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Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 26 Jan 2017, 01:08

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January 26th is Australia Day.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 26 Jan 2017, 01:10

Not everybody in Australia celebrates Australia Day.
Many indigenous and other Australians think of it as Invasion Day
I'm not one of them.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby bristleposh » 26 Jan 2017, 08:49

Strangely enough no indigenous people in this country celebrate it either, maybe a few ex-Pats may down a couple of tinnies if they rememember where they're from
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby PoshDrummerAdam » 26 Jan 2017, 08:59

Have a good one Tonyp

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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 26 Jan 2017, 09:24

PoshDrummerAdam wrote:Have a good one Tonyp

Thanks Adam, I will.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 26 Jan 2017, 09:25

bristleposh wrote:Strangely enough no indigenous people in this country celebrate it either, maybe a few ex-Pats may down a couple of tinnies if they remember where they're from

:lol: :clap2:
After a couple of tinnies they're not likely to remember where they're from.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 26 Jan 2017, 09:28

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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 26 Jan 2017, 11:33

It is traditional to have (Australian, of course) Lamb on Australia Day.
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So, this year I cooked a leg of lamb in the Weber. Along with potatoes, carrots, onions, pumpkin and sweet potato.
I can tell you (modestly) that it was delicious.
We even had a couple of glasses of Cabernet/Merlot.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby Poshay » 28 Jan 2017, 12:07

We have just been subjected to a report on the dreadful state of UK prisons with overcrowding, self harming, violence between prisoners and to prison officers and drugs. Oh for the days when such a problem could be exported to the other side of the world, Any offers Tony?
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby tonyp » 28 Jan 2017, 12:16

Poshay wrote:We have just been subjected to a report on the dreadful state of UK prisons with overcrowding, self harming, violence between prisoners and to prison officers and drugs. Oh for the days when such a problem could be exported to the other side of the world, Any offers Tony?

:lol:
Unfortunately our prisons are also overcrowded.
Australia's prison system is crowded to bursting point, with new attitudes towards crime and punishment sending record numbers of people to jail.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that jails in every state and territory except Tasmania are overflowing.

A tougher stance on crime by state governments and courts has sent costs spiralling and created significant overcrowding, but experts and insiders say the consequence may be more crime, not less.

"There has been an increased escalation of violence inside the prisons, both prisoner on prisoner but also prisoner on prison officers," the Commonwealth and Public Sector Union's Karen Batt said.

"We've had a large number of prison officers injured, eye sockets broken with billiard cues, a whole range of things and this is occurring time and time again across every jurisdiction."

In Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, prisoners are sleeping on mattresses and fold-out beds, and in Melbourne there are so many people on remand, jails are failing to get them to court on time.


Sounds the sort of place to stay out of.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby poshnipper » 29 Jan 2017, 08:45

Take the billiard cues off them, that'll help.
Lock them in their cells with a book to read.
Treat them like criminals instead of hotel guests, that'll help.
Make it so strict that, once they're out, they won't want to go back.
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Re: Happy Australia Day

Postby dunc » 29 Jan 2017, 12:54

You can't do that!
It's against their human rights!
It would be insensitive!
Anybody would think you wanted to punish them rather than consider their sensitive souls.


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