The tired old labor gov up here has just about rooted everything. Electricity and rates are though the roof, rego for a 6 cyl is about $800, huge tolls on all the latest roads, bridges and tunnels. Our public transport is among the highest priced in the world and set to go up 15% per year, unfortunately it is not to a world class standard. It does not pay to get sick in QLD either as labor has also rooted the health system, you can wait years for elective surgery. If you are thinking of moving to the Gold Coast and opening a business, then you may want to think again, for the past year or so it seems there has been at least 1 to 2 businesses being held up every day. Bob Katter was banging on about QLD being a nanny state with 70,000 pages of legislation and I agree with him. You can't do squat up here without a permit or the government's hand in your pocket. You need a fishing license to fish fresh water and the gov wants ( or wanted) to extend that to salt water. I would not say the sun comes out more much these days, SEQLD seems to be returing to more a tropical climate than it has in the past. Lots of regular rain and when the sun comes out the humidity is up 80-100% not nice at all. On the upside, the people up here are great, they are a friendly bunch and I think that when the flood occurred and the Mud Army came out in force it showed the kind of people QLDers are. I have to say QLD is a great place to live, exept at State of Origin time if you happen to be a cockroach like me.Just a question, is queensland a little less nanny state. melbourne/vic is really starting to annoy me with that shit. so why not move to qld, the jobs pay more, the sun comes out more? What are the downsides? (other than the positives that Melbourne does have, sport/food etc)
Adelaide, corruption capital city of Aust. Labor fighting very hard against getting a corruption watchdog.Rad-Adelaide?
looks like we no who Browndog is voting for... :beerbang:
:icon_offtopic: Tell me about it, people are too scared to call a spade a shovel. Bloody ridiculous and very un Australian..Loss of freedom of rights ALL over Australia.
Internet censorship is already here under the guise of the ACTA agreement. Apparently Australia has already signed this treaty without one word of public debate on the matter. This treaty in the UK has resulted in the Greater London Council preparing a bylaw to ban any photograhy in Trafalgar Square on the grounds of copyright infringement.:icon_offtopic: Tell me about it, people are too scared to call a spade a shovel. Bloody ridiculous and very un Australian..
Next there will be internet censorship because we paid for the NBN but they control it.
I noticed UK had closed own some torrent sites, looks like we are next.Internet censorship is already here under the guise of the ACTA agreement. Apparently Australia has already signed this treaty without one word of public debate on the matter. This treaty in the UK has resulted in the Greater London Council preparing a bylaw to ban any photograhy in Trafalgar Square on the grounds of copyright infringement.