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    Australian of the year

    Fascinating. Australian of the year is not our very own Looper, it's not the ever helpful Baldrick and it's not even our wonderful (before 7pm) David48. So who is it? It's a horse. A bloody horse. A horse called Winx.

    What on earth is wrong with Australia or Australians when a horse is considered better than over 24 million people?






    https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/wor...an-of-the-year
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    And consider, too, that out of all the deadly creatures, snakes, spiders, sharks and such, horses are responsible for most death-by-animal incidents in Oz.

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    Horses the biggest killers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Australian of the year. So who is it? It's a horse. A bloody horse. A horse called Winx.
    At least it's a Lassie



    Actually, no idea how she got the gong as Winx wasn't on the list of nominees I read.
    Search:- ABC australian-of-the-year-2019-nominees/10732974

    Thought it might have gone to Richard Harris, who worked to rescue 12 Thai kids trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    ^ he should have been up for a couple of gongs

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    Neverna, I nominated Winx,started the racing thread on her and it paid off.
    But I hoped Rowena Orr who was the lawyer for the Govt in the banking royal commission and she did a brilliant job
    nailing the scum involved in banking and superannuation industry.

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    Funny fact. My ex wife was related to Dianne Fromholtz. As a matter of fact, she has the same last name and refused to change it to my Serbian name when we got married.

    Her loss

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    I think someone has played a joke on the Bangkok Post.

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    Get a dead dogs cock urps ya's eh ya Mo fookin Fo's. Da Jew killers cock smells orf Baby oil dunnit eh. Foorrrkkkk.

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    OK, a revote then. I vote for Terry.

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    Nah, the nag is a deserved winner and top spearhead for the ball tampering crimgolians


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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
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    I think someone has played a joke on the Bangkok Post.
    Indeed. The Bangkok Post is quoting an Australian Newspaper.

    Announcement is actually made today, Friday.

    January 25

    The Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero will be announced to the nation from Canberra on the eve of Australia Day.
    https://www.australianoftheyear.org....rds/key-dates/

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Indeed. The Bangkok Post is quoting an Australian Newspaper.

    Announcement is actually made today, Friday.



    https://www.australianoftheyear.org....rds/key-dates/
    Who are they then? It’s already mid afternoon in the semi civilized half of Oz.

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    The two Australian divers who gripped the public imagination for their part in the dramatic rescue of a Thai boys soccer team have shared the Australian of the Year award.


    Dr Richard Harris, an anaesthetist from Adelaide and Dr Craig Challen, a retired vet from Perth, long-time diving companions, worked as part of the international team that, against the odds, brought the 12 boys and their coach to safety.

    Cave rescue heroes share Australian of the Year

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    very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    The two Australian divers who gripped the public imagination for their part in the dramatic rescue of a Thai boys soccer team have shared the Australian of the Year award.


    Dr Richard Harris, an anaesthetist from Adelaide and Dr Craig Challen, a retired vet from Perth, long-time diving companions, worked as part of the international team that, against the odds, brought the 12 boys and their coach to safety.

    Cave rescue heroes share Australian of the Year
    Cheers. Who won the consolation prizes?

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    Other Australians honoured

    In the category of Local Hero, the ceremony recognised Kat and Tick Everett, two parents who founded the Dolly's Dream charity after their daughter took her own life as a result of bullying.

    The Senior Australian of the Year award went to paediatrician Dr Sue Packer for her work in child abuse prevention.

    As Young Australian of the Year, the ceremony recognised 22-year old indigenous rapper Danzal Baker, describing him as "an inspiration to indigenous youth."

    He was praised for "using his talent to inspire young people in remote indigenous communities and encourage them to embrace their culture and embrace opportunities to lead their communities".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Who won the consolation prizes?
    The horse and Terry

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    ^To be fair, that's one seriously good horse

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Other Australians honoured

    In the category of Local Hero, the ceremony recognised Kat and Tick Everett, two parents who founded the Dolly's Dream charity after their daughter took her own life as a result of bullying.

    The Senior Australian of the Year award went to paediatrician Dr Sue Packer for her work in child abuse prevention.

    As Young Australian of the Year, the ceremony recognised 22-year old indigenous rapper Danzal Baker, describing him as "an inspiration to indigenous youth."

    He was praised for "using his talent to inspire young people in remote indigenous communities and encourage them to embrace their culture and embrace opportunities to lead their communities".
    Thank you TizMe. Much appreciated. I’m sure I could have googled it, but I’m equally sure that others were just as curious as me.

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    ^ Seconded.

    So who led the Bangkok Post astray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    ^ Seconded.

    So who led the Bangkok Post astray?
    The New Zealand Herald

    India's Economic Times also ran the story

    And, disappointingly, France24 ... I thought their story checking was better quality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    The two Australian divers who gripped the public imagination for their part in the dramatic rescue of a Thai boys soccer team have shared the Australian of the Year award.
    Cave rescue heroes share Australian of the Year
    Just adding ...

    ‘We love you’: Thai cave survivors deliver special message for Australians of the Year



    Shortly after receiving their awards at the ceremony, Challen and Harris were surprised with a special message from the boys they helped save.

    “We have a little surprise,” the men were told. “We want to share with you a very special message from some people that your work has profoundly affected.”

    The men, who were stood on stage, were surprised when a video of the boys they saved appeared on the screen behind them.

    Dressed in their soccer jerseys, the team thanked Challen and Harris for saving their lives.


    Good evening. Thank you very much Dr Richard Harris and Craig Challen,” the boys said. “We love you. All the best.

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