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Susie O'Brien: The ABC website's social class survey is bizarre and offensive

Susie O'Brien: The ABC website's social class survey is bizarre and offensive


"Why does liking Jimmy Barnes make them think you are a man? Why does having once read Jane Austen make you a female?" A social class study on the ABC website seems to suggest anyone who doesn’t have the taste of an inner-city trust-fund geriatric hipster is a lower-class dolt who spends their days watching reality TV, writes Susie O’Brien.

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8 hours ago

7 News Brisbane

Alvey Reels, at risk of collapse, has been saved.



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Come on everyone lets go buy new reels

Thank god an Australian company has been saved whoever is helping these people please keep it in Australia and do not send it overseas Australian companies that one of the best and specially if they make their own products over here

Worked here a few years ago welding frames for deep sea reels. Was a good feeling knowing I was making parts for an Aussie icon. Bruce and Tony are great people and very passionate about keeping it Aussie made. Here's to another 100 years of Alvey Reels!

Keep Alvey Aussie !

i would love to own an alvey reel again they are the best

Such good news, keep punching lads!

Caught many a snapper with the old Alvey reels

new reels.. yep.. big fish..

Good news Gary Kildey!

Phil Perrella back in the game

Did you see this dad (Vincent)

Joe Nocher best rods

Chris Atkinson she lives another day

Dixon Mudge 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

Adam Bunn show your old boy!

David Alan Andrew

👌🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Stephen Healy Josh Brazier

Justin Hall 👍🏽

Justin Biggs. Cameron Jackson

Corey Nordberg 😱😱

Mitch Waye

Daniel Williams

Toby Scanlan

Craig Doenau Craig Ullmann Ana M Veamatahau Joel Sheldon Ami Ross Travis Montgomery Glen Griffin-Armitage

Ben OBrien Steve Hunter

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8 hours ago

7 News Brisbane

Vision has been released of flight attendants on the doomed Southwest plane shouting reminders at passengers to breathe through their oxygen masks.



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The passengers that left their seats and managed to get her back into the plane are heroes as they risked their own lives. Sadly their attempts to revive her failed. Hope the receive an award for their bravery.

Doomed? I believe the plane made it back.

Sean Lahiff Samantha Killorn poor lady 😔

9 hours ago

7 News Brisbane

Almost two years to the day since Prince died prosecutors say no-one will be charged over the popstar's fatal overdose.



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It seems Prince was just a human in a lot of physical pain who tried to keep working, but to do so needed some heavy pain medications. At some stage, they can become too much, but then again, so can the actual pain. Catch 22. A dilemma that affects many people suffering, unfortunately.

I think we are the ones putting this crap in our bodies we have to stop blaming someone else instead we have to take responsibility to what we take and swallow good bless Prince

Because the Illuminati can not be charged.

Who caresp

Louise Wicks

Elouise Di Mauro 💜

9 hours ago

7 News Brisbane

Kate Jones wants to bring the Olympics of video gaming, E-Games, to the Gold Coast.



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Oh Kate Jones you are not the brightest flame in the fire!

Joshua Toze u nerd

wow okay

Jacob C Haurua lol

Emily Boon your brother lol

Hayden Yarrow Justin Somslao

Nikki Stoneman

Kathleen Macpherson Ashley Gallen


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Mike Burnett-davies

Tremaine Withers

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9 hours ago

7 News Brisbane

Winton's Waltzing Matilda Centre has re-opened three years after a devastating fire.



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Kell Carn

Paula Watson

9 hours ago

7 News Brisbane

Tomorrow’s weather forecast with Paul Burt.

#Qldweather #7News


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yes a lot of rumbles in Brisbane today sounded like cannons going off

7 News Brisbane can you please post the story on Alveys Reels.

12 hours ago

Sydney Airport

Chocks off! It's time to take-off for the weekend 👌
📷 Matt Weller

Chocks off! Its time to take-off for the weekend 👌
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12 hours ago

ABC Sydney

🚧 There could be smoke around this weekend due to hazard reduction burns.

☀️ The NSW RFS says they'll monitor weather conditions to determine if the burns go ahead.

🚒 Only call Triple O if you see an unattended fire with flames 🔥 and no fire trucks 🚒

NSW Rural Fire Service
Controlled hazard reduction burns will be conducted by NPWS, NSW RFS and FRNSW firefighters over the coming days, weather permitting, in areas across NSW including Cessnock, the Shoalhaven and parts of the Sydney region including Faulconbridge, Hornsby, Northern Beaches and Wollondilly.

With forecast light winds, smoke from these burns is likely to settle across parts including the Greater Sydney region, the lower Blue Mountains and Central Coast.

These are important controlled burns which will reduce the risk to people and properties from bush fires.

Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions, turn on headlights and take direction from fire crews working in the area.

Residents may notice smoke and we remind everyone to only call Triple Zero (000) if you see a fire without a fire truck in attendance.

Smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning can affect some people more than others.

NSW Health reminds people that children, older adults and people with heart and lung conditions are most susceptible to the effects of air pollution and excessive smoke.

If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice.

Asthma sufferers need to follow their Asthma Action Plan and take their relieving medication where necessary. If symptoms get worse, seek medical advice. Further advice is available from the Asthma Foundation website.

Crews assess conditions right up to the moment planned burns are lit and continually monitor during operations. Details of planned hazard reduction burns are available here:

12 hours ago

Triple M Adelaide

“I offered him a company car, a lot of money, and he still knocked me back!” - Adelaide City FC's Scott Nagel joins the boys on this week’s Real Football Show, where Alby has a bone to pick with him! With Ditts on leave Andrew Jarman steps in as host. ...


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Scott Nagel

12 hours ago

ABC Sydney

Following on from the deconstructed Vegemite on toast... ...


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Too funny Frances Pirović perhaps this could be a venture with you and the Swedish chef!

That black smear looks like deconstructed cockroach on my kitchen floor...

Look i can smear vegemite on my face better than this and it would still be cheaper. Just take a pic show it to the tourists and move on

Mark Breen and Terri Breen would enjoy this I'm sure!

When did food and nutrition become so arty farty!

Annette Saadeh you'll love this!

Yep... still looks like something that was under my shoe and got scrapped along the footpath!

I thinks its fabulous....couple of reds later, 🍷🍷🍷

what ya gotta use your fingers!!!


Haha!!! Cathy Bolwell....this is awesome!!

' we want plates'

Very clever - super funny!!!

Oh for goodness sake!


😂😂😂😘 Domi Nika you will like this! Bon appetit!

Your kind of restaurant Bam Bam

Sara Johnson-Holmes 😂😂😂 ... *that* story that just won’t go away!!

Julie Zommers next level ⁉️

Hilarious! !

Micah Smith you love a good feed ;-)

Angela Ede ... pass it on

Love this satire. Emmy Burgess

Timothy Cheung what a cafe should be.

W. W. V

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13 hours ago

ABC Sydney

Join Isaiah Firebrace on a journey of discovery as he uncovers a family connection to the famous battle at Villers-Bretonneux. ...