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Monday evening... [Aug. 25th, 2008|05:18 pm]
Bob Bain
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How do YOU like your Vegemite ?

How do you like your Vegemite? This is a chance to have your say, Australia.

It's a question that's burned in this country for too long. And we here at the Vegemite Census are dedicated to finding the answer.

Are you a Streaker? An Edger? Or a Dunker? And which Vegemite profile has the greatest numbers?

The Vegemite Census will decide.

As well as completing your Census Form, you can also have your say in the Forum and spread the word with Vegemite downloads!


Note for Trevor and other alien beings - Vegemite is something like Marmite but it has also become a symbol of everything this nation of Australia represents (sigh)

tomorrow Kevin Rudd faces a hostile senate and Senator Fielding who is about to ask searching questions regarding the Alco-pops tax (News Limited)

August 24, 2008 12:01am

The Federal Government's troubled $3 billion alco-pops tax is in jeopardy with Family First Senator Steve Fielding revealing he'll be demanding evidence to show the tax has cut teenage binge drinking before he'll back the measure.

On the eve of the new Senate sitting for the first time, Senator Fielding told The Sunday Telegraph he wanted to see two sets of street-based statistics from the Rudd Government.

He said: "I want proof from emergency hospital wards that there are fewer kids being brought in with binge drinking-related problems since the tax was introduced in the May Budget. I want evidence from the police that they're reporting less binge drinking-related offences among young people since the tax came in ... they are the two things we want to be convinced of before we'd vote for the measure."

Senator Fielding's vote could be critical to the fate of the alco-pops tax. In the post-election Senate, which sits for the first time this week, the Government needs the support of all five Green senators along with Independent Nick Xenephon and Senator Fielding, to get bills passed.

The Opposition only needs one of the seven to peel off for a tied vote - which under Senate rules means defeat for a measure.