Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair profile sets the internet on fire

Magazine writer slammed as Australians called ‘throwback people’ in Vanity Fair article.

Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair profile sets the internet on fire

The internet is abuzz this week over a Vanity Fair article about Australia’s ‘girl next door’ Margot Robbie, in which Australians are referred to as ‘throwback people’ living in a land ‘where a dingo really will eat your baby’.

The article’s author, Rich Cohen, gushes over Ms Robbie’s looks before launching into a misguided assessment of her country of birth.

“She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance. She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes. She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character. As I said, she is from Australia. To understand her, you should think about what that means. Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people. They still live and die with the plot turns of soap operas in Melbourne and Perth, still dwell in a single mass market in Adelaide and Sydney,” writes Cohen.

Ms Robbie goes to great lengths to correct the stereotype Americans seem to have of Australians. When asked about her hometown on the Gold Coast, to which the writer refers as ‘isolated’ because it’s an hour’s drive from the nearest capital city, Ms Robbie says: “People always want to know, ‘Did you have kangaroos outside your bedroom window?’ I’m like, ‘Yes, but none of my other friends did.’ Or ‘Did you have snakes running around?’ And again, ‘Yes, in our house, but this isn’t an Australian thing’.”

Margot Robbie's Vanity Fair cover

Could Mr Cohen’s ignorance of Australia be indicative of what Americans still think of us Aussies? Maybe not. Since the article’s appearance, he has drawn criticism from many Australians and Americans, with Twitter users calling out Ms Robbie’s profile as sexist and patronising. One Twitterite tweeted, “Did the author of Vanity Fair's Margot Robbie article watch The Simpsons Australia episode and think it was a documentary?” Some have even referred to Cohen as ‘creepy, slimy and lecherous’ and many others ripped into the author’s poor writing.

What is perhaps more ‘annoying’ about this article is the fact that it’s written by an author from a country that’s promoting Donald Trump as its next President. With this in mind, www.news.com.au decided it would ‘fix’ the article for Vanity Fair. If you have a moment, it’s a funny read.

Comedian Rebecca Shaw went even further, breaking down the article paragraph by paragraph and responding to Rich Cohen as such:

Cohen: She is 26 and beautiful, but not in like, an alien way. But not just in a normal way, either. In more of like a [imagery I think is poetic but actually just makes no sense] way.

Rebecca Shaw: “She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes.” – SO SHE ISN’T TALL THEN? That’s like saying ‘She is tall, but only when she is on a ladder.”

Margot Robbie’s profile in Vanity Fair may be drawing criticism from people all over the world, but one thing’s for sure, Margot’s reputation is not being tarnished along with it. At the end of the day it’s quite funny really and who cares what the Yanks think of us anyway? We should all be happy knowing we live in the greatest country in the world along with spunky, talented women such as Ms Robbie.

Do you care what Americans think of us? What do you think of Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair profile?

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    Hobbit
    8th Jul 2016
    9:56am
    Who cares what the Yanks think of us. Or any other nation, but especially dysfunctional Americans.
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:28am
    "Sunny and slow"? Yeah right.
    A couple of things:
    First, Americans are for the most part so slow that you have to wonder how the country ever got to where it has. My observation after 6 trips to the US.
    Second, I suggest this is not how most Americans see Australians despite movies like Crocodile Dundee.
    Methinks this may be a beat-up leon.
    Polly Esther
    8th Jul 2016
    1:18pm
    I understand that is why they are called yanks.
    It rhymes with septic tanks and we all know what they contain.
    Sorry I'm not usually like this but really, for goodness sake.
    Anonymous
    8th Jul 2016
    7:34pm
    Polly Esther

    Yep.... the youngsters online call them SEPOs (typical Australians taken it one step further - love it).... the Sepos don't have a clue what we are talking about, so it is a bit of a laugh.

    Like many Australians it isn't nasty humour that they engage in but dry and witty stuff that seems to pass right over the Sepo's heads.

    In comparison to the UNDER EDUCATED general USA populace, Australians are brilliant and clever.

