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Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2014, 9:19 am
Replies: 6,964
Views: 551,045
Posted By Budawang

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

This record breaking heatwave might shut up the global warming deniers for a while. On second thoughts, I'm sure it won't.
Forum: Australia
Jul 6th 2013, 9:25 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 15,975
Posted By Budawang

Re: Aussie Dollar continues to fall - £1 buys $1.66

At the moment there are downward pressures on both the £ and the AUD for different reasons. How the rate will go in the future is open to much conjecture and influences that will pan out in...
Forum: Australia
Jun 13th 2013, 9:12 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By Budawang

Re: Economy stalling

The perception of the Aussie has varied over the last few years. Traditionally it was a global "growth" barometer, but this nexus doesn't necessarily apply these days. The world economy is...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2013, 8:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By Budawang

Re: Cost of living in Canberra-help needed!

Beer in a pub: $7
Cinema: $17
Good 2 course meal with wine: $110
Private family health insurance: $2600 per year
Canberra to Melbourne return flight: $250
All day parking: $9
Groceries family...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2013, 8:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By Budawang

Re: Cost of living in Canberra-help needed!

Is she living on the streets? That would be educational I guess.
Forum: The Barbie
May 5th 2013, 9:18 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 6,390
Posted By Budawang

Re: Budget Predictions

A crucial part of defending a country is to retain the ability to manufacture armaments. Buying off the shelf is not always a great idea. Agree about the JSF.
Forum: Australia
May 5th 2013, 9:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Budawang

Re: Canberra job offer.

You might want to consider sharing a house if it's just you. $200 per week is possible although I'd pay a bit more to be in a good part of town, get around by bike instead of buying a car. Sharing a...
Forum: The Barbie
May 3rd 2013, 8:45 am
Replies: 93
Views: 6,390
Posted By Budawang

Re: Budget Predictions

The disconnect between house prices and rents in Australia convinces me there will be a fall in property prices. In the last couple of years real prices (adjusted for inflation) have been going...
Forum: The Barbie
May 2nd 2013, 10:00 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By Budawang

Re: Japanese toilets.....

It's a gentle, warm squirt creating a pleasant tingling sensation followed by the blow dry. Kinda like the bedroom variety, but in reverse.
Forum: The Barbie
May 2nd 2013, 9:52 am
Replies: 93
Views: 6,390
Posted By Budawang

Re: Budget Predictions

Housing is unaffordable BECAUSE of negative gearing and assorted other policies like the first home owners' grant and restrictive planning. As a result, we are in a private debt-induced housing...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 29th 2013, 10:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By Budawang

Re: Japanese toilets.....

In South Korea last year our rather basic hotel had one of those loos and a sauna shower - nice. The his and hers button with different angled water jets was a nice touch - no pun intended.

I'm...
Forum: Australia
Apr 21st 2013, 9:49 am
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

Some people prefer working casually that's true. I was a contractor for several years before going permanent in 2004 and, frankly, my conditions didn't change that much. I still took a month off from...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2013, 10:49 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

This is a bleak assessment of migration and begs the question why so many otherwise intelligent people choose to move to another country.

My experience of migration has been more positive....
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2013, 11:16 am
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

Well that totally blows Oink's thesis out of the water. ;)
Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2013, 9:05 am
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

I guess that must explain why all those unsuccessful migrants have made Australia the economic basket case that it is, while those stay-at-home Brits go from strength to strength! :hysterical:
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 17th 2013, 8:19 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,624
Posted By Budawang

Re: Carr 'astonished' by Thatcher's 'racist' comments

I agree. Most East Asian migrants do seem to adapt quite well and make good citizens IMO. I believe in the melting pot approach to migration where different ethnic groups gradually integrate and...
Forum: Australia
Apr 17th 2013, 7:59 am
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

Many Canadians seem to think Vancouver is some kind of Shangri-La, but I'm afraid Vancouver really didn't do anything for me. The CBD itself is not particularly attractive - lots of high-rise...
Apr 16th 2013, 9:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By Budawang

Re: 10 year update

Great update. You made it really personal which is nice.
Forum: Australia
Apr 14th 2013, 10:10 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

So you think the Australian economy should have just kept powering ahead when the Conservatives handed over government on the eve of the world's most severe economic downturn in 80 years? You're...
Forum: Australia
Apr 14th 2013, 9:17 am
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

I lived in Montreal for 10 years and it would be my pick of Canadian cities as well. We'll be there in July for a month visiting the outlaws. There's heaps of festivals going on in the summer, good...
Forum: Australia
Apr 13th 2013, 7:05 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 42,571
Posted By Budawang

Re: Australia better than Canada?

Having lived in both I would say they offer a comparable standard of living. Australia has higher wages but the cost of living is proportionally higher. Aus economy is currently doing better as...
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2013, 8:29 am
Replies: 180
Views: 14,839
Posted By Budawang

Re: UK vs Australia for childrens' futures

I don't often agree with you Zulu, but on this one I wholeheartedly do. Having lived in central Africa I know first hand the stress of living in a country where 95% of population is impoverished....
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 10th 2013, 6:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Budawang

Re: Anyone Skied Mount Mawson in Tassie ?

Ive skied in Europe and NA. Backcountry / cross country skiing is the way to go in Oz although I also do a day or two of downhill at Perisher or Thredbo each year. Make sure the conditions are good...
Forum: Australia
Apr 8th 2013, 7:06 am
Replies: 180
Views: 14,839
Posted By Budawang

Re: UK vs Australia for childrens' futures

I'm not sure what mire you're talking about. GDP is still growing at over 3%, the deficit is on its way down and government spending is near historical lows. It's nothing like the grim situation that...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2013, 11:07 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 14,839
Posted By Budawang

Re: UK vs Australia for childrens' futures

Abbott is an ignoramus on the economy and policy in general. Don't get your hopes up.
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