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This is probably a good place to ask this question.
Living in the UK all my life I frequently speak with people who are fed up with the direction our country has gone and continues to go. This seems to be centred around several key issues namely the cost of living, not feeling rewarded for their efforts, the weather, crime and the endless scroungers milking the system dry. This said all the Australians I have met seem far happier with their country. My question is are Australians generally a happier bunch and if so what provides this happiness?.
yea you poms are a whiny bunch , theres still all those problems here in australia , except the weathers probably better but to counteract the good luck their we've got a boat problem if you know what i mean
- 18-Aug-12, 10:36 PM #3
We're happier because we just go 'she'll be right' and get on with it. The sun helps as well hahaProud owner of an Albino Woodie
- 18-Aug-12, 11:25 PM #4Recharge Guest
to put it into perspective, England fits into Queensland 26 odd times, yet has Estimate around 50 million people, australia as a whole has about 25 million, it's easy to see why we're "happier" with our lot, we're not quite packed in like sardines yet.
- 18-Aug-12, 11:39 PM #5
We have similar issues here, but to be honest, Australians are lazy as sin. For example: The price of petrol goes up 15 cents a litre. We ****** and moan about it for two weeks, then just accept it as a fact of life.
Alternate example: Cuba. Price of petrol goes above 60 cents a litre, they're rioting in the streets and killing the crap out of each other.
- 18-Aug-12, 11:45 PM #6
I'm not sure how rioting and killing each other over a little money is a good alternative and a good model for our country.
- 19-Aug-12, 12:04 AM #7
- 19-Aug-12, 12:06 AM #8
- 19-Aug-12, 12:42 AM #9
I have family in France, Italy and Portugal and they all say exactly the same...
After 8 years in centre London and another 8+ in Sydney and Brisbane, I've finally realisee the grass is always greener on the other side!
Don't get me started on unemployment rising and work force moving to Asia, not to mention immigration, taxes and... Uhm, all these had already happen in UK few years ago, I guess Australia never been very up to speed, but eventually gets there just the same.
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It's funny how Aussies whine, whinge and gripe over the price of petrol... But have you seen the price of beer over there??? And it's not even the good stuff!!!
Sorry, me again.... Best put some evidence up: Australia - Pintprice, compare beer prices from around the world
Lager in Australia is $8 AUD
Average using prices from 186 user(s).
New Zealand - Pintprice, compare beer prices from around the world
Lager in New Zealand is $4.81 AUD
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United Kingdom - Pintprice, compare beer prices from around the world
Lager in United Kingdom is $5.92 AUD
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I know where I'd prefer to be drinking!!! (not to mention the exchange rate helps both you pomes and aussies.... Crikey, surprised you hadn't cottoned on to that already!
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- 19-Aug-12, 08:22 AM #13
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I line in the San Fransisco bay area. I'm shure some of you have heard about our crime thef and cost of liveing rates. I like it here. And I'll probabley not move. There is crime almost everywhere you go. But near Oakland California where I live it's like a war zone murders nearly every day.It's a beautiful day, I think I'll skip my med's and stir things up a bit.
- 19-Aug-12, 08:31 AM #14
- 19-Aug-12, 08:53 AM #15
We only have the beginning of an illegal immigration problem, and it's nothing more than direct result of our spineless politician problem.
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