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stui magpie 

Oh the Premiership's a cakewalk


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 am
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Yeah, I mean doing really well in a relative way.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:47 am
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David wrote:
Is it possible you misheard her? That certainly doesn’t seem to be backed up by these statistics from 2016 (see page 4):

https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/2f327206-c315-43a7-b666-4fe24fefc12f/aihw-australias-welfare-2017-chapter7-5.pdf.aspx

According to that table, 47,400 Indigenous people are on the disability pension, which is only 10.2% of the eligible (i.e. 16 to 64-year-old) Indigenous population. I’m not sure how that compares to the broader population – it might be a bit lower than that, but I think the proportion of Australians on the disability support pension is at least 5%.


I think it's more likely she screwed up the statement.
With a bit of searching, it's easily found that over 50% of aboriginals receive a government pension or allowance that is their main source of income.

I think I've mentioned the time I was working at Yulga Jinna community, when John McGuire, the aboriginals liaison officer approached a group of young community members, busily playing on their phones, and offered them employment at the nearby mine. A simple yes and each one of them would have been on an $80k+ traineeship quicker than you could say 'cold beer'.
They all looked up and walked away.

All 3 of my nephews are employed, even though they were gimmie jobs, due to their grandfathers position, at least they work.
Funny thing is, Jordan has exactly the same qualifications as Jessica (my youngest), yet he gets paid substantially more than her for being employed in an identical role.... and it's not because he's Male and she's female.
When I worked at the Argyle diamond mine, each time one of my apprentices became a tradesman, their starting salary, was $20k more than mine. Strange hey.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:41 pm
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https://careers.bhp.com/careers/JobDetail/Indigenous-Only-Maintenance-Associate-Traineeship-MEM-South-Flank/91704?uid=BwWyiWpMbQ5Rn3AL&emailCampaignId=150

This is obviously ok.... imagine an employment offer that said "caucasian only" ....
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Pies4shaw 



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:39 am
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This reasonably informative explanation is as close to climbing Mt Everest as sensible people would ever want to get: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:09 am
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Pies4shaw wrote:
This reasonably informative explanation is as close to climbing Mt Everest as sensible people would ever want to get: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770


Thanks for that, I understand the lure of the climb but standing in a queue at 8km up waiting to maybe summit or succumb to exposure and altitude sickness isn't quite as romantic as it all was in the 90s. Just another thing that millennials have ruined Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:11 am
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*Cough* boomers *cough*
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Wokko Pisces

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:12 am
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Haha, you're both as bad as each other. Gen X is the meat in an arsehole sandwich Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:15 pm
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^

i prefer not to think of us as the arsehole, but as the rose between 2 thorns. Cool

We got the best of this world, it'll be up to Gen Z to right the ship as the millennials are useless. Razz Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:49 pm
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40,000 !

This is very scary stuff.....

https://clarionproject.org/islam-and-prison-why-are-so-many-inmates-converting/

What sort of a place is this planet going to be in 20 years?
I can't imagine.

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stui magpie 

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:41 pm
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^

Not a good example of Islam being a problem there, those who do convert have a far lower rate of going back inside, In isolation, you'd take that as a positive.

Black Islam has been around since before Cassius Clay changed his name and hasn't caused any issues in the states.

As far as what kind of society we'll have in 20 years, I have no control and things I can't control I don't stress about. I won't be an active participant hen, it's my kids and grandkids problem to deal with. We all play the cards we're dealt, like them or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:21 pm
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Skids wrote:
40,000 !

This is very scary stuff.....

https://clarionproject.org/islam-and-prison-why-are-so-many-inmates-converting/

What sort of a place is this planet going to be in 20 years?
I can't imagine.


Can you stop the fearmongering, FFS? You see boogeymen everywhere.

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^ yep
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:19 pm
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Went to the bathroom at work to take a p155, guy at the other urinal was working one handed while using his mobile in the other. Confused Seriously?

I didn't look over to see what he was doing but I assume he wasn't videoing the stream to share on social media.

People, put the phone down.

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Er ... good thing I've never known anyone who would do such a thing! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 pm
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Seeing a tram driver get off the tram and run down the street to berate a woman who apparently did a right turn across the front of the tram in her Porsche 4wd rather than doing a hook turn.

He ran down after she parked and started yelling at her as she got out. He was Indian and she was Asian, I'm not sure she understood a word he was yelling

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