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Australia Compared with the US, UK, India and Canada for… thumbnail

How safe is Australia? How reliable are the police here? What about the drinking water? And healthcare? Where is Australia on internet and communication technology? How does the labour market compare with other countries? Is Australia as expensive as I'm told it is? What is Australia like for environmental sustainability? Okay, there are a lot [...]

The Pros and Cons of Moving to Sydney or Melbourne thumbnail

What a difference a decade makes. When I first moved to Australia in 2007 I chose to live in Brisbane. I could have chosen Melbourne, I could have chosen Sydney, or I could have chosen anywhere else. Back in those days, house prices from city to city were not really significantly different. The first time [...]

Seeking Work on Arrival in Australia versus Job Sponsorship thumbnail

I will answer that very important question in just a minute, but first... I have finally managed to put down my paintbrushes having prepared my house for sale ahead of our upcoming house move. That means I have time to add one more post before the end of this year. I haven't been completely ignoring [...]

resolution

Crikey, it's 2016! Here we go again, another year. What I have noticed over the years is that every January I get a quite substantial spike in traffic. By substantial, consistently January's visitors have been 50% up on the average number of visitors during the previous months. Every single year has been the same. That's [...]

Australia and New Zealand magazine

It would have been July of this year when I wrote the following article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. The article then appeared in their October edition. Today I'm reprinting the article here and it is now December, the end of the year. If ever any of my magazine articles summed up a whole [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

rooms

There's not much that can rival the excitement of arriving in a new country for the very first time. Having stepped off the plane, you navigate your double luggage allowance through to customs who confirm your residency status and waive you through. Yes, you've finally arrived in Australia to start your new life. So much [...]

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