10 Reasons Why NOT to Move to Australia

by BobinOz on July 1, 2011

in Australia's Bad Things

As you saw from Wednesday’s post, the OECD has found Australia the best country in the world to live in. But that is not an opinion shared by everybody.

For some time I have been working on a post called ’10 Reasons Why NOT to Move to Australia’. When I say “working on”, what I mean is I have had the idea, created a notepad with the title and every now and then, when I think of a reason, I add it to the list.

In three years, this is as far as I have got…..

1. Your favourite hobby is history/archaeology.
2. You are allergic to golden sandy beaches.

That’s it!

But where I have struggled with this, a guy called Fred has had no problems in compiling his list. Fred contacted me recently via my YouTube channel with a request for me to allow his video as a “video response” to one of my videos.

I emailed Fred back and told him what I would really like to do is a feature post about his blog, even though I did not agree with a single thing on his website. I also explained I would very likely be taking the Mickey out of what he has said and asked if he was okay with that. I also mentioned that I could not work out whether his website was serious or a complete joke.

Fred replied he was happy for me to go ahead and also said “My website is just a tool to make prospective migrants know some facts before making their mind. I am just trying to do good here. Don’t forget that I mentioned that I have met some good people in Oz as well. To me the main problem was nature, not people. So the only fix was to leave. Wish you a good life in Oz.”

So, he is up for it and, apparently, his website is serious. So let us get stuck in.

On occasions  I have been accused of looking at Australia with rose tinted glasses. I have never really understood that idiom, but I do know it means I only (apparently) see the best side of this country.

Well, here is Fred with his view which is surely the worst side.

10 Reasons Why NOT to Move to Australia

What I am going to do here is run through each of Fred’s 10 points, summarise them in my own words and give you one short Fred quote from it. But to get the full flavour of Fred’s wonderful website, you really should visit it for yourself and read it all.

It’s only a one-page website and will take you less than 5 minutes and that includes pauses for laughter. Here goes…

1- UV Radiation

Apparently, to protect ourselves from these dangers, those of us here in Australia have to avoid the sun, wear long sleeves and trousers, big hats, slap on the sunscreen every couple of hours and wear dark glasses.

Mooloolaba Sun AvoidanceWell, I’m not buying that one.

It is not just us people who suffer either, according to Fred “Trees look sad.”

2- Pests

Cockroaches, snakes, rats and spiders are mentioned here and Fred feels that not even pest control can stop “the spider from building its home so quickly every day. They can’t stop it from checking your mail…”

Spiders checking my mail?

3- People

Fred’s general opinion of Australian people isn’t good. A top contender for best quote in this section was where he mentions the likelihood of being attacked with glass or something. But my favourite sentence of them all was the one just after he mentions having met some highly educated people who he thought were normal. He continues “However, the rest of them are divided into old people and young people. Old people are OK because they can’t fight!”

4- Cost of Life

Fred thinks Australia is expensive. He has some ideas why this is and explains it with this…. “One reason behind it is that the government pays for babies.”

5- Location

It is not just Australia is a long way away from so many other countries, but even getting about within Australia is tough because there are “not enough gas stations either.”

6- Health Care

sickOur health care system is funny and dental costs crazy. Waiting times are too long; expect to wait all night at ER. And, according to Fred, “Some small service centers are at par with developing countries.”

7- Roads

Bad, bad, bad roads! Roundabouts everywhere, even on the highways. You must visit his website if only to find out about our terrible roads. As he says “I have seen better roads in many places except Srilanka!”

8- Education

Universities are public and everyone studies for free, apparently. But the bad news is they are not safe and, according to Fred, you will probably be raped at night. Which leads me to my favourite quote from this one. “Of course there is no punishment or law.”

9- Housing

aussie houseBad, bad, bad housing! Houses are old and badly maintained because people want to spend their money on drink instead. But that is not the real problem with houses. No. There is a government conspiracy. According to Fred “Actually the government forbids new buildings so as to keep the price high, but the quality drops!”

There is a lot more information on Fred’s site about the housing, and I know I have already said you must visit his website if only to find out about the terrible roads. But now I am thinking, maybe you should only visit his website to find out about the terrible housing.

