The ABC has published an interesting profile on the outer-Western Melbourne suburb of Tarneit, which is fast morphing into a modern migrant slum nightmare: When the Bahadur family moved into their new home in Melbourne’s booming outer west four months ago, they dreamed of suburban bliss. But it...www.macrobusiness.com.au
dont some of you guys live in melbourne?
We do "export" education, in the form of services for international students who come here, but apart from that our biggest exports are unrefined mineral resources and agricultural products.
Politicians like to talk about how we must move to a "knowledge economy" but they seem to think that should be oriented around providing services. The problem with providing services, though, is that it can be highly fluid. If you want legal advice, you can get it from a multitude of places, and the biggest and best-known firms aren't Australian, in any case. The same goes for tax and accountancy advice.
^Not quite the same, but I used to go to a barber who used an old, cut-throat razor to shave you or to trim the hair on the back of your neck.
He had an old leather strop attached to the bench and before he shaved you, he'd vigorously sharped the razor against the strop. It gave such a close shave that your skin tingled for quite a while afterwards. It was marvellous.
Unfortunately, he retired and now all the barber shops use imitation cut-throat razors instead, and most of them don't seem to know how to use the razor properly.