Australia vs UK

Buying an Australian House; Housing Chain? What Housing Chain? thumbnail

In last week's post called Househunting: Australia and the UK Compared, we had a reprint of an Australian and New Zealand magazine article called 'House hunting part 1'. Clearly if you append 'part 1" to anything, you need to be sure that's not the end of it. It needs to have a follow-up of some [...]

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As those of you who have read my post Moving House in Australia will know, I have recently moved house. That, of course, involves finding a house that you want to buy and also selling your existing house. It's been a quite exhausting couple of months, decorating my old house and setting up the new [...]

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I understand that Brexit caused a bit of a stir in the UK, and that the resulting vote to leave the EU has very much divided the nation. If we thought that was a shock, Trump's victory in the US presidential election recently has divided America in an even bigger way. Is global politics going [...]

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I've done a lot of driving lately, some of you may have noticed. If you haven't noticed it, just click on this link to my recent road trip posts, you will soon see what I mean. So that's what I wrote about for a recent Australia and New Zealand magazine article; driving around in my [...]

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Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles. As mentioned in it, I've already written about state health services in Australia. In an article called Health Insurance in Australia and Going to Hospital, I looked at the difference between private and state health care. I then thought it would be [...]

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As I mentioned in Mondays post about City2Surf, I had a quiet weekend home alone and spent some of it watching the opening games of the English Premier League on TV. This year though, for the first time since moving to Australia back in 2007, I wasn't watching it on Foxtel. In Australia, Foxtel no [...]

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Let's press on with a reprint of another one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. I know a lot of people considering a move to Australia have concerns about our health system. After all, the NHS in the UK is free and healthcare in Australia isn't. Let's clear that up a little; [...]

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Yes, really. I've had enough of comparing supermarket prices for fruit and veg, meat, fish and other stuff, let's compare snake bite seasons. In just one weeks time it will be winter here in Australia. Where I live though, Brisbane, you really wouldn't think it. Daytime temperatures have been sitting at around 25° to 27° [...]

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