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Apologies if this is not in the correct place to post.

 

My wife is an Aussie, but like so many Aussies prefers the UK. Glug. However after 16 years of living here I have finally convinced her that for my sanity and the kids future, Australia is a better place to be. The UKs economy will be screwed for 20 years thanks to Crash Moron Brown and his crew of thieves so its time to leave.

 

Anyway, back on message.

 

My wife is a teacher - well qualified (NSW, UK etc) but specialising in dealing with "problem" kids in secure units or exclusion units. She really likes doing this job (no idea why, its depressing to see how some kids are treated IMHO). My question is are there likely to be any roles in this specialisation in Melbourne? I know its a specialised question, so I'm not sure if a general posting area is the right place for it. Any help would be very gratefully received.

 

I work in a specialised part of IT and although my skills are in demand, I am expecting it to take 2-4 months before I get work. Would be the same in the UK at present, maybe longer.

 

Either way, I am convinced the Australia offers a better long term future (short term we'll be worse off for sure I think). Hope I'm not deluding myself.

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Have you had a look at Aussie politicians recently? The Milky Bar kid seems set to rival your mate Broon - we are just beginning the journey that the UK seems to possibly be about to escape from. This bloke is heading us down the dunny even faster than Whitlam did (of course not everyone will agree with me, I know that). NSW is virtually bankrupt and Queensland isnt much better. Victoria doesnt have enough water and is taking expensive options to try and remedy the situation whilst igoring the cheaper ones.

 

Australia has a strong inclusive philosophy in education and I dont know if Vic has special behaviour units or not. I know that ours all went a few years ago - not the wisest of moves but hey ho the PC brigade won out. Even so, strong special needs skills are always a good selling point but she will probably find that the vacancies are not necessarily in suburban Melbourne but further out in the sticks. Also, too she will be at a disadvantage because of all her training and experience - she will be a more expensive option than someone straight out of uni who can do successive contracts.

 

Sensible wife you have there:biglaugh:

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> Sensible wife you have there

 

Crikey - please God not another fan of the UK. Thats all I need. I wont show her your reply :-)

 

Thanks for the advice though. maybe its just me, but the entire Western (and maybe Asian) world is in deep do-do. I've worked in the US in the last 18 months, and they are definately knackered. The UK is on its knees.

 

My theory is that I may as well be in the sun and happy as in the rain and unhappy. Again, perhaps I am delusional.

 

One thing for sure all the socialists in the UK are now on a scorched earth policy - they are trashing whats left of the economy as fast as they can. It just has to be better in Australia. I mean even global warming isn't making the climate in the UK any better.

 

The final kicker for me is that the UK will become an Islamic state within 20 years. Everything here is focussed on positive discrimination against Brits. At least the Aussie politicians make some efforts to control immigration. Here it is encouraged and the Brits are the ones who have to shut up and take it - you daren't even aska question because you get labelled racist. It pathetic. I want my kids to grow up with freedom of speech.

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The final kicker for me is that the UK will become an Islamic state within 20 years. Everything here is focussed on positive discrimination against Brits. At least the Aussie politicians make some efforts to control immigration. Here it is encouraged and the Brits are the ones who have to shut up and take it - you daren't even aska question because you get labelled racist. It pathetic. I want my kids to grow up with freedom of speech.

 

Here, here, well said. I totally agree with you. However, remember you will be the immigrant here and that is not always recieved well by the Aussies - I'm not talking racism as such but lets just say they look after their own and whilst that is how it should be - it can be frustrating. :arghh:

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Actually its not our present government that is heading us down hill its the one we just got rid of riding on the coat tales of the global upturn and doing nothing for the future, no infrastructure, destroying the health system, and going all the way with the Bush regime. Now our present government has to come in and sort out the mess that no regulation created.

 

Enough politics, Australia is a lovely place to live and we do have freedom of speech and I do not believe that will ever go as it would not be acceptable to Aussies.

 

I cannot believe the way Britain has gone giving in to minority or are they now majority people. Takes the pride away. I just think people should stand up and say enough is enough.

 

When I am overseas I respect the laws and customs of the country I am visiting and do not want to change them and expect the same where I live.


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I cannot believe the way Britain has gone giving in to minority or are they now majority people. Takes the pride away. I just think people should stand up and say enough is enough.

 

When I am overseas I respect the laws and customs of the country I am visiting and do not want to change them and expect the same where I live.

 

Thats the difference though. The migrants the UK have left in want to destroy the country (take it over) and not take part. I want to come to Oz and fit in. I want my kids (who have Australian passports etc) to become 100% Australian (OK, 95%).

 

Either way though I'm in a lucky position - have approx. $1m in cash after buying cars and leaving myself a 6 month leeway to find work. I am hoping that I can find a nice enough house in Melbourne for that and hope to work in the CBD. Failing that I may start a business - and I have a neat idea of something to do in that area.

 

I guess the bottom line is that I want to positively contribute to Australia but I am 45, and I would be lying if I said I wasnt scared to death of comng out there. I cant imagine what it would be like if I love it and ..... evenyone else hates it. With kids of 16 and 9 I think this is basically my last chance to leave the UK though. So I have to make it happen I think.

 

I just wish the economy was better ...... but you can only deal with what you have.

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Lukeskywalker, hi there, not sure what you mean regarding 'secure/exclusion units' we don't have those, we are inclusive, but do have integration aides in the classrooms and some independent (some call them private schools) have special education units (my sister teaches in one) but they are not an exclusive thing, it's just a unit with teachers who are specialists in teaching kids who need extra help or directing gifted kids in the right direction, amongst other things such as running programs for anti bullying strategies etc. These kids are part of the classes on a normal day, but may be visited by the special ed teachers to construct individual programs for them etc within the classroom framework for their learning difficulties (and some disabilities as well).

When I worked in the juvenile justice system quite a few years ago, we had specialist teachers there who were working with criminal offenders, but most of these kids have been out in community housing now for many years. Some disability providers such as the one I do a bit of work for, have special ed teachers in their community day centres (not sure what you call them in the UK).


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

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Lukeskywalker, hi there, not sure what you mean regarding 'secure/exclusion units' we don't have those, we are inclusive, but do have integration aides in the classrooms and some independent (some call them private schools) have special education units (my sister teaches in one) .

 

Sorry - what I mean is a school that is used for children that are not in mainstream education - mainly for behavioural reasons. They may be violen or they may just be "phobic" of school. So at present she has a couple of anorexic girls, a boy who was abused and several children with other issues. Her actual specialised subject is art - but she prefers this type of work. No idea why, but thats up to her I guess.

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Sorry - what I mean is a school that is used for children that are not in mainstream education - mainly for behavioural reasons. They may be violen or they may just be "phobic" of school. So at present she has a couple of anorexic girls, a boy who was abused and several children with other issues. Her actual specialised subject is art - but she prefers this type of work. No idea why, but thats up to her I guess.

 

 

Good luck with it, my sister as I mentioned is a special ed teacher and hasn't had problems getting work for the last few years, she assists with students who have all kinds of issues. Enjoy the journey. cheers Olly


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

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