- NEWS.com.au | Farmers give lukewarm OK (February 11, 2004). They have to live on the scraps of everything else too - health services, phone services, banking services... Considering the entire nation - or at least the PM - is willing to fight for scraps off America's table ("thankyouthankyou dubya grovel grovel do you want our troops to do some more dirty work for you? grovel"); as if they're going to pick this fight. Farmers are survivors and they know when to make the best of a bad situation they can't change.
- Costello talks up trade deal's benefits. 11/02/2004. ABC News Online
- NEWS.com.au | Critical Windows flaw uncovered (February 11, 2004). Yet again. Patch here: Download details: Security Update for Windows 2000: KB828028
- In case anyone missed it: Poor student 'auctions virginity' to pay uni fees - World - www.smh.com.au
- Farewell Akubra as farms get hard-headed on safety - www.smh.com.au. Also old but I didn't comment at the time... this to me is a case where the Jackaroo made their own decisions. It's common knowledge that mustering on horseback is a dangerous occupation; yet most Jackaroos stick with Akubras for the sun protection (plus, helmets don't exactly go with the blokey image). I guess the only way to get them wearing helmets is to force them; but it doesn't seem fair to sue the shit out of the employer - there is no current culture or expectation that the boss decides what the Jackaroos wear. It's a pity that this country seems incapable of simply fixing the problem, without massively penalising some poor bastard first.
- Woman marries dead boyfriend - www.smh.com.au. Yep, that's weird.
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