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Old 04-09-2013, 09:29 AM
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Main reason..... family and for the kids future...

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I actually believe I made a big mistake coming to Australia, im ready to go back and start again either in Malta or the UK. I came here because my husband is from Australia but I have found this country so difficult to adjust to, I had this elusion that the wage was good and finding a job was easy ect ect but its nothing like that at all, most of the qualifications we gain in the uk and Europe are not recognized here and you have to pay hundreds and even thousands just to repeat what you already learned,, and for what the same certificates you already hold in your hand. The cost of living is a joke especially coming from the UK or Europe, you pay for the Dr 60 dollars each visit and IF your entitled you get a small percentage back, the medication to buy is ridiculous its so expensive, you have to have private health which cost,s an arm and a leg, plus the household grocery's well I wont even go there, but I will say any UK person knows what it cost for a good monthly shop here to do a monthly you need 4 times the amount you spend and you still don't get half the things we do in the uk.
Sorry guys im on a run lol well ive being here 6 weeks and its a big mistake for me im ready to go back home.

i wish to see the smiles of loved ones reunited after months of waiting, god bless you all

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:28 PM
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As you get older it is amazing to learn how many people from your former school days and people you used to socialise with many years ago are moving to Australia. Just recently yet another of my friends, back where my parents live, left for pastures new in Australia.

I think that the strong economy has added to the attractions of Australia which for many people have been there for many years.

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:09 AM
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my partner chose for me....

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:21 AM
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I have travelled most of Europe, been to the States and to Africa, so I love to visit new places! But had never really thought I would go to Australia. Maybe one day, for a holiday or something, but it just seemed so far away. Asia was the furthest I thought I'c go really. So Australia was definitely not on my mind at all.

And then I got an invitation to go to Australia as a Visiting Scholar at a University and everything changed. I fell in love with the country, how beautiful it is (though nothing compares to my home country, hehe) and especially how RELAXED I felt. I've always been a bit career driven and I didn't really know how stressed I was, or how much pressure I was having to deal with, every day. In my home country I felt like it was all about earning as much money as possible, and never really stopping to enjoy life. In Australia I feel like there's a better balance between work and actually living.

And then I met the love of my life in Australia and it was settled, hehe. He's definitely the reason why I'm staying now, but the fact that I fell in love with the country first makes it a much easier choice, of course


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Old 04-25-2013, 06:28 AM
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Me and my wife is married for 2 years and are working currently here in Singapore. We plan to have a baby soon and we want to raise him/her in Australia.

Being a foreigner in Singapore (not a permanent resident visa holder or citizen), has alot of drawbacks. We pay much much higher for health and education services, etc. Singapore no longer gives permanent residence visa to Filipinos for a couple of years now. They might in the future, we just cannot wait, and so is the move to Australia


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Old 05-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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I came here because of work, no regrets so far.

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:15 AM
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Opened up the Nursing times magazine and there was an advert. We had been talking brissie or San Francisco. Decision made

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:25 AM
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I wish to go to australia n be a hotelier there.. :-)

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:47 PM
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My first time, if ever

The first time that I see Australia is the Video made by famous actor/singer Show Lo and Rainie Yang (both from taiwan) entitled "heartbeat love / 再一次心跳" the video is made for promoting the Tourism of Australia, and since the two did well on their last TW drama together, "Hai Pai Tian Xin aka Hi My Sweetheart" they were picked to do the video.

Based on the video, the place is really captivating, breathtaking and the people are nice too, well that's according to my mom who is already living in Australia (Vic) for two years now.

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