Totally agree with you Unch&dougs.
I think Wanted down under is giving people the wrong impression of living in Oz and theres no-way anyone could decide to move by just spending one week in one place.
People know before they go how far Australia is away and that they will be leaving family and friends behind and if they cant except that then why bother going on the program in the first place and save us all the watter works.
As Ben said havnt they heard of Telephones, E-mail and Web cams.
People do have a totally unrealistic expectation of moving to Oz.
Life is cheeper when you are on holiday because of the currancy conversion but when you are living there on there wages they find out its not.
People seem to think that all houses have a pool and they dont.
If you are morgage free here then you could be morgage free there as well but realisticly doubtful if you want a bigger house.
We have a morgage here and we know that we will have a morgage there as well with higher payments.
Luckily me and the missus will be in fairly well paid jobs, she's a theater nurse (9yrs) and im a bus driver and already had job offers which we sorted out on our recci last june.
We are not going for a cheeper life coz it aint gonna happen, were going for a more relaxed sunnier lifestyle.
Enough of my rant i think