    Being laid back and not walking around with a gun in our pocket doesn't mean backward!
    John from Perth
    8th Jul 2016
    10:06am
    Turnbull's NBN proves how backward we are.
    Graeme
    8th Jul 2016
    11:01am
    Some people never let an opportunity pass to slip in a totally unrelated political statement
    Gra
    8th Jul 2016
    11:05am
    Well being from Perth, you would know all about being backward given W.A being the most backward state.
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:29am
    You have a point John but just have a look at the US banking system. Still using cheques (or is that checks) and just try doing a funds transfer. Whoaaa...........
    Anonymous
    8th Jul 2016
    7:27pm
    John from Perth

    I totally agree with you... Turnbull's NBN is an EMBARRASSMENT! $90billion worth of NOTHING.... that puts Australia 20yrs behind the rest of the world. So much for our technological future, innovation and security.
    The main reason I wanted these fools GONE, so that we could go back to a DECENT NBN proposal and one that wasn't in SHAMBLES or utter RUBBISH.

    Gra

    I used to live in WA at one time and mate they are not as backward as Queensland, SA, or Tassie.. to put things in perspective. Okay the wall to wall cashed up bogans gave them a bad name but many have filtered back to their own states since the winding back of Australian mining employees, due to automation, 457 visas & the passing of the development stages, and of course the price drops.
    student
    9th Jul 2016
    3:58pm
    Hey Mick, I still use a cheque book ... or I mean I still have a cheque book in use (for when I yearn for the good ol' days)
    AussieTuca
    8th Jul 2016
    10:10am
    Americans always think this sort crap about any other country in the world. They have a limited vision (with only two weeks in a year for holiday their time is limited to the tourist traps when and if they go overseas) and know very little about the outside world.

    I am from Brazil and every time I landed in the USA in the past they would ask me if the girls really walked around showing their naked breasts and bums, if crocodiles crossed the streets in Rio and so on. This is due to their "travels" watching the docos on TV about the Carnival and Amazon jungles...

    There is a great denial about their own "great" country... Who cares anyway?
    Gra
    8th Jul 2016
    11:03am
    Who cares what any yank thinks of us, especially those who wouldn't even be able to name all their states and their capitals. Hell, most of them aren't aware any other country exists outside the USA.
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:31am
    Must have been in the backwoods or far south AussieTuca.
    Sundays
    8th Jul 2016
    12:37pm
    We flew Qantas from Brisbane to Los Angeles and airport security shepherding all the passengers through customs, kept asking if we spoke English in Australia! Truly embarrassing. Yes, not always well travelled and they believe that they have the best country in the world despite all the homeless you see everywhere
    Retired Knowall
    9th Jul 2016
    12:44pm
    Travelling the USA for some 3 months we found the average Yank in the countryside very polite and obliging, it was only when we hit the cities that we found the obnoxious knowall ignorant bogans. Much the same as Australia.
    Aussie
    9th Jul 2016
    12:56pm
    What do you mean RK where do you live chi chi are you comparing ignorant Usa people to us wonderful and colorful Aussies
    Are you an idiot there is no comparison at all we are nice anywhere we are they are arrogant and total ignorants oand always truing to impose ther power Please RK are u Aussie ...no you must be Pom or something else if you made this statements
    Do not put yourself among there ignorance
    Retired Knowall
    10th Jul 2016
    8:51am
    Change your medication Aussie, and learn to spell.

    8th Jul 2016
    10:17am
    The only time we need to worry about what Americans are thinking is when their moronic leaders are planning another war for our moronic leaders to follow them into.
    Anonymous
    8th Jul 2016
    11:06am
    Amen to that.
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:33am
    With you on that one. Long live the oil wars. Hope Blair is sued and hope little Johnny claiming 'the right thing to do' also pursued for this atrocity he committed.
    bebby
    8th Jul 2016
    12:17pm
    Totally agree, often wonder how Blair, Bush and Howard can sleep at night.
    Ted Wards
    8th Jul 2016
    10:18am
    I know and talk daily to many Americans and this is not what they think of us. They are envious of our lifestyle and the freedoms we enjoy. When you think what is happening on a daily basis in America with the latest round of police shootings and all the other recent shootings, America would see any country not controlled by guns, fear and idiots as less advanced. The truth is America is so behind in all aspects that the only thing they have going for them is power, but that power is crumbling and if Trump gets in America will no longer be a nation worth considering as world leaders in anything. Mind you Australia is run by idiots too but thats another story!
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:34am
    I agree totally. I have the same feedback. Add into your list the frustration they are having with their economy and way of life.
    lasaboy
    8th Jul 2016
    10:20am
    I have an American mate who says a majority know what Oz is really like, the rest think we are over near Austria somewhere, but that small group that about sums up the rednecks, but then we have them over here as well
    Anonymous
    8th Jul 2016
    10:23am
    And we elect our rednecks too.

