Heading down under for a better life

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FRIENDS who have had enough of the job crisis have decided to travel to Australia to find new opportunities for work.

Jonathon Malkin and Christopher Freeman, both 21, have had several jobs but have never been able to find the one that is right, so they are jetting 10,500 miles to Melbourne to try and turn their fortunes around.

They have come to the conclusion that they should make the 10,500-mile journey to start new lives.

The pair will leave Peterlee to embark on the journey of a lifetime in early October.

Jonathon, of Oakside, said: “It is like going into the unexpected. I cannot wait to get there and see what it is like.

“We have seen the job situation go on the decline over the past few years and I believe it can only get worse for our age group. We have a chance to set up a new life and basically get a fresh start.

“It will be difficult at first, we understand that, but I know that there are more opportunities there than there are in the North East or even the UK.”