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I Hate Living In Australia

For those who wish they had been born somewhere else, or at least had the means to escape... 428 People

    What does friendship mean in Australia?

    Does it even exist in the so-called lucky country? Perhaps it does but only to an abnormally low extent. Basically, I'm implying that relationships in Australia are generally not what a socially intelligent individual would expect from other people. In fact, supposed "mateship...
    Yaguru109 Yaguru109 13-15, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have had problems with this country

    since coming here in 1978 which I have kept inside of me for far too long. Now I am letting off steam. It is bloody expensive to live here and if you are on a low income or receiving welfare payments you will struggle. This is no ''Lucky Country'' and would recommend anyone...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    Word Of Advice For Newcomers

    It IS decent of newcomers to Australia, like opiated and deadjellyfish before her, to defend a culture in which they are a visitor, and which they don't understand. I can't fault that. It is the right thing to do... if one is unsure about a people, it is best to default to...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I am so glad to find this forum

    and know that I am not alone. I hate Australia as I am bored out of my mind here. I came to Australia excited and with high expectations from my now fiancée who is born and raised in Sydney. He has a skewed view of Australia as this perfect almost Utopian place - as I have come...
    Boredinaustralia Boredinaustralia 26-30 12 Responses Feb 14

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    This blog is heaven, is like therapy,

    it feels nice when you realize you are not the only one. that you might be the person with the judgmental view. but when i encounter this post i could understand the similarities people have with their views. i am an international student my main issue here ( i have lots now...
    jackolocototo jackolocototo 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I wished I had found this group earlier,

    before I decided to visit there for a month. In world events, especially those showing faults of a country, I've often seen Aussies the most on there bagging the other countries (doubly so for the U.S.) and claiming they don't have those problems and that their country is the...
    Darius211 Darius211 41-45, M 8 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    One eyed kurac at his best again,

    being a paid coward!First he sends me a message.than he blocks me lolol what a c@ckhead? :))) 
    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 1 Response 1 day ago

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    One other thing that bothers me about this

    country is how stingy the people here are. If you go to their house they are reluctant to offer you anything, not even a glass of water. Australians are egoistic and selfish and that's that.
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 8 Responses Jul 19

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    Feck Australia

    I came to australia on a working holiday visa from the uk about three months ago. I am literally sickened by their racism, their rudeness and open discrimination towards all other cultures including my own. I paid for a whv and was hoping to find some sort of semi skilled work...
    Tanskii Tanskii 26-30 23 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    Freedom is a Joke In Australia

    Indoctrination of Australia starts at an early age. They are getting thought from early age to shut their mouth and comply with the rules or else. The “Else=Prosecution” methods will go as far as banning them from school, banning them out of the system and denying them the...
    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 10 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Anyone gets bored of Australian TV?

    Really, it's really boring and mind numbing. Just old 70's, 80's movies. Boring News, Weather, AFL, NFL, Home and Away, some Cooking shows and a TON of annoying and childish Ads. I remember in my country TV was not boring and could even install a Satellite Dish and use a Free...
    Zudaka Zudaka 31-35 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Reflections Of An Aussie Expat

    I am in the US now, and my first couple of months here compel me to frame some of my observations about Australia with a sharper focus. THE TRUTH ABOUT AUSSIE IRREVERENCE Firstly, Australians take great pride in their larrikin streak and their tradition of irreverence. This is...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 7 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Pure Denial

    Whilst I do love Australia in a lot of respects I increasingly find myself despising the banality of the place- the constant dumbing down of humour and news, the inability of Australians to understand that my kids didn’t support the Wallabies, that I don’t delight in boat...
    northlondonirish northlondonirish 46-50 6 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Australia/Australians,