    See Pauline Hanson.
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:36am
    Ha, ha. Spot on. America is such a large place that some yanks never leave their own country and have little appreciation for anything not American. There are of course those who travel with work or are well heeled and see the world. I enjoy talking to the latter group as they have a great perspective on life.
    AussieTuca
    8th Jul 2016
    11:49am
    Have you noticed that the majority of good foreign movies and TV series, including Australians (eg. Animal Kingdom, Prisoners), French, Danish, etc. to name a few are remade and "translated" to satisfy American viewers otherwise those movies would not find a niche outside the art places? If there is a subtitle they can't read it and anything about other cultures must be "adapted" to the American way of life.

    It is not a surprise that the Mad Max franchise was such a sucess in spite of the heavy aussie accent. It was made with American audiences in mind. Money, money, money...
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:16pm
    Mick there are many Australians who have never left their home town never mind the country. That is not confined to Americans.
    VicCherikoff
    8th Jul 2016
    10:23am
    I'm amazed that Americans such as Mr Cohen even know how to spell Australia let alone, think there are other inhabited countries out there. After all, God invented war to teach Americans geography, didnt She and we haven't been at war with the Yanks (yet)?
    MICK
    8th Jul 2016
    11:37am
    Never heard of Cohen. Maybe he is a fictional character.
    wally
    8th Jul 2016
    12:43pm
    Maybe Mr Cohen works for a company in America that was supposed to send me a cheque in the mail. The dimwits there sent it to AUSTRIA.
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:17pm
    Wally that's because they sent a check!
    Aussie
    8th Jul 2016
    7:22pm
    VC ....you mean North Americans ??? because there are many American countries in that continent.

    But the USA people call themselves "Americans" he he he he
    Aileen Goodwin
    8th Jul 2016
    11:42am
    I suppose we could be like the gun toting yanks and go around shooting at anything that moves as can be seen in the latest events there... If that is todays view of America I am quite happy to live in the '50s.. And like some other comments I have seen, they are saddled with trashy Trump.. but I suppose we did have Abbott and are getting Katter.. Alas we are heading out of the '50s into America 2016...LOL
    Scrivener
    8th Jul 2016
    12:41pm
    I watched SIRIUS, the Dr. Stephen Greer documentary, about twenty minutes after seeing Bob Katter threatening to bring down any government that didn't help him exploit the Galilee basin and the Adani project for the Carmichael coal mine.
    See SIRIUS and Katter together and weep.
    Queensland Diva
    8th Jul 2016
    11:59am
    If we're 50 years "behind" America, I say lucky us! Who gives a flying fig what they or anyone else thinks of us. I know where I would rather live and it's not there.
    Scrivener
    8th Jul 2016
    12:13pm
    She's beautiful. I don't care if she comes from the moon.
    He's a looney fruit-loop, he does from the moon.
    Scrivener
    8th Jul 2016
    12:18pm
    Couple of Yanks I know thought Australia was small country in Europe where they composed symphonies, spoke with Germanic accents, told the time by cookoo-clocks and lived in scary castles. And they were educated Americans.
    Margaret Thompson
    8th Jul 2016
    12:25pm
    It's hardly worth becoming heated over an article in Vanity Fair. And casting aspersions on a people who won't even consider embracing the metric system - let alone amending the 200-year-old article in the constitution to address the very modern-day problem of the citizenry possessing automatic weaponry - yet maintain that their country leads the world in anything is, at best, a massive waste of time and brain power.
    Scrivener
    8th Jul 2016
    12:32pm
    They needed well over 300 corrections and a change of title to understand a kid's book, 'Harry Potter.' They didn't know what the 'Philosopher's Stone' was - the legend, and couldn't say the word, 'philosopher'. Then Spielberg tried to acquire the rights to all the books and turn them into Disney-fied American candy for the mind. That's America - Candy for the mind.
    Thanks, a proper rant, and I feel Australian again! ...
    Now I'm bored. Nothing on TV. Think I'll go to the pub and have a beer and bet the weekly wages on a couple of cockroaches running up a wall.
    AAAaaah! that's better. Bluey won.
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:20pm
    Ah....Harry Potter is English not Australian!
    wally
    8th Jul 2016
    12:45pm
    I wonder if the esteemed Mr Cohen has ever been to New Zealand?
    minnie orb
    8th Jul 2016
    12:49pm
    I don't really care what the Americans think of us.
    Thai Traveller
    8th Jul 2016
    12:50pm
    " I’m like, ‘Yes, but..." Can this girl even speak correct English?

