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Paul1Perth

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  1. Paul1Perth

    Increase in migrant intake ?

    I've heard the same argument for WA. Hope it never happens though. Would create more problems than it would solve. WA gets a terrible deal on GST but I guess it'll even up over time. I'd rather stay as one united country under the good old Queen. There will be times when WA and Queensland will need a handout from other states.
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    Increase in migrant intake ?

    They would have to pay people twice as much as they do on FIFO to actually live in some of those places. I wouldn't want to settle my family in Kalgoorlie, let alone some of the more out of the way places. A lot of the jobs are short term too. Fine during construction but not so many needed once in production.
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    Increase in migrant intake ?

    Not necessarily wealthy. Especially after paying for everything emigration takes. We were lucky in that we made a lot of money from our UK house sale that covered the costs of coming. More or less started from scratch though by the time we'd paid for everything.
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    When will the punishment fit the crime ?

    Sounds like the cops could have done a much better job. The bloke sounds like an absolute animal, could never understand that sort of behaviour against women, especially someone he's supposed to love. 10 years is a hefty sentence though. That's if 10 years means 10 years.
  5. Yep, some countries work best with strong, dictatorial leaders. Human rights usually take a bit of a battering under those leaders but when they've been deposed, usually in the name of democracy and the belief that we're helping the country out, the whole country turns to crap. Look how well the arab spring turned out.
  6. It should be as they wear more protective gear than American football. I used to like cricket when the batsmen wore their cap to bat and bowlers used to bowl at the stumps.
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    South African farmers

    Are you getting me and perthbum mixed up? I don't have any stateless Rhodesian mates.
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    South African farmers

    Did it happen though? I guess someone will check.
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    South African farmers

    Who do you think educated white farmers. What does it take to be a farmer. Mostly hard work, common sense and land. Lets hope there's plenty of black South Africans prepared to stand up and take it on. Otherwise it's going to be just like Zim.
  10. Rubbish. Everyone knows it's used more than bowling at the stumps. Has been for years. West Indies had some really scary bowlers a few years back. Batsmen just have to wear helmets and other protective gear now. Don't forget that Phil Hughes was killed by a bouncer. Dangerous game cricket.
  11. Maybe it was different when you were here mate but I feel that every day, multiple times, apologies have to be made to Aboriginals. From the ABC putting things about acknowledging the rightfull owners of the land after shows, to having plaques in lots of buildings seeming to say we are sorry for being here. We should just move on together and forget the differences.
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    Stranger friendliness: AU Vs UK

    Wouldn't have wanted to walk into many of the pubs in Clay Cross where I grew up. One village away could have had you in trouble. You know those old westerns where someone walks into a bar and card games stop and everyone stares at the newcomer? It was like that. I found in the UK Northern Cities people were a lot friendlier and more inclined to say hello and chat than London and even Birmingham. Here I've found people in Perth are more friendly than Sydney, Melbourne. Bris seemed about the same as here and places like Darwin, Townsville, Cairns even more friendly. Big Cities most locals are rushing and seem to be in a hurry. Tourists anywhere don't seem to mind a chat. As the weathers changing now and more holidaymakers come a lot of people love a chat down the beach. Usually to ask how long you've been here, why did you come etc.
  13. How far back do we want to go? What's happened happened, long ago, times were different and that's just the way things were. I'm sure the rack and those suits with the internal spikes would be frowned on now. Don't see the sense in keep dragging up what happened in the distant past and what's even worse, feel the need to keep apologising. I'm pretty sure history will show in another couple of hundred years we didn't learn from past mistakes and there will be wars and atrocities still happening.
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    Seriously thinking of making the leap to Oz

    Yep. Strange place Fremantle. Some of the small terraced houses there, with no parking, seem to sell for an astronomical price. You could get a decent 4×2 on a big plot for the same price if you moved 5km South. Going North wouldn't do you much good though, you'd be in Cottesloe. Even more expensive than Freo. Freo is nice and if you live walking distance it's a lively place and has decent beaches close. Not something you'd get in Perth. Anyone who bought at the height of the mining boom would have seen a drop. Compared to what you would get in Sydney or Melbourne it still looks like a bargain. Main thing is not to buy as an investment but buy somewhere you're going to be happy.
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