Australia Citizenship Test





Australia Citizenship Test
 
The Australian citizenship test is a test applicants for Australian citizenship who also meet the basic requirements for citizenship are required to take. It has been introduced in 2007 to assess the applicants' adequate knowledge of Australia, the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship and basic knowledge of the English language.

You can become a Australian citizen by answering all of the latest 2011 test questions below

80% correct is a pass 
 
How many slabs can you fit in the back of a Holden Ute while also
allowing room for your cattle dog?






When packing an Esky, do you put the ice or the beer in first?

Is the traditional Aussie Christmas dinner:

a) At least two roasted meats with roast vegetables, followed by a

pudding you could use as a cannonball. And a sweaty ham. sitting in 40C heat.

b) A seafood buffet followed by a barbie, with rather a lot of booze.

And sweaty ham. In 40C heat.

c) Both of the above, one at lunchtime and one at dinnertime. Weather

continues fine.

How many beers in a slab?



Does "yeah-nah" mean "Yes and no" or "Maybe" or "Yes I understand but

no I don't agree"?



The phrases "strewth" and "flamin' dingo" can be attributed to which TV
character?

a) Toadie from Neighbours

b) Alf from Home & Away

c) Agro from Agro's Cartoon Connection

d) Sgt. Tom Croydon from Blue Heelers

When cooking a barbecue do you turn the sausages:

a) Once or twice

b) As often as necessary to cook

c) After each stubby

d) Until charcoal?



Name three of the Daddo brothers.





Who was the original lead singer of AC/DC?


Which option describes your ideal summer afternoon:

a) Drinking beer a mate's place

b) Drinking beer at the beach

c) Drinking beer watching the cricket/footy

d) Drinking beer at a mate's place while watching the cricket before

going to the beach?


Would you eat pineapple on pizza?


Would you eat egg on a pizza?


How many cans of beer did David Boon consume on a plane trip from

Australia to England?




How many stubbies is it from Brissy to the Gold Coast in a Torana

travelling at 120km/h?


Who are Scott and Charlene?

 

How do you apply your tomato sauce to a pie?

a) Squirt and spread with finger

b) Sauce injection straight into the middle?


If the police raided your home would you:

a) Allow them to rummage through your personal items

b) Phone up the nearest talkback radio shock jock and complain

c) Put a written complaint in to John Howard and hope that he answers

it personally?

Which Australian Prime Minister held the world record for drinking a

yardie full of beer the fastest?

Have you ever had/do you have a mullet?




Thongs are:

a) Skimpy underwear

b) Casual footwear

c) They're called jandals, bro?

On which Ashes tour did Warney's hair look the best?

a) 1993

b)1997

c) 2001 or

d 2005?

What is someone is more likely to die of.

1) Red Back Spider

2) Great White Shark

3) Victorian Police Officer

4) King Brown Snake

5) Your missus after a big night

6) Dropbear?

How many times must a steak be turned on a conventional four-burner

barbie?

Can you sing along to Cold Chisel's Khe Sahn?




Explain both the "follow-on" and "LBW" rules in cricket and discuss the

pros and cons for the third umpire decisions in the latter....

Name at least 5 items that must be taken to a BBQ.

Who is current Australian test cricket captain:

a) Ricky Ponting

b) Don Bradman

c) John Howard

d) Makybe Diva?

Is it best to take a sick day on:

a) When the cricket's on?

b) When the cricket's on?

c) When the cricket's on?

What animal is on the Bundaberg Rum bottle?

What is the difference between a pot and a middy of beer?

What are Budgie smugglers?




Did you cry when Molly died on a Country Practice? 

A "Hoppoate" is:

a) A breed of kangaroo

b) A kind of Australian "wedgie"

c) A disgraced Rugby League player? 

What does having a 'chunder' mean? 

When you were young did you prefer the Hills Hoist over any swing set?

What do the following terms mean:

a) Mate?

b) Maate?

c) Maaaaaaate?

Best Aussie name is what?

a) Cheryl

b) Charlene

c) Bazza

d) Thommo

e) Shazza



What does the terminology 'True Blue' mean?







Game of Thrones stars Aussie wrestler


Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO starring Sean Bean, Lena Headey Jack Gleeson and Aussie wrestler Conan Stevens.

Anticipation for the series was described by various media outlets as extremely high, with a dedicated fan base closely following the show's development. By April 2011 multiple entertainment news outlets had described it as the most highly awaited television series of 2011.
The premiere episode attracted 2.2 million viewers its initial airing on April 17 in the U.S



Conan Stevens is an Australian professional wrestler, actor and scriptwriter. He is 7' 1/4" in height.





