Australian Healthcare: An American Perspective

I arrived in Australia two months ago in mid-December. I showed up soon after I was laid off from my previous job in Alaska last November. There is a law in the United States referred to as COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985). This mandates that employers continue to offer health insurance to employees if they leave the company. … Read More

Thinking About Leaving the US? Are You Under 31? Come on Down Under!

Are you looking for an adventure, fed up with the political situation in the United States, or a combination of both? Are you under 31? If so, I would recommend moving down under. Australia, and New Zealand, has a visa that allows people from certain countries under the age of 31 to come work for a year. It is called … Read More

Women’s March, Trump Protest, Trump Rally in Sydney

A few weeks ago I saw a sign in Newtown advertising a Trump protest in Hyde Park on January 21, 2017. I knew I had to go check it out and interview some people. I contacted the organizer and she said she would be glad to talk with me. A few days before the protest, I learned that there was … Read More

Aussie Police

So I have been down under for a month now. Of all the things I have observed here I have to say my interactions with the police stand out. First, the female police here are the very good looking! Second, the police here are very friendly and approachable. I have generally had good interactions with police in America but I … Read More

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