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Old Jan 11th 2010, 1:28 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by Devlin
Rubbish! Where are these power outages? Privatised electricity in Australia is woeful in comparison as is the road network.

Just because the USA lags in public transport doesn't mean their infrastructure isn't the best in the world. The USA's road, air and rail networks are cheaper to use and more comprehensive than anywhere else I can think of. This is why most companies enjoy great and reliable supply chains and can do JIT inventory control much better than anywhere else.
I agree about transportation but I work in the power industry and from what I have read/heard, the power network in the US is in a mess.
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Old Jan 11th 2010, 1:33 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by MDawson
It is choice of course, however I'm saying to prospective migrants to think hard about moving their , Australia is not a perfect world.
Other countries get millions of migrants too ....it's not all about Oz.
If you over sell a country it can be disappointing.
hear hear! moved to oz after hearing all the hype. considering a return to europe...
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Old Jan 11th 2010, 3:13 am
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Originally Posted by Karolina
hear hear! moved to oz after hearing all the hype. considering a return to europe...
British hyperbole. You waz mugged by your own.
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Old Jan 11th 2010, 3:24 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by elfman
Where have you lived in the USA?
If the wind gets above 25 mph here the power lines come down like a house of cards. I speak from experience of living and working in New Jersey and New York State and most people in the USA forum will back me up on this. I've experienced significantly more power cuts (both at work and at home) in seven years in the USA than I did in 30 years in the UK. The state of the roads is often woeful here - many arterial highways are falling apart and the roads in major cities - even high profile tourist destinations such as New York and Washington DC - bring to mind Kampala, Uganda (where I also lived for some time). It is simply indisputable that for the self-proclaimed "richest nation on earth" much of the infrastructure here is a disgrace. When was the last time a motorway bridge in western europe collapsed without warning causing multiple fatalities?
I have spent significant time in the USA. Mainly along the western seaboard so the weather is less extreme I guess than where you are. Not had one power cut that I can remember there...my last few years in Melbourne had power cuts so frequently we didn't bother setting the clocks again.
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Old Jan 11th 2010, 3:29 am
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
Nothing wrong with that - got to keep our 3rd world neighbours across the Tasman on their toes.
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 6:50 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by MrCro
strange how so many people from countries scoring higher than UK are so desperate to move to UK?
I don't think anyone is desparate to move to the UK, it's just that they can for lack of proper immigration system ...
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 7:50 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
These are the factors used:
  1. Cost of Living,
  2. Culture and Leisure,
  3. Economy,
  4. Environment,
  5. Freedom,
  6. Health,
  7. Infrastructure,
  8. Safety and Risk,
  9. Climate.
In no specific order though! I can bet 'population density' would be a big plus for Australia. Not sure either how Australia can rank higher for Infrastructure over the UK.
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 8:04 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

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In no specific order though! I can bet 'population density' would be a big plus for Australia. Not sure either how Australia can rank higher for Infrastructure over the UK.
Infrastructure: "To calculate a country’s Infrastructure score, we look at the length of railways...[compared to] each country’s population and size"
"Hmm, who has a longer train track, Australia or the UK?" - tick for Australia

Also regarding 'Cost of Living':
"We also consider each country’s income tax rates and national debt."
Finally, the report is done by a company that makes a lot of money from people migrating, and they even say themselves...
"we favored our own experience over published government statistics"
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 8:29 am
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Clutching at straws anyone?
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 9:41 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by MDawson
Trouble is many Australians actually believe this stuff,
Australia is a bit of a bubble, they are isolated in many ways , they look at thier country not just through rose coloured glasses but as if they are on LSD.

Australia is overrated , this doen't mean it's a third world country , however it can be a disapointment to many.
Totally One million percent agree with this post
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 2:33 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by aussietobe
Anyone amused by letting off a firewaork is a simpleton - sorry.
Well you summed up Lord Fark wit , pretty well ...........mm
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 5:46 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by mohogony
Very well, look at all the Aussie actors, heath Ledger, mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Aussie films and soaps and aussie bands and musicians over the years.. For a small country of 20m OZ has plenty of culture, Look at the latest Robin Hood film starring two Aussie Actors Russell Crowe and cate Blanchett. It seems every second hollywood film has an Aussie actor in it these days.

Also Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the world. The sydney Opera house the most famous Opera house in the world.
Whats this got to do with the price of fish ? anyway Russel Crowe is from NZ
And most Aussie soaps are rubbish basically.
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 9:35 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by mr mover
Well you summed up Lord Fark wit , pretty well ...........mm
Have you been in a coma? Or do you always take months to reply to posts?

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Old Apr 20th 2010, 9:54 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by MDawson
Whats this got to do with the price of fish ? anyway Russel Crowe is from NZ
And most Aussie soaps are rubbish basically.
So thats why one third of the population of the UK used to watch neighbours
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Old Apr 21st 2010, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by MDawson
anyway Russel Crowe is from NZ
But calls himself an Aussie - he can be whatever he wants to be.
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