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  1. Peach

    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    It's well document and very true. You can listen to it here:
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    Social media messages are worthless as evidence. All it proves is that too accounts interacted, it could be the same person on both sides of the conversation.
  3. As long as these threads keep getting dredged up by the ‘winners’, there are going to be sour grapes. Instead of grinding their/your boots in, maybe time to move on... Encourage the wounds to heal...
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    Australia and Climate Change

    and there in is the rub: half of us won't believe anything from the Murdoch press, the other half won't believe anything but the Murdoch press. We are never going to agree.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    Sadly no, Miranda Devine is still allowed by the Murdoch media to repeat these lies...
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    Australia and Climate Change

    You are right... I don’t think “aargh it’s climate change” is the answer, but neither do I think that more of the same is a solution. I stole this quote from a tweet:
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    Australia and Climate Change

    Is it confirmation bias, when you keep looking for evidence that supports your what you already believe? I’m guilty of this too.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    It’s interesting there are two organisations that claim to speak for the rural firefighters of NSW. There is the one Parly shared, which posts lots of “anti-greenie” stuff. The other mob RFSA (http://www.rfsa.org.au/) claims to be recognised as the representative association for Firies under the NSW Rural Fires Act 1997 — they seem much more authoratative and don’t seem to publish anything blaming anyone, which to this reader makes them appear to be more fair and balanced.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    What a man of the people. Maybe like Scomo he books economy expecting a free upgrade to first class being such a VIP and all? Or maybe he learned a lesson from last time: https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/10/boris-defends-using-private-jet-84-mile-journey-11601936/ or the time before: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/boris-johnson-private-jet-raf-brexit-force-one-new-york-flight-transatlantic-climate-change-a9119446.html or the time before that: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-45201308 Fair play to him and what a photo op...
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    Proud to be a Freemason

    Bit like Scouts for grown ups without the camping.
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    Proud to be a Freemason

    Last month was my five year anniversary of being a Freemason, having been initiated in 2014. I followed the recommendation that VS kindly gave and contacted Grand Lodge. A pivotal moment in my life in Australia.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Was just trying to lighthearted, in an otherwise miserable thread....
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Judging by the number of Chinese students driving around Canberra in Mercedes, Audis and BMWs I'd say they do alright.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Whatever happens next, it is sad to watch. The UK has become more divided than the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. Brexit is splitting the nation for years if not decades to come.
  15. Peach

    Resident Return Visa - do I need one?

    Maybe apply for Citizenship and ask for a Ministerial exemption: If you are outside Australia when we decide your application The minister may count some periods you have spent outside Australia as lawful residence in Australia: If you have spent time outside Australia as a permanent resident with your Australian citizen spouse or partner. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen/permanent-resident#Eligibility
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    Car advice

    According to google, they weren't on sale here long: Holden's ill-fated experiment with Daewoo-built products is perfectly encapsulated with the largely unloved Malibu. Imported from Korea with the sole intention of battling Toyota's Camry in the medium sedan segment – and perhaps paving the way to serve as an eventual replacement for the Commodore – the Malibu singularly failed to find a buyer base in Australia, despite offering reasonable specs and value . Offered with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol or 2.0-litre diesel, the front-wheel drive Malibu would only end up staying in Holden showrooms for a little over three years, from June 2013 to late 2016.
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    Leaving Oz after 8 years.

    you missed off austerity and frequent terrorist attacks from your really happening stuff.
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    How to keep everybody happy??

    Battered wives say the say thing about their husbands....
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    How to keep everybody happy??

    Yet when it comes to your mum, you seem happy to let the bully win..
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    How to keep everybody happy??

    If you had a kid and he/she was being bullied at school, or if your husband was being bullied by his boss - what advice would you give them?
  21. Peach

    How to keep everybody happy??

    It's harsh but its true.. All the compromise seems to from your side. Why should you bend over backwards even further? Cancel this years visit and go on a well deserved holiday with your husband. Make your own demands of your family and if they won't meet you half way you should cut your losses. It's not like you'll bump into them on the High Street. Stop trying to have the same relationship you had with them when you lived close by. You live on the other side of the world for heaven's sake, surely that gives you some space to do what you want?
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    How to keep everybody happy??

    So do whatever they want you to do and quit moaning about it? Can't have it both ways. Using all your holiday to visit the UK every year is a completely unreasonable request to make of somebody.
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    How to keep everybody happy??

    You're grown ups. Don't go back to the UK until you want to. It really is that simple... Stop talking to your parents until they stop guilt tripping you. Live your own life, not theirs.
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    Australia 2019 Federal Election thread