Most Aussie beers (non-export) have a better, heavier taste than American beers. I preferred Abbotts Lager over VB, Fosters or Carltons when I lived there (1976-1980). Definitely stay away from Southwark, however, because that is real piss.
santahog, I finally got a chance to read your rant from a few days ago. I hope it wasn't oriented toward me, but if it was I hope it made you feel better to rant at me than mrs santahog! I've been where you are except my neurosurgeon kept putting off the surgery as I began responding to his therapies and to the exercise regimen he gave me. Surgery was always one week out for me. I'm pulling for you all the way. I had never felt more pain than that and I feel yours must be worse. Hang in there and rant some more if it helps.