Why Thailand and Greece spell tragedy for travellers

Why Thailand and Greece spell tragedy for travellers – smh.com.au, March 27, 2013
More than 100 Australians died in Thailand and a further 60 died in Greece last year, making these two countries – for different reasons – among the places where Australians are most likely to meet their end while overseas…
[Some funny things here…]
‘‘The Australian public … seem to expect that the full suite of welfare services will extend to them across the globe no matter where they go or how they behave,’’ the report says, citing a couple who wanted frequent flyer points while being evacuated from Cairo on a government-chartered rescue flight.
…It cites Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s personal phone call to a 14-year old Australian boy in late 2011 after he was arrested in Bali for buying a small quantity of marijuana…

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