Hey! Why not visit his website to find out about both?

10- Crime

In Australia, teenagers attack old people all the time. It is a risk to go out at night. These teenagers get money directly from the government. And if you think all that sounds horrific enough, as Fred says, “There is no arrest, no law enforcement, nothing!”


So there you have it. 10 reasons why not to move to Australia according to Fred. I don’t agree with any of it. Having said that, I think Fred’s site is as funny as any I’ve seen. So I thank him for making me laugh.

But this really is just a very brief overview of his 10 reasons; Fred puts it so much better than I do. I highly recommend you pop over to his website and take a few minutes to read and digest it all.

Fred also gives a bonus 11th reason which I won’t reveal here. So why not go to go to NotAustralia?


No point in clicking that link anymore, Freds website was taken down by the hosts. Last time I was able to click through, I saw the following message…

“We’re sorry, this site is frozen.
If you are the site owner, please contact our abuse team regarding the status of your website.”

Seems we weren’t the only ones who found Freds opinions offensive :-)

Here’s his video:

No it isn’t.

Update 2: Fred removed his video from YouTube and explained why in a comment on this very page. You can see that comment somewhere below, a long long way below, underneath all the other yummy comments. Look for one by Fred sometime in June 2014.

Now, for those of you who can’t sleep at night worrying what that 11th bonus reason was, I’m going to reprint it here.

From the now taken down Not Australia website, this sums it all up really…

11- Bonus reason!

Most of Australia is dry and there are a lot of bush fires and house fires. An additional reason is the abnormally high intensity of sun radiation which makes this risk even bigger. Sandstorms come from the desert as well.

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{ 466 comments… read them below or add one }

dan October 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm

learn ur facts, Australia has some of the most expensive universities in the world


BobinOz October 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Is that really the only thing you found wrong with Fred’s rant?


Robert October 3, 2015 at 8:12 pm

I’ve lived in Australia for 16 years, was born here but grew up (partially) living all over the world.

The good:
National parks
The rule of law
Roads (tarmac is everywhere now)
Most modern services and conveniences are available.

The bad:

Australia has thrown much of it’s culture away. We are not egalitarian. We are not particularly kind to one another. “Fair go” is mostly gone. Increasingly, our advertisements are voiced in American accents. Our last two prime ministers were British. Anyone who sticks up for Australia, speaks too obviously like one, or displays patriotism is dismissively labelled bogan.

Our economy is dominated by providing average quality services (except medical) and housing to locals and selling rocks, produce and land to Asia. We could have been world leaders in tech and solar, but Howard chose invest in clean coal research instead, a technology that still doesn’t exist. Don’t even mention what they’ve done to CSIRO.

We import workers to drive wages down and push the responsibility for training onto individuals as much as possible.

Our housing system is built on creating shortages to benefit incumbents through world-beating immigration levels, tight local planning restrictions, corruption (e.g. google the recent paper on Qld rezoning to mates’ benefit in 75% of cases), as well as weak enforcement of foreign ownership laws. Australian suburbs are often socially isolating with people driving everywhere and hardly coming into contact with anyone unless they make a deliberate effort.

Youth unemployment is at levels last seen in the 90s and yet housing gets ever more expensive. As a result (along with other factors), the average age of mothers keeps rising and the number of children is below replacement. In effect, we have outsourced overseas the thing that matters most to most people. If it goes on for too long you might call it genosuicide.

We don’t even try to have a military capable of defending us. They are mostly a token force designed to make mostly symbolic contributions to our allies’ initiatives.

Our politicians’ main skill is misdirection. Our business leaders’ main goal is to copy something done elsewhere and monopolise it in Australia while reducing employee conditions, pay and job security. They have little appetite for philanthropy, public interest, innovation or export. The Australian excuse is heard frequently – “we are too small and/or too distant to create globally competitive enterprises except in mining”

Have you noticed the spike in methamphetamine use? That’s probably because they made smoking hyper expensive while increasing the cost of housing into the stratosphere. People become prone to addictions when they are stressed beyond their ability to process their situation effectively.

