap flights to/from Australia Air Asia is currently running an advanced booking promo on many flights via their Kuala Lumpur base. To many Asian destinations and to Oz. Bookings in November. eg. MEL-CEB -MEL next year for A$730 return, including 20kg +10kg carry-on baggage and seat selection. Only 2 hops MEL-KUL & KUL-CEB with an ideal 3hrs connection time at KUL. Same for the return trip. Their website is very easy to use.
  5. Hey, If this is in the wrong section, sorry.. please let me know. My name is Ross and I lived in Cebu for a few years. My wife (Sheila, Filipina) and I return a few times a year to see family, friends etc. We live in Australia (back 3 years), and I work for myself. I am 37 and have owned a bunch if IT businesses from internet cafes, web and software development businesses etc. I also help businesses run web based marketing campaigns.. pretty standard boring stuff. But, Ive been thinking for the past couple of years I can definitely use these skills to set something up with some
  6. Gday. My cuz is flying over to The Philippines, leaving Monday and arriving Tuesday. He's there for 23 days and hoping to get hitched while he is there. He'll be in Manila for one day then in Tacloban the rest of the time. Is this doable? Will he be able to get his CENOMAR in time? Are there any other issues? Thanks heaps
  7. THE Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has immediately taken indefinite leave to fight charges that he concealed child sex abuse allegedly committed by another priest during the 1970s. As revealed exclusively by The Australian today, NSW Police issued Archbishop Wilson, the vice-president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, with a future court attendance notice to face a single charge of concealing a serious indictable offence. He is understood to be the most senior Catholic official worldwide to face court over a criminal allegation of this type and could face up
  8. Victorian police officer charged with stealing thousands of dollars, trafficking meth A Victorian policeman has been Accused of stealing money from people in return for allowing them to go free, and of trafficking methamphetamine. Nicholas John Powell, who was stationed at Fitzroy (Victoria, Australia) police station, has been charged with theft, drug-trafficking, dealing with the proceeds of crime and misconduct in public office. A second member from the police region, Brendan Nolan, has been charged with the same offences. Both men have been suspended without pay.
  9. It won’t come as much of a surprise to its residents, but Australia is the fourth most expensive country in the world to live in, according to a World Bank-backed study of economies around the globe. Only Switzerland, Norway and Bermuda were ahead of Australia on the basis of how far your money goes on a range of comparable goods and services, according to theInternational Comparison Program (ICP), conducted with the World Bank. More: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/30/australia-is-the-fourth-most-expensive-country-in-the-world-says-study
  10. Although this story is from Australia It is good to see that parents are being held responsible. Now if only this would happen in the Philippines A West Australian woman has been sentenced to three years' jail over the sexual abuse of her three daughters by their father. The 56-year-old mother of seven cannot be named to protect the identity of the girls. She pleaded guilty to three charges of performing an indecent act with her husband while her eldest daughter, aged about 16 or 17, was present. She also pleaded guilty to a further three charges of failing to act to protect al
  11. contraman

    Only in OZ

    A 37 year old man was charged today in relation to him taxiing a propeller driven Beechcraft 2 seater aircraft (minus wings) through Newman to the Newman Hotel (purple pub) on Friday 31 October 2014 at about 2.10pm. It will be alleged that he had just bought the aircraft from a private residence and was taking it home on the other side of the town, but stopped at the pub. On examination it was found to have an exposed fuel line hanging from the side of the aircraft attached to an unsecured jerry can inside the cabin to enable the engine to run. On stopping the aircraft the accused
  12. A man was found dead in a bin a short time after fleeing from a unit where a woman's remains were discovered, police said. Detectives said the two deaths in the affluent Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe were being treated as a murder-suicide. Officers went to the apartment building on Commercial Road at about 9:00pm on Saturday after neighbours reported a bad smell coming from a unit in the complex. Police said when they knocked on the apartment door a man fled through a rear glass door and leapt over a balcony. Blood stains were left on a fence where he jumped down to a laneway. Officer
  13. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been left red-faced after an explosive device used during sniffer dog training was left in a suitcase at Sydney Airport. The AFP apologised after the suitcase, containing about 230 grams of plastic explosives, accidentally ended up in the hands of a female passenger on Tuesday afternoon. The device, which was not live, was hidden inside the unclaimed suitcase during what the AFP said was a "routine canine exercise". The suitcase containing the explosive device was then mistakenly given to the woman whose luggage was damaged during her flight. The
  14. New electronic lodgement (BC100). Anyone done one of these types of Visas? Disclaimer: I have no relationship or business interest in showing this link.
  15. Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for four hours. They were nearly overrun, but were saved by a timely ammunition resupply, accurate artillery fire fro
  16. First-time travel: Cebu - Melbourne travel Presently there is another active thread on "Flight to Australia and return". However, I would like this thread to focus on first time travel to Melbourne, Australlia, from Cebu. My wife's (OWF) niece is working in Melbourne area (-- actually, several hours away from the city as I understand). The niece is homesick (as this is her first time abroad on her own), and because my wife and niece are close, I'm thinking about having my wife visit her niece. (We have a limited budget, so probably my wife would be doing the trip alone.) We are
  17. Seems Scoot have some cheap flights Singapore to Sydney and return. Then reasonably easy to get a direct flight to Cebu and avoid the need to go via Manila ( QAntas and Jetstar) anyone used this airline ? can anyone recomend alternatives to avoid the need to fly into Manila Al
  18. Hey there, I read on Cebu Pacific website that they will possibly be flying to Australia. This is great news ! http://www.cebupacificair.com/pages/pressreleases.aspx?pid=7 Does anyone know anymore information about this?>
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