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Everybody needs good neighbours

Everybody needs good neighbours

Listen up Poms and Aussies. Forget the Ashes. Forget Eurovision. Neighbours is reinventing its iconic theme song and a competition has been launched between Australia and the UK to find a new singer. Have you got what it takes to be the new voice of one of the world's most recognised TV theme songs?To submit your entry you will need to download the famous backing track off the Neighbours website... Read more.

Whingeing Poms

Whingeing Poms

Anagram lovers will not be surprised to discover that "Olympic Park" gives rise to "A Prickly Pom". With only a few days until the opening ceremony in London, the Poms are whingeing up a storm, giving rise to a flurry of "Pommy Bashing" news articles and television programmes in Australia. Mayor Boris Johnson has taken the extraordinary step of telling Londoners to "put a sock in it", describing... Read more.

Olympic Ten Pound Poms

Olympic Ten Pound Poms

Ten pounds can get you a long way...  at least it used to. A tenner used to buy you a boat ticket from England to Australia. Nowadays it is the cost of watching an Olympic cycling race on a giant screen.The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has made the controversial decision to charge thousands of spectators a fee of ten pounds to enter the Olympic... Read more.


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Was reading a Sunday paper in 1971 when I spotted an ad for tram conductors in Melbourne. I had wanted to go to Oz as my uncle emigrated in 1961, so I thought what the heck. Replied to ad. Got a quick response. Next thing I know I was called to The Strand for a medical and within a month I was on board the Ellinis bound for Oz.


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Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

Arrived: 1966

Ship: Fairsky

Immigrants need courage and creativity; they need open minds and sturdy hearts.


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Australia's coastline is nearly 26,000km.


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