In Game of Thrones he is playing the role of Gregor Clegane. He made himself known to the fan community and to the series producers early in the development of the series and lobbied for the role, gaining fan support due to his enthusiasm for the project. He auditioned for the part of Khal Drogo in the pilot so as to put his name in circulation for Gregor when auditioning for the series itself took place.


Conan in action!

Game of Thrones is about seven noble families who fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. The dominant families are the Houses Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official.
Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power.



Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between these clans, and with the remaining great Houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and Tyrell, leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest North. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

Conan Stevens feature Films


"The Hobbit" - Azog (in Production)



"Mystic Blade" - Butch (post production)

"Largo Wynch 2" - Nazachov's Bodyguard

"True Legend" - Kungfu/Action. Stunt Actor. International cinema

"E Tim Tai Nae" - Action/Comedy. Stunt Actor. Thai cinema

"Chandni Chowk To China" - Action. Principle Role/Stunts. International cinema

"Drona" - Action/Fantasy. Stunt Actor. Prosthetics and wire work. Indian cinema

“Som Tam” - Action. Principle role/Stunts. Thai cinema.

“Bangkok Adrenaline” - Action/Comedy. Principle comedy role/Stunts. Thai cinema

“Hanuman, The White Monkey Warrior” - Action. Stunt actor. Thai cinema

“Bodyguard 2” - Action/Comedy. Stunt actor. Thai cinema

“L'ile Aux Tresors” (“Treasured Island”) - Comedy/Action. Stunt actor. French cinema

“Powerkids” by Baa Ram Ewe. Drama/Action. Stunt actor. Thai cinema

“Man-Thing” (Marvel Comics) - Horror. Played as Man-thing. Full suit work/Stunts. International cinema.


Script Writer (Produced Movies)
"Bangkok Adrenaline" - feature length action/comedy. Thai cinema/International DVD





Hangover Cures Fact or Fiction





Hangovers are no fun even if the events leading up to the hangover were awesome.
Hangover cures may include virility laced beers, drinking raw eggs, Rocky-style, sweating it out in a sauna, running laps and mega-dosing on vitamins, are all examples of things people do to beat back a hangover but are they really so helpful?

Hangovers have a variety of symptoms, that may include dehydration, fatigue, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, weakness, elevated body temperature and heart rate, hyper salivation, difficulty concentrating, sweating, anxiety, dysphoria, irritability, sensitivity to light and noise, erratic motor functions (including tremor), trouble sleeping, severe hunger, halitosis, and lack of depth perception. Many people will also be repulsed by the thought, taste or smell of alcohol during a hangover. The symptoms vary from person to person, and how hard you have partied.





Hang over cures FACT OR FICTION

Virility laced beer: A UK company has designed a beer laced with viagra. Downing just three bottles is equivalent to taking one pill of Viagra, which will distract you from your hangover, for some time.
The new brew is called Royal Virility Performance, and was specially created to mark the  Royal Wedding.



A fried breakfast or Greasy Takeaway: like Mc Donalds, or eating bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes may provide salts and vitamins that have been lost, it wont stop you from feeling like crap.







Hair of the Dog:  Unfortunately for you  it’s completely ineffective.
Drinking when you’re suffering from a hangover makes you  feel better simply because alcohol dulls your senses. You could just as easily prescribe a double-shot of Tequila as a “remedy” for a cracked skull that you smashed on a urinal. You will get temporary relief from your hangover. but you’ll just prolong the agony.




Honey: (a significant fructose and glucose source) is often suggested as a way to reduce the effect of hangovers, and has been noted in many ancient manuscripts to be a hangover cure.





Mild analgesic: A couple of paracetamol either before going to bed or on waking may help the headache. Alcohol irritates the stomach lining so analgesics that irritate the stomach such as aspirin or ibuprofen are a big no no, you could end up spitting blood like a crazed zombie.





Multi-vitamins: While dehydration may mean that your body is low on vitamin B and C, there is minimal evidence to show that supplements such as vitamin B will help. But it will make your wee smell for days.




Coffee: While the caffeine in tea and coffee may make you feel more awake, too much caffeine will dehydrate you further,making you feel like your head was being squeezed in a sweaty sumo's arm pit.




