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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Why would anyone want to go to Paris for a night out? It's full of Parisians, who hate you.
    I used to go to Paris for Saturday nights once a month. In fact with the train, there were times when me and the mads were in London having a boozy afternoon and decided that we want to go to Paris and were there for supper, a snooze, and out again for midnight when it all kicks off.

    However, Melbourne aside which is the herpes of Australia, I think the place it great. Loved Sydney, and if I would love to settle down in Hobart which has it all really for my taste. Abalone diving, sailing, good pubs and food, and the locals are fucking mental. There is no down side to the place really, but I should imagine that the brits who move there who complain about the cold then complain about the heat because they are natural complainers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    It's true what is said about UK cities generally having public transport sorted better. It was archaic when I was there.
    Quite true, I dont think it has chaned much.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister

    If you are happy to stay home in your big house, eat drink and live in a solitary family life, OZ is great, but if you want an after work social life, Australia is not for you.

    erm, life in Aus is very social, but it's all about footy and cricket and BBQs and Campin. on the weekends.

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    I`ve got at least two dozen old school friends living in Oz and the same in NZ. The big difference with them and the people quoted in the OP is, they are northerners and we`re used to having fuck all, (unless your one of those pretenders from Leeds or Manchester). Of all my friends out there, none have come back and all have bettered themselves and made a good living. Sure, its got some down sides, but, where doesn`t? Personally, I wouldn`t give a bucket of piss to live in Oz, but I wouldn`t knock anyone who wanted to go. In fact, I`ve got an Aussie mate who went back the other year because he`d come to hate the UK, guess what? He`s coming back to the UK because he hates Oz more. Everywhere is shite these days, if your a wage slave, you`ve just got to find something you enjoy and crack on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    it's all about footy and cricket and BBQs and Campin.
    and V8s and stubbies.

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    I lived in Oz for a couple of years and can not fault the place.
    It's the land of opportunity and rewards hard work
    Great weather, the best beaches and wildlife on the planet.
    I wouldn't live there with my family now as I think some Aussies are still a few years behind the UK in on racism issues.

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    This article may try to put the brakes on Doctors and other professionals thinking
    of moving to Oz.
    Doctors, Teachers are moving cos they've had enough of the Cons,Immigrants, debt etc.
    They have become slaves to austerity and have had enough.

    Just another propaganda exercise. Please don't go.

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    As in any third world(ish) country, the superficial charms and click-bait allure soon pall when the inferiority of its society makes itself known to the dilettante newcomer. Antipodean ways are essentially dull, parochial, lacklustre and somewhat dreary, alleviated for most by an addiction to sports, alcoholism, gambling and passive surrender to low brow pap.

    Most creative, intelligent and well educated Aussies realise this and fuck off to Britain to pursue their careers.

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    Us 'visitors' come to LOS and will happily sit down and sup a brew of choice with the locals, anyone sat with an Abbo and blown the froth off a pint of 4 star?

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    ^ Grew up and played footy with a few,good blokes.
    But won't drink with them,they turn after a few beers.

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    Anyway OZ the best place on the planet.

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    Whats with these new laws ? ... handing more power to the police
    Sounds like ts getting as bad over there as in Britain



    Australian state government imposes draconian “public safety” laws

    By Mike Head
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    For the second time in two months, extraordinary laws that can be used to shut down political protests and punish dissent have been pushed through the parliament of Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), giving the police far-reaching repressive powers.
    Brought forward amid a deteriorating economic situation, along with political instability caused by rising social discontent, the legislation can only be described as police-state in character. The two latest bills allow police officers to issue sweeping “crime prevention” and “public safety” orders—including forms of house arrest for up to five years—without a charge, trial, or conviction.
    Last week, the Serious Crime Prevention Orders Bill and the Organised Crime and Public Safety Bill were simultaneously rammed through both houses of parliament by the state’s Liberal-National government in just 24 hours. The laws override fundamental legal and democratic rights, going beyond the anti-protest legislation adopted in March.
    Australian state government imposes draconian ?public safety? laws - World Socialist Web Site

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    The great thing about Australia is Australians. Like the country, they are incredibly diverse. Their tendency to fit in easily in most social circles endears them to fellow travellers of a social disposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    I lived in Oz for a couple of years and can not fault the place.
    It's the land of opportunity and rewards hard work
    Great weather, the best beaches and wildlife on the planet.
    I wouldn't live there with my family now as I think some Aussies are still a few years behind the UK in on racism issues.
    CCC ... all good ... till we got to the last sentence.

