Nothing particularly new – reports about Australians in the UK have said that people are now using as a chance to extend their professional skills and build up their savings before, but Why pulling pints is passe for the new breed of Aussie overseas is still a reasonably interesting read, particularly on returning expats:
“But knowing people who return to Australia is a different matter. Last March, based on a 2003 study by researcher Graeme Hugo, a Senate inquiry concluded that 30 per cent of expatriates were undecided on whether to return to Australia.
More contemporary research also shows that expats are staying put. The head of the Menzies Institute for Australian Studies in London, Carl Bridge, says growing numbers of Australians (particularly heterosexual couples) indicate they will never return.”
I wonder if they thought to ask homosexual people whether the Australian governments’ shocking record on gay issues puts them off returning.