Exercise: For the brave, exercise will actually speed up the detoxification process and take your mind off feeling terrible. It is important that you drink plenty of water before, during and after exercising, and don't exercise if you're feeling too groggy, as it may increase your risk of an accident, like riding your bike into a creek. ( Believe me I have done this before)



Water: Even better than just drinking a lot of water after the fact is drinking water throughout the prior night.
My unofficial never-have-hangovers routine is to drink a tall glass of water for every unit of alcohol I consume — a unit being one of the equivalency portions they teach in you in health class.
1 shot = 1 glass of wine = 1 beer.
Lets be honest though, would anyone do 20 shots in an evening, if they had to drink around seven litres of water to go with them?





Sleep: It won't end your hangover any quick but at least you'll be asleep while you wait it out."


 Remeber your liver can only process a certain amount of alcohol within an hour and nothing you do can increase the speed with which the liver can process the alcohol.





Fart Saves Town



In the back of donga country there’s a tale the old folks tell

‘Bout a bloke whose name is famous in the town of Bungadell.

And if you’s like I’ll tell ya a bit about this little town,

It’s a dry and dusty place to be until the rains come down.

In nineteen twenty seven when it hadn’t rained for weeks

There was bulldust in the billabongs and dead sheep in the creeks.



But the hero of our story was soon to help them out

On the day McArthur farted and saved the town from drought.

Now no one knew too much about this joker from the scrub,

But they’d heard some yarns about him from some drovers in the pub.

Some said he came from Bunker’s Run and some said Beulah Park,

But one thing they agreed on, he sure knew how to fart.

And this was proved one day beyond a shadder of a doubt,

The day McArthur farted and saved the town from drought.

Well, Bungadell was hard and dry as a three week stale old crust,

The sheep was drinkin’ whiskey and their piss had turned to dust.



They had a dam up in the hills a mile outside of town

Which shoulda filled the water tanks, but not a drop came down.

They sent a deputation up to see what could be wrong

And found they had a problem they hadn’t reckoned on.

Old Bert’s dead horse was blocking up the channel from the dam,

You’d reckon they could shift it, but the bloody thing was jammed.



Fifty blokes with crowbars bashed it fifty days and nights,

But they couldn’t shift the bastard, it was stuck there good and tight.

They had a stack of water, but they couldn’t get it out

Till the day McArthur farted and saved the town from drought.

They blasted it with dynamite, but couldn’t get it loose,

And even Murphy’s bullock team just wasn’t any use.




“There’s only one hope left for us,” said Clancy’s brother, Blue.

“We’ll have to get McArthur and see what he can do.”

The cry went up: “McArthur! He’s the bloke who knows the art,

He could send that horse there flyin’ with a well-constructed fart!”

And so the townsfolk waited for the day to come about

For the day McArthur farted and saved the town from drought.

At last McArthur came and all the people gathered ‘round

To see the man whose fart was gonna send the waters down.

He came on two big horses with half his bum on each,

A bum so big a bloke could drive a tram between the cheeks.

McArthur was a quiet bloke, but thorough, through and through.



He said: “I’ll need some food and drink so see what you’s can do.”

They started preparations and laid out a mighty spread,

With forty tons of onions and a pile of prunes and bread.

They had fity tons of blue-vein cheese and fifty kegs of stout



On the day McArthur farted and saved the town from drought.

He sat down with a knife and fork and really knocked it back,

Then finished off the kegs of stout in thirty seconds flat.

McArthur stood up slowly and he turned his bum around,

The people all took cover as they heard a dreadful sound.

Like the roaring of a lion, and a chill ran through their hearts,

McArthur’s body trembled and let go a mighty fart.



He farted and he farted till the earth began to quake,

The hills they started shaking and the dam began to break.

But still McArthur farted till it made the thunder crack,

The winds they howled, the lightning flared, the sky was turning black.

They heard it up in China where the upside downers dwell,

They heard it up in heaven and they heard it down in hell.

I hardly need to tell ya it was really on the snout

On the day McArthur farted and saved the town from drought.

That was how McArthur saved the town of Bungadell,

His memory there still lingers on, and so, too, does the smell.

And even down in Adelaide they’ve heartd about his art,

And every other year they hold a Festival of Farts.



Tropfest short film festival



Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and one of its most iconic cultural events. It is also the largest short film festival in the world. At home, Tropfest is recognised for its enormous contribution to the development of the Australian film industry by providing unique platforms for emerging filmmakers through its events and initiatives, and new and expanded audiences for their work.


The annual short film competition is open to anyone who wishes to enter – regardless of their background or experience.
16 Finalists are selected from an entry pool of an average 650 annual entries and compete for more than $150,000 in prizes.



2011 winner

What is the true call of the wild? Here we travel down a very special river and are introduced to a wide variety of the animal kingdom who all contribute their name for the sake of music.

