Australia vs UK

epl

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 [...]

Magazine

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; [...]

adder

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° [...]

tv

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 [...]

for sale

It’s been quite some time since I last took a good look at house price comparisons between these two countries, maybe too long. So let’s put that right today. The problem with these comparisons though is, where do you get your information from? The last time I looked at Australian prices in my post called [...]

Australian Public Holidays and British Bank Holidays Compared thumbnail

It’s time for another reprint of an article I’ve written for Australia and New Zealand magazine. If my magazine articles had subtitles, like some TV sitcoms, this one would be called ‘The one where Bob admits he got it wrong for 8 years‘. Read on and you will see what I mean. This one appeared [...]

gun

In 2010 I wrote an article called Look Out! She’s Got a Gun! It looked at and compared the homicide, or murder rates as we Brits would say, between Australia, England and Wales and the USA. I had already decided I was doing an update on that post today and as part of that I [...]