A British woman has called Australia the “worst country in the world” during a heated online tirade.
Writer and former teacher Sabrina “Bree” Collins, who moved to Queensland from the UK, uploaded a video on social media about her experiences in Australia.
“Australia has destroyed everything I was before I came here and so much has happened while I’ve been here, but it’s not safe to go public with everything that’s happened to me,” she began .
“When you’re a British woman on the other side of the world, do you really have to sit down and think, was it worth it?”
“If you’re a Brit sitting at home in the UK thinking about the amazing life you could have in Australia, there are a few things you need to know first.”
Ms Collins went on to describe Australia as “very sexist”, “offensive”, “isolated” and “retarded”.
“The Internet is really behind, the technology is behind.”
“When you’re in Australia you feel really, really isolated.” “You feel like you’re stuck in the 1980s and if you’re a woman it’s even worse,” she said.
“And I know a lot of people will disagree with what I say and say, ‘I live a fantastic life in Australia.'”
“Look at me, look at my CV, look at all my achievements before I emigrated to Australia and look at the way I was treated.”
“And so I don’t see any point or reason to stay in Australia.”
She expresses her desire to move to a “more progressive country” and mentions the United States as a possible option.
She then wants to write a book about her experiences in Australia.
“I want to leave this country as soon as possible, write my book and start a new life somewhere else,” she added.
Ms Collins’ rant was not well received, with many Australians urging her to leave.
“Please go… and don’t trash my country.” “I saw yours and you all came by for many reasons,” said an Australian.
Another said: “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Missy!! Bye Felicia.”
“Britain is far worse than Australia mate.” “I’ve lived in both countries, it’s much better here,” commented a third.
“I feel like no matter what county you come from you still get the same reactions. “It depends on your personality rather than the nation,” another added.
Some users pointed out that Ms Collins lived up to the British stereotype of a “whining Pom”.
Others joked that she thought the US was safer and more progressive than Australia.
“I think you’ve come to the right place for you.” “You’ll find the schools are really safe and the police… a very safe country for women,” one said.
“Oh, boo hoo. Please move. “As an American it’s much more backwards than Australia,” wrote a second.
Ms. Collins made national headlines in 2021 for her relationship with dating app enthusiast Gable Tostee, now known as Eric Thomas.
Ms Collins describes Australia as “very sexist”, “abusive”, “isolated” and “retarded” and claims she has been constantly abused and threatened by people
Mr Tostee was acquitted of murder after 26-year-old Tinder date Warriena Wright fell 14 floors from the balcony of his Gold Coast apartment in 2014.
Ms. Collins and Mr. Tostee dated for a short time and later became “friends,” according to Ms. Collins, but the relationship deteriorated when she was contacted by an alleged friend of Tostee’s who left threatening voicemail messages.
The abusive messages called her a “fucking disgusting psycho bitch,” a “pathetic cow,” an “obsessed loser,” and accused her of using meth.
One ended with the words: “Have a nice life, you damn psychologist, take it easy.”
The unnamed woman added: “You’re nobody to him and that’s exactly why he blocked your psycho f***(a**e).”
Ms Collins said she got into an argument with the woman and called the police about the messages, but the argument continued online with Mr Tostee himself.
“If you don’t stop this, I will and [his female friend] will file criminal charges. At the very least, I will report your actions to the Department of Education. I don’t care about you, I’m not interested and never will be. “It’s strange and creepy,” he told her.
Queensland Police said there was insufficient evidence to lodge a criminal complaint in relation to the messages sent to Ms Collins.
Ms Collins claimed she also received messages from Mr Tostee threatening legal action and reporting her to her superiors.
He branded Ms Collins “delusional”, denied her claims and lambasted her for being “obsessed” with him.
Last year, another Brit pushed back against the opposition after presenting a long list of the pros and cons of each country.
“I just got back from the UK and am so jet lagged and homesick,” Deborah wrote.
“I got up at 1.30am this morning and wrote a pros and cons list because I was feeling so exhausted after a lovely time in the British summer.”
Deborah posted a pros and cons list of living in Australia and the UK in a Facebook group for people thinking about returning to the UK
Deborah split the page down the middle and wrote the pros for both countries first.
Pros for Britain included family, beautiful countryside, supermarkets, country houses, school friends, universities, history, proximity to Europe, more fun things for children, chocolate, Christmas atmosphere, pretty market towns and pubs.
Meanwhile, more space, more opportunities for children, low unemployment rate, higher wages, schools, second safest country to live in, restaurants, everything on your doorstep, low population density, less national debt, strong economy, higher life expectancy, delicious tap water and outdoor pools were at the top Australia’s professional list.
Not surprisingly, Australia’s perks include year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, low pollution and happy people.
Deborah wrote 11 downsides for Australia – two more than the UK – including that it’s boring, so far away, no history, rubbish supermarkets, bad chocolate, bushfires, expensive, slow internet, everything wants to kill you, shopping doesn’t cut it have fun / so good and flat cakes are so bad.
The disadvantages of the UK were terrible tap water, congested motorways, cold and uncomfortable most of the year, driving standards, hours of travel to a concert/airport, hospital waits, restaurants outside of London are no comparison to Oz etc political unrest.
She told Daily Mail Australia the items on the lists were thoughts and “nothing is wrong or right.”
“I love Australia because of the ‘no worries’ attitude,” said Deborah.
“Australia is a fantastic country with incredible opportunities, beautiful rainforests, oceans and beaches and fantastic wine.”
“Unfortunately, Australia lacks prawn cocktail chips, delicious chocolate and, above all, proper flatbreads!”