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So many topics about crime /drugs etc in Australia etc etc. So I thought I would tell you what I like and dont like about my city - Perth

What I Love

I love the fact that:- B):jester::wacko:

The skies are always so blue you need sunnies summer and winter, there is no sky that is clearer and the air cleaner!!

That I can walk on my own at night , and not get mugged or murdered

That if I accidently leave my front door unlocked , I probly wont get robbed

That I can drive around at night , on my own , with my bag on the front seat and my cell phone on the dash

That my kids can take public transport on their own, walk to the park on their own and go to the beach on their own....and they are safe

That public transport works beautifully

That services work like they should

That the police respond when you need them

That an ambulance can actually get you to hospital in 8 minutes

That if I get a flat tyre , some helpful Aussie bloke is going to tak pity on me, stop and help me change my tyre and not rob and rape me!!!

That I have to vote

That I can walk in the city, wear my jewllery and not clutching my bag for dear life

That I dont have to dress up 24/7 and keep up with the "Joneses"

The fact that the majority of people are law abidding and follow the rules

There are not 20 people collecting your garbage on rubbish day

That you can actually walk on the sidewalks

That you can use the parks

That we have the beaches in the world

I love my city :lol::lol::ilikeit:

What I dont like

The flies!!!

Saffers that think they are better that the average Aussie :blink:

Sometimes, this is a bit of a Nanny Country

People that dont want to accept responsibility for their actions

People that wont accept resposibility for their job performance.

The fact that at school competion is not really encouraged.

Well that my little pet greavences are , please feel free to add to the list ;)

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Your comment on competition in School - is that sports related?

At the end of the day, Australia is very competitive, on many levels, you only have to view various world stats that are put out every now and then, and from my experience in a OZ school, was certaintly not that of discouragment, or a who cares type attitude. If your good at something, then you'll generally persue it.

Not really sure what mean by your schooling statement?

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When I visited Perth a few years ago people were smoking everywhere in restaurants, hotels and busses. Is this still the case? Probably won't bother you if you're a smoker but I found it a bit annoying.

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hey enrica..i agree with most of what you said, but we got cleaner healthier air in tassie..sorry!!!!(lol)

i agree about the nanny thingie, but am still enjoying it cause its so nice to have it after south africa's lawlessness.

I love it that i order stuff, be it furniture, dvd's, books, whatever, and the postie delivers it and just leaves it outside the front door, and when i get home that evening its still there..how cool is that!!!!!! That includes credit card and pin in the post box!

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Do's are so much better than the few Dont's ... can't wait to get there! 7 weeks tomorrow!

But, can you add the "Nanny Rules" to that Survival kit?? Gonna have to check on that, my boy loves to be barefoot, just like his mom!

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When I visited Perth a few years ago people were smoking everywhere in restaurants, hotels and busses. Is this still the case? Probably won't bother you if you're a smoker but I found it a bit annoying.

It is illegal now.

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What I like:

1. Warm sunny summers.

2. Clean and tidy streets. Everything is maintained.

3. Not having to look over your shoulder. Not having to worry about what areas to avoid. Not having burglar bars in front of your windows.

4. You can get anything you need. Lots of shops, suppliers etc.

5. Being far away from the East coast. :ilikeit::blink::wacko: (just kidding)

What I don’t like:

1. It rains a lot in winter.

2. Shortage of medical specialists. Let me explain. I made an appointment with an orthodontist six months before I could see him. If you want to go to a doctor (GP) for the first time be prepared to be told that they don’t take any new patients. This happens a lot.

3. High cost of housing.

4. This city has the worst traffic lights ever. You wait for ages for them to change over.

5. Having to pay huge tax duties when you buy a car, house or sign a contract. It is true for anyplace in Australia though.

6. People driving 80 km/h in a 100km/h zone. This is still ok if they stayed in the left-hand lane but usually they are in the fast lane next to a truck doing also 80km/h and holding the traffic back for miles.

7. Water restrictions.

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Laws governing everything, including when your kids are supposed to wear shoes.

AAAH thank you!! Got to learn the lingo before i go otherwise it could all be a bit confusing :)

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Hi don't want to hi-jack your thread :whome: but is there anybody from Brisbane or the Gold Coast that can tell us what they like and dislike about their city too? :)

Just start a new thread for it please.

Thanks

TT

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Just wanted to know what you mean't by "nanny country"? Scuze my Saffer ignorance. :)

Example:-

The other day I read that one of the shires(councils) what to pass a law that you need planning permisson to erect a cubby house in your garden.

(Cubby house - is like a wendy hut/treehouse etc) - how ridiculous is that.

Example

The State of Victoria for example, wants to introduce a law , that couples that want IVF , must have a police clearance- how ridiculous is that...excuse me but what difference would a police clearance make exactly?

Example. I have been asked to accompany my kids school tour to Thailand next year. I am expected to have:-

1) Police Clearance ....cost I think about $100.00

2) A working with Children permit cost about $90.00 (delay 12 weeks)

3) Senior First Aid Certificate cost $265.00

All this of course at for my own expense....