    We are one of the melting pots of cultural integration on this planet.

    We don't care if you are black / white / or pink ... just leave your hometown bickering cultural cr*ap back in your home country. Serbs and Bosies ... if you start slinging chairs at each other at the Australian Open (
    ) ... just because your respective tennis heros are playing on Rod Laver Arena and think you can battle that out, your home town hostilities at a coffee shop, me, my mates and most of the rest of Australia will tap you on the shoulder ... and more then a tap, if you don't listen the first time and tell you, in no uncertain terms ...
    RESPECT Australia, no hometown BS here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    Wheres Terry57.
    Pouting, I believe...
    What did Terry57 get up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    The great thing about Australia is Australians. Like the country, they are incredibly diverse. Their tendency to fit in easily in most social circles endears them to fellow travellers of a social disposition.
    Maybe, but that easy affability is quickly offset with their terribly grating accent and absolute butchery of English pronunciation.

    Notably annoying is that shrill country and western style twang, and adding a squeaky rising intonation, almost like a question mark at the end of every sentence, also their inability to say yes, using something like yeeear instead .

    All really jarring to the ears of a refined English gentleman, even after a short while...

    I used to visit Aus every few years - when it was cheap, last time 2002,
    I hear now it's very expensive, and full of 2nd and 3rd world trash.

    Is the average Aussie better or worse off than 15 or so years ago I wonder?
    Usually countries that, like Britain use mass immigration to push up house/ housing prices to silly levels making many people greedy and self satisfied, are best avoided as destinations to live in .

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    Never been to Australia...want to, some day.
    Fancy the idea of arriving by sea, from Dili or Singapore.

    First Ozzies I met; was on Patpong road (1979), sailors on holiday, they were fighting among each other for who got to eat the banana which had just been shot from a talented vagina.
    Certainly more sophisticated than the skinheads I encountered in a pub at Piccadilly Circus a year or so previously.(barely escaped that encounter with my scalp intact!)

    From the Gospel of Earl

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    Terry57..gone fishing, then of to Bali..

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    When Australian women adventure into backpacking Europe they turn into nymphomaniacs.

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    [QUOTE=blue;3276382]
    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    refined English gentleman
    Where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    All really jarring to the ears of a refined English gentleman, even after a short while...
    I'm not as refined as you mate. I speak as I find, and folks with rough edges tend to be more honest IME.

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    Sheila: 'No'.
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    I enjoy watching Australia Plus each morning and especially the farming programmes. I didn't realise that there were so many flies though and I didn't know anyone wore shirts with sleeves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biff
    Terry57..gone fishing, then of to Bali..
    The poofta is now in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    "If you live somewhere tough in the UK, Australia seems great, but if you enjoy the culture and options to go out in the UK's big cities, Australia can seem very limited."
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    Thanks to the UK, Australia appears a mere eleven words away from the word culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    As in any third world(ish) country, the superficial charms and click-bait allure soon pall when the inferiority of its society makes itself known to the dilettante newcomer. Antipodean ways are essentially dull, parochial, lacklustre and somewhat dreary, alleviated for most by an addiction to sports, alcoholism, gambling and passive surrender to low brow pap.

    Most creative, intelligent and well educated Aussies realise this and fuck off to Britain to pursue their careers.

    So essentially the same case could be made for most expats ( inclusive) in Thailand...particularly where most expats come to make the good life with essentially a bar girl.
    (Of course it was her first night working at the bar and we all were the white knights that rescued her from what could have been such a horrific future of debauchery. )

    At the end of the day I'd have to admit I miss my local library...but somehow I've gotten over that

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