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Forum: Australia
Aug 18th 2008, 11:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Private or State schools

Hi

I agree, my 7 yar old goes to a great state primary. We lived in a nice area in the UK and the school she went to was a good one. Her school here is good if not better and she loves it. I...
Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2008, 10:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,483
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: No relocation package but salary $125k

Hi

My OH works for a large project Engineering company in Brisbane and they pay for everything ....... we didn't spend a penny to get here. 2 adults and 2 kids. Oh has since relocated 2...
Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2008, 10:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Parents and Grand Parents

Hi

If your the only relative in Oz then I beelive you have to have been here for at least 2 yrs before they could apply with you being their sponsor. Unless thye are filthy rich and ca pay their...
Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2008, 10:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Can someone explain the second home tax relief to me please?

Hi

I beleive that the first home buyers grant is exactly that and after you have purchased your first home any where is Oz then that's it, the 2nd purchase is a 2nd purchase and therefore you...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2008, 9:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 9,730
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: 457 visa and childcare tax rebate

Hi

Really try and get the LAFH allowance it makes a VERY big difference to your take home pay. :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Jan 30th 2008, 6:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Bayside area in Brisbane advice please

Hi

We're in Redland Bay, 2 kids 14 & 6 so one in the local high school Victoria Point State high School and one in Redland Bay State (primary/junior) I have to say we're very pleased with both...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2008, 12:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Is it me or are these rentals really cheap?!

Hi

I would really wait until you get here before deciding where to settle. Since being here we have visited places that looked and sounded soooo nice but when you get there it not quite what you...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2008, 10:01 am
Replies: 29
Views: 10,940
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Getting car credit on a 457 Visa

HI

OH got his car through the novated leasing and it works out really well, reduces tax and works out really well for us. He had no problem getting a car through this system and I've heard about...
Forum: Australia
Jan 13th 2008, 1:18 am
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: getting job offer before move

Hi

Follow this link on the jobs section on here.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=459619

job offers for plumbers.
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2008, 6:47 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,032
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Any Mods with Scooters in Brisbane Oz

Ha, seen plenty of oldies on scooters over here. They even have them made for 2, his and hers riding side by side. So you can ride well on into your golden age.:thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2008, 6:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: How hard is it to get a government job as a PR?

Hi

I do believe that they like you to be a citizen although my OH works with local councils and they employ plenty of overseas staff. Government maybe different though. I think one of the guys...
Forum: Australia
Dec 22nd 2007, 5:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: can i bring the tv ? or should i buy one in oz?

Hi

I'd bring it all the TV's and fridges the lot. Ours all work fine. Moving here is expensive as it is so why go selling your stuff in the uk for peanuts as you can't give stuff away nowadays...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2007, 10:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Buying virgin land on 457 Visa.. Do we need FIRB approval ?

Hi

great, at least I know what to do now. 2 days sounds good, we've heard stories of 21 days.

Cheers
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2007, 10:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Buying virgin land on 457 Visa.. Do we need FIRB approval ?

HI

Just wnat to double... bouble.... check this before ringing people or filling in forms. I' have recieved differing info on this one so here goes. We are here on a 457 temp long stay Visa, we...
Forum: Australia
Nov 13th 2007, 8:45 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,870
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Steve Irwin Day -15th Nov 07

I don't normally get involved in bun fights on here. But my grandparents god rest them used to say,

'If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all'

I don't think there is any...
Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2007, 10:38 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,541
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: 12 weeks in and feel negative

Hi

Think it right about the 3 month thing. I've been fine and then this week I've suddenly started to think about the UK, family and what I maybe missing. I've been great up to now and have a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 9th 2007, 6:56 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,148
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Will we manage in Oz

Hi

We're on a 457 in Brisbane. You are able to get an allowance called the 'Living away from home allowance' LAFHA for short. This is a calculation based on your rent per month and living...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2007, 12:44 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,154
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Son being bullied

Hi

We're in Redland Bay and my 6 yrs old daughter (sorry don't now how old your son is) goes to Redland Bay State School. My sister inlaw is a teacher here and so we were able to get inside info...
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2007, 7:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Refrigeration technicians

Hi

We have friends that are moving over in January, he is in refrideration although is now at management level. They really wanted to come to Brisbane but an offer came out of the blue to go to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2007, 11:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: shipping companys

PSS international, did a great job and were a decent price 20 ft container door to door Beds to Brisbane about £4200. One broken wine glass stem. Guys at this end even put up all the beds for me as...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2007, 11:11 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Build or buy? Should we test drive first the housing

HI

Friends are just about to move into a new build poperty, they said hat they would never do it again, hassle, hassle hassle. We looked into it but the land prices have gone up so much in the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2007, 12:19 am
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Buying a House on a 457 visa..Did you expereince any problems??

Hi Sarah

I was aware of the FIRB but its the waiting for the FIRB to approve the purchase that seems to be the problem. Sellers don't want to wait to see if we get approval. It may not be a...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2007, 12:13 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Re: Are Engineers really in demand??

Hi

We visited one of the mining towns last year, Blackwater. Husband is in the water industry and they needed someone to run the water distribution system. They flew us up there, don't get me...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2007, 12:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By smoggieswilltravel

Buying a House on a 457 visa..Did you expereince any problems??

Hi

We're hoping to buy a house end of Feb 08, we are currently on a 457 visa with PR visa application lodged (but it could take a while).

We are aware that we would have to ask premision to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2007, 11:52 pm
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