    Whatever, I'm in ann Asian city where there are a great many US expats and tourists. We all cringe when a few enter a restaurant, as they take over the whole conversation of the room. You'd think they'd come fitted with a volume control.

    They talk in pounds (weight) feet, sometimes meters (measurement) and degrees fahrenheit. They're a 100 years behind the rest of us.
    Oldtroll
    8th Jul 2016
    1:02pm
    What does any America’s vision or thought matter about us Australians be of any substance? If any such do, I hope it is delivered with a known education of our way of life.
    May I say and this is very true, thank the Lord that we presently have not taken on the American way of life. And Heaven forbid it ever happens, we will have well and truly lost our splendid way of life that we have. Let it be a known to any person or politician that have some grandioso idea that we should follow the American way of life. American citizens are NOT free. It is money that talks and bullies others. America is, and has been for some decades insecure. It does not treat their citizens well, especially the less well off. Thank God I am Australian.
    Ayin
    8th Jul 2016
    1:06pm
    It would seem that their "Vanity" is not so Fair, is vanity ever?
    jackie
    8th Jul 2016
    1:08pm
    Americans need to address their own back yards. They used to be ahead but have gone backwards with their lifestyle, work conditions, pay and dumbed down educations. The are beginning to look like the invaded places they left behind.
    JAID
    8th Jul 2016
    1:08pm
    No big deal. He can think anything he wishes. It is just a pity that people take any notice of any of this drivel.
    JAID
    8th Jul 2016
    1:08pm
    No big deal. He can think anything he wishes. It is just a pity that people take any notice of any of this drivel.
    Chris B T
    8th Jul 2016
    1:44pm
    USA is the only country where it is safer to be in the Military and go to Hostile Enviourments for years then stay in the USA.
    Now tell me who is Backward, with over 30,000 Deaths from guns per year. Survial injuries not readily available???
    ex PS
    8th Jul 2016
    2:04pm
    Anything that keeps them in their own country and out of ours works for me. Thank god for America I say otherwise where would we keep all the Americans? If we built a wall around the country, I wonder how long it would take them to wipe each other out with their stupid constitutionally guaranteed weapons?
    The dumb F@##s can't even protect their own kids in the school yard and we're 50 years behind?
    Maybe they should be considering what the world thinks of them?
    Having said that, I must admit that we have met quite a few on our travels and found them to be quite normal in small groups.
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:22pm
    Mr Trump said he would build that wall if he becomes President.
    particolor
    9th Jul 2016
    4:35pm
    China says they will be Breaching Copyright !! :-)

    8th Jul 2016
    2:46pm
    One cannot judge ALL of ANY nationality by the words, actions, or beliefs of a FEW.
    Dingo
    8th Jul 2016
    2:59pm
    Don't be too concerned about what Mr Cohen has to say about our beautiful Margot nor our amazing Australia, you will find that when a person is degrading another person or place he is actually projecting what he is himself on the inside, not being able to cope with his state of mental illness, I can honestly say I pity Mr Cohen.
    There is no other place on this beautiful Earth I would rather live than Australia.
    Anonymous
    8th Jul 2016
    4:36pm
    Mr. Cohen appears to be a very ill-informed dickhead and should do his homework before opening his gob.
    Gee Whiz
    8th Jul 2016
    3:08pm
    How true the comments are. We are so backward in our infrastructure we could be considered third world.

    This is the 21st century and we still have a labyrinth of different rail gauges preventing rail access to different states.

    We don't have one fast train in all of Australia.

    In Queensland we have the Tilt Train. It was launched 19 years ago on a narrow gauge track and touted to be a fast train. In all that time it hasn't changed and trundles along at an average speed of 95 kilometers an hour.

    It is noisy, uncomfortable, rough, and overseas visitors hate it.

    Our roads are a disgrace, we have city gridlock, our airports are antiquated, hospitals overcrowded, and social venues old fashioned.

    Take a step back from your comfort zone and have a good look at what's on offer.

    Like America was fifty years ago? Piffle! Australia hasn't changed much since the end of world war two.

    But our idiot government can find $50 billion to give to a French company to build submarines we don't need and won't be delivered for nearly ten years.

