Originally Posted by beau
The trouble with Tassie is there are not a lot of jobs, and people can't pay rent if they don't have jobs.
Plus the "greens" are having more say, so there go the jobs.
They like it all pristine with no development. (back to nature, sort of thing)
On my visit I liked its sort of "old fashioned feel" but it is far to cold for me. Its a bit like Canada
, if you don't have a job and can't afford Heat you die.
Don't let the truth get in the way fo a good story, there, fellah. I think you will find that the official government
statistics would put the rate of unemployment in Tasmania within a few tenths of a percent of any other state (or territory) in Australia
(see link below for reference). Tasmania was (May 2010) at 6%, Queensland
at 5.5, Victoria 5.4.... sure its higher, but the sky is hardly falling in
Furthermore, even though it is the middle of winter here,
a) I have not yet turned on a heater at home this winter (well insulated, double glazed house(
b) I am picking lemons, limes and oranges from the trees in the garden
Sure, its colder than a lot of other places in Australia
, but steady on with the exaggeration.
I arrived here in Tasmania 15 years ago with almost no money
, no job, a backpack and a tent. Tasmania has given me all the opportunities I needed. Like almost anywhere in this great country, if you are prepared to have a decent go, you will do okay.
N.B. Link for emplyment data http://www.dtf.wa.gov.au/cms/uploade...e_may_2010.pdf