Stevo on the health care, I would say it is half a dozen of one and six of the other, Yes it is great you can go to any GP here and they are open long hours, excellent, far better than Engalnd. There can be a gap payment bewteen Medicare and the GP cost, I have found it to be $40.00 on most occasions but I know you can find no gap if you search. Prrescriptions are more expensive and people who have free ones in the UK do not here ie older people, under 16s unless they are on concession cards. However, once you are seriously ill you can wait a long while to see someone here for some specialities even with insurance, 6 months for neurology (12 or more on medicare), gastroenterology etc. Furthermore the system in England is rationed we know but so it is here quietly. I had a previous issue where I saw a neurologist in the UK with insurance and saw this excellent chap in three days, the problem recurred and I asked to see someone here, 6 months with insurance! They would speed it up if I had a CAT scan. My neurologist in England, on the telephone said that was totally inappropriate and would expose me to unnecessary radiation I needed an MRI, the GP said here that is correct but GPs can not offer MRI of the head too expensive only CAT scans untill you see the specialist so no jumping the queue
In other words the access to GPs is very good here, but for specialists where there is a shortage in Adealide you can wait a long time and the system is rationed quietly.
Same with antibiotics I had a reaction to one antibiotic they could not give me another at cost of $75 unless they got pernmission which takes ages and they were reluctant to do unless I paid for it myself whiich I was happy to do.
I think both systems have faults, both advantages, if you have insurance in UK the specialists are excellent, the GP coverage is less good in terms of hours and casualty is hit and miss. Here the GP is easy to see but they are too operating within budgets and you can also wait for specialists even with insurance probably longer than UK on occasions. If you compare having insurance in both places who knows which is better? If you are on medicare you can wait a longtime for a hip longer than on the NHS.
To compare like with like I think both like most things have good points and both bad, no where is better you have to just choose where you are personally content.