    No wonder the country is in a 19th century time warp!
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:24pm
    And of course Mr Cohen knew that?
    Blondie
    8th Jul 2016
    4:05pm
    Gee whizz, you made me laugh! Totally agree with you!Have worked alongside Americans, and guess what? They're people....just like us! America is a society in transition, a true democracy, with a Bill Of Rights ( unlike us) and yes...they pay a high price for it! My Dad who fought alongside them in the war in the Pacific, ( WW2) before he died, said that we would all be speaking Japanese if it hadn't been for their participation. We could be a better country than we are, but we must have vision and stop backbiting. An improved NBN,infrastructure, fast trains, ( both, below Romania's!!) Australia is a great place to live, as no doubt many places are in the USA!
    Baby Huey
    8th Jul 2016
    4:56pm
    As an American I immigrated to Australia over 45 years ago. I married a beautiful Aussie girl and have a beautiful Aussie son who likewise is married to a beautiful Aussie girl and have two beautiful Aussie grandchildren. My wife and I travel back to the states yearly. We treat the US as a different culture to OZ despite surface similarities, adapt and enjoy.
    Many Australians have ill-formed ideas about America just as there are many Americans who have misconceptions about Australia. Just remember the comments were made by the media whose purpose is to never let the truth get in the way of a good story for a profit.
    Aussie
    8th Jul 2016
    5:42pm
    Just a note for you Baby Huey you are not American you are NORTH AMERICAN citizen of USA (Now in Aussieland).

    All US people believe that USA is AMERICA wowowo very very wrong USA is the United States OF AMERICA

    Just in case you are not aware the American continent consist of .....

    Canada USA, Mexico ...... made North America
    Lots of small countries like Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador etc made Central America

    and

    Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and other countries make South America

    Citizen of all this countries are Americans (from different parts North, Central and South)

    No offence to you I just making a point

    I am happy for you are in AU and enjoy our beautiful country.
    Good for you mate
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:28pm
    Trust Aussie to teach Baby Huey how to suck eggs! Just can't resist showing off.
    Aussie
    8th Jul 2016
    7:43pm
    Yes no worries KSS I am alert all the time he he he he
    Aussie
    8th Jul 2016
    5:46pm
    USA people are nice people in USA but out of their country is a lot to say about their arrogance and belief of work power and this is demonstrated everywhere they go Restaurants etc.
    Loud mouth and opinionated everybody must listen to them.

    Inside USA they are ok nice people except in LA very arrogant
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:29pm
    You obviously haven't experienced the Australian abroad then have you?
    Aussie
    8th Jul 2016
    7:40pm
    KSS yes I did but we talking about USA people Aussies are to ........ bad boys and girls when O/S for sure they love to fight after a few he he he he
    KSS
    8th Jul 2016
    7:13pm
    Coming from a country that holds a World Series competition only played with itself, who cares really?

    All this poutrage over what one - just one - juvenile journalist wrote in a magazine most grown-ups don't read anyway.
    leonYLC
    12th Jul 2016
    12:05pm
    Ah, yes KSS. But it is a the world's premier baseball league consisting of players from all over the world (including Australians), hence, the World Series. The Olympics aren't played in Olympia any more either...
    particolor
    8th Jul 2016
    7:35pm
    I couldn't give a Tinkers Cuss what they think of us ! Look at their Flamin Mess before Criticizing us ! :-) :-)
    1947
    8th Jul 2016
    7:41pm
    Do we really care what Americans think of us!!!
    Kato
    8th Jul 2016
    11:03pm
    Yeah remember George Bush he thought all Aussies were John Howard's size and he reckons we are slow .
    mangomick
    8th Jul 2016
    11:06pm
    Think HG Nelson hit the nail on the head when he said that Australians like Americans when they are in groups of no more than one.
    mangomick
    9th Jul 2016
    3:42am
    Or was it in groups of less than one???
    flowerpot
    9th Jul 2016
    12:52am
    Does any of this matter? I mean any of it?
    Aussie
    9th Jul 2016
    12:58am
    Not really is all gurbish anyway is just to keep us oldies busy thinking and playing with our minds so we do not get dementia see just a mind exercises he he he he

    Do not worry if is important or not just have fun fun fun I do and a lot when I have time because I am designing a few solar energy things that I may sell and add to my pension income.

