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just a few more political games at work tho!
every country has them besides australia makes it hard enough itself for immigration im not saying thats bad like i think the uk's laws on that stuff are way too slack but just saying they all political games
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Re: Switzerland compared to Australia

I would move back to Australia if I had the chance (if the man ageees)

I’m chinese (but an Aussie citizen)

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Re: Switzerland compared to Australia

Not to forget, one cannot drink a beer openly in Australia, like you can in Switzerland.
Bbq in the park and no beer !!
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Not to forget, one cannot drink a beer openly in Australia, like you can in Switzerland.
Bbq in the park and no beer !!
In a "cool" place called Newcastle, NSW, you are not allowed to drink shots, even in bars. You should add ice and slowly sip whatever strong stuff you ordered, haha
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Not to forget, one cannot drink a beer openly in Australia, like you can in Switzerland.
Bbq in the park and no beer !!
Wrong. You can drink in any place that is not declared an alcohol free zone

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I thought arachnophobia was a good excuse for an aussie to flee to the other side of the world
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Re: Switzerland compared to Australia

Missed this thread the first time around ... glad somebody resurrected it!

As others have said, basically Aussies go walkabout for years (or decades) at a time, into all sorts of places, including Switzerland. Most will return to Australia eventually, some only go back for occasional holidays.

For various reasons, including my birthday being a public holiday here every year (fireworks and no work! Yay!) I will probably stay here at least until retirement ... then I'll see where I can afford to live.
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i see many people from Australia on these forums, personally i have a choice of living in australia or switzerland. i always thought that australia with it's weather, open economy, english language and so on, and pretty similar to CH level of living, is more attractive option.

But why so many poeple from Australia live in Switzerland then? Could you please compare these two countries, and which one you think is better to live? ( i have wife, but no kids )
Well Switzerland is like a well looked after garden. Australia is more a wilderness. In Australia there are a multitude of animals that will kill you very quickly. In Switzerland I cant think of one dangerous animal.( apart from the sharks in banks )
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Well Switzerland is like a well looked after garden. Australia is more a wilderness. In Australia there are a multitude of animals that will kill you very quickly. In Switzerland I cant think of one dangerous animal.( apart from the sharks in banks )
Haven't yet met the ferocious tick?

https://www.ch.ch/en/ticks/

Problem is the death process is slow and painful in the end.
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Missed this thread the first time around ... glad somebody resurrected it!

As others have said, basically Aussies go walkabout for years (or decades) at a time, into all sorts of places, including Switzerland. Most will return to Australia eventually, some only go back for occasional holidays.

For various reasons, including my birthday being a public holiday here every year (fireworks and no work! Yay!) I will probably stay here at least until retirement ... then I'll see where I can afford to live.
And Australia has a sense of freedom which Switzerland and Europe in general lack
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And Australia has a sense of freedom which Switzerland and Europe in general lack
What do you mean...Europe? It's not like it's Soviet times, cmon. You meant that Australia is spatious so nobody sticks their nose in your affairs kinda thing?

I don't consider loads of deadly animals as a sign of freedom. I don't know why I am thinking of Crocodile Dundee now.
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What do you mean...Europe? It's not like it's Soviet times, cmon. You meant that Australia is spatious so nobody sticks their nose in your affairs kinda thing?

I don't consider loads of deadly animals as a sign of freedom. I don't know why I am thinking of Crocodile Dundee now.
Well in Australia you can get in your car ( if you have one ) and just blast off into nowhere. No borders,no controls. And yes its that freedom of movement. Its a big reason why in the past alot of criminals took refuge there.
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Well in Australia you can get in your car ( if you have one ) and just blast off into nowhere. No borders,no controls. And yes its that freedom of movement. Its a big reason why in the past alot of criminals took refuge there.
No, the reason why many criminals took refuge there... is because they were sent there forcibly by British
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No, the reason why many criminals took refuge there... is because they were sent there forcibly by British
Yes that was one reason at that time. But in the 20th century Darwin had alot of criminals. And also theres the great train robber Biggs who ran to Australia.
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Yes that was one reason at that time. But in the 20th century Darwin had alot of criminals. And also theres the great train robber Biggs who ran to Australia.
You forgot to mention that Biggs only stayed there for 4 yrs and basically was a failed attempt to life a live outside of the English authority's eyes.
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Re: Switzerland compared to Australia

Here's an interesting article

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-29844752
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Re: Switzerland compared to Australia

Having "lived" in Melborne for 2 months, visited numerous times, certainly Australia would be a target country - when I am no longer interested with working in a an "international organization" and not longer interested in an expat life per se where I'm not speaking a mother tongue, AND I want a deep connection to community where CH may not offer (mainly due to my poor language skills and low mental ability to learn a new language). AND, i don't care about travel in Europe any more.


I like the country, good culture vibe, highly energetic, great food culture for the most part (un like CH) - I like the Fraternal aspect of the culture too - no like CH, don't feel any fraternity here (not to be confused with good neighborly relationships). I remember I went to a police station in Sydney, and identified myself as member of the NYPD (flipped my badge open) and OMG the reception I got was nothing short of being one of their brothers. Do that in Zurich, its like ...... blank stare. I miss that. But I think that Fraternity thing is more Angelo Saxon. So thats what I like there, I can totally feel home.


I like CH, but truely I never do feel home - I do feel like a tourist after 10 years being here, and its GREAT. At the moment, I love feeling as though i'm on a long awesome vacation (but with Job) - i'm lucky i don't have to feel like many who want to settle here, i don't have those anxieties. - I do keep a foot outside though, I have my roots in the US, and I do have a loving family in Melborne ...who more and more appear to be calling at my roots....I just had a discussion with my wife on whether I should explore an expat role in my company to Australia..i i'm getting the Aussie itch .....hmm...lets see. Maybe now is not the right time but since I do have 2 feet maybe ok to dip a toe into the the land down under as a potential leap.
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Re: Switzerland compared to Australia

Another big difference is that the Swiss- especially the Swiss housewives- are obsessed by cleaning.In Australia it was not so. Well at least 30 years ago or so. But now with the advent of internet and all these Swisshousewives cleaning films on youtube then I expect it has changed alot.
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Another big difference is that the Swiss- especially the Swiss housewives- are obsessed by cleaning.In Australia it was not so. Well at least 30 years ago or so. But now with the advent of internet and all these Swisshousewives cleaning films on youtube then I expect it has changed alot.

OMG, is that an Australian thing? My sister-in-law, originally from Italy has been living there for over 10 years now and is married to an Australian. The level of Dirtiness she can tolerate is mind baffling! I mean I think she can get the point of rodents living in the house (thankfully not) but you get my point?! and her Husband is the same! When they visit us here, its like we have to take 2 days to clean up after them! Is that an Aussie thing? If so..NOW it makes sense. My wife says she had a tendency growing up but no were as bad as today!
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OMG, is that an Australian thing? My sister-in-law, originally from Italy has been living there for over 10 years now and is married to an Australian. The level of Dirtiness she can tolerate is mind baffling! I mean I think she can get the point of rodents living in the house (thankfully not) but you get my point?! and her Husband is the same! When they visit us here, its like we have to take 2 days to clean up after them! Is that an Aussie thing? If so..NOW it makes sense. My wife says she had a tendency growing up but no were as bad as today!
Well if you live in the middle of the outback then cleaning makes no sense. With the next dust storm your work is for nothing. But generally Aussies live on a more basic, less superficial level. One can see that in their clothing as well. For example compare Zurich fashion and Melbourne.
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