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How do Aussies treat Brits and Chinese immigrants ?


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Old 09-05-2012, 11:06 PM
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How do Aussies treat Brits and Chinese immigrants ?

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.


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Old 09-07-2012, 09:17 AM
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I think thats not something u should worry about. The stats say 26% of the population was born abroad, an extra 20% is from foreign parents. And (i did my homework) the first settlers (after the aborigenes) came in 1788, that's 224 years ago. The first european migrants came not that long ago and they were migrants too
So The australians who dont like foreigners are just close minded or foolish. beside what the stats and te history say, there are very nice aussies. I have met a few very friendly guys and girls
Australia population is very mixed. You can always meet non aussies if you are not comfortable with aussies


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Old 09-07-2012, 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Its such a broad question its almost impossible to answer definately. When we visited Auz in 2009, we found a mixture, they seem very friendly, especially when trying to sell you something! But I think U get better service when U go into a shop as they are trying to sell U things, whereas in the UK they are non-plussed.


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Old 09-09-2012, 01:55 PM
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hi, as with any country you find the good and the bad as for the English the Aussies tend to wind them up a lot if you complain you are a whingeing pom but we expect you to whinge about something lol . For the majority of Aussies its not hate or even dislike its more rivalry I really think its hereditary from the time our country started as a penal colony and we just want to beat the poms at everything and get even but deep down 90% Australians don't care where you come from it's who you are we will give you a chance but if you don't join in and be one of us you will probably not enjoy what the country has to offer you. Don't worry POMS most of us love you LMAO

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:18 AM
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nice answer :-)

btw, what is "poms"? I understood it's a nickname for the british. but where does the nickname come from ?


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POM= Prisoner Of her Majesty. Australians are free to rule themselves, but before every new arrival was a convict, a POM.

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Actually the POM's were the original prisoners sent to the colonies (Prisoners of Mother England), of which there are none left.

So my usual retort is to thank the Aussie's who call me a POM, by advising that the modern day meaning is: "Pride of Mother England" - and that's a very nice compliment "Bruce"!

Generally I've found very little objections to the Brits, but there is unfortunately a growing feeling of unease with Asian people in the country. Now the mining industry is slowing down, I see this continuing in the same way the UK has problems with it's immigrants, due to lack of work.

(Note: I have no comments to make here, but just observations of my surroundings.)


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LMAO that's your interpretation the thing is you are not really a POM now those back home are the poms they are still prisoners as you have escaped like most us Aussies


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Old 09-18-2012, 03:22 AM
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Hi Brian, yup, absolutely correct - so glad I made the move years ago, would hate to be trying to achieve such a move nowadays.

(Had to do some homework on your "LMAO" . . . not come across that one yet, so I asked my daughter - great stuff, had a good Laugh over that one. I need to make a dictionary of all these abbreviations, Lol, IMHO, LMAO etc.)

Cheers.


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Old 09-18-2012, 02:57 PM
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well I went the opposite way i am living in Liverpool England been here for 9yrs married a POM and we are hopefully moving to Aus next year neva know ya luck we might meet up 1 day


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