‘Aussie flu’? We can’t be sure where flu originates, and that doesn’t really matter anyway

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Britain’s media have made much of the “Aussie flu” sweeping across the northern hemisphere, but is there evidence the land Down Under is to blame?

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The changes you really do make when moving to London from Australia

When you make the big jump for a stint in the UK, there’s a lot in your life that is going to change and you will need to adjust in a major way. Here’s some top advice on how, from someone who has taken the leap.

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Theresa May brought a rotten year on herself – did she have to take the rest of the UK with her?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: This is the message to take into 2018: whatever side one might be on the Brexit divide, let’s all admit the complexities, and demand that politicians do the same.

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For Aussies, Edinburgh’s New Years is ‘unparalleled’

Antipodeans were foremost among more than 75,000 New Years’ revellers as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival celebrated its 25 year milestone in style. “I’ve never experienced anything like it!”

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Nukes in Scotland: Peace camp maintains decades long vigil

SPECIAL FEATURE: Based at Faslane are Britain’s nuclear armed Trident submarines while at nearby Coulport a mind boggling 220 nuclear weapons are stored inside a mountain. Protesters have been keeping watch for 35 years and counting.

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The major differences between an Aussie and British Christmas

Christmas can be a surprisingly different, new and fun experience for Australian expats in the UK.

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Attention all Aussie MPs… You should probably read this

What the recent brouhaha in Australian politics has shown us is that there are many more dual citizens living Down Under than most would have thought. If you’re an MP, this is bad news, but if you’re a regular member of the public, this could be great news.

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Send money to the UK with Westpac’s new LitePay service for only AUD $8

LitePay International Payments offers a secure and safe way to transfer money from Australia to family and friends in the UK with a low transaction fee and competitive FX rate.

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Five ways you didn’t know you could claim British citizenship

What many people aren’t aware of – and just ask a few Aussie politicians, hey – is that there are over 100 ways to claim British citizenship. Here’s just a sample…

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Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes and fireworks explained (and what ever happened to the Aussie Cracker Night?)

With fireworks set to explode around Britain, Paul Bleakley explores the magic and meaning of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night for the uninitiated Aussie and wonders what became of our own fabled Cracker Night.

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Five UK visa and immigration rules that will take you by surprise

UK Visa rules can often be very complicated, and oftentimes things are not as straightforward as they seem.

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Tony Abbott’s London speech is another salvo in the interminable climate policy war

OPINION & ANALYSIS: As Tony Abbott accepts another pat on the back from a roomful of climate deniers in London, we may wonder how long business interests in Australia will tolerate his wrecking, undermining and sniping.

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Theresa May’s speech proves she has learnt nothing from her disastrous election

OPINION & ANALYSIS: In the short term, this further evasion of the Brexit issues means the ship of state can sail on, with May at the helm. But we should all be concerned about such weak leadership and its potential consequences.

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Starting a new life in London is a challenge for expats, but it is worth persevering

THE EXPAT MIND: If you have come to London to develop your career and establish a new life, making progress socially or professionally can be tough at first. Living here is rarely boring, though.

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Bogan Aussie loose in the UK says what we’ve all been thinking [WATCH]

COMEDY: Are you guys serious? Pennies and phone boxes – and you call us backwards?

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