fair dinkum

fair dinkum

  (Australian informal)
true or honest I didn't believe her at first but she swore the story was fair dinkum. He's a fair dinkum sort of guy - he wouldn't lie to you.
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She was the proverbial "straight shooter" and would be there for anyone if she thought they were being fair dinkum with her.
This guy's fair dinkum and the FFA need to show more enthusiasm.
He added that his fair dinkum parental leave scheme coming in Parliamentary in the New Year and improvements to childcare are also significant achievements he brought as Minister for Women.
It is a sistership to the 1975 Australian Three-Quarter Ton champion Fair Dinkum and was a three-quarter ton champion in the early 1980s
The world's best marine reserves system for Australia's extensive oceans, protection of Kakadu against uranium mining, protection of Tasmania's forests while supporting workers and industry transition, the start of a fair dinkum effort to restore the degraded Murray-Darling river system, and great conservation and indigenous outcomes for the Kimberley and Cape York.
But if we want families to have more kids, if we want women to have a fair dinkum choice to have a family, and maybe to extend the size of their family and to have a career, we need a policy like this," he said.
The Aussies are in such disarray I've been teasing my fair dinkum chums on Twitter that it will be 12-0.
A) ** COX, David The Fair Dinkum War Allen & Unwin, 2013 unpaged $24.
Abu Dhabi: Memories of a horror smash, last year in Perth, came flooding back to Karl Reindler of Fair Dinkum in the third race of stage 13 of the V8 Supercars at Yas Marina on Sunday.
Some were undecided and many swans stayed Mute, But the Black Swans thought fair dinkum and said "You little beaut
Neil Harvey, named after a fair dinkum Australian cricketer and also the christian names of his joint-owner and Lancashire cricket legend Neil Fairbrother, put in a dogged Geoffrey Boycott-like performance to win in the beginners' chase.
But, Sally 59, is not your average Ocker, fair dinkum, she's originally from the town.
In return the mining industry would be fair dinkum (genuine) in its desire to negotiate a fair return for the use of the non-renewable resources that belonged to all Australians.
It will also send a message to the teams we are playing in the Grand Slam leg of the tour that we are fair dinkum.
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