When the young abandon Australia

A tough job market and soaring house prices could push more young Australians to leave our shores. And we'll be worse off for it.

Towards the end of the 1983 film Educating Rita, academic Frank Bryant is banished from his English university to a posting in Australia -- the punishment for turning up to lectures drunk and doing everything but “bugger the bursar”.

In one of the final scenes, he asks his student Susan, previously called ‘Rita’, to go with him.


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