Thanks Rereser - all working now for google.com.au
I have also followed your other advice:
"set homepage or shortcut to this.
and for the correct search plugin go here.
search for ... Google (no JS) (google.com) by Dmitry Alexandrov
make this the default.
temp allow the above page for the plugin to install.
this will also remove "&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial" from the end of the search url's."
And I found a no JS for google.com.au in the mycroftproject page you mentioned.
Thanks to all that helped. Google search & it's other tentacles are back in it's box!