    Not important all rubbish just read other posting and the comments people make sometimes totally wrong

    I get into everybody when they are stupid ...Have fun
    FEDUP
    9th Jul 2016
    5:00am
    Better to be an AUSSIE than a SEPTIC TANK
    Aussie
    9th Jul 2016
    5:14am
    Please explain he hehe he
    Josie4
    9th Jul 2016
    5:52am
    How can any country be called a "super power" and have such awful coffee!!! Haha
    Strummer
    9th Jul 2016
    8:12am
    We're actually 6 months in front of America. They may elect Donald Trump in November, we elected Pauline Hanson last week.
    Gee Whiz
    9th Jul 2016
    8:58am
    Way to go. Better than the political criminal Hilary Clinton.

    And in Australia better Hanson than the dumb-arse duo of Turnbull and Shorten.

    Besides Strummer you are in the minority. Thousands od Auissies voted for Hansen and millions of Americans have put Trump right up front for the Presidency.

    Or don't you believe in democracy?
    particolor
    9th Jul 2016
    4:23pm
    Gee Whiz ..You said what I would have liked to have said ! Trump is FAR Better Choice than that Hellery !! They will be Very Sorry if they Elect that Witch !! Pauline got My Vote ! :-) And that Pine Nut raving on is Sickening !!:-( I don't want Shorten nor Turnbull for this Country, Poison !! :-( And I knew Kato would SELL OUT !! :-(

    9th Jul 2016
    9:01am
    Watched a reporter ask people in the street what Independence Day meant to them...99% had not a clue what it meant....talk about ignorant!
    student
    9th Jul 2016
    3:50pm
    Mr. Cohen, an American, can think?? Life never ceases to amaze me.
    catsahoy
    9th Jul 2016
    4:08pm
    margot Robbie was most unkind, considering that she has made most of her money here, let her stay in America, if she is so fond of the place,
    helgah
    10th Jul 2016
    4:03am
    No.I don't really care much what the Yanks think about us,as i live in a country where racism hardly exists,where there is no gun violence, nor great war mongering,John Howard and George Bush are not active any more,but social justice still excisits.
    The time,the times are changing and if there only option is Donald T.?
    Good be with them,but I used to like the Yanks.
    How the world has changed and will be even more.

    My generation may have had the best time ever,thanks to that,but why hasn't the world so little?
    Spitfire
    10th Jul 2016
    9:02am
    What else would you expect from a retarded load of gun slinging Yanks. Perhaps we should be encouraging our sharks and crocks to enhance there taste for Yank meat to keep them away from polluting this great country of ours. Barnaby had the right idea with Johnney Depp and his dogs.
    Sheilab
    10th Jul 2016
    10:28am
    Turnbull's NBN ???? he's 'the new kid on the block' with the NBN.

    Initial planning and work was commenced under the Labor Party's first Rudd government with not nearly enough money put toward it to get it going properly.
    Teddyboy.
    10th Jul 2016
    7:46pm
    Not bad from a country that gives assault rifles to lunatics and then wonders why they have so many deaths from firearms. not to mention an enormous number killed by accident. Half of them wouldn't know where Australia is anyway. And I actually like most of the Americans I have met.
    Aussie
    10th Jul 2016
    11:50pm
    You mean united states people correct ????
    Ummmm you must be one of the very small minority that likes this arrogant people or they are hiding there real personslity for you.
    They are not nice people when out of usa
    Not Senile Yet!
    11th Jul 2016
    4:15pm
    Article was written to stir....something we should know all about.....as we do it all the time!!
    Obviously worked.....look at all the FREE publicity.....Vanity Fair would be rated!
    Most aussies couldn't Care Less anyway...we still call them Yanks...we still laugh at their gun laws..and their Cowboys Cops!
    But what we do care about is our Party Puppets wanting to Copy their failed Policies!!!
    Aussie
    11th Jul 2016
    7:02pm
    Agreed mate
    I live in USA in Maryland for nearly 3 years on IT Project Management job and after 2 1/2 years I got totally fed up and resign after a few month they offer me a lot more money but I say No Way mate thanks a lot Bye Bye and back to beauty Aussieland with all my country great people with funny accents and funny saying he he he he feel great to be home again ... never go back there only if I have to in transit ....
    FrankC
    13th Jul 2016
    4:46pm
    Aussie tuca, you remind me of a question in Trivial Pursuit on an American game programme
    In the 'History' category, the question was , and I do not lie about this, :"What was the brand of peanut butter that Annette Funicello advertised ?" (Remember the Mickey Mouse club?), Yep, that is indicative of their history !! I could not believe it .Their Trivial Pursuit questions are 90% american, (sport, TV, advert's. )and 10% world, and I am being generous.


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