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Old 10-20-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Vale Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam dead: Martyr for a moment, hero for a lifetime

hard to imagine what this country might have been like without his influence.
Certainly he saved the Labor Party.
1st PM I remember was Malcolm Fraser, so slightly before my time, but he had a big impact.
Medicare as it is today was because of him as well (Medibank as it was back then).
RIP.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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Certainly he saved the Labor Party.
1st PM I remember was Malcolm Fraser, so slightly before my time, but he had a big impact.
Medicare as it is today was because of him as well (Medibank as it was back then).
RIP.
1st PM I remember is Hawke

But in terms of what Whitlam did, this is a good article

Sudden impact: the Whitlam government's legacy
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Hope this kid never comes back to Australia:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/2536...-second-video/
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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Cup Day...

I miss having a day off for a 3 minute race
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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So sad to hear the devastating news of Phil Hughes' passing....
so young.

Thoughts with abbott as well...
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:06 PM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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We are mourning with you, nothing but condolences on Radio Sport NZ.

Very sad. Could have easily been me, was hit in the helmet when playing rep age grade cricket, helmet was a complete write off.....there is a very fine line.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Very sad news. Genuinely thought he'd make it.

And yes, thoughts to the bowler. Can't imagine how distraught he must be. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I did it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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We are mourning with you, nothing but condolences on Radio Sport NZ.

Very sad. Could have easily been me, was hit in the helmet when playing rep age grade cricket, helmet was a complete write off.....there is a very fine line.
That's the scary and sad part.. that this does happen enough times.. and he was just so unlucky.

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Very sad news. Genuinely thought he'd make it.

And yes, thoughts to the bowler. Can't imagine how distraught he must be. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I did it.
I think most people did, because its kind of unfathomable that someone might die playing cricket. His poor family...
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Mumbai
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hi everyone here!
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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Old Tonesy can't seem to stop p!ssing all over himself these days lol.

I love this quote.

"Another week. Another wasted opportunity by the Abbott government to score a political win. And another reminder of one of the simplest lessons in politics and life: respect is a two-way street. On that critical front, the Abbott government has failed time and again," Albrechtsen wrote in her column for The Australian on Tuesday.

Conservative commentators Bolt, Jones and Albrechtsen turn on Abbott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxK4m9_-0r8
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