A family of 14 who refused to claim benefits has turned its back on Britain and flown to Australia in search of a brighter future.
David and Jackie Jones, who have seven girls and five boys, have never claimed a penny in state hand-outs.
Instead, Mr Jones, 42, worked a 12-hour night shift to earn enough money to support his family and ensure he had time to spend with his children.
Mr Jones's shifts at the paper mill brought in about £38,000 a year, with a further £5,000 in overtime and bonuses. The family also received child tax credits and child benefit of £617 a month.
His first job was at his parents' pub when he was at school and he also worked in shipyard as well as selling insurance.
The oldest children also had jobs so they could pay for their own clothes.
Mr Jones hit the headlines in 2010 for refusing to live on benefits despite the financial strain of providing for so many children.
The 42-year-old, from Barrow, Cumbria, chose instead to make up the extra money by working gruelling 12-hour night shifts in paper mill Kimberly-Clark.
He has now given up his job of 15 years and recently the family touched down in Brisbane to start their new life.
Mr Jones said: “I have got to do the best for my kids and I feel like the way the UK is at the moment that the opportunities I want for my children are not going to be there. So initially we all sat down together as a family and told them what we were thinking and asked who wanted to move and who didn't. But they all wanted to, it was unanimous.”
Believing Australia would provide a better future, he made the long haul flight with Jackie, 43, and their children aged from four months to 18 on Saturday.
Speaking shortly before the flight, Dave said: “The journey doesn't really faze us, to be honest. We have been to Majorca for the last five years and we have just got back from Euro Disney on the Eurostar. It all went smoothly, so we will call those practice runs.”
The family will initially stay with friends in Brisbane until Dave can find work and a house big enough for their brood.
Dave said: “What I have said to everyone is that I don't want any tears because this is a happy time. It's not a bereavement and no-one's died and nothing bad has happened. It is a happy time because it is a new life and a new opportunity for all of us.”