It all comes down to a very limited and small group of anglo convicts that have a stronghold in this country; they serve and obey their master the queen and because of that, they are given the "divine" power to say and do whatever they feel doing in here; if anyone wants to come here, or wants to do business here, the only requisite is that you serve and obey one or two of these convicts, to achieve this objective, they have developed the most ridiculous and stupid bureaucratic system of permits", licences, applications, certificates, conditions, clearances, etc. etc. etc.; but at the end it all comes down to the same corrupt end. all roads lead to Rome.I agree, that Australia feels like a police state.
I love Australia and was born and bred, but have also traveled alot and lived overseas on and off for around 10 years. Where I feel much more free.
When in oz, I feel oppressed. The taxation system and paperwork compliance is really tough and time consuming on anyone trying to run a small business.
Plus any lapse in driving/parking or payment of some government expense, will see a fine coming your way very quickly.
Yes, it a lovely but bureaucratically oppressive country.
If you are smart enough to fool these convicts in power and make them feel like they are in charge, then you will be successful. If you don't "report to them" may aswell forget about even trying, they will block you one way or another.