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There are many different reason why expats have moved to, and are looking to move to, Australia. It would be interesting to see the range of different reasons?

Was it financial, health related, a fresh start, a new relationship, etc?
 

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There are many different reason why expats have moved to, and are looking to move to, Australia. It would be interesting to see the range of different reasons?

Was it financial, health related, a fresh start, a new relationship, etc?
Australia is best in terms of locations and healthy living. Nice people and good job options too
 

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i am looking for australia due to its growth prospects and ever increasing population of immigrats which inspires every professional to be over there...
 

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No offense to Australia but it wasn't really a choice in my opinion, if you know what I'm saying! I fell in love with a man that happened to be a born and raised Australian, with very proud Australian parents, and I was like... hey, that's where Outback Jack was shot, right?

Not meant to sound disrespectful. Australia is a beautiful country and Australians are very lucky people. Your land, culture and the standard of living are all amazing and you should be very proud. But before I met my man I honestly had no idea about Australia. I was always a big traveler inside Europe and fascinated by the US, maybe someday I'd see Asia, but Australia? Was never on the list. Simply because it was so far and all I knew was that there was kangaroos, Kylie Monigue and a whole bunch of scary spiders and snakes. Figured I'd be busy enough with two or three continents this lifetime, I wasn't really pushing to also hit Australia.

But things change and you meet someone and get introduced to a beautiful country. I don't think I would have permanently left my homecountry for any country, even paradise, because the people I had around me at home are some very special people that stuck with me throughout my life and I would have never parted with them for anything less than the love of my life. I miss them and their presence in my life still but I have to say I am falling in love with Australia.
 

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I never met Australian people so dnt how they are..:) It's a rich country and from country like Bangladesh people always dream to migrate in Australia specially for financially solvency.Australia is also very beautiful country. i like the Australian cricket team :) but only thing i heard about Australia is that Bangladeshi people are deprived from proper job status. but dnt know whether it is right or not ..
 

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I want a fresh start. I understand every place on earth has laws and such but if the American dream will never be then I might as well live happy on the beach where I might also be able to succeed. Here in the states it has become just a pipe dream for the average person. Go to college and they dont care if you have any jobs or not. They just send the bill. If you have no work then they expect you to find the money in a tree, or in some instances they threaten you with incarceration. Like my SN, I am FEDUP.

The fact that so many Aussies are worry free, makes me want to sign up. That says a lot to me, but I have just started the learning process as of yesterday. I have a lot to learn.
 

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australia vs. America

Hello , im from slovakia and im 21 . I want to go abroad and im deciding between Australia- sydney or America - LA , NY , Miami .

Can you tell me your opinion ?

thanks a lot
 

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For me, its very simple.

Space, being outdoors and half decent weather. Having a two year old, I just want her to have some freedom and don't want to be stuck in the house for 6 months of the year.

Don't get me wrong, I know it's not utopia and there will be plenty of challenges, but overall, I know that Aus will provide us opportunities that we as a family simply don't have here in the UK.
 

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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.
 

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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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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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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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Opened up the Nursing times magazine and there was an advert. We had been talking brissie or San Francisco. Decision made


Believer in fate!
 

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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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