    10 Things I Hate About You: 1. Your fickle, bipolar weather Ok, I'm referring specifically to Melbourne here but if I hear the description '4 seasons in one day' one more time, I'm going to shoot you in the head. Hot or cold, make up your bloody mind! People moving to Australia...
    Speaker2 Speaker2 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Confusedlady1 is the same account

    as lagertha344 and Kattyep....looks like some fat canadian is getting lazy with his trolling!
    i182 i182 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Great news that shorten will adopt liberals "

    turn back the boats " , just when you thought they were a lost cause .
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Traffic in Sydney is becoming more

    and more congested day by day. It took me 1.5hr to do a 22km trip to work this morning during peak. While I was crawling through the arterial roads-turned-car parks, I couldn't help but notice the concrete jungles popping up left, right, centre. Corrupt government officials...
    flyingdrone flyingdrone 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Living in Australia, is like living in a horror

    movie. In the beginning of your tale, you move into a "beautiful" house, with the belief that you are "privileged" and "lucky". Nice, isolated house, by the ocean, fresh air and sunny beaches! For a few days you REALLY enjoy it, you overlook a few "small" flaws, some shady and...
    silvioh silvioh 22-25, M 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Thank God we are not anywhere near the Balkans,

    financial ruin , poverty, government bumbling, Serbs and Bosnians at it again , so happy to be Australian.
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    A Perth woman arrested in Abu Dhabi

    for taking a photo of a car parked across two disabled parking bays, was arrested and thrown in jail by UAE police. http://www.smh.com.au/world/australian-woman-jailed-in-abu-dhabi-for-facebook-post-20150714-gibh4s Now I'm not defending the UAE at all. But what strikes me is...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Australia The Stupid Country

    I am an emigrant. I am disgusted by this country of bogan sheep minded people...and I am using that word loosely. Tradespeople are not skilled..build to a price and down to a standard seems to be the ethos. The intelligentsia .... well there isn't any more since Whitlam walked...
    criticalthinking criticalthinking 56-60, F 108 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    We (my wife, son and myself) have

    now been here just over two years. We have gone through what others have gone through who post on this site but we now treat living in Australia as almost a game. This was brought about recently by having no wi fi for three weeks. I posted on a consumer site how bad Telstra was...
    4019775s 4019775s 36-40 10 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    Whenever I'm in the UK

    and they hear my aussie accent, they start talking to me about the latest cricket results. Even shopkeepers and people I hardly know will expect me to follow that f**king boring game. When I tell them I don't follow cricket and in fact, detest the sport, they look at me in...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Don't take anything I say too seriously.

    I have a mental disorder involving obsessional compulsive behavior as well as a form of paranoid disorder.
    oneeyedeeI oneeyedeeI 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    In reply to lagetha34 post about me in my

    defense I only earn 100 $ a week from this but my Malaysian boss said maybe one day I could be on the big $ like him ...around 300 $ a week ...fingers crossed
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    maIaysioninoz maIaysioninoz 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm With You

    Yes.  This is a terrible country to live in or even travel to for that matter.  Let me say that I never write posts but I feel so strongly about this and was comforted by hearing the stories of other like-minded people.  Australia truly sucks.I'm a Canadian who's been living...
    nosheep2004 nosheep2004 36-40 119 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Saturday, 12 April 2014Dear Friends,

    I am a new member and I would like to vent my frustration.It is healthy to do so.I know that nothing will change, but my purpose is not to bring about change.My need is to release my pent up anger on this forum.I have lived in Australia for 47 years (since 1967).I was born in...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 15 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    Australian couple arrested

    for fornicating in Florence in full view of the public. With a population of only 23 million, they sure do manage to get around and literally make arrses of themselves! https://au.totaltravel.yahoo.com/news/a/28728928/italy-wants-better-tourists-after-australian-couple-caught...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 9 Responses Jul 10

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    I am so glad I can express my thoughts

    somewhere without feeling like I am going to be stabbed, or told to eff off. I have been living here all my life and every single year has been depressing rollercoaster. It has taken me a while to realise I don't belong in this dump land, but somewhere where I am welcomed for...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Aussie Psychology.

