re: Poker & Gambling taxes
Originally Posted by or3o1990
Yeah, I read about that.. That's messed up. I don't think I'd go in the water if I'm ever in Australia.. I barely swim when I'm at the Gulf of Mexico. I stepped on a jellyfish this summer while in Florida. I was lucky though, I didn't step on tentacles so I didn't get stung at all.
FWIW the reports of the "dangers" of our beaches have been grossly over-exaggerated.
If you're in the very
northernmost, tropical part of the country then yes, there's some beaches and some seasons where you shouldn't go in the water. But the beaches at pretty much any major population centre (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, etc) are, by and large, perfectly safe.
Where Zorba and I are in Victoria (southernmost part of the mainland) you're more likely to want to avoid the water because it's bloody cold than because you're worried about sharks