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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Good, positive place. Plenty of primary productive business.

Apparently no government funded bailouts of mortgage delinquents, but some deals from banks allowing lesser payments but taking a significant stake in a property's capital return, so still playing extend and pretend and keeping perceived values up.

At least it looks like I can make enough as a GP, without my wife's income, and with a reasonable balance of working and leisure hours to buy a pretty average home, average being rather bigger than back in the UK. About 2X my gross salary will get us a 4 bed outside Adelaide at about $300-400k. It's still overpriced, I think. The hairdresser this morning hasn't bought any buy-to-lets.

Good standard of medicine, teaching, support and good communications and logistics for working in remote parts.

Scope for private work later on if needed.

Landline and hotel internet is costly, we've bought a wireless dongle for $120 and prepay about $60 for 3GB of downloads/uploads.

It seems to work everywhere and is pretty nippy, but there won't be many big downloads.

Food, bloody good. Wine, bloody good.

If I get through the interview ok, there's no question that we'll be over here, probably for good.

And we saw a hunting platypus in Warrawong Nature Reserve.

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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Be sure to show them your work on HPC. That could just be what clinches it for you. Good luck!

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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Good, positive place. Plenty of primary productive business.

Apparently no government funded bailouts of mortgage delinquents, but some deals from banks allowing lesser payments but taking a significant stake in a property's capital return, so still playing extend and pretend and keeping perceived values up.

At least it looks like I can make enough as a GP, without my wife's income, and with a reasonable balance of working and leisure hours to buy a pretty average home, average being rather bigger than back in the UK. About 2X my gross salary will get us a 4 bed outside Adelaide at about $300-400k. It's still overpriced, I think. The hairdresser this morning hasn't bought any buy-to-lets.

Good standard of medicine, teaching, support and good communications and logistics for working in remote parts.

Scope for private work later on if needed.

Landline and hotel internet is costly, we've bought a wireless dongle for $120 and prepay about $60 for 3GB of downloads/uploads.

It seems to work everywhere and is pretty nippy, but there won't be many big downloads.

Food, bloody good. Wine, bloody good.

If I get through the interview ok, there's no question that we'll be over here, probably for good.

And we saw a hunting platypus in Warrawong Nature Reserve.

But isn't Australia full of Australians? unsure.gif

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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Good, positive place. Plenty of primary productive business.

Apparently no government funded bailouts of mortgage delinquents, but some deals from banks allowing lesser payments but taking a significant stake in a property's capital return, so still playing extend and pretend and keeping perceived values up.

At least it looks like I can make enough as a GP, without my wife's income, and with a reasonable balance of working and leisure hours to buy a pretty average home, average being rather bigger than back in the UK. About 2X my gross salary will get us a 4 bed outside Adelaide at about $300-400k. It's still overpriced, I think. The hairdresser this morning hasn't bought any buy-to-lets.

Good standard of medicine, teaching, support and good communications and logistics for working in remote parts.

Scope for private work later on if needed.

Landline and hotel internet is costly, we've bought a wireless dongle for $120 and prepay about $60 for 3GB of downloads/uploads.

It seems to work everywhere and is pretty nippy, but there won't be many big downloads.

Food, bloody good. Wine, bloody good.

If I get through the interview ok, there's no question that we'll be over here, probably for good.

And we saw a hunting platypus in Warrawong Nature Reserve.

Sounds like you are in the honeymoon phase. It'll soon wear off.

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Sounds like you are in the honeymoon phase. It'll soon wear off.

No, I reckon it'll be good for a doc.

For me the main problem is the mentality, as a medic he'll have access to the positivity of Oz without the moronic unthinking arrogance and bigotry, because his colleagues will mostly be as sharp as tacks.

Best of luck DYIV, now you know what all the work was for!

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Good luck! Good post, slightly spoilt by the lack of specifics on the donkey situation. Perhaps you were holding back on that until you knew the board's take on such matters.

p-o-p

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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Good, positive place. Plenty of primary productive business.

Apparently no government funded bailouts of mortgage delinquents, but some deals from banks allowing lesser payments but taking a significant stake in a property's capital return, so still playing extend and pretend and keeping perceived values up.

At least it looks like I can make enough as a GP, without my wife's income, and with a reasonable balance of working and leisure hours to buy a pretty average home, average being rather bigger than back in the UK. About 2X my gross salary will get us a 4 bed outside Adelaide at about $300-400k. It's still overpriced, I think. The hairdresser this morning hasn't bought any buy-to-lets.

Good standard of medicine, teaching, support and good communications and logistics for working in remote parts.

Scope for private work later on if needed.

Landline and hotel internet is costly, we've bought a wireless dongle for $120 and prepay about $60 for 3GB of downloads/uploads.

It seems to work everywhere and is pretty nippy, but there won't be many big downloads.

Food, bloody good. Wine, bloody good.

If I get through the interview ok, there's no question that we'll be over here, probably for good.

And we saw a hunting platypus in Warrawong Nature Reserve.

I see you skillfully managed to avoid mentioning the Australians.

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But isn't Australia full of Australians? unsure.gif

Yeah but it's near New Zealand :)

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Exactly right he will get to mix with other high level intellectually superior imports like Dr Death rather than the local dumbass scumbags.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/patel-case-may-change-medicine-20100630-zmc6.html?autostart=1

The nation's peak medical body fears former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel's manslaughter convictions could change the medical profession for the worse.

