Please read between the lines also on this site alot of people promoting the place have a vested interest as they are offering furnished rentals to people coming out here.
I gasped when I read this...
Yes some people who like Australia say so. And they have demonstrated that by wishing to help other newcomers by offering somewhere to stay. If I could turn back the clock, I would be booking a place with them rather than trying to make it alone, being oh so independent.
However, by far the most enthusiastic people telling you how fab Oz is are those people who have been here next to no time and I think they are trying to convince themselves.