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18 Pretty Straightforward Reasons Melbourne Is Better Than Sydney

According to Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.

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1. "We didn't ban the Gayby Baby film."

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2. "We've guaranteed Safe Schools will stay in Victoria."

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3. "We'll legalise medicinal marijuana first."

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4. "Hook turns! They make you feel alive."

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5. "We were the original capital city and we gave it up because we're a polite people."

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6. "We're not giving up the Grand Prix though."

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7. "Melbourne actually holds the record crowd for a State of Origin rugby game."

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8. "Our light rail doesn't finish up at the casino..."

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9. "... and neither does our nightlife."

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10. "NSW Parliament has Fred Nile. Victorian Parliament has the Sex Party."

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11. "It’s always sunny in Melbourne."

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12. "We had a thing called Wobbies World. It's really important that you Google it."

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13. "24 hour public transport. 24 hour airport. 24 hour bragging."

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14. "We have a National Gallery all to ourselves."

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15. "The Sydney to Hobart yacht race completely skips Melbourne which is fine with us because the whole thing is quite boring."

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16. "We don't have funnel-web spiders."

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17. "Better food, wine, art, ideas, sport…."

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18. "Tony Abbott lives in Sydney. Period."

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Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

Contact Alice Workman at alice.workman@buzzfeed.com.

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