Now , I ask you with tears in my eyes , do my kids teachers need the same to teach my child!!!!!!.

You need a permit for every thing in this country :whome:

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Example:-

The other day I read that one of the shires(councils) what to pass a law that you need planning permisson to erect a cubby house in your garden.

(Cubby house - is like a wendy hut/treehouse etc) - how ridiculous is that.

Example

The State of Victoria for example, wants to introduce a law , that couples that want IVF , must have a police clearance- how ridiculous is that...excuse me but what difference would a police clearance make exactly?

Example. I have been asked to accompany my kids school tour to Thailand next year. I am expected to have:-

1) Police Clearance ....cost I think about $100.00

2) A working with Children permit cost about $90.00 (delay 12 weeks)

3) Senior First Aid Certificate cost $265.00

All this of course at for my own expense....

Now , I ask you with tears in my eyes , do my kids teachers need the same to teach my child!!!!!!.

You need a permit for every thing in this country :)

hi Enrica

My wife teaches in an early learning centre (basically age 3 & 4). Yes - even teachers and especially teachers need to go through this including traiing on how to use epi-pens for allergies. There is some good sound reasoning for this and it is because of the following:

-- We live in a world where people will sue for the smallest thing - so the school needs to protect themselves and ensure as a carer you have good skills

-- We live in a world where there are some really sick people who like to hurt children - police clearance serves the purpose to ensure you are not on the child molester list (cant remember the exact name) and that there is no reason why you should not be a carer of kids

-- In the event of something happening - as you are a carer you need to be able to react and treat kids - if youwere not certified 1st aid - you cant administer aid in case something goes wrong, but also having the traiing means you will do the right thing i.e What should you do if a kid is bitten by a snake or what should you do if a kid falls off some rocks or they are swimming and a wave dumps - how do you immobilise to prevent back/neck injury or clear pathway if they are choking - Long list of things here. You are a carer of children and you need to be able to provide the correct care

Sadly the world is not the same as when most of us grew up and we did not have to think about what could happen to our kids. I say lets be over cautious and prepared as well as lets know who is looking after our kids as carers.

Just my 2c

Rgds

Matman

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The point is I am not a teacher..........

Then why ask me to accommpany the group if they want all this in place ......and at my own expense!!!!

Send a qualified teacher along with all the required permits/certificates etc etc

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What I like:

1. Warm sunny summers.

What I don’t like:

1. It rains a lot in winter.

4. This city has the worst traffic lights ever. You wait for ages for them to change over.

6. People driving 80 km/h in a 100km/h zone. This is still ok if they stayed in the left-hand lane but usually they are in the fast lane next to a truck doing also 80km/h and holding the traffic back for miles.

This sound almost like Cape Town...

Joefromsa

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Example:-

The other day I read that one of the shires(councils) what to pass a law that you need planning permisson to erect a cubby house in your garden.

(Cubby house - is like a wendy hut/treehouse etc) - how ridiculous is that.

Example

The State of Victoria for example, wants to introduce a law , that couples that want IVF , must have a police clearance- how ridiculous is that...excuse me but what difference would a police clearance make exactly?

Example. I have been asked to accompany my kids school tour to Thailand next year. I am expected to have:-

1) Police Clearance ....cost I think about $100.00

2) A working with Children permit cost about $90.00 (delay 12 weeks)

3) Senior First Aid Certificate cost $265.00

All this of course at for my own expense....

Now , I ask you with tears in my eyes , do my kids teachers need the same to teach my child!!!!!!.

You need a permit for every thing in this country :thumbdown:

It sounds like a pain, especially since you have to pay for it yourself. But, I have to say that I will feel much safer with my children going on a school trip where all the adult supervisors have First Aid and Police Clearance!

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What I don’t like:

1. It rains a lot in winter.

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7. Water restrictions.

I think you'll find that most Australians, even those living in the cities, are coming around to the fact that without rain, you can expect water restrictions later on down the track.

Without the rain, you've got to wear the restrictions . . . . simple as that!

Also, if you don't cop rain in wintertime, you'd have to cop it some other time of the year.

Queensland has it in summertime, and I can tell you the 100% steamy humidity they have up there at that time of the year is a fair cow to have to put up with.

Far better in wintertime.

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I think you'll find that most Australians, even those living in the cities, are coming around to the fact that without rain, you can expect water restrictions later on down the track.

Without the rain, you've got to wear the restrictions . . . . simple as that!

Also, if you don't cop rain in wintertime, you'd have to cop it some other time of the year.

Queensland has it in summertime, and I can tell you the 100% steamy humidity they have up there at that time of the year is a fair cow to have to put up with.

Far better in wintertime.

I'm just comparing it with South African cities. It rains a lot more than anywhere in SA I have lived. At the same time we have water restrictions. I'm thinking Perth has grown out of proportion with the rest of WA and it must be as a result of that.

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I hear it's k@k in Perth.

You stop at a robot, and there's noting to buy :whome:

Whaaat!!!! No cheap black bags that tear as you open the outer plastic bag? No teeny tiny umbrellas with pokemon faces and ears on? No nO nOOOO what will we do???

Sob sob :):whome:

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