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Jenny
877143.  Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:42 pm Reply with quote

Australia has more kangaroos than people - around 23m people and around 25m kangaroos.

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/1647509ef7e25faaca2568a900154b63?OpenDocument

http://www.kangaroo-industry.asn.au/morinfo/BACKGR1.HTM#1

 
Zebra57
877244.  Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:12 pm Reply with quote

There are estimated to be 1 million feral camels in Australia

 
Rias Gremory
964347.  Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:33 am Reply with quote

I'm from Aus too; Tasmania. Which a lot of people don't even know the existence of!

 
WordLover
964351.  Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:19 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Whenever a question on Pointless asks one to name countries, it is explained that a "country" is an independent state in membership of the United Nations - and for sure, Christmas Island is not one of those.

But I do struggle a bit with defining "country" in this way, because it requires one to accept that Greenland is not a country.
Greenland is a country, but it's dependent: it is a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark. Problem?

 
CB27
964352.  Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:26 am Reply with quote

That's the point suze is making. Greenland is not a member of the UN as an independent country, it is represented by Denmark. If this came up on Pointless it would not be accepted as a country.

Similarly, you have the question of England, Scotland and Wales, none of them have independent representation in the UN, so cannot be counted as countries on Pointless :)

 
Zebra57
968700.  Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:23 pm Reply with quote

On an episode of pointless a contestant answered Taipei as a capital city beginning with T. Taiwan is a country but not in the UN, the answer was rewarded with 100 points (incorect).

 
suze
968713.  Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:34 am Reply with quote

Ooh, that one is harsh!

I can't remember the exact circumstances, but Richard once stepped in on a comparable occasion and let the contestant have another go.

 
Zebra57
969221.  Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:17 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Ooh, that one is harsh!

I can't remember the exact circumstances, but Richard once stepped in on a comparable occasion and let the contestant have another go.


They gave an answer of Vatican City State.

 
Zebra57
1052720.  Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:43 am Reply with quote

It is reported that Tony Abbott has threatened to deport asylum seekers who swear, spit or “irritate people”. Unsurprisingly the Australian PM is being accused of introducing a "climate of fear". The report did not specify whether this applied to the mainland only, but extended to PNG, Nauru and Christmas Island.

The current government has adopted a hardline policy towards asylum seekers.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/scott-morrison-cracks-down-on-failed-asylum-seekers-and-signs-contract-for-voluntary-returns-20140130-31o10.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10606381/Tony-Abbott-threatens-to-deport-asylum-seekers-who-swear.html

 
14-11-2014
1117753.  Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:12 pm Reply with quote

eurovision.tv wrote:
Australia to compete in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Geneva, Switzerland -

Yes, you read that right! After a prominent place in the interval act of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Australia will compete in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, to take place on 19, 21 and 23rd of May in Vienna, Austria. Just for once, and for many good reasons!

This year, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th anniversary. To give the anniversary celebrations an extra dimension and to walk the talk on this year’s theme Building Bridges, the EBU and host broadcaster ORF invited Australia to compete in the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. This brings the total amount of represented countries to 40.

One of the many good reasons may be having to pay a fair share of the EBU and/or ORF bills: no semi-finales, but a guaranteed Grand Final invitation.

 
Zebra57
1124076.  Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:08 am Reply with quote

Who seems to have offended the Irish?

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/17/australian-pm-accused-of-patronising-irish-after-st-patricks-day-message

 
CharliesDragon
1124080.  Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:19 am Reply with quote

The few Australians I know don't like Abbot, so I guess it's not surprising he manages to gain the dislike of people in other countries...

 
suze
1124129.  Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:59 am Reply with quote

Hold on just one cotton picking moment ...

Yes, the Irish have a reputation as a drinking nation, and that reputation is to some extent deserved. But for an Australian to call the Irish on their beer consumption ...?

 
IanZonja
1278255.  Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 am Reply with quote

A Simple Answer.

    Perfect Public Transport
    Good Township.
    Planned City Development.
    Professionalism.
    Good Building/Structures.
    All Kind Of People.
    Good Education Institutions and Facilities.
    Cheap yet Healthy Food.
    Co-operative People.
    Safety.

 
Bondee
1278261.  Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:44 am Reply with quote

IanZonja wrote:
A Simple Answer...


Forgive me if I'm being dim, but what was the question?

 

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