Overall, life for most people is better than the UK and USA because our winters are mild in most places. Compare us to the Swiss and the Scandinavians instead. Of course if you have enough money you can enjoy a lovely life here, but that’s true just about anywhere.


BobinOz October 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm

“Overall, life for most people is better than the UK and USA...”

Yes it is, and not just because of the mild winters. Every country has its problems, so everything is relative, and relatively speaking I think Australia wins a lot of the time.

That’s why so many people want to move here and it is also why I think the people who are already here should appreciate what they’ve got.


Mable Salazar September 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm

LOL. Australia is the best country. Me and my husband are going to move there. We are planing to do it next winter. It is complicated procedure but it is worth it. Best regards!


Bozdar September 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Ye, somehow. :)


Alicia September 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Australia sucks.


bozdar September 15, 2015 at 6:08 am

sucks what?


BobinOz September 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Can we say that question is rhetorical bozdar? :-)


Bozdar September 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

This article was written four years ago and is still being commented. That’s really great! But I am curious, how Australia has developed in these years? According to social media and newspapers, (most of the) Australians have developed racial behaviour. For example: Indigenous to Chinese where Whites toward non-whites. Also, there are religious problems. Muslims are hating Christians and vice versa. My cousin is living in Brisbane and I am thinking to move Victoria (somewhere in Melbourne or Geelong).


BobinOz September 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Nothing significant has changed in those 4 years. As for the religious matter you have mentioned, I’m not if you’ve noticed or not, but that’s currently a bit of an increasing worldwide problem for some.

Australia can’t be singled out for this one and in fact after the Lindt hostage killings, many Australians openly supported Muslims in public to defend them against the minority who thought it was a good idea to give them a hard time.


Andrew September 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

I was born in the UK til 17 then moved to Toronto Canada with the family. Lived there for 38 years. Toronto is bloody freezing in Winter -15-30 degrees and bloody humid in the summer. Not good for someone in my condition – RA and Osteoarthritis. I’ve been in Oz for almost 3 years now and my condition is much better. Yes I still have my condition however the pain is less that 15% on a daily basis as opposed to 65-80%.

I love this country and yes I do miss my family (kid) in Toronto, however for health reasons I’d NEVER go back unless for a visit.


BobinOz September 3, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Can’t beat a bit of warmer weather to combat RA and Osteoarthritis, another bonus of living in Australia:-)

Welcome Andrew, I hope Australia continues to treat you well.


BILL DOWD September 1, 2015 at 8:08 am

Australia is the best country in the world. I have been to several other overseas countries . Europe is beautiful but too expensive, Canada is beautiful but too cold. USA there is too much crime and violence . India everybody wants to rip you off because you are a tourist. The same goes with Indonesia .Jakarta is a rat infested hole where the traffic is unbelievable.
The only country that comes anywhere near to Australia for liveability is New Zealand .However, the weather is not as good as in Australia and things are more expensive.
Any person who migrates to Australia from overseas and lives here for a few years can hardly wait to get back here after they go home for a holiday.


BobinOz September 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Nice round up of the world Bill, thanks. Not been to NZ yet, it’s on my to do list, and soon.


Jared September 1, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I had actually changed my plans from living is oz to living in NZ. as i currently reside in Hawaii. which is too small and overcrowded. and has a stricter version of US car laws. no race track to speak of. no support for us gear heads. I originally intended on oz due to the world market allowing most cars we can never dream of getting in the US until they’re ancient to be imported there. (yes it sounds dumb but this is what my life revolves around). Until i been told Oz is unimaginably strict with their modified car laws like Hawaii but worse. Cars getting crushed? taken away for a late rego? extra taxes for a quick car? lower your vehicle and it gets confiscated or you get ticketed?

Sounds like a gear head’s ironic hell. all those cars they have access to and no freedom to enjoy them?. NZ is truly the land of the free for my kind from everyone i’ve spoken to. And it’s like a “Super Hawaii”. much bigger, more to explore. don’t feel like you’re in a fishbowl. yet i don’t need to sacrifice my beaches and island weather.


Jared September 1, 2015 at 10:08 pm

actually, I know NZ is up the butt expensive, but so is Hawaii. nothing different there. So i’ll take that upgrade.


