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Forum: The Barbie
Dec 8th 2019, 11:36 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Heard it from just about everyone we walked past in Wangaratta, was most disconcerting. No Strewths though.
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 8th 2019, 8:56 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

I don't say G'day even after 40 years here. You don't really hear it a lot around these parts at least. Could be the whole of Melbourne that uses the hi or hello greeting before G'day.
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 7th 2019, 9:44 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Ahh I imagine that could be something to do with trying to find as many words as possible that gave you that "French Pout" in your younger years MP ;)
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 4th 2019, 8:18 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: S..T Towns in Australia.

Hopefully no one on here has found themselves living in Port Pirie


Can't believe the over the top reactions to this spoof page. Some precious people out there.
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2019, 3:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: CBD OIL

According to Reddit, you can get it online and it's legal.


https://www.reddit.com/r/ausents/comments/cagpog/cbd_australia/
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 2nd 2019, 9:02 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Just tell them, looks like it's a full moan tonight :)

Got to say I'd probably struggle more in Queensland than anywhere else as well. Not sure how the very remote Perth and WA manages to seem...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 2nd 2019, 9:01 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Adelonians give it a half decent bash. Problem is some of them seem to have adopted the weirder UK traits as well.... more than their fair share. If anything out of the ordinary happens it happens...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 2nd 2019, 9:33 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Exactly and some Aussies do say it that way, although in Melbourne it's "Casstle"
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 2nd 2019, 8:28 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Yehp, couldn't believe Maroan when I first arrived. Victorians tend to pronounce that both ways, so you never know what your going to get. . However, here's the litmus... Pronounce "Castle" Tip...
Forum: Australia
Dec 1st 2019, 11:48 am
Replies: 6,963
Views: 510,785
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

Greenest year in ages down here, beautiful weather for gardening and the garden itself. Although only 15 Degrees tomorrow. It's raining once more and things are growing like crazy. Going to be...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 1st 2019, 6:26 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Got to add, I'm right on the edge of being 8 out of 10..... Right now I'd say I'm a 7 out of 10. Give it another 5 years and when I've done a few years of retirement here with total leisure,...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 1st 2019, 6:15 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By ozzieeagle

How "Australian" do you feel.

Thought I'd post a poll in relation to how Australian people feel. I'd say this question goes a lot deeper than it would first appear. For instance I've been here now for almost 2/3'rds of my life,...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 30th 2019, 7:23 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 77,846
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: The world of automation

If Autonomous does happen, Didi will likely make Google and Microsoft look like minnows..
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 28th 2019, 9:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: S..T Towns in Australia.

Yehp, thought that one was hilarious, most of it true as well. Hirsuite food-loving hipsters everywhere in this town.

Right I'm orf up the road to sit on a milk crate :)
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 28th 2019, 7:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By ozzieeagle

S..T Towns in Australia.

Seeing as this forum is so quiet lately, then maybe people thinking of coming here and doing research on this great brown burnt(ing) dusty soil eroded land should take time out to visit this page.
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Forum: The Barbie
Nov 28th 2019, 7:02 pm
Replies: 1,610
Views: 77,846
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: The world of automation

Plus Drones to that list. Although it has to be said, Point Cook where Gary Lives may well be one area where they do roll them out. It has the most parcel deliveries per head in Melbourne and the...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2019, 9:33 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: USA to AUS

Is that not like saying London and the South East though? Where London has 8.9 million whereas the London commuter belt AKA London and the South East has 14.9 million?

I'm referring primarily to...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2019, 4:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: USA to AUS

If your comparing Cities as opposed to Counties, then Sydney and Melbourne are both Larger by about 20pct now than LA in terms of Population at least. With Sydney and Melbourne both passing 5 Million...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 24th 2019, 3:38 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,701
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: Who else worries about great Britain despite having emigrated?

Got to add, I know for a fact that there are a hell of a lot of Irish Nurses here currently. They are the big wave of overseas Nurses at present and have been for the past 4 years or more. . They are...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2019, 8:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: Pay off National insurance ??

Currently, the cut-off point for income for the Aus Government pension for a single homeowner is 2046.80 per fortnight. Not 2200 AUD as stated above. For a couple who own their own home, that...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2019, 3:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: Pay off National insurance ??

Only pay it off if you considering retiring back to the UK. You do qualify for the full Australian State Pension as you have been in the workforce over 10 years here. Anything you pay off to the UK...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 19th 2019, 5:21 pm
Replies: 1,610
Views: 77,846
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: The world of automation

No Insurance on the Aus Post fleet either, accidents come out of their own coffers. I would imagine that's how all the manufacturers will go once driverless comes to the fore.

Bye-bye car...
Forum: Australia
Sep 25th 2019, 6:17 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,649
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: Personal UK Pension withdrawal

Finally finally finally, some positive news for me on this convoluted drawn-out red tape ridden over the top bleeding saga.

All I've had from the Willis group in Norwich is negativity about...
Forum: Australia
Sep 21st 2019, 9:28 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,303
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

For those having trouble understanding the assets tests limits and income limits for the Australian Gonvernment Pension..... Here is a calculator that sheds a pretty clear light on the situation.
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Forum: Australia
Sep 21st 2019, 8:07 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,303
Posted By ozzieeagle

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

Yes combine that with the fact that you can dip into ones super, (withdraw lumpsums etc) thus reducing your assets as you wish equates to a lot of flexbility on how one approaches the Pension System...
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