The Centralian advocate Fri 3 Mar 2006
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v. 59 no. 82
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+ Bikini girl adsa bit cheeky for some ULURU ranks along side' bikini babes' in a new Federal government push to sell Australia to the world via television. The $180m campaign uses the scantily clad girls to lure visitors by asking them "Where the bloody hell are you?" The ads also feature images of famous Australian landmarks including Uluru, as well as the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. The colourful question forms the punchline to a sequence showing everyday Australians saying: "We've poured you a beer, we've had the camel shampooed, we've got the roos off the green, we've got the sharks out of the poo!." But the Federal Government was forced to defend the campaign's colourful language, which comes just weeks after Prime Minister John Howard criticised the explosion of profanities on television. Mr Howard said: "I Uluru gets a look in think it is a colloquialism. It's not a word that is seen quite in the same category as other words that nobody ought to use in public or on the media or in advertisements. I think watching that young girl walking up the beach ... is a very attractive image and I don't think people will see that is in any way bad mannered; quite the reverse." Tourism Minister Fran Bailey said the ads, which Will screen in China, Japan, the US, Britain, India and Germany, received the thumbs-up from focus groups. "This is cheeky; this is friendly and it's cheeky," Mrs Bailey said. "This is presenting Australia as we are. We're plain speaking, we're friendly. It's using the vernacular. "It's .. the great Australian adjective. We all use it. It's part of our language." Common wealth Games ambassador and basketball star Andrew Gaze said the stereotypical true-blue Aussie appealed to people overseas. Opposition tourism spokesman Martin Ferguson said the proof of the campaign pudding would be in the eating. "The results will be borne out in the near future by the reaction of the market." Tourism Australia chairman and former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer revealed T A's board "wrestled" with the campaign's colourful language. But Mr Fischer insisted he had no doubt it was a winner. ~ ~~~~~~~~ , VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL .. . - PS6A1(R51) AND PS6AD(D40) " ~ Nissan Motor Company (Australia) Pty Ltd is recalling the Nissan .. '" Pathfinder and Navara vehicles listed below for rectification of the " following condition: ~ Description of Problem .. , A concern has been detected related to the fitment of the lower " _ steering shaft of NISSAN R51 Pathfinder and 040 Navara ~ vehicles. If ignored, this condition could result in the lower shaft " becoming detached, and a subsequent loss of steering control. ~ Affected Vehicles ~ " The VINs of the Affected Vehicles lie within the following ranges: " ~ R51: VSKJLWR51AO 007409 to VSKJLWR51AO 067774 ~ " VSKJVWR51 AO 007459 to VSKJVWR51 AO 069431 , _ 040: VSKCLAD40AO 025460 'to VSKCLAD40AO 069158 _ VSKCLND40AO 033906 to VSKCLND40AO 069215 VSKCVND40AO 025461 to VSKCVND40AO 069400 . ~ Recommended Action .. " Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail at their " last known address. Owners should contact any Nissan Dealer, _ ~ to arrange for inspection and, if necessary, rectification of " their vehicle. This will be carried out at no charge to the owner _ of the vehicle. ~ Nissan remets the need to conduct this recall, which tias been , ~ initiated in the interests of ongoing customer satisfaction and ~ ~ continued produ~,t reliability. , ~e ~. ~~~~~~~~...,~ NIS1281/A Pepsi or Schweppes Soft Drink 2 Litre Quilton Toilet Tissue 4 Pack 1.25kg Min. Buy Bulk Pack From the Meat Dept On sale until Sunday 5th March 2006. ;;.;;;u.:~i colesc::~ . St:lllfl, fI:!.Jf!l7f (lQ'! *Excludes Coles Express & Coles Central Advertised prices not available at Coles Express. We reserve the right to limit sale quantities. Some products or varieties may not be available. Fly Buys terms and conditions apply - see in-store for details. While stocks last. Savings shown are off Coles regular selling prices. Advertised products may already be priced below the Coles regular selling price. Savings may therefore vary. Specials may extend beyond the advertised date. ALlCE,2002-THURS,ORIG Centralian Advocate, Friday, March 3, 2006 - 11 ,,I',' "