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Old 10-17-2016, 08:16 PM   #766
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I spent a night in Surfers Paradise once. It was... about what you'd expect... although I did get to see Dave Graney play at a local tavern.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:33 PM   #767
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But think we're drifting a little here, the Murdoch tabloids notwithstanding. It's more the national media I had in mind, such as it is (which of course includes the Australian, the middle-brow version of the Murdoch worldview, complete with court historian, Paul Kelly). The people who write and comment on national affairs, your Fran Kellys and the like. I would maintain that for them - and for many others - Australia is more or less an archipelago consisting of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. With occasional surprises from other faraway places that waft in and consistently surprise these people with their strange inscrutable ways.
Oh yes. If anywhere gets seriously overlooked, it's got to be Adelaide and Hobart (I don't even bother including regional areas, because those get forgotten even in Victoria and NSW). I'm sure that if you made a cursory glance over a lot of commentary on Australia, you could be fooled into thinking literally nothing has happened in either city for well over a century.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:29 PM   #768
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Yeah, exactly. Now maybe Brisbane and thus Queensland is on the map somewhat more, a lot more actually, but there is little doubt that Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and Perth might as well not exist. Although Darwin is good for colour about the eccentric north and its inscrutable midnight coups, I suppose. And Perth has people who work in mines, or did.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:09 PM   #769
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And Perth is home to a vigorous enough strand of parochialism that, for all their complaints of neglect, they force their way into the discussion every now and then.

I'm not entirely sure Darwin existed before 2012, if the national press is to be trusted.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:20 PM   #770
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The Japanese actually invented Darwin in 1942, to bomb.
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Mate why are you telling us. He's a rolled gold Aussie hero


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Old 10-18-2016, 12:42 AM   #773
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Yeah, it's easily one of the greatest moments in Australian sporting history. I have never forgotten that day; it's the loudest I've ever cheered in support of an Australian sportsperson.
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It's so weird having someone overseas tell us about Bradbury. It's Australian sporting folklore, basically.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:18 AM   #775
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I don't care about sport and have never heard of this person.
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meh, i was stoned last night and thought it was hilarious.

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That cow appears to have a car for a head.
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This is wonderful - Australia's Chief Scientist explaining calmly to Malcolm Roberts why he's a fucking idiot https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedOzP...8548855480844/
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Will she only be allowed to live in offshore detention?
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