The Dung Beetle and the Control of Flies in Australia

17 April 2015 Australia's Bad Things
Dung beetle

Well, it was the natural progression from Wednesdays post called Flies in Australia: How Bad Is It? There was a time in Australia, so I’ve heard, when the fly problem was very bad. Very very bad. Thanks to one little critter the situation has improved dramatically over the years and Australians most certainly have fewer […]

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Flies in Australia: How Bad Is It?

15 April 2015 Australia's Bad Things
anz

I’ve been catching up on my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles lately and with this particular reprint, I will be up to date. When people think of Australia they often also think of flies in your face. Irritating, annoying, face pestering persistent flies. But how bad is it? For me, living here in Brisbane, […]

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Buying Alcohol in Australia: The Bottle Shop

13 April 2015 Life in Australia
Bottle shops

A couple of weeks ago I admitted to my love of beer in my post A Celebration of Beer in Brisbane: Brewsvegas. It struck me at the time that I’ve never really fully explained about buying alcohol in Australia. So today allow me to introduce you to ‘The Bottle Shop’. The Bottle Shop It also […]

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Maxing out the Easter School Holidays with a Ten-Day Trip

10 April 2015 Australia's Places
Hitching

When Mrs Bob and I lived in the UK we loved travelling around Europe. Long weekends, one week holidays, different cultures, different sights, we loved it. It was the one thing we knew we would miss by moving to Australia because, well, Australia is rather remote and detached from the rest of the world. So […]

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What’s It Really like Trying to Find a Job in Australia? – 2015

8 April 2015 Australia vs UK
Job

I should make it clear right up front that I am asking the question, I am not about to answer it. I’m going to try and answer it, or at least throw some light on it, but I certainly can’t answer it from experience. I haven’t been for a job interview since 1993 and I’ve […]

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Happy Easter to You All from Australia

3 April 2015 Life in Australia
Easter

I know not everybody celebrates Easter, but if you live in a country that does celebrate it, well, at least you get a long weekend out of it. So I hope you don’t mind me wishing you all a happy Easter irrespective of your religion. Obviously we do celebrate Easter here in Australia and so […]

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Australian and UK Salaries Compared 2015

1 April 2015 Australia vs UK
money

In Mondays post I asked Britain’s Brain Drain: Where Are They Going? Well, quite a few of them are coming here to Australia and one of the main reasons in general for moving abroad was quoted as “to earn more money“. The very same day I wrote that post there was a headline in the […]

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Britain’s Brain Drain: Where Are They Going?

30 March 2015 Moving To Australia
brain drain

At the end of this post I’m going to give you a link to an article that appeared in the Telegraph in the UK about a month ago. The article has so many facts, figures, percentages, numbers, comparisons and quotes that it quite frankly gave me a headache. Never mind brain drain, my brain was […]

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