Most Liveable City

 
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Melbourne is again the 'Most Liveable City' !!!!

What a joke - who paid who?

Crime through the roof.
Courts and legal system don't care.
Lousy and unreliable public transport.
Power prices.
Overcrowding.
Unemployment.
Homeless on the streets.
Graffiti everywhere.

for a start..........................

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  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Yep, YM-M, all those things are true and we should be very concerned about them and work towards resolving those problems.

BUT, every other city of note has at least slightly worse problems. That's why for all it's many flaws, Melbourne got the gong again.

Perhaps, (and this might be a bit controversial), we should actually be proud of our city and rejoice in it's blessings? Question
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
BUT, every other city of note has at least slightly worse problems.
"Bogong"
Oh yeah? Try Singapore.
Melbourne may be reckoned the world's most liveable, but it won't be the most visitable until visitors can rock up to a railway station and buy a daily ticket.
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
BUT, every other city of note has at least slightly worse problems.
Oh yeah? Try Singapore.
Melbourne may be reckoned the world's most liveable, but it won't be the most visitable until visitors can rock up to a railway station and buy a daily ticket.
Valvegear
Cripes, try and buy a day ticket for the Tube and buses in London, the world's most popular city for tourists. Razz

As I said, Melbourne has lots of faults, but it got the gong because it has slightly less faults than anywhere else. Smile
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Melbourne is again the 'Most Liveable City' !!!!

What a joke - who paid who?

Crime through the roof.
Courts and legal system don't care.
Lousy and unreliable public transport.
Power prices.
Overcrowding.
Unemployment.
Homeless on the streets.
Graffiti everywhere.

for a start..........................
YM-Mundrabilla

.....and a population that believes everything it's told in the tabloids Razz
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Cripes, try and buy a day ticket for the Tube and buses in London, the world's most popular city for tourists. Razz
Bogong
Yeah, they do set the gold standard in that respect.

They even help out Aussie tourists by selling them in Australian Dollars - https://www.visitbritainshop.com/australia/london-travelcard/
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Melbourne is again the 'Most Liveable City' !!!!

What a joke - who paid who?
YM-Mundrabilla
It's worth remembering that this report is done by the EIU - The Economist Intelligence Unit. It is actually called the EIU Liveability Index.

It was basically designed for CEOs and other top execs to rate cities where they work so that other high powered movers and shakers know the best places to take their next overpaid placement.

It rates cities based on a pretty limited set of criteria that apply to the CBD and inner suburbs where these people are likely to live.

So basically a crock of smeg. Andrew Mackenzie is hardly likely to be sitting on the 17.05 Up Castlemaine service stuck in congestion at South Kensington then on the flyover then at Franklin St finally arriving on Platform 7A just late enough to miss his connection to South Morang now is he? Oh sorry, I digress.

BG
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Brenton, it's also used to determine how much to pay the top execs you mentioned.

Melbourne is about the tenth most expensive city in the world, so execs can ask for more money to live and work there, because the cost of living is so high compared to places like the Midwest of America or central Europe... (or Castlemaine).

In contrast, the worst third world hellholes that are full of corruption and violence such as Damascus, Kabul, Port Moresby, Karachi and most of Africa are rated at the bottom of the liveability index, so any executive or DFAT bureaucrat who is unfortunate enough to be posted there can ask for extra money in the form of a "hardship allowance".
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
  allan Chief Commissioner

Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
YM-Mundrabilla
Or Adelaide...
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
Or Adelaide...
allan
Have to agree Allan, despite having spent 30 years of my career avoiding being transferred there.
A pleasant city nonetheless.
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Well out of the roughly 5 million people in Melbourne, about 4 million could score an Austrian residency visa if they wanted to. It's more or less automatic if you're from an OECD country and have a skilled trade or profession. Even if you don't, anyone with a parent or grandparent born in the EU can live in Austria too.

Auf Wiedersehen YM-M, werden traurig, wenn Sie uns verlassen
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
YM-Mundrabilla
Who would live in a city when they can live in the country? I escaped 21½ years ago and I'm never going back...
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Well out of the roughly 5 million people in Melbourne, about 4 million could score an Austrian residency visa if they wanted to. It's more or less automatic if you're from an OECD country and have a skilled trade or profession. Even if you don't, anyone with a parent or grandparent born in the EU can live in Austria too.

Auf Wiedersehen YM-M, werden traurig, wenn Sie uns verlassen
Bogong
Danke schön Bogong  Smile
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Herr Bogong to you, young man.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Only visited once, F1 in 1997. REALLY enjoyed my stay. Kennet was premier at that stage, privitisation was on the agenda, public transport went on strike. Walked to and from Albert Park.
Based on TV news things have changed. Agree with Graham4405, it might be time to leave the big smoke.
As a side note went to a Chinese restaurant in Cowra NSW in the same year. Forks and spoons on the table. Politely asked, may I have some chop sticks please? Chuckles you are not from around here are you?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
Who would live in a city when they can live in the country? I escaped 21½ years ago and I'm never going back...
Graham4405
Mundrabilla?
Anyone ???
Rolling Eyes
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
As a side note went to a Chinese restaurant in Cowra NSW in the same year. Forks and spoons on the table. Politely asked, may I have some chop sticks please? Chuckles you are not from around here are you?
michaelgm
Got similar treatment in Prague only a few years ago. Owners so happy we ate with bowls, chopsticks and shared that they gave us a nice bottle of liqueur on the way out. Everyone else was ordering their individual plate of whatever and using knives and forks.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
Who would live in a city when they can live in the country? I escaped 21½ years ago and I'm never going back...
Mundrabilla?
Anyone ???
Rolling Eyes
YM-Mundrabilla
Just a little too remote for me. It's an absolute certainty that the good wife wouldn't come with me! Smile
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Who would live in Melbourne when they could live in Vienna?
Who would live in a city when they can live in the country? I escaped 21½ years ago and I'm never going back...
Mundrabilla?
Anyone ???
Rolling Eyes
Just a little too remote for me. It's an absolute certainty that the good wife wouldn't come with me! Smile
Graham4405
Mine didn't come either, although when I rang her one morning to say that I was going to Mundrabilla after lunch and to stuff my blues, jocks, socks and boots in a bag at least she knew where it was and what I needed.
(She was ex CR too.) Smile

Some 'less informed/less experienced' (how's that for diplomacy?) HR people even asked the name of the hotel where we would be staying!

There is a lot to be said for the bush...........
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
That's settled then. C'mon Economists: Vote 1 Mundrabilla for the World's most liveable city 2018!

BG
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
As a side note went to a Chinese restaurant in Cowra NSW in the same year. Forks and spoons on the table. Politely asked, may I have some chop sticks please? Chuckles you are not from around here are you?
michaelgm
Many years ago in Melbourne an Asian co-worker taught me to use chopsticks and it's certainly easier for noodle based dishes. But yeah, I've had Asian people watching me with fascination just because I'm using them.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Don, reasonably proficient with these tools. Rice however, pick up the bowl and use 'em like a shovel. When in Rome......
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I can play the organ reasonably well; I can hand-cut screw threads for stays in boiler plate; I can sew a button on; I could take catches in the slips, so I'm not manually inept. But; can I use chopsticks ? No. Try as I might, I cannot master the bloody things. I watch and marvel and fail.Sad
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
There is a lot to be said for the bush...........
YM-Mundrabilla
Sure is, but a good sized country town with reasonable facilities helps. My missus needs shops... Wink

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