Is there a bad side to Australia? If there is, what is it?
I did a student exchange program in Australia for a year. Here are what I disliked about Australia:
- The sprawl. Geez, where do I even begin. The Australian cities never end. If I travel the same distance from the westernmost point on Melbourne to the easternmost point of Melbourne, I’d be in another country in Europe. It’s like 80 km or something. Living without car is impossible. You have to drive for at least 20 minutes to get to the nearest store in most outer subhurbs. I would walk to store and be back in that amount of time in Germany. I guess this is also the reason why Aussies have Fuck off, we’re full attitude. Dudes, you guys aren’t full, you guys are simply building cities in an unsustainable manner. Your cities are too big and too unsustainable. Cities are supposed to be crowded and vibrant. Your cities feel more like a dense country, like Netherlands.
- Blaming everything on immigrants. Just to give you an example, I worked in a university. Most of the Aussies who were in the university barely ever showed up for classes. Only time they did were during exams, and little wonder, they failed miserably. Contrary to this, most international students attended almost all classes and were clearly working really hard. When the semester results finally came, most Aussies failed their units. When we asked them what went wrong, they told that professors are focusing only on international students. Really amazed me. Australians seem to have this attitude that they’re above non-white immigrants, they’ll not say it, but you can feel it. Blame immigrants for everything wrong, while accredit every good thing on themselves. And they try to justify it with silly reasoning like they have weird accents, how could they score higher than us in English? That’s a real question one Aussie student asked us, they meaning Chinese international students.
- Rules everywhere – I find it funny that Australians, who have a worldwide reputation for being easy going and relaxed, have rules for almost everything back home. Want to ride a bike? You need a helmet, a headlight which throws white colour, a backlight which throws red colour and a horn. Want to work in construction? You’ll need to take a class and get a card for that. Want to work in hospitality? You’ll need to take a class and get a certificate for it. Really, there’s a certificate or a card for literally everything you can imagine.
- Way too conservative on some issues and way too lax on others – Australians are definitely one of the more conservative bunch out there on political issues. Despite being a diverse country, you’ll not see that if you watch their parliament. It’s almost entirely filled with white Christian men. Nothing wrong with that, but it just isn’t representative of Australia as a country. It’s almost impossible to win elections as a non-Christian, non-white person outside of big cities. If a Indian guy harrased a women, Aussies jump on the bandwagon and start blaming their culture and ethnicity. If a Aussie does the same, they try to justify it saying boys being boys. Apparently it’s okay to call someone oi chink, noone will even bat an eye outside of inner cities.
- Treatment of Aboriginals – Really I was extremely saddened to see the plight of the original Australians. What was even more sad was people trying to justify it saying we give them so much and still they act like this. It really broke my heart.
- Internet – Seriously guys, I have seen better internet speeds in Nepal and Bangladesh than in Australia, and for a fraction of price for that matter.
- Bad quality housing – Australians put so much emphasis on open space, and having a yard, but just my 2 cents, having a proper insulation is probably more important. The houses are just wooden cardbox, built with lowest quality of wooden planks imaginable.
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