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Forum: Australia
Sep 21st 2015, 7:18 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 22,235
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Moving to Brisbane - the good and bad

William your wage may seem way higher, but plan on your outgoings being 2.5 times as much in dollars as it is in pounds before using that as an excuse to come.

If you do move to The Gap and are...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2015, 11:51 am
Replies: 83
Views: 22,235
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Moving to Brisbane - the good and bad

Me and the family lived in The Gap for 2 years having moved across from Glasgow, we left in 2013 due to the downturn in the industry I work in.

Good Points - things I miss
Weather
Near Gold...
Forum: Australia
Feb 25th 2015, 8:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Pump salary into superannuation?

Resoundingly no. Because of the 35% tax when you withdraw you'll end up paying more tax overall.

oops just seen it's gone up to 38% from this year, definitely not worth it.
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2015, 10:42 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 9,329
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Civil Engineering Job Market in Australia

I'm contracting on Crossrail now and earning the same in pounds as I earned in dollars in Brisbane 2 years ago, albeit that was permanent.

There are nowhere near enough staff in the UK to do all...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2014, 8:36 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 9,329
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Civil Engineering Job Market in Australia

More jobs and more money in the UK.
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 28th 2014, 6:03 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,722
Posted By bingobob777

Re: SERIOUSLY BIG STORM HITTING BRISBANE!!!

Yikes, cracking photo from Mt Coot-Tha
Forum: Australia
Oct 23rd 2014, 8:08 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 24,698
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Brisbane heat hell

Just shows how everyone is different.

The only thing I miss from my 2 years in Brisbane is the weather. Everything else just fades into bland obscurity
Forum: Australia
Dec 17th 2013, 8:32 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Australia 'to be an energy superpower’ by mid 2017

USA, Saudi Arabia and Iran already are energy superpowers.

those 3 are crapholes.

Is that the point you're trying to make?
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2013, 11:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Schooling in QLD.

I went through all this 3 years ago. For primary in particular all you need to do is pick the right state school. Primary schools in Rainworth, Bardon, Ashgrove, Ascot and a couple of others all get...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2013, 9:25 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6,694
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Cutting back on FIFO jobs

I'm contracting now back in the UK and making more pounds than I was dollars in Brisbane.

Simply not enough people for the rail market, which is good financially, but bad stress wise as a large...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2013, 8:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,016
Posted By bingobob777

Re: rush hour commute times - Brisbane and the suburbs

Waterworks Road has a bus lane, which also allows cars with multiple occupants to use it. The bus is quicker than driving on your own, especially in the morning.

If you're on the 385 Bus Route the...
Forum: Australia
Sep 21st 2013, 5:06 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 12,525
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Brisbane - Good/Bad/Ugly, suburbs and commute to CBD?

Ashgrove.

Commute to beachs is about 1hr 15mins at weekend
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 19th 2013, 9:27 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,302
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Anyone into Breaking Bad?

Episode 14 was ****** amazing, possibly the best yet.

Can't wait to see how it pans out, something good has to come out of all this for Jesse (I hope)!
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2013, 3:29 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 14,917
Posted By bingobob777

Re: 457s will have to pay for their kids education in WA.....

Since LAFHA was removed the Australia economy has gone down the shitter

coincidence?

This'll make it worse and instead of skilled Europeans and Americans doing the vital jobs on a 457 for a few...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 1st 2013, 10:44 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,856
Posted By bingobob777

Re: How would you feel if you got this email 2

You couldn't get a bunch of Nazi mates and walk down the street chanting "Kill Jews" could you?

In Scotland you can get arrested for singing sectarian songs about The Pope.

So the right to...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 1st 2013, 10:40 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,856
Posted By bingobob777

Re: How would you feel if you got this email 2

Stupid twats. I'd rather go to the hellfire than have to walk about in a tent all the time and not be able to drink wine :lol:

Th
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2013, 9:51 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,995
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Aussie Housing Market Snapshot

so do crisps. Invest in Salt n Shake, never penny sweeties though, always a bad, bad investment
Forum: Australia
Jun 29th 2013, 7:12 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,509
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Scotland to Brisbane!?

Nope tax benefits were withdrawn October last year.

All depends where you want to live and in want kind of house.

My rent was $4k a month, that was in a good suburb of Brisbane for a nice 4 bed...
Forum: Australia
Jun 29th 2013, 7:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Super Pay Out

I had to get them to cancel my visa myself.
Forum: Australia
Jun 28th 2013, 9:13 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,509
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Scotland to Brisbane!?

I went in Feb 2011 all expenses paid for a salary of 150k (plus I got 40% of my salary tax free with 457 benefits). After 6 months we still decided my wife needed to work.

All depends what you...
Forum: Australia
Jun 27th 2013, 11:35 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,253
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Rail jobs

Had a great experience, the downturn just meant leaving a few months earlier. had offers of a job in Sydney but wasn't interested. It's a tough choice, I got a sponsored 457 and they paid for all my...
Forum: Australia
Jun 27th 2013, 10:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Super Pay Out

Not if it's more than 5k. It's that much hassle I've done **** all about it for 4 months.

quote

Since your benefit is more than $5,000.00, you will need to provide us a written statement from...
Forum: Australia
Jun 27th 2013, 10:16 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,253
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Rail jobs

Paddy, I left Network Rail in Glasgow in Feb 2011 and moved to Brisbane. Unfortunately the rail market in QLD and WA took a real dive late 2012. I left and came back to the UK, more money and more...
Forum: Australia
Jun 25th 2013, 11:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Super Pay Out

If it's more than 5k expect it to take a while as you'll need to fill out a load of forms etc etc etc
Forum: The Barbie
May 22nd 2013, 10:19 pm
Replies: 328
Views: 22,251
Posted By bingobob777

Re: Soldier hacked to death in London

2 nutters hack somebody to death and the PM is flying back to consider raising the Terrorist Threat Level to serious.

What a ****** joke. Shocking incident, but I'm more likely to get killed by...
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