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1. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

i was just wondering how far this story had extended and if it made the news anywhere overseas. Incase someone doesn't know beaconsfeild is a town of about 1500 people in the north of Tasmania, Australia

2. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

I saw it on CNN international last night. The news is out there for the world to see.

3. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

i saw it on cnn too, everyone it seems has, i am currently in switzerland and sooooo many ppl want hear my opinion on it. officially i have none. i know nothing about mining, it was a terrible accident and i hope they get out safely but at the same time there are bigger things going on in aus right now, they are just not deemed interesting enough for international news

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

There certainly is NOT bigger things going on in Aus right now - expect for Sophie Delezio's tragedy.

These guys were trapped a mile underground in coffin-like conditions for 2 whole weeks. For almost half of this time, they had heard nothing from above and didn't know if they were simply going to die there.

5. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

I'm with James. What's bigger that's going on in Oz right now? This is a great story that fortunately ended well for two and not for one.

I think they have made the Guiness Book of Records, which I think is of global interest.

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7. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

really? yeah ok there is probably nothing else bigger going on, i`m not actually there so i don`t know. i take it all back. i have only been home for one month out of the last 7, the only other time i saw australia in the news was with the cronulla riots. i hope sometime this year i see or read something about something good happening back home...... but i guess that is the news, they like to tell u all the bad stories.

8. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Started off as a bad story; finished as a good one.

Televison news for the most part is disorted sensationalised crap. Unfortunately swallowed by the masses. They even make good news stories look bad, sometimes.

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Cronulla riots... I'll go out on a limb here and say that, in a strange sort of way, they were not necessarily a bad thing. A bit of a wake up call was what was needed, and that's what it was.

10. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

but the question is how many people do u think it woke up?