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    Australia needs Brit Kangaroo Poo collectors - Jobs 4 the boys

    Bid to lure bored Britons to South Australia

    The potential for unusual jobs may attract Britons, the South Australian government hopes.


    A recruitment drive to lure Britons to jobs as diverse as koala catcher and beer taster has been launched by the government of South Australia.

    It conducted a survey of 2,000 British employees which suggested 60% were bored with their jobs.

    It hopes the promise of the "ultimate work-life balance" will tempt 18 to 30-year-olds abroad.

    Britons who fly to Australia on a working holiday visa would be eligible for the roles.

    The survey found those bored with their work said it rarely pushed them outside their comfort zone, while 71% said they never had an opportunity to escape the office.

    The South Australian government is hoping to attract stressed and bored Brits, advertising a range of jobs "in stark contrast to the UK's long working hours, high taxes and increasing retirement age".

    Other jobs include for a Little Penguin home remodeller on Kangaroo Island, a shark personality profiler at Port Lincoln and a "roo poo" harvester.

    South Australia's agent-general in London, Bill Muirhead, said this was the first time the jobs had been released collectively.

    "Life seems to be dealing workers a rough hand at the moment. Not even the recent sunny weather has managed to cheer up the Brits.

    "This isn't about one job that everyone has to compete for, but rather about showing people that South Australia offers more exciting work and travel options than anywhere else in the world. And anyone on a working holiday could do them."


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    Will the Roo Poo collectors be employed by Vegamite ?

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    Got to admit I'm not sure which is the worst job, aussie beer taster or poo collector, think I would go for collecting kangaroo poo, probably won't smell so bad.

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    Didn't the British once offer the Pakistani, Indian, and Jamaican types exactly this sort of opportunity? Look where that got them 50 years down the road.

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    Has australia got there own version of Enoch Powel to do a rivers of blood speech

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Has australia got there own version of Enoch Powel to do a rivers of blood speech
    They have indeed. Eunuch o' Towel. The famous beach bum once said" don't let them in. They are terribly bad chaps and will one day build a mosque".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    Will the Roo Poo collectors be employed by Vegamite ?
    I have an Australin woman work for me, she offered me coffe and crumpets at a working breakfast. Great girl.........she put Vegamite on the crumpets instead of Marmite, our relationship is irreversibly ruined.

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    Once was told that the difference between wallaby poo and 'roo poo was that wallaby poo tastes saltier .
    I hope that the Brits who take the job are told that during their training - wouldn't be a good idea to mix it !
    Why do they want the roo poo collected anyway ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    she offered me coffe and crumpets at a working breakfast
    She took me in and gave me breakfast.
    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscles
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich

    Lyrics from..
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    Traveling in a fried-out combie
    On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
    I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
    She took me in and gave me breakfast
    And she said,

    "Do you come from a land down under?
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover."

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscles
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
    And he said,

    "I come from a land down under
    Where beer does flow and men chunder
    Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover."

    Lying in a den in Bombay
    With a slack jaw, and not much to say
    I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
    Because I come from the land of plenty?"
    And he said,

    "Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover."
    Last edited by withnallstoke; 13-08-2010 at 01:30 AM. Reason: To suply the full quote

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    ferk me fancy trying to give a pommie bastard a job!! good luck with that..i spose though it is poxy old south aussie..its full of slack arsed bastards

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    have to get some one to do the work,you should know ned coming from the bludgers centre of the universe, australia trying to cut down on foreign immigrants, sunshine coast farmers and fruit growers having to import korean contract workers for 9 months a year , because sunshine coast residents still believe manual labour is a spaniard

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    Christ! There goes the neighbourhood!


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    its spelled


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    we don't want any more whinging poms here.

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    [QUOTE="Ningi"], because sunshine coast residents still believe manual labour is a spaniard[/QUOTE

    BUGGER ME! and here i was thinkin that was the name of the bloke who sells vegies at the markets i work, ta for that mate i'll try and remember not tocall him a bloody wog bastard next time i,m getting me tomatoes

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    The singer from Men at Work was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Back on topic - I would go to Australia to become a Koala hugger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    Will the Roo Poo collectors be employed by Vegamite ?
    Obviously - thats how we make it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Once was told that the difference between wallaby poo and 'roo poo was that wallaby poo tastes saltier .
    I hope that the Brits who take the job are told that during their training - wouldn't be a good idea to mix it !
    Why do they want the roo poo collected anyway ???

    Complete fallacy , once dipped in batter ,deep fried, sprinkled liberally with HP sauce any difference is indiscernable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nedwalk View Post
    ferk me fancy trying to give a pommie bastard a job!! good luck with that..i spose though it is poxy old south aussie..its full of slack arsed bastards
    Knew a pommie once - thought Cashmere Bouquet was a Mexican Bandit ?



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    [quote=nedwalk;1526174]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ningi
    , because sunshine coast residents still believe manual labour is a spaniard[/QUOTE

    BUGGER ME! and here i was thinkin that was the name of the bloke who sells vegies at the markets i work, ta for that mate i'll try and remember not tocall him a bloody wog bastard next time i,m getting me tomatoes
    Saw a sign on front of a fruit shop in Hurstville years ago at the height of the Italian Immigration - "Buy here before the Dagos" (day goes ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Got to admit I'm not sure which is the worst job, aussie beer taster or poo collector, think I would go for collecting kangaroo poo, probably won't smell so bad.
    Worse jobs? - have you no imagination ? - try British beer tasting fundraiser or british bath tub cleaner ?( you can't get the coal dust out of those baths).

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    are maroochydore residents still studying for breath tests ned??

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