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Why Australia will never become a first world country

Old Feb 10th 2012, 3:40 am
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Exactly, it's like being the toughest kid in your class at school.

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Not much competition there though
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Thanks for the picture of the species named 'CHAVS' they look harmless enough but will keep a lookout for them. Crikey, I have a tracksuit, trainers and baseball cap.
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Exactly, it's like being the toughest kid in your class at school.
First grade
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Old Feb 10th 2012, 3:42 am
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They are generally harmless, much like our bogans here.

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Thanks for the picture of the species named 'CHAVS' they look harmless enough but will keep a lookout for them. Crikey, I have a tracksuit, trainers and baseball cap.
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They are generally harmless, much like our bogans here.
They just have a better dress sense and better education
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They just have a better dress sense and better education
Who do? The Chavs or the Bogans?
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Who do? The Chavs or the Bogans?
The chavs obviously....because of where they were brought up
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The chavs obviously....because of where they were brought up
Even from Luton or Watford ? I would expect Chavs from Oxford/Cambridge to be well educated.
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Keep reeling 'em in, Grayling.

NSWP, I have no experience of cruising but my in-laws take a lot of cruises and informed me P&O now has a bit of a reputation for younger/rowdy crowds. You might just find you get an education.
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For a Third World country, Australia is not doing too badly, even seemed to avoid the worst of the GFC. Beginner's luck I guess.
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Third World Australia where wages are almost double those in First World Britain, people live longer, unemployment is lower etc, etc, etc.
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Old Feb 13th 2012, 9:10 pm
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I have no doubt some earn double the money but a sweeping generalization to make it sound as though it is across the board though which clearly isn't factual. The reality is that the high wages are creating a casual, part time workforce because employers can't continue to foot the bill. Yes indeed the reported unemployment figure is indeed lower

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Third World Australia where wages are almost double those in First World Britain, people live longer, unemployment is lower etc, etc, etc.
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Melbourne must be different if you haven't come up against this: the Woolworths checkout girl, the estate agent, the guy you talk to in the street, the partner you have at the golf club: you are always being told that Australia is best at everything and the best place to live on the planet.

I am frankly amazed that you haven't had this pushed in your face over and over again.

Back in the eighties there was a TV campaign which tried to make everyone think "Aussie Aussie Aussie" - it made my toes curl at the time but it obviously worked!
I doubt if you'll beleive this, but Melburnians actually complain about Queenslanders carrying on like this.

Although it takes the form that there is no greater place than Queensland then Australia.
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Old Feb 13th 2012, 9:30 pm
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Queenslanders are incredibly parochial, the best State in the best country

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I doubt if you'll beleive this, but Melburnians actually complain about Queenslanders carrying on like this.

Although it takes the form that there is no greater place than Queensland then Australia.
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Queenslanders are incredibly parochial, the best State in the best country
It's starting to sink in that prices are too expensive for basic goods....... That's been a difficult message to get through.
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