Notices tagged with au


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke It's already ramping up to two-sweaty-shirts-a-day weather in # # is chirpy; bottlebrush trees are blooming and heavy with rainbow lorikeets. The only grey and miserable thing here is me.

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    According to # gov age-discrimination is only fair and reasonable; an increase in number of 65yo+ uni students "may raise questions of why the Government is supporting […] students where there is a diminished likelihood of a public benefit through workforce participation". #

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @kat I tried to be live-and-let-live with brown spiders (black in # means potentially deadly) but that just resulted in window-mounted displays of fly corpses, which doesn't impress the landlord. So it's automatic trips in takeaway containers to be flung into the front garden.

    about a month ago from web in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # free-to-air # update: They've started Friends from the beginning, again, without even a short Seinfeld break. I don't know if they got to the end or just thought people prefer the early, less unfunny ones.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    HTF does the # two-party-preferred swing to "meh" translate to a swing _against_ the #? “In a world desperate for change and hope, we offered a centrist position summed up in a vague slogan." And I couldn't name the slogan.

    about 3 months ago from web
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I have already devoted more attention to this year's # presidential election, in four months time, than I have to today's # election, plus probably the next five or six of them.

    about 3 months ago from web
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    What passes for winter in # has turned so bitterly mild this evening that I've had to put on a jumper.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke I would advise against visiting # It's awful. I'm Minister for Tourism. Our 2017 slogan will be "If you like multi-story carparks, motorway services, and quiet despair, why not visit Australia?"

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke Neighbours is actually a reboot of the Tomorrow People; they can all teleport. All those people in # suburban sprawl who get from place to place effortlessly. Nobody has five cars parked on their front lawn. Preposterous.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke M'colleague @bwpanda recently returned from # where his fiancée was awaiting visa paperwork or something. I just think "What? You came back? Are you mad?" #

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    While I say "our" second most venomous spider, I take no responsibility for it. I wasn't at that meeting, and I would have voted against if I was. As I say at so many rental inspections "it was like that when we got here." #

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke You're telling me. More than once, while doing the washing up, I've had a red back spider (our second most venomous) abseil down from a light fitting over the sink, pausing at eye level as if to say "why, hello there!". #

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    The Bunyip Tories are broadcasting the first of their election campaign # ads. Evidently the PM's motorcade made it across the barren moonscape of # all the way to the G-G. Phew! I was on the edge of my seat. # #

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Turnbull should elevate the spectacle by going on horseback, like the Queen, riding sidesaddle, in a dazzling dress uniform, saluting everyone he passes. Tony Abbott would have done it that way. # #

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # The PM is off to the see the Governor General about an election, and the # news is following his car in a helicopter, as though we couldn't understand the process without accompanying illustrations. # #

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle I haven't smelt anything down here in the boggy hollows of Sixteenth Ave, but I have heard a lot of screeching tires from the vicinity of the # Golf Club carpark. Ah, to be young on a Friday night in regional #

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I love the way # betrays his years at # University when he (often) refers to people who have "had a gutful". The only reason he never exclaims "strewth" is that nobody in # has done so since 1973.

    about 5 months ago from web
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Oh! I just remembered an alternate # anthem from an 80s satirical radio show, to the tune of God Save the Queen: "Wide brown Australian lands, Perfect for caravans, And kangaroos…"

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Telegraph from Broome, 1907: "Send cask arsenic exterminate aborigines". Something to commemorate next # (via #) #

    about 8 months ago from web
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    The political economy of regional #: The problem is not so much an elephant in the room, more a room entirely made of elephants.

    about 8 months ago from web

AU is an abbreviation for the African Union which embraces all 53 States of Africa. See the African Union News Service and Official Site for more information. It is also the internet country code for Australia.