For those with experience of undergraduate study at both American and Australian universities, what were some of the most notable contrasts? I'm particularly interested in differences in student culture and in assessment methods / difficulty.
Where can I watch live Ashes cricket in Manhattan? [more inside]
Australians of Metafilter, I want to hear from you! I've long heard that turning your glass upside down in a bar in Australia is the same as saying you think you could take anyone in the place. For some reason, this idea fascinates me. Is it true? Do people actually do this? What happens when they do? Where did it come from? [more inside]
What kind of job could I, a franglo-canadian journalist/researcher/communications-type in her mid-twenties, find in Australia? [more inside]
Where should we stop overnight between Robe and the Clare Valley in South Australia? [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia for the food and wine festival - Where to stay? [more inside]
What does "for sale in one line" and a "gross" quote for lease rental mean in the context of Australia's real estate market? [more inside]
I'm trying to keep track of cheap tickets for a dream international flight in end July 2011. However, almost all the sites I looked at say I'm searching way too early and have no information for me. When is the best time to look, and are there any websites that will email me with details once a good price or deal shows up? (I vaguely remember hearing of such a thing but can't remember the URL) [more inside]
"American Thanksgiving" in Melbourne, Australia -- for a few Americans and a bunch of new Aussie friends who have never celebrated, but want to help with the cooking. How should I use the next few days to prepare? A few of the difficulties: I've never hosted Thanksgiving before, in ANY country. I'm not sure how to best coordinate the pot-luck aspect -- trying to shape a decent team-effort menu would be wise. I'm not even sure where the best place is to buy a turkey. Bonus points for menu suggestions that add Aussie flair to the American holiday (let's put kangaroo in SOMETHING), or that go over-the-top American (who says we can't have turkey AND bacon cheeseburgers?). [more inside]
Help me get to know Brisbane, QLD from afar, and help me pick the right neighborhood for me. [more inside]
Know any good Australian xmas charity gift registers? [more inside]
We are in Vincentia, NSW, Australia. We have a car and an unexpected weekend off. We've already done a ton of stuff in Sydney and we'd like to see someplace else. Help us plan our weekend trip. [more inside]
Halloween in Australia? I'm confused and need guidance for next year. [more inside]
What steps would be necessary, for an Australian superannuation fund to enable its members to exercise the voting rights associated with the shares held on behalf of those members, such as to attend annual general meetings and vote on shareholder resolutions? [more inside]
[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
My father's birthday is coming up and he's always dreamed of going to Australia (he lives in the US). I'd like to make that happen. The catch: I don't know when him and my mother will actually be free in order to take the trip. What's the best way to give him this gift? [more inside]
Going to Sydney for three weeks in November. How do I find decent, affordable accommodations? [more inside]
Now that I'm hooked on Hulu & Watch Instantly Netflix, will I be able to utilize them while traveling this winter? Or, are there similar websites that I can use to watch TV shows or movies on my Mac laptop from SE Asia and Australia?
What are some US-centric gift ideas to send to a friend in Australia? [more inside]
What would you recommend as the most comprehensive and helpful online site for searching for accommodation and holiday deals in Australia? [more inside]
Where can I find information about local substitutes for fish varieties from other countries? [more inside]
My mom is moving to Australia. Which major appliances can/should she bring with her? [more inside]
What are some really great contemporary Australian films that have been criminally overlooked? [more inside]
I want to learn to paint. My job doesn't leave me any time to attend art classes on any kind of schedule. What should I do? [more inside]
Why are consumer products so expensive in Australia? [more inside]
My younger brother (late 20's, American ex-pat living in Sydney) is planning a solo motorcycle trip across Australia then up through South Asia to Russia (skipping China). What should I give him for his upcoming birthday? [more inside]
Is Sydney's future in finance? If so, will there be a significant demand for more skyscrapers/offices with large floorplates than are already available or being built, to meet the needs of this growing sector? [more inside]
What would happen if every Australian 'donkey-voted' this Saturday? [more inside]
Hi all, My girlfriend and I are interested in taking advantage of the working holidaymaker visa offer by Australia to Canadians 18-30 inclusive as this is the last year it is available to me. [more inside]
Transporting-Cars-Filter: My brother is working on the mines in Western Australia and would like to get his jeep or scooter transported from Gold Coast to Perth / Karratha. Any idea how to do this as cheaply as possible? Brother has heard that rail freight is a less expensive option. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify prominent Australians, preferably from the 1980s who had a moustache. Think Magnum PI, but Australian. For what its worth, I've already identified just about every bloke that played cricket for Australia in that period. Bonus points if you can tell me some songs about moustaches too.
It's my first time visiting Australia, and I have a week to spend. Should I spend it all in Sydney, or is it worth visiting another city / location as well? [more inside]
How can one brink the delishiousness of pork roll to Australia? [more inside]
Where can I get a passport photo taken in Baltimore that fits the requirements for an Australian passport? [more inside]
I'm an American guy in my mid-late twenties living in Melbourne, Australia for (at least) the next eight months. My social life was quite exciting when I first moved here during late summer, but lately it feels a bit stagnant at times. I'm looking for ideas of activities to get involved with, to make use of my free time and help me connect with new people (friends of both sexes, plus THE LADIES). [more inside]
Australian political junkie in the UK, seeking access to vodcast, podcast or youtube of the Leaders Debate between Tony Abbott and and Julia Gillard tonight. I'm frustrated that all video coverage is limited to Australia only 'for copyright reasons'. Any links? Please.
I have the world's most amazing partner and I'd love to get him a gift that shows him exactly how much he means to me. However, I am the world's worst gift giver and the situation is made even more difficult because I'm here in the US and he's in Australia. Can you suggest gifts that might show him how wonderful he is and/or recommend Australian sources of potential gifts? [more inside]
How does one auto-fill an Excel spreadsheet with terms from another data source? [more inside]
How do I understand Australian politics? What should I read? What should I watch? [more inside]
Non-American, non-British TV show recommendations. [more inside]
What kind of food should we bring to an Australian themed party? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good prepaid SIM card for Australia for mobile data? [more inside]
Do hackers go into people's Skype accounts and break up with the account owner's SO? Also, if there's anyone in Melbourne, Australia, preferably Carnegie, who could give me some help, I could definitely use it. [more inside]
So a segment I filmed ('Robin Hood's Nottingham') for Australian TV's Channel 9 'Getaway' show has just aired and I'd love to see the result - but as I'm in the UK I can't watch the online video at the show's site and it hasn't shown up on YouTube (or as a torrent) so is there any simple way I can get to see (or better still download) it? Many thanks!
What is a reasonable (Australian) wage for casual household cleaners? [more inside]
Trying to find a recent article about attending public meetings with members of parliament, possibly in Australia. [more inside]
What are some unusual, creative, off-beat things to do/experience in Australia that would make for good and interesting travel-documentary TV? [more inside]
Equiped with nothing but an iPhone, how might I listen to the USA vs Australia friendly match that's due to start in a few hours? English language is a must, but I don't care what flavour.
I wanna look like a 60s air hostess. Where can I find a dress like this and boots like these? [more inside]