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Hi. We should be getting our skilled migration visa passed soon. Wondered how other migrants found the Aussies? We are from UK and a little worried about POM bashing, general rudeness, and casual racism. What are your experiences; please share.
POM bashing is done in jest....off courses there's subtle racism everywhere but it gets less the better your spoken English gets!

Racism is NOT just about skin color...its also language, and general inability to FIT in ( cultural assimilation ) due to intolerant religions. and cultural practices.

About rudeness, the Aussies are sometimes blunt and direct ...so Brits may find the lack of diplomacy a bit confronting....
On the whole u neednt worry about it.... Aussies generally hate POMS the least amonst other foreigners...


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My experience has been that your home country will be used for mockery no matter where you're from... But it's all supposed to be in good fun and not truly meant to offend.
There's an inappropriate but very true saying about Australia floating around on FB ATM.... "Australia, where you call strangers 'mate' and your mates '^+$'"

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The stereotypes are that Brits (Pom-s) always whinge and Chinese do not understand English. Luckily, Australia is more than just stereotypes and there is not many cases of hostility towards immigrants - no matter they are from. They are not alienated but welcome by most of the locals.


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Look at the management structure where you work, you don't see much immigrants in higher management positions. You might see a few but not a lot.

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PMSL POMS ha what a joke, the Australians call the British poms and they make it quite clear that they really don't like the English people, i had a right eye opener by a few comments about the Brits this weekend, the British women are classed as slappers amongst the Aussie women ( not the men) as they apparently don't wear knickers ( now were they get this info from baffles me) and the British men are lazy who like to sit and drink all day ( excuse me guys you just drank 4 crates of bear in 2 hours). The Australians DON'T like the Brits, they tolerate them. I asked a question and still no one could give me a straight forward honest answer, " isn't the Aborigines the true Australians not the white people the " half baked" ( as the Aussies call half cast,s) or the true dark skinned Abo,s, aren't they the true Aussie,s. I also asked how many of my Aussie friends had some where down the line an English bloodline, doesn't this mean your part British, NO apparently it doesn't because the Australians are unique they don't class there grandparents as being British they are true Aussies and the Abo,s are just people that live like wild dogs, dingo,s. Now as usuall I'm straying from the subject, British are treated in a fashion like the Brits would treat packy,s ( i use this word packy not in a raciest form) they know there there but they don't want them living next door to them, get what i mean.
And godforbid an english person had a promotion at work irispective to his skills ect there would be uproar amongst the ausie,s. The brits are welcome in the community at arms length but you,ll be lucky to get invited to a neighbours BBQ were the rest of the street are.

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The stereotypes are that Brits (Pom-s) always whinge and Chinese do not understand English. Luckily, Australia is more than just stereotypes and there is not many cases of hostility towards immigrants - no matter they are from. They are not alienated but welcome by most of the locals.
Yes the British do whine and whinge, the joke says " how do you know when there,s a full plane of Poms" because you can still hear the whining after the engines have being turned off.

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Look at the management structure where you work, you don't see much immigrants in higher management positions.
Hmmm... interesting. One of the top managers is from Ukraine. I am mid to senior manager and I am also an immigrant. The commercial director is from UK, came here as a teenager. That makes 3 of us out of 8 managers. Is it that little? Besides, some business managers/product managers/team leaders are Asian although they all came here as very young people.

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isn't the Aborigines the true Australians not the white people the " half baked" ( as the Aussies call half cast,s) or the true dark skinned Abo,s, aren't they the true Aussie,s
Yes - when you consider when they migrated to this land. No - if you consider that the current Aussies are not true Aussies because are decedents of immigrants. Aborigines are originally from around Indonesia. Thus we either consider both the true Aussies or choose not to indicate "true" Aussies at all.

Besides, most of the Aborigines alienate themselves and do not try to be part of the local community despite the fact that government gives them money and allows them not to work for years. That helps nothing. If only that changed, the problem of true and not true Aussies would not exist.

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British are treated in a fashion like the Brits would treat packy,s ( i use this word packy not in a raciest form) they know there there but they don't want them living next door to them, get what i mean.
Luckily there is less problem with that here. I do admit though that there a certain areas in certain cities that are considered "unsafe" because of number of muslims (not necessarily immigrants). Apparently the number of cases of shootings, crimes etc. tends to be higher in those areas.

My wife is Chinese, I have never seen anyone having a problem with her living next door. Even though we live in the Shire which is considered the whitest and the most Australian part of Sydney these days.

Of course, idiots are everywhere and you will see from time to time that someone has an issue with being a Pom, an Asian, an Indian or any other immigrant.


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To be honest, immigrants is having hard time in whatever year or place. I think if you're coming to people's doorstep to stay in, we just have to show them our capabilities and skills to the homeowner on what we can contribute to them. Since the Oz government is offering visa and in exchange to give us a better lifestyle and future, we might as well just take it and just contribute to that country.
I really never thought they treat Brits that way, maybe because of different culture. I just wonder what is Ozzie felt if they're in Britain or US, are they treated differently? Just wanna listen both side of views.
Chinese is a hardworking but arrogant and racist nation. I'm chinese myself and to be honest i have a very racist and arrrogant family members who i really hate of. Judging by skin and country on how the people behave. However, if you get along well with chinese, they'll appreciate you in whole life. Two major things in chinese mind, economy and education. If you take 1 out of it, they'll hate you forever.
I think same cases to chinese coming from different country which will be treated differently. I've encounter chinese from china, hongkong, taiwan & SEA. Seems all from different culture and political view. Just that 2 major mind still the same.


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