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Old Feb 4th 2008, 1:43 pm
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Hello!

I've been wondering about how the ozzies feel about immigrants? In the UK, we are always hearing rants about immigrants and how they are a drain on the economy, using up schooling and taking jobs etc etc

I was just wondering if those emigrating from the UK to Australia come up against the same kinds of dislike and discrimination?

Thanks.
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Old Feb 4th 2008, 1:57 pm
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I'd say it's pretty much the same.
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No, we have been here over 4 years and never come across any anti immigrant sentiment. You do get a bit of banter due to being a pomme but it's all just a bit of fun.

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I'm quite happy to take the mic out of myself

I was just a little worried that we'd meet with disapproval from the natives when we get there!

I see it a lot here, we live on the outskirts of London and there is a high population of Eastern Europeans and they get lots of stick (not trying to start an argument on whether its justified or not and the state of our country) but I wondered whether it would be the same when the shoe was on the other foot so to speak.
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If you assimilate then you have no problems
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Good - we wholly intend to adopt to the Ozzie way of living. I can't wait!!! We're activating our visa in March with a holiday to the Gold Coast and will hopefully be emigrating in June 2009.
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A lot of us emigrating to Australia have put a lot of time and effort and money to get a visa to come over there and its not as easy as the UK to get into.
Also most of us, hopefully, we will bring some form of skill/trade that enabled us to get our visa. I don't think we will be a huge drain on the economy like the immigrants that walk into the UK do and enjoy the benefits of free housing and free healthcare.
I would like to hope that we will not be as disliked as the illegal ones coming into the Uk are, but if we are so be it. We're still coming!!!! see you in July
Looking forward to plenty of harmless pomme banter though!!!!
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I was just wondering if those emigrating from the UK to Australia come up against the same kinds of dislike and discrimination?
Nope.

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Default Re: Are immigrants disliked in Australia??

Originally Posted by emmakc1977 View Post
Hello!

I've been wondering about how the ozzies feel about immigrants? In the UK, we are always hearing rants about immigrants and how they are a drain on the economy, using up schooling and taking jobs etc etc

I was just wondering if those emigrating from the UK to Australia come up against the same kinds of dislike and discrimination?

Thanks.
I was wondering this too..I think immigrants get such a bad deal here, because the Uk is so over crowded now & the majority of those coming in often drain our benefit system/ housing etc..Whereas Brits to OZ are only allowed in if they can offer something & there is a lot more space for everyone to spread out & help the country become richer (not just in money terms)..I think anyone moving into a new country should embrace the culture/ religion (if any) of that country respect those who live there, their views & live alongside- not make their own divides..Never been to Oz - would love to go but would hate the Australians to dislike me just because I was an immigrant..I have no real experience this is just my thoughts..Hope this doesnt offend any one in any way..
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Go to Australia and be Australian - Simple.
Dont forget your roots as they are important but if you stick to your own then your only being Polish or Nigerian but in a different country.
My advise is MINGLE WITH EVERYONE!
I aint getting into any arguments about what ive said, its just how I feel and its my right to have that opinion.

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I honestly dont think that it is a problem at all. You may get the odd idiot but you do everywhere.
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We're a nation of migrants and absolutely everyone here is a migrant, first generation or the few since 1780. And thats the difference.

Interestingly if I were to make the sweeping statement, the only non migrant racial group in Australia is the more hated - the aboriginal.
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We're a nation of migrants and absolutely everyone here is a migrant, first generation or the few since 1780. And thats the difference.

Interestingly if I were to make the sweeping statement, the only non migrant racial group in Australia is the more hated - the aboriginal.
even in Melbourne ??

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A lot of us emigrating to Australia have put a lot of time and effort and money to get a visa to come over there and its not as easy as the UK to get into. Also most of us, hopefully, we will bring some form of skill/trade that enabled us to get our visa. I don't think we will be a huge drain on the economy like the immigrants that walk into the UK do and enjoy the benefits of free housing and free healthcare.
I would like to hope that we will not be as disliked as the illegal ones coming into the Uk are, but if we are so be it. We're still coming!!!! see you in July
Looking forward to plenty of harmless pomme banter though!!!!
I love those who think the UK is easy to emigrate to. We originally looked at moving to UK but didn't qualify. It's not as easy as walking in through customs and setting up house. Immigrants are also not handed everything on a platter, either.

So, if you are so against the immigrant population getting freebies from the government, I guess you won't be applying for Medicare? Or child tax benefit? Or the first homeowner's grant? All freebies that the government of Australia gives out.
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Default Re: Are immigrants disliked in Australia??

Originally Posted by emmakc1977 View Post
Hello!

I've been wondering about how the ozzies feel about immigrants? In the UK, we are always hearing rants about immigrants and how they are a drain on the economy, using up schooling and taking jobs etc etc

I was just wondering if those emigrating from the UK to Australia come up against the same kinds of dislike and discrimination?

Thanks.
Most white, English speaking or European immigrants will have no problem if they are prepared to assimilate and integrate.
Some non-white immigrants are resented - sometimes justifed, mostly not.
Australia is like any other Western Country - there is racism, some mistrust of foreigners etc.
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