Hi all, Well its been nearly a week since my husband came home and said he really wanted to look into living in oz. It is all we have been thinking and talking about in the last week. But the last couple of days we are beginning to wonder whether our reasons for going are justified enough.
Been reading through the thread about Why you are leaving and most people are of the same opinion. That's things are generally better out in oz. Everyone uses the better this and better that. Another big reason, which one of our big reason is that it will give our kids are better life.
I am curious to know especially those of who have kids, what it so bad about your childs life/future in the UK and how do you come to conclusion that it will be better in Oz. What back's up this belief?
One our biggest concerns is the rise of violent crime in the UK especially among the young. The weapons that are taken into schools, the gangs the gather outside shops and you feel threaten just walking pass, the fact that you can't protect your own property without the risk of getting a beating or worse. Does Oz have the same/similar problems? I know there is plenty of crime in Oz, I have been reading the online papers and other threads and forums. But it is as worrying and alarming as it seems to be in the UK?
Another reason for leaving that people seem to state is that the UK is messed up (to put it politely). In what way do you think it is messed up??? How do you know or believe that Oz does not have the same problems????
Another concern of ours is the british pride has gone. The government seem hell bent of supporting single parents families and laid about families.. I don't mean the small minority of single parents or low income families who work really hard to earn money and provide a stable life for their kids but I mean the those who refused to work because they are better off on benefits and hence develop a don't care attitude to life and their kids who end up joining the other down and outs on the streets. Does this problem exist in oz, Im not saying I wouldn't expect poor families but do they behave in same manner as those in the UK.
Well I think I have waffle enough for one thread but no doubt I will back asking more.......
Thanks for reading and I look forward to your replies.