BobinOz September 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I’m not a gear head, but my understanding is the higher car tax is not for a quicker car, it’s because the car is not so environmentally friendly. Most modern countries have similar car taxing systems.


Abor September 3, 2015 at 6:35 am

yass finally! someone speaking my language :)
aus is a great place aint it mate


BobinOz August 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Haha, well your irony was too subtle for me :-), anyway, this conversation is, as you say, best now switched to here…



Tom Kent August 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

I just read that a beer produced by Mountain Goat (MG Barley) was voted best Australian beer at the AIG International Awards, which has 1700 submissions. Top world beer went to Speight’s 5 Malt Old Dark from Lion Breweries in Auckland, NZ. I haven’t tried it but I bet they’re right. Try Tui (not Toohey) NZ stout as well.


Tom Kent August 28, 2015 at 9:14 am

And here I was thinking that English people understood self-deprecating irony! I agree with just about everything you say on that thread. I will comment here, duplicate it on that thread, and henceforward only comment on booze in general on that thread.

You’re completely right about XXXX bitter and about XXXX gold being the best of the poor mass-produced beers. I also like Resch’s Dinner Ale, a lot of people don’t, it can be hard to get. Resch’s Pilsener is also good. I disagree about Squire and Boags, I think they are fake artisan beers, I don’t think much of Boags. Personally I hate India Pale, but that’s a matter of my own taste, it is a good beer. The beer I liked a lot was Mountain Goat Steam Ale, try that if you can. Also Beez Neez. If you are in Sydney pop into the Craig tavern at Darling Harbour and try Craig Strong. Good British beers not being widely available, I would tend to drink German and Dutch beers and Carlsberg, which are, Grolsch especially.

In Melbourne the artist/intellectual crowd universally drink Guinness, man and girl. A pub without Guinness on tap will never attract the arts crowd.

I’m not terribly impressed with most Australian alcohol. The universal white wines are awful. Cab Sav is dire. You’d be much better buying an imported German hock. With considerable hunting it is possible to find excellent red wines, but if you want drinkable cheap reds, get imported Italian or Spanish. If you’re spending $20-30/bottle, I don’t think the best Australian reds have any rivals. Dessert wines and fortified wines are mostly excellent.

Rum is good. Australian brandy is horrible unless you pay top dollar and most places don’t even have it. Whiskey I don’t drink so won’t comment on,in any case, it’s almost all imported. Vodka is mostly disgusting wherever it comes from. Generally speaking anything that comes from Greece or what used to be Yugoslavia is good, no matter how weird the ingredients sound.

If you want to be surprised, nip over to Cambodia or Vietnam and spend $1.00 on a 500 ml bottle of whiskey or vodka produced in those countries. You might be very surprised indeed.


Tom Kent August 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Oh, I am no expert on beer! To tell you the truth I don’t like beer at all and only join in to please whoever is paying for dinner. I think guys only pretend to like beer because it is supposed to be masculine, in the same way that females pretend to think that white wine is real wine., The only beer I actually LIKE is Samuel Smith, and also Churchill lager, which you can’t get here. I had my first try of Old Speckled Hen yesterday, as it happens, and found it very nice, for beer.

No, what I am saying is that XXXX is better than dishwater like Watney’s, which in turn is better than horse urine like Budweiser. I don’t regard things like Carlton and Fosters as beer, they are alcohol-flavoured soda water. As to the better stuff that might be on tap – in Melbourne there would always be Little Creatures, Fat Yak and…er…goat something, a steam beer that is actually nice, I think they are all probably in a similar range. Apart from Samuel Smith, which is divine nectar with no peer. Most Melbourne pubs would have at least 4-5 artisan beers on tap. And you are totally right about the Czech Republic, though Sri Lanka also has good beer.


BobinOz August 28, 2015 at 8:22 am

I agree with almost everything you say, except…

I say I love beer because I REALLY love beer, not because I think it is masculine to do so. Have you read this post?



Eddie August 27, 2015 at 3:40 am

I Live in South Mexico, dont think Australia is as bad as here ….


