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Dave.

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Reads like Lonely Planet meets Australian Idiot (Idol) meets (err, what was
that Aussie show a few years back where they gave the contestants a video
camera and sent them on a travel doco / adventure reporting thingo?) type
contest.  Sounds like Qld Tourism will try anything to attract visitors to
the Banana Republic. :P




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  To me, it sounds like a job for an
advertising/marketing/videographer/researcher/interviewer type of person all
rolled into one.

  Sure, the Qld Tourism marketing people have done their job in making the job
sound very sexy.  In truth, they want a cheap person to do their Hamilton
Island advertising for them.
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   you would be working 24/7 in such a job. Personally having been to an
island or three, the novelty wears off after 48 Hrs.

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Considering the media attention this Job vacancy has attracted it has
not only paid for itself but made a massive profit in free advertising.

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Isn't that is what it is about?

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On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:23:57 -0800 (PST), "David L. Jones"

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Just don't ask me to go snorkelling here:
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24904363-5001021,00.html

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Naah, it is worse. box jelly fish. that is why the lifesaver wear
pantyhose.

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Not too many box jelly fish around there - they tend to like warmer water.

Keith

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Sorry, I thought Hamilton Island was in warm waters.

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It is, they'd probably have sea snakes as well

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The link in the post that you were replying to referred to Lake Illawarra.

Anyway you don't normally get box jelly fish out on the islands only
down the mainland coast, they breed in the mangroves and washed out into
the coastal waters by the monsoon rains.

http://www.barrierreefaustralia.com/the-great-barrier-reef/jellyfish.htm

Now the irukandji, thats different

http://www.barrierreefaustralia.com/the-great-barrier-reef/irukandji.htm

Keith

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On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:23:57 -0800 (PST), "David L. Jones"

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If you have ever spent a significant amount of time up that way then
you will know that it well worth quitting any electronics career for.
In fact, if you have spent any time up there at all you will
understand.

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This is the state that has XXXX?
The state where if you have a glass of dry ginger ale, they think you are
drinking strong beer?

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Fuck the beer, go check out that island. They probably dont even sell
XXXX there.

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You can buy most any beer you want there , and a lot of other things as
well (winkwink_

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