Australia vs UK

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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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Well, why not? I've compared prices, the weather, houses, I've even compared the Grand Canyon and Uluru. I think it's about time I compared television award ceremonies, don't you? After all, I think it's fair to say that most of us, whichever country we live in, do like watching the telly now and then. And [...]

Burglary AKA Unlawful Entry with Intent: Statistics UK and Australia Compared thumbnail

Remember this guy? The burglar? I first showed his ugly face on my post called Crime Rates: Australia versus the UK from just over four years ago. At that time I tried to compare household burglary rates between the UK and Australia, but some of the quoted figures I found for these break-ins varied quite [...]

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