BobinOz August 28, 2015 at 8:18 am

Neither do I Eddie, neither do I :-)


Tom Kent August 10, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I haven’t read all of this thread, of course it is very long. I will throw my two cents in. Note I have only lived in NZ and Australia (I chose to move here from NZ when I was 24 because I fell in love with it) and haven’t traveled all that widely and only in Asia.

Australia has low crime, is one of the least corrupt countries in the world, is quite efficient, friendly, has a mostly great climate, and a well-educated and mostly liberal population. It has a high cost of living, but also good wages, low poverty, and pretty good employment. Medical care is free or very cheap and from what I have heard, much better than Britain. Dental care is good but expensive. Children are welcome just about everywhere.

I can only think of one reason for not living in Australia really, and that is as Bob says if you really love European culture and history and that sort of conversation. Australians are smart, open, well-educated and well-read, but they are not an intellectual people. Mostly anything older than ten years or so is thrown away, though you may be surprised at all the lovely old houses. I lack enthusiasm for working-class Australians (called Bogans), but my English relatives in Portsmouth are stunningly ill-educated, provincial, and ignorant in a way that would never be accepted in Australia. If you want to bring that type of Eurocentric culture here, stay home! That said, Melbourne has one of the richest cultural lives of any city in the world. It is a UNESCO city of literature, and every single night of every week you have a choice between dozens of poetry, classical music, jazz, techno, live music, dance, libraries, plays, whatever you want, there are literally hundreds of events every single night in the inner city (none in the suburbs) at every possible price point. (I am a classical music composer and poet). Just in the ONE SUBURB I live in there are over 120 restaurants offering twenty different cuisines, in most you would regard $20 per person as insanely expensive. I am a pensioner, live in a medium-sized thee-bedroom rented house in an inner suburb by myself, eat out twice a week and go to shows or meet friends once a week (I am reclusive). There is a fabulous selection of exotic tropical fruit and veg and very cheap. Fresh good produce is easy to get everywhere. I am paying $5.99/kg for good pork loin roast (nb – most suburbs you would pay double that). Drugs are unfortunately in rather short supply but that is improving. The beer on tap is bad, but not nearly as bad as English beer on tap and nothing could be worse than American beer on tap. Many streets in the inner city have literally fifty or sixty great cafes just in a two mile stretch. I doubt that there is any city in the world that has such a concentration of culture. Canberra has no nightlife, but cheap rents and wonderful safe parks filled with amazing wildlife all within a short walk from your house. Sydney has a stunning environment, is one of the world’s great cities, and all the safe bush-walking and great beaches you could want. It feels like an Asian city, which is wonderful, although there is always a danger of Cantonese Pop Music. Please note that Neighbours is fiction. Most Australians even in the suburbs have never met any of their neighbours.

It would be very nice to have Europe at my doorstep, but Australia is a part of Asia which is fantastic, relatively close, vastly cheaper and has fantastic ancient history.

In any warm country, you do have to learn about the various creatures that are anxious to share the warmth and abundance of food with you. Coming from NZ where there is basically nothing dangerous or poisonous at all, I understand the jitteriness. Australians love to tell scary stories and relish the reputation of Australia as full of dangerous creatures. If you are a city person as in fact most Australians are, you will never see any scary creature. Never any snakes. A cat or dog makes short work of a snake. If you are very outdoorsy and like visiting the country, the most important thing is to understand and take normal precautions against ticks, leeches, and especially great big ants, which can give a painful bite. Seeing a snake is a treasured special event.

As with any country in the world except France and perhaps Vietnam and a very few other places, if you mix, mingle, and make it clear that you love the country for its blessings and forgive its faults, people will love you, too.


BobinOz August 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm

I agree with most of what you have to say here, but Australian beer on tap better than English and American? Not a chance!

The best English ales available in traditional British pubs are superior to Aussie beers by a distance. Greene King IPA, Abbott Ale, Old Speckled Hen are all full-bodied beers with great flavour. Most Australian beer is lager based and served cold, very cold, sometimes to a point where taste doesn’t really matter.

When it’s a very hot day, maybe that’s all you want, and sometimes it’s all I want. But on other occasions, I love to sit back and enjoy a classic British beer. I have similarly enjoyed some excellent American ales as well.

