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Movie eVoucher - expires /today/. Anyone want it? Will send to first PM.

Movie eVoucher - expires /today/. Anyone want it? Will send to first PM.

Edmund Barton is dead.

Good bot

what a nice gesture!

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“We need to know how deep and far this penetration ... has been.” - Cory Bernardi on claims hackers liked an explicit gay pornographic video using Christopher Pyne’s Twitter account.

“We need to know how deep and far this penetration ... has been.” - Cory Bernardi on claims hacke...

First time I've laughed with Cory not at him.

Cory wants to do some extensive probing.

It's a brilliant troll. I loathe that man with every fiber of my being but it's the only time he's done anything that humanises him. The way he just bundled himself into the car at the end. Well done.

That was fucking hilarious. Actually though he has a point. If the defence minister is claiming to have been hacked there does need to be an investigation. That's a very big breach of a very significant role. That's a serious allegation and if he's using it as a cover well he fucked up because we can't work on the assumption he's covering it up. It should be taken seriously.

I get these in the mail today after listening to the LNP in the senate vehemently deny that they were preferencing One Nation

I get these in the mail today after listening to the LNP in the senate vehemently deny that they were preferencing One Nation

Should be illegal to have how to vote cards that dont list the party of each candidate

The questions were firmly worded, asking why in 49 seats LNP were preferencing ON in the QLD election. Each time they claimed they weren't and yet right there is a vote preference for ON

The LNP candidate for my area sent out a HTV which showed ‘how to vote LNP and place Labor above ON’ and ‘how to vote LNP and place ON above Labor’.

Same in mine.

Going to ignore both ways and put ON last regardless.

Gerry Harvey claims he will be Amazon's 'most formidable competitor'

Gerry Harvey claims he will be Amazon's 'most formidable competitor'
Gerry Harvey claims he will be Amazon's 'most formidable competitor'

Old man yells at cloud

He claimed :

"It's not a simple case of Amazon coming in and eating our lunch – we'll be the most formidable competitor they've ever seen,"

followed by these words of wisdom, from the local franchiser, to the global online behemoth

Mr Harvey also said Amazon would be "idiots" to launch new retail products and services before Christmas, suggesting the e-commerce giant was running out of time given that most online retailers shut up shop by mid-December because shoppers were worried about getting deliveries on time.

As opposed to being the highest turnover times of the year. In other countries Amazon take orders till 22nd Dec for delivery before Christmas to Prime members (eg free delivery).

"They should be opening in February or March," Mr Harvey said. "To get out there and open now shows how dumb they are – they will make so many mistakes if they do this. "It makes no sense, it's just crazy. Every time they do something wrong guess who will do something about it – they are our No. 1 target," he said, adding that many of Harvey Norman's suppliers would not supply Amazon at all.

Seriously, this is what he was saying to his shareholder meeting.

There's bravado, and then there's just insane ranting in the face of annihilation.

As an example his company was selling off old 32GB SD cards recently. Not only did they want $10 postage (for an SD card remember), but they cancelled a number of orders they had taken, because they didn't have real time stock control and found they had no stock left.

That was this week.

He is fucked.

most crotchety competitor*

(Laughs hysterically)

The Socceroos are going to the 2018 World Cup!

The Socceroos are going to the 2018 World Cup!

Mile Jedinak has become legend.

Today was a good day for Australia, and therefore, the world.

Shut up nerd. We're the greatest team to have ever played the sport

The yes vote wins and we are going to the 2018 World Cup, what a fucking day! Let's go.

AUSTRALIA HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP!!! 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

AUSTRALIA HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP!!! 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

JEDINAK NOW AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AND HAT TRICK HOLDER

OUR BOYS HAVE FUCKEN IT 3-1

NEXT UP THE WORLD CUP

Incredible day for Australia 🇦🇺

Also I nearly got bogged in the ute today, but then I just kind of fed it to her, and got out. So there's that too.

Australia's in the world cup and Italy isn't. Who would have guessed.

Just overall, with the quali and the vote, as a country I feel like we had a good day 😊

Brisbane celebrating the Yes Vote [Xpost /sub/brisbane]

Brisbane celebrating the Yes Vote [Xpost /r/brisbane]

They're just impressed that they weren't the most conservative for once.

*Sydney quietly leaves the room *

As a fellow Brisbaner I an genuinely shocked and pleased that we weren't.

All this time I believed we needed a QUEXIT, while today it turns out we actually needed a New South WEXIT.

One in 10 five-year-olds show signs of developing mental illness: study finds

One in 10 five-year-olds show signs of developing mental illness: study finds
One in 10 five-year-olds show signs of developing mental illness: study finds

The issues demanded a whole-of-government approach to improve early and targeted intervention services for at-risk families, he said.

"It tends to get siloed into health or mental health or education or welfare. Each of those departments can deal with one part of the puzzle, but you need to bring all those things together in a cohesive way," he said.

Or what seems more likely: more corporate tax cuts, and reduced welfare rates, stagnant or reduced hospitals and school funding.

From the article:

There was some association between perinatal factors - including mothers smoking during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, birthing complications and low birth weight - but these predictors paled in comparison with maltreatment, parental mental illness and parental criminal history.

I blame cyclists

I blame the gay cyclists coming on boats

Same-sex marriage result: Huge 'no' votes in multicultural electorates

Same-sex marriage result: Huge 'no' votes in multicultural electorates

Which countries are homophobic?

Arabic ones? Yes.

China? Yes.

Greece? Up until 2015 or so, Yes.

India? Yes.

You expected most of the people emigrating to Australia to not take the values they learned in their countries with them?

What's interesting is that this only seemed to be the case in NSW. Victoria also has a large number of immigrants but only two electorates voted no. I have heard that Sydney has an issue with ethnic enclaves compared to Melbourne though that can't explain all of it.

I'm especially disappointed by the Blaxland vote because Jason Clare is such a great MP who would never stand for the kind of discrimination his electorate is obviously in favour of. Absolute top bloke, glad he's sticking to his convictions on this.

The whole debate seems to have been much more polarising in Sydney than Melbourne generally.

Can't speak to what was going on in Sydney beyond what was reported in the press but from a Melbourne viewpoint the debate in our local Muslim and African communities in particular seemed to be pretty hands off.

"I don't approve but it's not my place to impose that" was a common message I heard both from the general communities and from religious leaders.

What I did get was a shitload of "No" campaign material from various sources in Chinese but, because this whole thing skirted the campaigning laws, I couldn't tell you where half of it actually originated. A good wedge of that seemed to be borrowing from the ACL / Coalition for Marriage material.

Number of dickheads in Australia slumps below 5 million

Number of dickheads in Australia slumps below 5 million
Number of dickheads in Australia slumps below 5 million

"By contrast, NSW is over-represented in the dickhead department, with 1,736,838 dickheads recorded, although this result may well be skewed by the presence of Mark Latham in the region." Now that's a burn.

The woman in the thumbnail looks like she's pointing at someone and going "You, you're a dickhead."

Nah they are dickheads. Have no empathy, unable to see what it would be like to be gay and have people telling you that you are bad and wrong and immoral for just being yourself.

I'm all for having a serious debate about a complex topic

Ah, there's your problem. This isn't a complex topic.

Try one of these subthreads