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I Lived In Australia

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    Well I grew up in England and came here when I was aged 27. I will always consider myself English even though I am an Australian Citizen. I have always got on well with the...
    0zzy1 0zzy1 70+ 3 Responses Feb 28

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    There are those who complain on this forum that they have been duped and lied to about coming to Australia. They complain they were given false promises that did not come true. If...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I lived in Australia for two years and I don't like it one bit. People here are not emotional enough. Everything is so expensive and it is difficult to make real friends. I am...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Australian Exceptionalism. Here is an interesting essay I read recently. It focuses on the inconsistencies in Australia's position on justice, punishment and the death penalty in...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Mar 7

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    If you are planning to immigrate to Australia or come to Australia as a backpacker or a student here is an overview of Australia. What I will talk about is what I observed while I...
    kkkkt kkkkt 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm South American background, born in Australia but grew up and was raised in South America most of my life and came back to Australia when I was 21 but with the years I still...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    It's kind of funny seeing how many foreign people come to Australia everyday as students, workers, migrants, etc with the expectation of a "better life", seeing beautiful beaches...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I migrated from Egypt to Australia 10 years ago. I was compelled to leave Egypt because of its devastated economy, its overcrowding and its environmental pollution. Egypt is a...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    A word of comfort to people who "Hate Living In Australia"! Nothing in Australians will change for the better. They are a people condemned. Find migrants like yourselves (there...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Born in Melbourne and being raised in what I can only describe as one of the most wholesome multicultural worlds one could ever experience, I stand here 28 years later shaking my...
    acountrythathaschanged acountrythathaschanged 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My father-in-law is elderly and is staying with us from Egypt. He is visiting Australia as a long term tourist, and he dislikes this country already. He says that people in...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Economic Opportunistic Migrants (EOM) BEWARE!!!! Australia is not the gold mine you think it is. You are deceiving yourselves. If you are already making a very good salary in your...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    I have a seven year old boy and a four year old girl. Both of them speak Arabic of course, but they speak Australian English too ... unfortunately. I and my wife are trying our...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Well, it happened. I was caught out while spending a few days in Singapore on transit back to Europe. But before I begin, let me just add that what struck me most about Singapore...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I object to the presence of people who "Love Living In Australia" on this forum. To you, I say: You have no place on this forum. You add stress to an already stressed people. Stay...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My opinion on the Bali 9 I feel that these protestors are missing one valid point. Regardless of their age they broke the law. Yes, we have all some silly things and most of us...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    My experience living in Australia started off okay and decent. People were friendly at first and somewhat welcoming. I began to notice the bogan culture slowly. The funny this is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 18

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    I have terminated my work contract for 2016. I will leave Australia for ever in January 2016. This country is not for me. It is extremely boring, very uncultured and far too...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    The Liberal Hypocrisy aka the prime cockroach and the vermin following him: So here we have 2 cases of legal procedures. One is the case of a supposed terrorist (supporter...
    doktorevil doktorevil 70+ 2 Responses Mar 5

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    A great moment in life when I typed that into the search engine. I as well find ozralia a **** hole on the way to death. You only get so many laps on this rock going around the sun...
    Ozstreme Ozstreme 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I have been reading these posts and I find these topics of these posts do not really surprise me. It seems the overwhelming noted failing of Australians is really that lower...
    fiir fiir 31-35, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Australia ‘headed for recession’ and RBA powerless to stop it.Well well well. Remember how the Aussies were so proud to have beaten the GFC (Great Financial Crisis) and...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I find this country to be divided and its people individualistic. Its nature is dry and humdrum. The Australians for the most part are hugely self-centred, and do not make a real...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I pay $500 per week rent for living in an old and unfurnished two bedroom flat. Food costs me $120 per week. I live on my own. The Internet is very slow. I don't own a car. I...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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    It is a lonely, cultureless, racist, uneducated and crude society with a barbaric past. I'm not white, but I'm born and raised here, which makes me as Australian as any other...
    boredgame boredgame 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    In Australia when you are "invited" to a BBQ (barbeque) you actually have to BYO bring your own food, own drinks, bring your own everything lol. Or when they "invite" you to dinner...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    This one time I was at Hershey Park, It's an Amusement park in the state I live in. I met an Australian girl while waiting in line for the newiest roller coaster, we talked...
    AustynMonroe AustynMonroe 18-21, M a week ago

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      I came to Australia 8 years ago as a 25 year old. I have been quite optimistic all these years and achieved quite a bit (actually a lot) however I am afraid I failed on the...
    letsfix letsfix 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Migrants! Watch out for the welfare of your children. My daughter comes back to me at home from kindy, and she greets me with a "Hiyagoin Dad". She is four years old. My son...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am Australian and have an Australian accent which is apparently a good thing according to a lot of people in the world lol
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Great moment when i typed in "is australia boring" to search engine and introduced to great people like "boganbait" and "seatbelthoon" on this website . Its funny how different...
    yobbostralia yobbostralia 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Idk, they've always been my favorite accent in the world! I'm really fascinated with Australia and it's culture. I hope I get to experience it one day :)
    willpalmer12 willpalmer12 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I have moved over from the U.K. and now living in Sydney. If you do not earn big money here don't ever come here! this place is ridiculous you have to spend hundreds of $ on...
    HateAustralia HateAustralia 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 3

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    Too many worthless single mothers here. They go around having fun with their bodies from their teenage years, without giving a damn about education or their future careers. Why...
    flyingdrone flyingdrone 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 6

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    Can't wait for Charlie-boy to be king of Australia and head of state. The old bird, his mother, doesn't have much time left.Then this country will really descend into lunacy and...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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    My heart bleeds for those "new-Australians" or recent migrants who are trying so hard to make a new life for themselves, who are trying to succeed and fit in and find their place...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    If you believe in the concept of "karma" ( the law that brings back the results of actions to the person performing them. This life is likened to a field in which our karma is the...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M Mar 11

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    Why it's so hard to make friend(s) in yAustralia? Do people actually make friend or not? Or everything is just for 'tourist attraction'? How many yAustralians have real friend...
    O1100 O1100 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 12

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    Twice in this song he refers to marijuana. In verse two he sings about 'Mulling Up' which is Australian slang for chopping up a bud of marijuana with usually scissors in a small...
    BritishBullDog1 BritishBullDog1 70+ 1 Response Mar 16

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    Does anyone know what it is like to move to Canada from Australia? I am hoping to start a new life away from here as soon as I earn enough money to be able to move. I am hoping to...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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