Australia does make some great bottled beers and sometimes they do find their way to the tap, but you have to go to a specialist pub for that pleasure. By and large most pub serve Tooheys, XXXX and Hahn and they just don’t compare to what the US and the UK can offer.

For really great beers though, Czechoslovakia is probably your place.

Each to his own though Tom, I’m quite happy to accept you prefer Australian beer, but I know what I prefer.

That aside, you’ve made some great observations, lots of good information in there. Cheers, Bob


This guy is an idiot August 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

This guy is absolutely stupid, none of this happens. I have lived in Australia since I was 3 and the place is great! DON’T LISTEN TO HIM!


claude pierazzi July 24, 2015 at 9:35 pm

I hope this guy is spouting his theories in all the muslim countries and I hope they listen to him.


Vanelle July 22, 2015 at 2:17 am

Reading this and the comments are certainly helping me out with my own decision. I’m currently going to college to become a Dental Hygienist and fell in love with someone who is from Australia; fell in love with them over the year they stayed in the US. We have been together for over 5 years and have been in debate as to what we were going to do, if they should move here or if I should move there.

It has been a very difficult to choose, especially to consider everything before I can make a choice. I’m slowly leaning more towards going to Australia because EVERYTHING close to my heart is in Australia, including all of my favorite animals in the world from sugar gliders, blue penguins, and of course the majestic Galah! I would love to experience it all for myself first hand.

Of course, like anyone else who has never been out of their own country, it’s scary to think about striking out on my own to a place I’ve never been. Especially a place that is half way around the other side of the world from where I live now. But, I’m hoping if I do decide to go, I will be able to hike up my big girl panties and strike out for my adventure to distant lands.


BobinOz July 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Well, this probably isn’t the best post I have on this website for accurate comments, but if some of the quite ridiculous things that have been said on here haven’t put you off, then I expect to see you arrive in Australia sometime soon.

Go for it, you won’t be disappointed :-)


Abigail July 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Your crazy Australia is a beautiful scenery, housing is amazing living on the beach. So many public and Prrivate schools. Maybe those ten reasons were meant for the USA , stupid country


Peter July 9, 2015 at 9:02 pm

I moved to australia and australia is not the country of milk and honey. In the embassy of australia they say they want engineer’s, doctor’s, nurses …….. . When you have diplomas certificates …… . There not good here the government wants you to do it all over again here in australia, what is going to cost thousands of dollars what they forgot to say in the australian embassy. What they also don’t tell that you don’t have pensions if you have more than $300,000 in assets. And if you don’t have it you be getting $250 every 14 days. Then knowing the food bill is more than $200 a week. So the Australian government wants you to work till you at least 75 years old and older and die before you get any thing.
If you work in Australia the taxes are also high for everything and any way they can find the counsel , state and government will bleed you any way they can to get as much as possible from you.
If you self employed well that cost also, you need to get a insurances, public liabilitie, work cover insurance. Then every year you need to do knowledge test and that is for every thing and that cost also. If you have to use a ladder higher than 1.8 m you have to have is $180, forklift 350 + knowledge test $200 . White card $300 . It’s for any thing you use you have to have a knowledge test for everything separate.
Housing you can buy a domp here that will cost you around $350,000 to $400,000
So if you plan to come to Australia look in to everything good


BobinOz July 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm

It’s true, Australia is not a country of milk and honey, I don’t think any of those exist anymore anywhere. And it is also true that many professionals do sometimes have to go through additional training to make sure they comply with Australian regulations within those professions.

Not sure I see to much wrong with that, we have different plumbing standards, different electrical standards, Australian law is different from UK law etc, so it’s only reasonable that people who want to come here and work here are able to comply.

I have no idea what you are on about with regards to pensions and assets, and the tax we pay here is very much in line with the UK, if anything we pay less here.

And I’ve been self-employed in Australia for seven years, never done a knowledge test or been asked to do one and I think it’s wise that most tradesmen should get public liability insurance when they are going into other people’s homes, I think it would be foolish not to have it.

