australia

I just wanted to say it warms my heart that practically every Aussie on Reddit is shitting all over that stupid TIL. Dismissal post.

I just wanted to say it warms my heart that practically every Aussie on Reddit is shitting all over that stupid TIL. Dismissal post.

Fucking Seppos.

Oh jeez Americans back at it thinking everything revolves around them and their current political climate. What a bunch of fuckwits

the 1975 dismissal was a fun time if you gloss over the major constitutional crisis and political chaos.

fucked if I know why the Americans want that

fucked if I know why the Americans want that

I dunno, watching their politics over the last few years I wouldn't be surprised if they wouldn't want literally anything else at this point.

?? Link pls

Edit this one? Yeah looks.shitty. holy fuck how does it have 10K+ karma in 4hrs

https://www.reddit.com/sub/todayilearned/comments/7roxm5/til_that_in_1975_australia_had_a_governm...

It’s very rare that I commend politicians but as a smoker I have finally quit smoking and it’s due to the plain packaging. Slowly but surely after looking at the pictures threatening mouth, throat, bladder and tongue cancer my subconscious started to fear this was happening... and I quit. Well done!

It’s very rare that I commend politicians but as a smoker I have finally quit smoking and it’s due to the plain packaging. Slowly but surely after looking at the pictures threatening mouth, throat, bladder and tongue cancer my subconscious started to fear this was happening... and I quit. Well done!

I'm glad it helped, there was a lot of resistance getting it through.

Congrats mate. Smoking is a cunt. Trying to quit myself.

Yeah it’s never easy! Always comes back when you think you’ve got control.

Good luck and keep saying no!

holy shit are people just missing the fact the real kevin rudd just commented on this post?

“Bitcoin is a bubble” insists Boomer with 5 investment properties

“Bitcoin is a bubble” insists Boomer with 5 investment properties
“Bitcoin is a bubble” insists Boomer with 5 investment properties

Difference is that people actually need houses

I'm all in on Dogecoin baby.

You're right. You have a choice with bitcoin, but you'll be burdened with the outcome of the property bubble whether you want to participate or not.

So... Not that useful as a currency, then?

Today i found out my dad made the bunnings warehouse theme song!

Today i found out my dad made the bunnings warehouse theme song!

Thought that was pretty cool

*Edit: heres some of the old stuff he made for them, i guess its some proof? https://soundcloud.com/user-644389678/old-bunnings-warehouse-proof-thing

Yeah, well MY dad picks the fruit

That goes to Cottee's

To make the cordial

That I like best.

A picture of your penises side by side

"Yeaaaaaah fucken wrote the Bunno's jingle ay"

"Awwwww get fucked"

"Yeah fucken oath"

"Job's yours cunt"

In 1991 they commissioned him to make the as he puts it 'soul version' know as anything you want and it was updated in 1995

he says he worked at a place called 'Jingles Australia' in 1995

Remember when opening ABC News on a weekday morning actually gave you the news?

Remember when opening ABC News on a weekday morning actually gave you the news?

When you hire an ex-Murdoch lackie to run the ABC, this is what you're going to get.

What makes you think she's an "ex" lackie?

She'll probably go back to Rupert's payroll after ruining the ABC.

There's so much frivolous buzzfeed type shit on there now. Been reading ABC for years and it's really sad what's happened to it

has the abc been severely reduced by continual budget cuts, partisan appointments and incessant ideological attack?? the answer may surprise you

Most don't care when Australia Day is held, poll finds

Most don't care when Australia Day is held, poll finds
Most don't care when Australia Day is held, poll finds

I'm going to bring up my suggestion again, in the blind hope that it gains some widespread traction.

I think Australia is a great country - so great it can't be celebrated in just one day and requires a 4 days weekend to fully appreciate everything wonderful about our country. So let's shift the date to an extra long weekend and give everybody both a Friday and a Monday public holiday.

Fuck it, lets just have "Australia Week". We can kick off the first weekend with recognition of the first settlers and what happened in the 19/20th centuries, then we transition into a week-long pissup capped on the end with fireworks, sports, shoeys, etc. It'll be great.

