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21. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

There are 4 schools of Islamic Law.
The Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali.

Be thankful for small mercies.

Anthony

22. Posted by Yunemus (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

However I live in Canada I would like to live in Australia
Because, minimum wages are higher than Canada..

Canada minimum wages
http://canadaonline.about.com/library/bl/blminwage.htm

Australian minimum wage rates
http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/lr/LabourRelations/Content/Wages%20and%20Conditions/Wages%20and%20Awards/Pages/Minimum%20Wage%20Rates.html

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24. Posted by donkey69 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Canada's cold. But it's still the better country and more evolved and established than Australia. Vancouver's the most liveable city in the world if that means anything. Australia's got 3 cities in the top 10 however, including the number one spot a few times. Australia's very expensive and difficult to get the quality of life equivalent to Canada. In Canada, you can be 23 and have a house and kids whereas in Australia, you might still be struggling financially at 40 and driving 2 hours to and from work. The opportunities for financial success are probably slightly greater in Australia. Australians are also generally more motivated to achieve in life at a young age. The weather in Australia needs to be taken into consideration but even with it factored in, Canada wins. I have lived in Canada for 27 years and have been living in Australia for the last 10. I have dual citizenship and I would never give up my Canadian one. I've frequently visited Canada so I know what's happening over there too. I've grappled with this question for a long time but I think I lean towards Canada. The social system is better in Canada, health care, pension and social welfare are best in Canada. These things matter if ever you become down and out although you never think you will. The public education system is better in Canada. Private schools in Australia are good. If you have lots of money, you can have a very warm, enjoyable life in Australia. Australia's not a bad country at all, but Canada isn't either.

Aussie roads are also not as developed and can be overcrowded. Drivers including in the transport industry are very dangerous. There is a class of professional drivers (marked with a P on the front and back of their vehicles) that you have to really watch out for. They're much better than the rest of the drivers on the road. These ones can drive really fast because they are so good and are responsible for many deaths on the road. They think we drive slow because we are not as skilled as them or don't enjoy a good thrill. Truth is, we just want to live.

The big cities of Australia are really polluted. The fruit isn't as fresh and more expensive. Droughts are frequent. TV shows and fashion (except the stuff that comes out of this country) is always 6 months late. Good food chains and stores are 10 years late. There's not enough business competition, we're constantly being ripped off for fuel, groceries and technology and everything else including clothing most times. The laws are generally similar but not taken as seriously. People don't respect police officers as they should.

Canada is cold, has more mosquitoes, panhandlers, worms, flies, sigh...

Canada is clean (so we think), crisp and partially forested for the moment.

Australia is a barren desert, feels claustraphoebic with populations concentrated along the coasts and can be cold in the winter as indoors are not properly heated and insulated. I don't know where I'm colder but I suffer less seasonal depression in Australia. People in Australia don't realize it's hot in Canada in the summer. People in Canada don't realize that kangaroos don't run wild in the cities in Australia.

Australia's also very isolated, and expensive to travel to see your loved ones overseas. There's always someone in Australia who has family in Canada. If you hate long flights or are broke, stay away from Australia.

Also, I've heard Canadians say that Australians are so nice and down to earth. They probably had no idea that people were making fun of them. Fact is Aussies are IN GENERAL more uptight, rude, judgemental, intolerant, non-accepting of foreigners, and snobby (where do you live exactly?). There are some very nice, kind, well educated, well spoken, diplomatic and very polished human beings in Australia and those are the ones I like to associate with. Canadians can be a bit dumb and clued out and pathetic, I will admit, but they are GENERALLY nice (I've known my fair share of Canadian mongrels). I take nice and stupid over smart and arrogant. Canada: 9/10 Australia: 8/10 (weather counting for 2 points).

25. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Donkey69, your post is full of generalisations - mostly ones that I disagree with. Certainly not in line with my experience of Australia. I'm not sure where to even begin in responding to that, but this bit I have to respond to specifically, because it's simply incorrect:

Quoting donkey69

There is a class of professional drivers (marked with a P on the front and back of their vehicles) that you have to really watch out for. They're much better than the rest of the drivers on the road. These ones can drive really fast because they are so good and are responsible for many deaths on the road. They think we drive slow because we are not as skilled as them or don't enjoy a good thrill. Truth is, we just want to live.

Cars with "P" plates in the front and back, are not professional! They are "probationary" drivers. They are required to stay on a probationary license for several year with tighter restrictions on their driving. For instance, they are not allowed to drink ANY alcohol at all before driving. They most certainly are not better drivers. They are generally inexperienced and unfortunately quite a few p-platers have not learned to respect the road rules.

26. Posted by Joethemole (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Canada... I grew up in Canada, and it is so nice. haha. Well, seriously, cleanest cities in the world, some of the best social plans, great scenery (depending where you're from, i.e. rockies), close to the USA (could be pro...)

I'm in university in the US, and these few years here have really made me appreciate Canada so much more.

I dated an Australian, but yeah, never been to the country though...

PS: Canadians are the most polite in the world. E.g. It's a convention to thank every bus driver before you get off the bus.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 26, 2008, at 5:41 AM by Joethemole ]

27. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 8y

I too would pick Oz. There's nothing wrong with my neighbors to the north, but they are influenced entirely too much with American values (most live within 100 miles of the border). Aussies, on the other hand, are quite free-spirited, and it just feels like a "new frontier". By American values I mean - too much negativity and worry over finances. We're also the spoiled brats of the world - very unpopular at the moment (I would not guess why?????)

28. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

Quotingdonkey69:

In Canada, you can be 23 and have a house and kids whereas in Australia, you might still be struggling financially at 40 and driving 2 hours to and from work. The opportunities for financial success are probably slightly greater in Australia. Australians are also generally more motivated to achieve in life at a young age.

Eh....

29. Posted by scottdaddy (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

I'd prefer Austraila, I have friends in Sidney, they are in the military down there. He has told me lots and lots about the Aussey people and what it is like down there, you can go here to read about what he wrote about Kakadu National Park.

B

30. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

I agree with donkeykong
Stay the hell away from God's Own Country

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 27, 2008, at 9:11 AM by wotthefiqh ]