    In an attempt not to generalise all Australians, I'm going to use the term 'aussie' only for those who identify with being 'true blue', are proudly ignorant and full of social weirdness. There are even foreigners who suck up the redneck culture so easily I'd call them aussie as...
    Locke78 Locke78 36-40, M 20 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    The 'Australian' Hate

    (And Why I hate it) I was born in a really **** part of England. There were robberies, gangs rife, the streets were dangerous and a majority of the muslim people in our town despised us (even though we were BORN there) and so it goes on, and on, and on. Now, I live in sunny WA...
    Chamberlane Chamberlane 70+, M 24 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    Shouldn't reclaim Australia rally Look

    something like this ?BUT LETS HAVE A LOOK BELOW AND A GOOD LAUGH AT WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE TODAY ... They all look like they have serious mental disorders and escaped from a psychiatric hospital.. welcome to Australia 
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Is Australia A Dream Or Bs

    Selling BS to the world disguised as a DREAM. Ruthless depredation of people’s lives from all over the world by getting them sucked in with “blue water and pristine beaches” propaganda. Most of us on this forum know that the blue water and the beaches are for real BUT the...
    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 13 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Lonely.

    I moved here over 6 years ago and am having one hell of a time making friends, finding work, fitting in, not being bored out of my damn mind............. It wasn't my choice to move here so it's no surprise I'm not happy. I just wish I had friends, that I could confide in, that...
    DonutsJunction DonutsJunction 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    There's something not right with the people

    here. They're not like people in the rest of the world, and I don't mean that in a good way. They're selfish and ruthless, insecure and completeley superficial. Maturity is a word they've never heard of. I'm a polite caring person, but that means nothing here - it's slowly...
    floyd2015 floyd2015 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    For those of you who lived in Oz

    and have left I could use some advice! I'm hoping to leave next year and not sure about everything i need to do to make it happen. Firstly how did you get rid of a lot of your stuff? What are the other steps you took to prepare to leave?
    DonutsJunction DonutsJunction 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you ever want proof of many of the concepts

    and issues that people complaining about the culture and thinking of those in Australia... ironically just look at what the ppl in this forum trying to defend Australia and/or discredit others (often with deceitful duplicate or copied accounts) are saying. For those who spent...
    escapedfromhell escapedfromhell 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    One of the most fundamental aspects of the

    conservative Australian mentality is anti-intellectualism. Are you bilingual, well cultured and an efficiently educated individual who is clearly qualified to follow your ambitions? Unfortunately, your skills are practically worthless to the biased bogan employer. Australia’s...
    Yaguru109 Yaguru109 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    https://independentaustralia.

    net/article-display/the-sad-sunburnt-decline-of-the-once-lucky-country,6183 https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/economic-gloom-for-australia,7980
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    >Before coming to Australia,

    there's something you need to know about oozies:they value "toughness".You've got to be seen as "tough" or else you won't fit in.Several posters on this forum complained how "weak" migrants and "ethnics" are.The worst fear an oozie has is to be accused of being "weak" and...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 26 Responses Jun 21

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    It'S Not Hate It'S Disappointment

    As an immigrant, I understand why lots of people say they hate living in Australia. I don't enjoy living here either, (I know you'd say go back to where you came from then, again. Now bogans, F off), but I now think it is not hate, rather disappointed. Australia has a fairly...
    Lefttheshithole Lefttheshithole 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Can'T Wait To Get Out Of Here

    Thankyou everyone for sharing your stories about what it is really like here I have lived in australia for the past 13 years i should probably say here that i cannot speak for every australian, just the ones i have encountered since being here as beautiful as some of the...
    stgeorgeinmyheart stgeorgeinmyheart 41-45, M 16 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Sydney, Australia, I won't beat around the bush

    - I am divorcing you. 15 Years of good times and bad times, and I have made the decision to leave you for good. Took me a long time to get to this point, again and again you lured me into staying, giving it another go, trying to see the good things about you... but I can;t...
    dansch85 dansch85 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I suffer from depression,

    never suffered before, but after I came to Australia several years ago, why? Do you suffer from depression?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Glad To Have Left Australia!!!!

    After living in the '*** end of the earth' for three years, I am very happy to have left that country. I grew up there and even I can see how downhill both Sydney and Australia have gone since the 1980's. I can sum it by these observations: The cities are too damn expensive to...
    bsimm42 bsimm42 41-45 6 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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