Directed by Damon Gameau

Tropfest Australia





Short Film Australian Beer







The True Power of Australian Beer' is a 2010 University of British Columbia (UBC) short film based on actual events. Over the years I've seen friends, family and strangers harness the true power of a good beer (You all know who you are and what I've seen you do). I would like to thank all these people for showing me the benefits of downing a few to many cold one's and supplying me with the inspiration for my film.



As this was my final project for the UBC film department I wanted to inject a touch of Australian culture and class into their mundane Canadian lives. There was no better way of doing this than by introducing them all to VB, one of Australia's favourite sons. And though no one appreciated that I tried to give the set that authentic Ozy beach feel, by turning the heat all the way up and supplying cast and crew with budgie smugglers, the shoot was still a success. We'll, what I remember of it...
I hope you all enjoy the film and remember there's nothing better for you than an ice-cold beer.

Steven Geddes  Producer



Australian Immigration



Australia's Migration Program does not discriminate on the basis of race or religion. This means that anyone from any country can apply to migrate, regardless of their ethnic origin, gender or colour, provided that they meet the criteria set out in law.

Migrants are selected under the Migration Program in three streams—Skill, Family and Special Eligibility; while the Humanitarian Program offers resettlement to refugees and to displaced persons who have suffered discrimination amounting to gross violations of their human rights.



Marvin lands his ship in Australia and is mistaken for an alien. The local mayor says he can relocate his family here.



Worlds Largest Ship in Australia

Worlds Largest Ship measuring 480m (about six times as much as the largest aircraft carrier) and costing  Billions of dollars, will house a liquefied natural gas plant and float over offshore gas fields 220km from the Kimberley Coast in north-western Australia.



Displacing 600,000 tonnes and carrying 50,000 tonnes of equipment, the 75m-wide vessel, would use 260,000 tonnes of steel, and will be built to withstand "one in 10,000-year" tropical cyclones.
Gas for the vessel will come from the Browse Basin's Prelude field, which is thought to contain up to three trillion cubic feet of gas, and the Concerto field, about 16km away. The gargantuan ship will suck up the equivalent of 110,000 barrels of oil per day.






Freedom Ship will be a floating city that will contain over 50,000 permanent residents.

Unlike a cruise ship, Freedom Ship will be a floating city with permanent residents. The ship will circle the globe every two years and offer everything available in your hometown, including a hospital, college and one of the world's largest shopping malls.
Freedom Ship would not be a cruise ship, it is proposed to be a unique place to live, work, retire, vacation, or visit. The proposed voyage would continuously circle the globe, covering most of the world's coastal regions. Its large fleet of commuter aircraft and hydrofoils would ferry residents and visitors to and from shore. The airport on the ship's top deck would serve private and small commercial aircraft (up to about 40 passengers each).

­Freedom Ship will  become a home for the rich and famous. Suites start at $121,000 for a 300-square-foot room and go up to $11 million for a 5,100 square foot suite on the ship's exclusive 21st floor, where prices start at $3 million!









Grey Nomads Caravans and Campers


Doug i f***** told ya ten times to leave that boat back in Brissy !!!!!

Living in Outback Queensland, it is the time of year again (winter) when our quite little country towns become chock a block full of grey nomads, they boost our economy and bring tales of there travels.

Grey nomads are loved by people in the outback, they are always polite and are mostly interested in our community and what we get up too out here.



Birdsville Hotel



Grey nomads are normally older Australians, who after the kids have flown the coop and are no longer life's daily preoccupation, thousands of them hit the road and stay there.
Many of the grey nomads i have met outback, have been on the road for many years, one couple i met are still doing it after 16 years.


Hey man which way to Nimbin?
The nomadic lifestyle is becoming an option not just for hippies and tourists. The driving force behind its surge in popularity is our Baby Boomers retiring.

According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics there were more than 48,510 registered camper vans in Australia in 2010 an increase of  19.2% since 2005.

Seasonal work might once have been the domain of the young and the restless, but older workers are also increasingly getting into the industry.



While fruit picking might sound like back-breaking work, there are plenty of less demanding jobs available on fruit farms.

You can grade fruit, drive machinery, pack fruit, do some pruning and weeding, so fruit picking is something that has a growing appeal to grey nomads.


Grandparents Gwen and Ron Hellyar  travelled more than 1500km to help a family in western Queensland

Some of the remote outback stations out here, also look for extra help during their busy seasons.
Small odd jobs like painting, looking after the kids, or any handyman things that may need fixing, is a big help for these remote stations.  contact  www.frontierservices.org/outbacklinks/