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  1. Craig Swanson

    Craig Swanson Very Well-Known Member
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    Everyone on this forum is welcome to come visit my wonderful Australia. Oh it is too far away.. I can hear you all say. Not in a jet plane it aint. Just 14 hours flying time from your West Coast. What is it that appeals most to you about the Great Southern Land or the land Down Under as you Americans call us? Please dont say the kangaroos..:cool:
     
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    Would love to see it and many other places, can't take a flight though due to vertigo or sail, a cruise would have
    been lovely - oh well - that's life
     
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    Well my daughter is hoping to move to OZ when she sells her home and business... so I may get there sooner or later... Just don't fancy the verrry long flight 22 hours..not 14..... with lower back problems...
     
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    I was tempted many years ago to move to Australia and take up the governments offer to homestead a plot of land. At that time, Australia was giving Americans (and probably other citizens of other countries) the opportunity to homestead x number of acres of land provided they meet an improvement schedule.
    Obviously, I didn’t go much further than doing some initial (and minuscule) bit of research into it but like I wrote, I was extremely tempted to go further.
    I guess, after viewing one too many episodes of “The Little House on the Prairie” or some such thing along with my F&B Consultation service taking off made me think twice about the venture.

    I did however decide to go to Melbourne at one point and spent 4 days just taking in the Australian city culture and F&b establishments but that’s the extent of my travels in that area.
     
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    I have traveled the east coast of Australia, and would like someday to see as much of the rest a is possible.
     
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    I love OZ and could live there if I did not live in the U.S. I have been to Sydney several times, Melbourne, Darwin and all up and down the Gold Coast. Sorry I never got to Perth to see old friends.
     
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    Do Aussie's really say "y'all?" :D
     
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    No - purely your influence :p even I find meself spelling more and more the 'American way'
    prefer it
     
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    Saying y'all leaves out two useless vowels. It gets the job done quickly and efficiently. It's nice to see the Brits learning the proper English language. ;):p
     
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    A true southerner knows that "ya'll" is singular. Plural is "all ya'll".
     
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    I am surprised by your responses and very gratified. Like America my country has its good and bad. The good are our warm, hospitable people, our temperate climate, our relatively comfortable standard of living, our clever scientists and R&D people.

    The bad are personal reasons. I dislike the fact we are still inexplicably attached to the apron strings of our former colonial master.. 120 years after becoming an independent nation. I am still disappointed that we have not revisited the Australian Republic question.. 20 years after the last failed referendum. I am disappointed that our farmers continue to leave the land their families have worked for generations due to devastating dry spells..and they are getting worse every year.

    I am bewildered our leader has endorsed this week the building of another coal-burning power station. We who are hoping our grandchildren and their children can breath pure air want this plant to be a 'carbon capture' one. We have the technology. I am so dispirited that our young people are dying needlessly due to their experimentation with new drugs. I see sections of our wonderful Great Barrier Reef being destroyed by global warming and I could cry.
     
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  12. Craig Swanson

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    When was this scheme @Bobby Cole..have not heard of it? We are still trying to get migrants to populate our regional areas. As I understand, a percentage of all new arrivals have to settle in the country before being considered for citizenship. Newly graduated doctors are being enticed to work outside of the urban areas.
     
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    @Holly Saunders No longer.
    A Boeing 787-9 from Perth to London completed the non stop journey in 16 hours 29mins in June last year.
     
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    @Craig Swanson
    Well.......it appeals so much so, that as a young man, I considered possible relocation to Australia, since at the time, the country was hurting so badly for technically-trained people they were actually paying to relocate them!

    I never got to travel there even to see the country. Somehow I learned of the, well.........let's say lack of a "gun culture" such as I grew up with here in the States.
    Frank
     
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    @Craig Swanson
    At least you are not "stuck" with the British Pound! How and why did Australia rid itself, or change to dollars? I think in Captain Bligh's time they used Pounds. Could be wrong.
    Frank
     
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