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There are many reasons why people move from one country to another and call that country their home, at least their place of permanent residency. Some even move to Philippines and retire there. Is that hard to believe? No. There are are number of people ex-pats they call it, foreigners who move to Philippines and live there permanently. They move there and live there, whilst many Filipinos move out and find another country to live in.
I had no choice coming to Australia, you see, my parents moved here when I was quite young. I am glad we did though. Though, I know enough of Philippines, the only world I am very much accustomed to is Australia and I call Australia home.
So why would you want to move to Australia anyway? Well, here’s some of my personal reasons for moving and living here in Australia.
I quite like the education system here in Australia. You get taught, what you enrolled in. I learned from one of my family members, she was studying Mass Communication degree in Philippines. One of their units was physical education. I mean what the heck? What’s physical education has to do with Mass Communication. I know healthy activities is good for you and all, but that’s a different course all together.
Delayed payment system. If you are enrolled to a university course, and, if you are entitled to a HELP support or loan, then you only pay that off when you start earning money. Even then there’s a threshold of when you start paying that off. The interest rate that you have on that loan is so low, I believe it’s in line with the inflation rate. So it’s really is so low. HELP loan if you are not sure what it is, is a student loan if you like to help you get your degree and is payable only after you start earning an income.
Heard of Medicare? If I go and see a general practitioner, I only have to give them my Medicare card. I won’t have to go and pay cash after visiting my local doctor. I suppose it’s not all that free, because you do get taxed for it. I pay $1,000.00 almost for what we call a Medicare levy. But that said, that is such a small amount. I have been admitted to hospitals in the past for few days, so too my relatives and we never had to pay an extra cent.
Speaking of tax systems, you get to see where you money goes. When you do come to Australia, what you see around you are our tax-payers money in the works—you also get to know from the news how they abuse it too, but that’s life, you can’t live in a place where it’s all…you know.. What’s more, is that you also get refunds from the tax office, when you spend some money on work related items.
Standards of living
OK, this one is a bit well, objective. I see the standard of living here in Australia as much higher than in Philippines—for an average income earner like me. But I know, in Philippines, if you have a bit of income, you can live a good life style too. It’s all about your budget.
But in general, what’s around me, I feel is a lot more healthier than Philippines. Sorry Philippines, I am not really bagging you out, but it’s what I see. whenever I visit Philippines I can really tell the difference of lifestyles.
We have better work employment practices. Thanks to fair work practices laws. You can be almost certain that your employer will look after you. It’s not all rosy of course, because you will get employers who are as dodgy and evil as any other place.
A friend of mine who works in the Philippines works 11 hour days, almost everyday. Even though we do get that here—an average worker won’t be. You will be looking at an 8 hour shifts only. Those folks working longer hours usually are career based and skilled people. I used to work long hours before because of dead lines and get compensated accordingly but like I said, that was when I was somewhat career minded and I wanted my career to take off—which it didn’t and now I am working as an average employee with unskilled qualification.
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There are many other reasons too, why I love Australia. But those are the ones that shine the most. What’s your reasons?