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Really? I'm surprised...although they have been getting some stick about their merger with iiNet. Be prepared to get your wallet out if you need more than 200GB per month or look at TPG, who I believe still offer an unlimited service; whether or not they are torrent-tolerant I'm nor sure but a friend uses them and hasn't had any issues so far.
The main hurdle you'll face over here, depending where you leave, is the speed of the connection, or rather lack of it. I'm stuck with a 2.5mbps connection until NBN (coming soon - 3 years!!??) arrives with all its fibre-y goodness. I can still manage to use up my 200GB on a good month though :-)
If you are lucky enough to live in the right area you can get Ultimate Cable with Telstra which has a download speed up to 100 mbps.
Using wi-fi it's a bit slower (just got a reading of 58 mbps) but our desktop is connected straight into the modem and I got a download speed of 92 mbps the other day.
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
We use Adam home phone via Voip and Internet for $40 a month plus calls which are very cheap to the UK
We have a pair gain line (like the old shared party lines ) and cant get broadband via the phone line
Had dial up with Telstra then a dongle with Optus which was pathetic
If by chance anyone does have a pair gain line then there is a government payment so you can have an antenna installed and get faster downloads etc