Other than that, yes, I agree, anyone planning to come to Australia should look into everything thoroughly.


Meh June 23, 2015 at 6:11 am

Australians remind me of French Canadians, they are drunk, noisy and angry at everybody at all times. Just look at crime rates and local prejudices for proof.


BobinOz June 23, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Meh indeed…

Meh is an interjection used as an expression of indifference or boredom. It may also mean “be it as it may”. It is often regarded as a verbal shrug of the shoulders. The use of the term “meh” shows that the speaker is apathetic, uninterested, or indifferent to the question or subject at hand.’

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh


Twumbo June 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Australia is ok. I’m Australian and live here. It’s frustrating how far behind in everything we are and how much we rely on foreign imports and business.

It’s such a massive land mass that’s pretty much empty except for the coast lines which are dotted with cities and big towns, which again is frustrating since it could be used. I’m surprised a huge Asian company hasn’t bought half our land and actually made something of it. Not sure but we seem to be frozen in time on that one.

Crime is everywhere in the world and if you go looking for trouble you will find it anywhere in the world. There’s a fine and loads of paperwork for EVERYTHING here. Everything is banned here as well which means upsetting millions of people because 5 people whinged about something.

Politicians don’t seem to take their job seriously here either and have a tendency to be favored if they can “neck a beer quicker than Scotty and Barry”.

But you know, there’s not many places where you can walk outside your backyard and hear peace and quiet, friendly neighbours, people who are happy to help and relatively good (sometimes excellent) paying jobs. It’s a place where there’s uncountable numbers of wildlife and rugged landscapes that seem untouched as if no one has ever been. It’s a place where natural beauty is still appreciated over concrete jungles. It’s still developing and growing, slowly perhaps, but by all means its growing one way or another.


BobinOz June 16, 2015 at 5:33 pm

I think being behind it’s a good thing, surely that is a part of preserving natural beauty and trying to fend off the concrete jungle for as long as possible?

As for ‘everything is banned’, I know what you mean, there are a lot of nanny state rules that are absolutely ridiculous and most can be traced back, as you say, to just a small handful of people couldn’t deal with it so now we all have to suffer.

I’d certainly like to see commonsense prevail a bit more often when it comes to some of the silly rules.


Terry Baccus June 7, 2015 at 11:25 pm

I’m not sure about Fred and his opinion. You can’t really say someones opinion is wrong simply because you don’t agree with it (except politicians!).
Looking at it and a bit of a stretch and tongue in cheek could be sort of how some-one looks at it.
I for one was glad that BobinOz didn’t take it down, as having a negative opinion, to me, enhances the positive one and frankly the way Fred put it gave me a chuckle.


BobinOz June 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm

I think Fred gave us all a chuckle, but I have to say though that having an opinion is different from spreading ridiculous propaganda. For example, the suggestion that people who go to university will get raped is quite ridiculous and is not an opinion, it’s just false information.

I could mention many more instances, but I think most sensible people can work them out for themselves.


rachel June 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

This is pretty much all incorrect! Australia is the best country to live in. We have so much freedom in what we can do. The weather is amazing too. Australia’s crime rate is nothing compared to U.S, Mexico, Russia and a lot of other places. We do have some dangerous animals but what place doesn’t. Don’t be such a judgmental Dick. Anyway why would you make a website saying not to live or visit a certain place, it’s just stupid! Everywhere is good to visit and have a holiday its just preference to where you want to live!


BobinOz June 2, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Rachel, I haven’t made a website saying people should not visit a certain place and I actually love Australia, I think it’s a great place to live. This page though, it’s about what somebody else thinks of Australia, it is not representative of this website.

Oh, and finally, my name isn’t Dick :-)

Cheers, Bob


Norma Sanders June 2, 2015 at 12:39 am

The fact that Australia is so dangerous makes it very awesome! There are many people who are afraid even to visit but for me is really different! I find this place really special and all of the people that I’ve met from Australia seem so friendly! :) I will move there someday!


Rachel June 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Yes Norma, i am from australia and it isn’t as dangerous as lots of other places but it is a great country it has lovely weather and the people are defiantly very friendly especially in Perth and darwin i have found. Its a grear place to live


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