Years ago, when I was planning to migrate to greener pastures, I had three choices. Australia, NZ or Canada.
Australia was the best of the three. Geographically closer, easier immigration dept, fair point system, shortest waiting period and least expensive.
But I didn’t want to migrate to Australia because I was against the govt policies that kept illegal immigrants in remote detention sites for years all in the guise of processing their application.
I didn’t want to go to NZ because I know not much of sheep farming! ( i think the sheep:human was 20:1)Just kidding. it was more to do with the per capita and GDP plus I felt between NZ and Canada, my children will have a better future in N. America.
When I came to Australia, it was meant only for a year. Just so the children and I could live in the continent, swim in the southern ocean..see a kangaroo etc.
Now here I am..whoring my ideologies..
I pay tax to a system that treat illegal immigrants like criminals..