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Old Jan 9th 2010, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by pomtastic
Check out International Living's website, the guys who done this survey:



How do we know International Living doesn't has any vested interests?

Who are the main advertisers and clients of International Living - bet they are in the top 10?

I think more research needs to be done on this company before we can can take this survey seriously. It just looks like an advertorial for their clients to me and not an independent survey.
I ignore all these things. They are all a load of bollocks, unbiased or not.
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by kporte
I ignore all these things. They are all a load of bollocks, unbiased or not.
Agreed. I mean how can Australia or the UK score so high for infrastructure! Both are pretty poor for public transport.
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by Lord_Farquar
Agreed. I mean how can Australia or the UK score so high for infrastructure! Both are pretty poor for public transport.
I don't see the point of them either. I'm sure there is one......?
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 10:34 am
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I don't see the point of them either. I'm sure there is one......?
Selling magazines?
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 11:55 am
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by Lord_Farquar
Agreed. I mean how can Australia or the UK score so high for infrastructure! Both are pretty poor for public transport.
I take it you have never travelled to other countries outside of Europe/Australasia then?
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by jimbo_d
I take it you have never travelled to other countries outside of Europe/Australasia then?
Like Singapore or Hong Kong?

I am very well travelled thanks. Not sure what that has to do with my comment about UK/Aus infrastructure.

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Old Jan 9th 2010, 12:35 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by Lord_Farquar
Like Singapore or Hong Kong?

I am very well travelled thanks. Not sure what that has to do with my comment about UK/Aus infrastructure.
Singapore/Hong Kong/Japan/China and S.Korea may well have in cities great transport systems, however outside of these places across whole of S.E Asia the public transport is not a touch on UK/Oz, neither is that of the Americas, Middle East, Africa in fact i'd say at least 75% of the world

If you're comparing London Transport/City rail in Syd to Switzerland's public transport then obviously the Swiss will win, however comparing it to that in say Los Angeles it's so much better.
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And many British think they must be better than the Australians.
If Brits are better then Aussies the why is the British economy in deep recession and going down the drain while the OZ economy is booming.
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If Brits are better then Aussies the why is the British economy in deep recession and going down the drain while the OZ economy is booming.
All the best Brits have come to Australia ????
 
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strange how so many people from countries scoring higher than UK are so desperate to move to UK?
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by mohogony
If Brits are better then Aussies the why is the British economy in deep recession and going down the drain while the OZ economy is booming.
This all began to happen around the time I emigrated. It could be a coincidence ...........
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 4:32 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.
Russell Crowe, along with Split Enz, Dragon, Rebecca Gibney, Crowded House (1 Aussie), Mark Williams, the pavlova, etc etc are ALL Kiwis born and bred...just moved to OZ. Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman are American by birth.
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 6:49 pm
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Russell Crowe, along with Split Enz, Dragon, Rebecca Gibney, Crowded House (1 Aussie), Mark Williams, the pavlova, etc etc are ALL Kiwis born and bred...just moved to OZ. Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman are American by birth.
Like ACDC. The great "Australian band" which was formed by two Scots and has a geordie lead singer.
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Lord_Farquar
Like ACDC. The great "Australian band" which was formed by two Scots and has a geordie lead singer.
Been through this before. They spent their formative years here and are completely Australian and consider themselves as such. Ditto Nicole Kidman.
If you insist on birthplace=nationality, none of the following are British;

Sir Ben Kingsley
Joanna Lumley
Sir Cliff Richard
George Orwell
Rudyard Kipling
Freddy Mercury and a great many others.
This is a pointless argument. You are what you want to be.
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kporte
Been through this before. They spent their formative years here and are completely Australian and consider themselves as such.
Nope, not having it.

If the Irish can claim anybody who drinks Guinness and owns a wolf hound as an Irishman, and the Aussies claim anybody who can spell Qantas in under four attempts as Australian, I'm claiming ACDC as Brits.... whether they bloody like it or not.
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