ACT women too smart to get knocked up?

johnboy 3 November 2010 26

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced the release of national fertility statistics:

Tasmania had the highest fertility rate, with 2.18 babies per woman, while the Australian Capital Territory had the lowest at 1.74.

But remember, if we don’t make our own babies we have to put up with other peoples.


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fragge fragge 10:44 am 05 Nov 10

facet said :

We can import babies for a fraction of the cost of locally made. I bet the government has never done a cost benefit analysis.

Well it IS a labor government, costings and perceived returns reporting is for those out of touch liberals.

erv erv 1:03 am 05 Nov 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Is it because young canberra men are chasing the wrong species?

o_O lolz

Mulberry Mulberry 12:33 am 05 Nov 10

you people are way too shallow minded… I use to like this place… now I hope it gets shut down so you can all go and figure out what its like to live in the real world.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 4:48 pm 04 Nov 10

Is it because young canberra men are chasing the wrong species?

arescarti42 arescarti42 2:37 pm 04 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

vg said :

Captain RAAF said :

Keijidosha said :

I’d wager that the figure of 1.74 is propped up heavily by Tuggeranong teenagers.

and Gunghalin refugee’s!

Why the possessive apostrophe and incorrect spelling? I thought you RAAF chappies were a little more erudite than that

Between you and me, he’s not actually in the RAAF, he’s a crazy homeless dude posting from Kippax Library. The whole army persona comes out as an alternate personality in response to the self-loathing he feels because of his … *cough* … peculiar s3xual orientation.

Yup, if you start reading back through his older posts you’ll kick yourself for not seeing how obvious it was to begin with.

lulu lulu 1:22 pm 04 Nov 10

Two words: housing affordability.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 10:16 am 04 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

Between you and me, he’s not actually in the RAAF, he’s a crazy homeless dude posting from Kippax Library. The whole army persona comes out as an alternate personality in response to the self-loathing he feels because of his … *cough* … peculiar s3xual orientation.

Maybe he is and he drives the fuel truck?

Thumper Thumper 8:30 am 04 Nov 10

and Gunghalin refugee’s!

Maybe the exclamation mark belongs to the refugee?

Silentforce Silentforce 10:07 pm 03 Nov 10

It aint my fault. It’s not for tryin’.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 8:50 pm 03 Nov 10

busgirl said :

…well…too smart to get knocked up by the sperm on offer in Canberra anyway.

Can’t you buy it online now? I’m sure there’d be some knuckled dragging Tasmanian out there that’d be more to your liking! 🙂

Anyway, the odds are stacked in a Tasmainian women’s favour – there’s nothing else to do at night time but shag, especially in Winter.

Pandy Pandy 7:21 pm 03 Nov 10

I can help those ACT stats out. Just saying. 😉

Jim Jones Jim Jones 6:47 pm 03 Nov 10

vg said :

Captain RAAF said :

Keijidosha said :

I’d wager that the figure of 1.74 is propped up heavily by Tuggeranong teenagers.

and Gunghalin refugee’s!

Why the possessive apostrophe and incorrect spelling? I thought you RAAF chappies were a little more erudite than that

Between you and me, he’s not actually in the RAAF, he’s a crazy homeless dude posting from Kippax Library. The whole army persona comes out as an alternate personality in response to the self-loathing he feels because of his … *cough* … peculiar s3xual orientation.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 6:29 pm 03 Nov 10

…oh, is that it? I was waiting for the full stop.

PWNED

Oscillate Wildly Oscillate Wildly 6:13 pm 03 Nov 10

And the 1.74 figure is a problem…why?

facet facet 6:09 pm 03 Nov 10

We can import babies for a fraction of the cost of locally made. I bet the government has never done a cost benefit analysis.

vg vg 4:54 pm 03 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

Keijidosha said :

I’d wager that the figure of 1.74 is propped up heavily by Tuggeranong teenagers.

and Gunghalin refugee’s!

Why the possessive apostrophe and incorrect spelling? I thought you RAAF chappies were a little more erudite than that

p1 p1 4:48 pm 03 Nov 10

maniac said :

a working family needs to have only one member of that family employed for one hour or more per week – I don’t make the rules – it’s just the way it is!

But people in that position don’t need childcare.

That said, so we actually want to increase the fertility rate in Canberra? Wouldn’t it make more sense to discourage people having kids, and encourage them to adopt sixteen year olds? They wouldn’t need childcare and could start being productive right away, while any education they under take would support the Unis and TAFE CIT.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 4:12 pm 03 Nov 10

Keijidosha said :

I’d wager that the figure of 1.74 is propped up heavily by Tuggeranong teenagers.

and Gunghalin refugee’s!

maniac maniac 3:57 pm 03 Nov 10

a working family needs to have only one member of that family employed for one hour or more per week – I don’t make the rules – it’s just the way it is!

Solidarity Solidarity 3:44 pm 03 Nov 10

maniac said :

In Canberra, there is a high participation rate of women in the workforce. If women want to get ahead they need to stay employed, and taking time off can have negative impact on future employment prospects. If we want to increase the Canberra fertility rate, we need either, to provide better childcare facilities, and support for working families.

Or import more bogans.

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