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Australian town bans bottled water
Prefers people to fill up reusable bottles at drinking fountains
water  recycling  australia 
july 2009 by andrewducker
The little white lie that grew
A judge breaks the speed limite by 6mph, lies to cover it up, the lie spirals out of control and now he's off to prison for two years for perjury...
law  ethics  australia 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Supply & Demand
McDONALD'S is lifting prices in poorer suburbs where it believes consumers are more likely to accept higher charges without complaint.

Costs were previously based on restaurant overheads and ingredient prices.

But the multi-national fast-food chain is using socio-economic factors to determine charges under a new "demand-based pricing" scheme.
economics  food  australia 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Hot Koala, Hot Koala!
Possibly the cutest thing evar. Except when it's got a wet mouth. At which point it's clearly an alien.
australia  animals  cute  koala 
february 2009 by andrewducker
'Penis fire' suspect is charged
No, you're right, no story could live up to that headline.
weird  australia  crime 
january 2009 by andrewducker
BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Australian plea for 'ugly' women
The mayor of a remote Australian mining town has come under fire after saying that female "ugly ducklings" might benefit from its shortage of women.

John Molony told a newspaper last week that "with five blokes to every girl, may I suggest that beauty-disadvantaged women should proceed to Mount Isa".

The council has since been swamped with complaints from both men and women.
sexism  gender  australia  feminism  demographics 
august 2008 by andrewducker
Spoof ad calls on Australians to take New Zealand
"0 per cent Air Force, 0 per cent Navy, 0 per cent Infantry. 100 per cent there for the taking, 100 per cent too easy, 100 per cent ours"
funny  australia  NewZealand 
july 2008 by andrewducker

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