:lol:

I meant the local medics. Bright Aussies are great, most other Aussies are grate.

He'll be doling out Prozac to the local dumbass scumbags when their BTL portfolios halve in value. :P

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Good luck to you. I worked in Darwin years ago but I got called a Pommie ******* a few too many times so I moved on to Canada where nobody gives a hoot where you come from, just what you can do. Even so, there is a part of me that still lives in Australia. As a doctor you will be able to avoid the ass-holes as a previous poster noted.

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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Good, positive place. Plenty of primary productive business.

Apparently no government funded bailouts of mortgage delinquents, but some deals from banks allowing lesser payments but taking a significant stake in a property's capital return, so still playing extend and pretend and keeping perceived values up.

At least it looks like I can make enough as a GP, without my wife's income, and with a reasonable balance of working and leisure hours to buy a pretty average home, average being rather bigger than back in the UK. About 2X my gross salary will get us a 4 bed outside Adelaide at about $300-400k. It's still overpriced, I think. The hairdresser this morning hasn't bought any buy-to-lets.

Good standard of medicine, teaching, support and good communications and logistics for working in remote parts.

Scope for private work later on if needed.

Landline and hotel internet is costly, we've bought a wireless dongle for $120 and prepay about $60 for 3GB of downloads/uploads.

It seems to work everywhere and is pretty nippy, but there won't be many big downloads.

Food, bloody good. Wine, bloody good.

If I get through the interview ok, there's no question that we'll be over here, probably for good.

And we saw a hunting platypus in Warrawong Nature Reserve.

Do not turn on your television I repeat do NOT turn on your TV.

Ever.

Other than that enjoy :)

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Do not turn on your television I repeat do NOT turn on your TV.

Ever.

Other than that enjoy :)

You forgot to warn him about leaving savings in a bank account.

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You forgot to warn him about leaving savings in a bank account.

And the endless commercialism.

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Well done for getting out of the sh1t hole that is "Great" Britain. I'd consider Oz too if not for the damaging sun.

If you live in the middle of nowhere, you can even consider satellite internet. Not too expensive when all considered.

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Well done for getting out of the sh1t hole that is "Great" Britain. I'd consider Oz too if not for the damaging sun.

If you live in the middle of nowhere, you can even consider satellite internet. Not too expensive when all considered.

If you live in the middle of nowhere you could probably use an 'aneros' in the garden without embarrassment.

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=122360

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We're over in South Australia for a few weeks to have a look around and get my final Medical Board Interview done in about an hour or so.

Good, positive place. Plenty of primary productive business.

Apparently no government funded bailouts of mortgage delinquents, but some deals from banks allowing lesser payments but taking a significant stake in a property's capital return, so still playing extend and pretend and keeping perceived values up.

At least it looks like I can make enough as a GP, without my wife's income, and with a reasonable balance of working and leisure hours to buy a pretty average home, average being rather bigger than back in the UK. About 2X my gross salary will get us a 4 bed outside Adelaide at about $300-400k. It's still overpriced, I think. The hairdresser this morning hasn't bought any buy-to-lets.

Good standard of medicine, teaching, support and good communications and logistics for working in remote parts.

Scope for private work later on if needed.

Landline and hotel internet is costly, we've bought a wireless dongle for $120 and prepay about $60 for 3GB of downloads/uploads.

It seems to work everywhere and is pretty nippy, but there won't be many big downloads.

Food, bloody good. Wine, bloody good.

If I get through the interview ok, there's no question that we'll be over here, probably for good.

And we saw a hunting platypus in Warrawong Nature Reserve.

Top stuff and good luck to you. Heading there myself in (checks calander) about 20 months or so now, so stick some stubbies in the eskie for me :)

If you're in the **** end of nowhere then a 4x4 looks like a must. Have a look at this site too: http://www.exploroz.com/default.aspx

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Great news DYIV. The bitter responses, veiled and overt, in this thread should simply add to your desire to go to a more positive nation. I have spent a lot of time in Australia (and Canada and the US) and you should find no problems at all. Do not pay attention to all the drivel on here, which aside from the TV being crap is all rubbish. I suspect it is jealousy and you are doing the right thing. You will find Australians have a lot more in common with Brits than Canadians and Americans.

I always found Australians to be very friendly, helpful and almost ridiculously generous. The country is massive (6th biggest) and has a very low population, so there is a lot of potential in the nation. Property is stalling in Australia right now, despite the rampings of our Bardon, so keep an eye out for bargains. The sun represents no problem whatsoever so long as you are educated on the matter, and in a place like SA you will find it's only an issue for half the year anyway.

Enjoy the adventure, good luck and keep us updated!

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Yeah, we're not going to get a TV over here either. 5 minutes of an episode of the series, Random Breath Testing, was enough to cement our desire to never switch the TV on again.

South Australia seems to have a lot of decent primary productive business going on, and so far we've found the Aussies to be very generous, helpful and kind.

The general view I've had from discussions with the locals is that they've got over the property hype here. We've got no intention of buying anything until we can buy outright or near enough, and unlike the UK, this looks to actually be possible to do before one's own funeral.

And it looks like we're over at a good time to join the Lake Eyre Yacht Club!

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Good luck. The grass is greener.

Australia is a friendly, productive and positive country. Be sure to pop over to NZ sometime :)

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