Thank you to all for taking the time to respond. Alas, your thoughts seem to back up my own research fairly well.
Here in the UK, I cannot fault the support ( at least one teaching assistant supporting the teacher full time in every class - x2 in Laura's class as one of the kids is deaf ) she has had in junior school - and it seems that support will continue into secondary school too. It's quite amazing really, considering the dire state of the rest of services in UK. What does everybody do then? I mean a % of Aussies have dyslexia too?! It seems crazy that our decision not move back to Australia will be decided by this!