Australia v UK

The Truth about the Weather in Australia This Summer thumbnail

‘UK Set To Be Hotter Than Australia This Weekend’ Yeah, right. The sub-headline above has not been written by me, I’ve copied it from a UK tabloid who has been running with this story leading up to this weekend. Being a born and bred Brit, I like to keep up with the news in the [...]

Is Australia Finished? A Comparison with the UK and the US thumbnail

A few weeks ago I wrote a post called Australia’s Ever Changing Economy; Have Sydney and Melbourne Peaked? It was based on the latest State of States report from CommSec and my conclusion was that maybe the days of Victoria and New South Wales being the powerhouses of Australia were coming to an end. A [...]


Current Rates Aussie yakka: One hour of hard yakka buys $35.74 of stuff. The UK yakka: One hour of hard yakka buys £13.64 of stuff. Click on the following link to see my original article on the hard yakka. As I mentioned in my article How Expensive is Australia last month, I realised I hadn’t [...]