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Welcome to the Down Under Club of Winnipeg. We’re a social club based far, far from our original homes and hold regular events for members and guests. We also produce a monthly newsletter about connections in our new community and all things happening down under. Go on, explore our site and consider joining our group. Hooroo, mates!

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Top two ‘most positive’ countries

A very interesting article from Global Citizen listing the results of a survey on perceptions of the five most peaceful countries in the world.

Earlier this summer, research firm Ipsos released their findings from a poll asking this question to over 18,000 people across 25 countries. They asked participants whether a handful of countries and supra-national governmental agencies (like the European Union) were “having an overall positive or a negative influence on world affairs.”

Their results might surprise you.

One of the entities is not even a country, and based on the fact you’re reading this post on this website, you’ll likely be pleased at #1 and #2.

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Rainbow results

Australia is playing catch-up to many modern democratic countries in moving forward with permitting same-sex marriage. Controversially, the parliament put it to the public to voice their opinion.  

Read all about it here in The Conversation.

Australia has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage with 61.6% marking the “yes” box. But even though Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is on the winning side and aiming to have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas, his troubles are far from over, with a stoush over the wording of the bill set to heat up.

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Not so Formal Dinner 2017

 

The DUCW’s annual (Not so) Formal Dinner had a great turnout on Saturday night. 

Photos by Brian Hydesmith.