For expats Nancy and James Morrison, it’s a relief not to be living in Donald Trump’s America.
But the American couple say they have found Scott Morrison’s Australia to be little different.
“If you look at the three major free countries in the world – the UK, the United States and Australia – all three are currently being run by authoritarian right-wing governments, all three have the same thing in common,” Mr Morrison told Hatch.
“I don’t feel it’s any different here than it is in the US.”
In the first two years of his administration, 16 per cent of Americans said they would permanently leave America under Trump.
Those who left America prior to Mr Trump’s election have found that viewing his presidency from a distance can elicit a sense of powerlessness.
“I’m active within a group of Democrats in Australia to the extent that I can be but just watching it from a position of not really being able to do anything. I can’t run for office or protest in the ways that I could if I were closer, you feel quite helpless,” Ms Rossiter said.
“I have really deep concerns that Trump is not going to go out peacefully or quietly.”