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Old 04-27-2010, 12:51 PM
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Hi Can you share what is the reason for you to consider moving to Australia? Is it better job or beaches or quality of life or any other? What triggered you to try for Australian immigration?

For me the reason is better quality of life in terms of more time with family, lot of greenery. I visited Australia twice on work and loved this place and found people are friendly too. Want to experience the same and live here for longer time with my wife.

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We're moving to Australia because we would like to offer a better future for our children. We're now living in Belgium (Yes, we are without a government AGAIN). We absolutely do not want to grow old here. Having lived in three different continents already, we feel that the quality of life in Australia will be much higher.


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I am sure your choice is right.


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We're moving to Australia because we would like to offer a better future for our children. We're now living in Belgium (Yes, we are without a government AGAIN). We absolutely do not want to grow old here. Having lived in three different continents already, we feel that the quality of life in Australia will be much higher.


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Hi,

I didn't move yet to australia, but it is my best wish for 2011!
There are so many reasons why I would live in australia.

First of all, Australia is a huge land, it must be interisting...
Then, australians don't think the same way than french (yes I'm from Paris!). Here, people are not very kind, pleasant, friendly, especially parisians... So Australia looks like a brand new country to me
Finally, I must confess that I love the sunny days and they're really rare here. One year in bermuda shorts and tongs: paradise! I know I'm just dreaming...


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Bonne chance pour 2011 remedy...


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merci et bonne chance toi pour un nouveau gouvernement


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Not that I've had to move here but it is good that people think open spaces, greenery [ in some parts, for we are a sunburnt country ] beaches , sunshine and lifestyle for we certainly have plenty of open spaces beaches and sunshine.

One mistake most Australians it seems and many immigrants too likely make is that they either always live in a city or in the case of immigrants move from a city or more populous country staright into a city/populous city in Australia and so do not give them selves much chance of seeing the huge unpopulated % of Australia until perhaps retirement when many will buy a caravan and take to the road like gypsies [ well not quite ] and get called Grey Nomads SKI [ spending kids inheritance! ].

Nearly half of Australias population live in Sydney and Melbourne and some city peoples idea of a holiday to see something of Australia is to head to the tourist mecca of the Gold Coast with high rises and theme parks whereas Australia is blessed with so many national parks and state forests for camping and hiking etc.

It does mean something of an effort, a challenge, perhaps even a risk to look at settling away from capital cities with the likelihood of less work opportunities as the main concern for most but it is not impossible and if there is a downside to Australia and its cities, real estate in them is so expensive, possibly not too different in respect to most developed countries and just like those transport can be something of a hastle whereas rural living is far better for both and you'll likely find that life costs generally can be far cheaper and you of course not only have time to smell the roses or frangipani but grow them and maybe even fruit and vegetables etc.

Australia is also somewhat renowned for lacking of culture and perhaps it is for that reason people stick closer to cities, maybe afraid of being held-up by a bushranger or a kangaroo! but though Australia is young in European and other countries settled terms, there is still culture, perhaps just different and one site I keep coming across is
Bush songs and music - Australia's Culture Portal and you'll find some great info on that site about many different things Australian.





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This is nice info wanderer...Thanks.



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Not that I've had to move here but it is good that people think open spaces, greenery [ in some parts, for we are a sunburnt country ] beaches , sunshine and lifestyle for we certainly have plenty of open spaces beaches and sunshine.

One mistake most Australians it seems and many immigrants too likely make is that they either always live in a city or in the case of immigrants move from a city or more populous country staright into a city/populous city in Australia and so do not give them selves much chance of seeing the huge unpopulated % of Australia until perhaps retirement when many will buy a caravan and take to the road like gypsies [ well not quite ] and get called Grey Nomads SKI [ spending kids inheritance! ].

Nearly half of Australias population live in Sydney and Melbourne and some city peoples idea of a holiday to see something of Australia is to head to the tourist mecca of the Gold Coast with high rises and theme parks whereas Australia is blessed with so many national parks and state forests for camping and hiking etc.

It does mean something of an effort, a challenge, perhaps even a risk to look at settling away from capital cities with the likelihood of less work opportunities as the main concern for most but it is not impossible and if there is a downside to Australia and its cities, real estate in them is so expensive, possibly not too different in respect to most developed countries and just like those transport can be something of a hastle whereas rural living is far better for both and you'll likely find that life costs generally can be far cheaper and you of course not only have time to smell the roses or frangipani but grow them and maybe even fruit and vegetables etc.

Australia is also somewhat renowned for lacking of culture and perhaps it is for that reason people stick closer to cities, maybe afraid of being held-up by a bushranger or a kangaroo! but though Australia is young in European and other countries settled terms, there is still culture, perhaps just different and one site I keep coming across is
Bush songs and music - Australia's Culture Portal and you'll find some great info on that site about many different things Australian.


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Thanks Wanderer for the link. I have been doing a lot of research about Australian history and culture ever since my hubby decided we should move down under. Having lived in California for 12 years, I know about beautiful beaches and all those theme parks. I know the Australian beaches are more beautiful. I also know about the sharks. Australia is HUGE and there is so much to explore. We did take a small trip last summer with the children. Although, we only stayed in the Brisbane area, we also discovered the Gold Coast and had to do the theme parks (to keep the children entertained). We also went to the Australia Zoo, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Strawberry fields as well as Mount Cootha and the botanical gardens. I know I will miss certain things about Europe and being so far way from the rest of the world (especially my parents), but I know that in the long run, the future of our children is more important. Keeping my fingers crossed for my Spouse Visa to be approved soon so I can start planning and organising.


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Thanks Wanderer for the link. I have been doing a lot of research about Australian history and culture ever since my hubby decided we should move down under. Having lived in California for 12 years, I know about beautiful beaches and all those theme parks. I know the Australian beaches are more beautiful. I also know about the sharks. Australia is HUGE and there is so much to explore. We did take a small trip last summer with the children. Although, we only stayed in the Brisbane area, we also discovered the Gold Coast and had to do the theme parks (to keep the children entertained). We also went to the Australia Zoo, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Strawberry fields as well as Mount Cootha and the botanical gardens. I know I will miss certain things about Europe and being so far way from the rest of the world (especially my parents), but I know that in the long run, the future of our children is more important. Keeping my fingers crossed for my Spouse Visa to be approved soon so I can start planning and organising.
You always hear about the Sharks, Crocs, Snakes and Spiders etc., but 99.9% of the population rarely come into contact with stuff like that other than in nature parks or Zoos etc. unless you do live in places where you may be more likely to and so you develop some understanding of being sensible about it.
At most beach locations where it's warm enough for swimming, sharks about is something of a rareity for they do not really come in past the breakers and most reported attacks [ still rather rare ] will involve surfers further out waiting to catch a wave, divers or people going for a swim in the murkier canal waters such as at the Gold Coast and the canals and rivers are a good habitat for Bull sharks which can be agressive.
People have been taken when going for a swim at night and you'd never get me doing that other than in a pool.

Further north in tropical areas you can get smaller black tip reef sharks that'll cruise about in close to shores at islands with fringing reefs but they're basically harmless.

Snakes are usually a bush thing and so you wear suitable clothing and walk heavy and snakes [ and I've been close to plenty ] will want to keep away from you given half a chance.





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