Don't give a shit what date it is on as long as we have a day. My greatest fear is that we will remove it from Jan 26th but when we move it to another day we will still have the same arguements about whites displacing the original owners of the land and any Australia day will be "celebrating" that fact.

Just goes to show it's all about how you ask the question.

TIL that abortion is still not legal in QLD, NSW or SA

TIL that abortion is still not legal in QLD, NSW or SA

There are 7.6 billion humans on the planet earth now. Infant mortality rates are no longer astronomical in first world countries. Why shouldn't there be the option for mothers and couples to terminate an accidental and unwanted pregnancy if they are not ready to have a child? Is the life of a child better if it's brought into this world with a measure of resentment in the circumstances, or if it is brought into this world when the parents well and truly want it? What if the parent/s can't really afford an accidental child at that point in their lives? Babies are expensive. Beds, food, clothing, daycare, doctors appointments, shoes, toys, outings, and so on. Kids are not cheap. What if they detect a serious disability early in the child's development within the womb? The mother may not be at risk but both parents will have to care for this child for the rest of their lives as the child may be incapable of taking care of itself even in adulthood.

The argument usually used to counter all these thoughts is that by having an abortion... You're taking a life. But when does that collection of cells actually acheive a consciousness that it is aware and therefore could be called murder in its killing?

However because of any of the aforementioned circumstances and quandaries listed, a woman may try to perform an abortion themselves or with others in unsafe conditions for themselves. If someone wants something enough... They'll do it regardless of the consequences or risks. This is why abortion should be legal. To give women the safe option to have these procedures performed by medical professionals where they are at a greatly reduced risk of something going wrong and killing themselves in the attempt.

To not give women this option... The death of women is inevitable.

It’s legal only in cases where there would be significant health consequences for the mother. Which is just large enough a loophole that you can do it for most reasons. It’s just not legal to straight up say “I don’t want the baby”

How is it illegal in QLD, there is a clinic here.

serious question

the echoes of the church still remain.....

News Corp accused of colluding with NT government to monitor reporter

News Corp accused of colluding with NT government to monitor reporter
News Corp accused of colluding with NT government to monitor reporter

This is pretty serious

And that’s if the arrangement is unique.

Haha. Yep, definitely not unique.

Media and Government are in a symbiotic relationship I'm sure... you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours... just toe the party line

If he thinks a government department is holding documents about him he can and absolutely should submit a FOI request for any information they have about him. Unlike most FOI requests there's very little they can do to stop it because it's a personal request, and it would prove what they know about him.

Thank you Australia

Thank you Australia

Thank you to every Australian out there today, for you have helped me cover the costs of my first session with a psychologist. Without your financial input into medicare I would not have been able to cover costs over a 10 week period. I am feeling better today than I have in forever. So cheers to the truckie, cop, nurse, barrister etc that have afforded me a day of peace.

It's better for the rest of us if you're doing good.

Chin up and keep at it mate, one day at a time.

What he said.

A universally healthy country is a prosperous country.

The government (the Australian people) supported me through my entire life. From the prenatal care that my mother received all the way through to paying for 7 years at university. There is no way I could be where I am right now without welfare. (I'm now only just paying it back)

And that's why I'm a proud immigrant to this country.

I don't mean to come across as showing off but in my 14 years I've never received any social security and guess what...

I'm proud that my tax has gotten you on your feet so all I ask is you pay it forward to the next person who might need it, which might be me down the line for all we know.

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!

Keneally to get nod for Senate seat

Keneally to get nod for Senate seat

We always knew it would happen.

That doesn't really work when you consider that Dastyari didn't resign until quite late in the campaign. But it was clear from the moment that he did resign that she was going to get his seat if Bennelong didn't work out.

who could have possibly seen this coming

Pretty shrewd move by Shorten. Fills the vacancy with someone nominally from the toxic NSW Labor right without gifting it to one of their backroom arseholes.

Try one of these subthreads