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Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2016, 4:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,920
Posted By fromthetoon

Christmas on the Gold Coast 2016

Hi Folks,
If I remember correctly there used to be a Christmas get together held on the Gold Coast during June / July. If this is correct, I'm wondering what the details are if held again this year....
Forum: Australia
Aug 30th 2015, 5:21 am
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By fromthetoon

Thornlands Near Brisbane

Hi,

Were looking at moving to Thornlands from Toowoomba and just wondered whether anyone could provide us with their views on the area. It looks good at a glance for schools and general amenities...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2015, 10:34 am
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By fromthetoon

mortgages

Hi,
Not sure what my stars say at the moment but this month has been a month of finance!
Anyway, this would be more helpful for my sister and parents than me.
If my parents own a house valued at...
Forum: Australia
Jan 17th 2015, 7:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Returning to UK school from Aus

It's not just the catchment area that makes the difference, as we're in a great area, lovely school with almost no discipline problems. However, the teachers are so far behind in the methodology of...
Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2015, 7:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By fromthetoon

re: Paying your mortgage off quicker through Members Alliance!!

Thanks to you both and I think you are both correct.
Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2015, 9:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By fromthetoon

Paying your mortgage off quicker through Members Alliance!!

Hi,
I have just received a call from Members Alliance claiming that through tax benefits, they can show me how to dramatically reduced the length of time I can pay off my mortgage!
Obviously they...
Forum: Australia
Jan 13th 2015, 8:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Returning to UK school from Aus

When we came to Ozz, my eldest daughter started Grade 1. She came home in tears after her first day because the book the teacher gave her was well below her capability and she felt that she was being...
Forum: Australia
Jan 13th 2015, 8:11 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,900
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Ex British soldier looking to move to Australia

A mate of mine got over from the UK after leaving the Special Forces. I think he went to Adelaide and worked for the Australian army for a short while.
I came over at the age of 45 as my parents...
Forum: Australia
Jan 10th 2015, 8:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Transferring your pension from the UK

Thanks Otto, it sounds quite tricky or complicated.

I wondered if I should just leave it until I retire, then have it paid into my UK account each month. I could then transfer it over in bulk...
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2015, 10:01 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 14,034
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: BBC Wanted Down Under - Series 9

I don't believe you need to be a citizen for all public jobs but I could be wrong.

I wouldn't take too much notice about comparing prices in Ozz with those in the UK. I earn a great deal more...
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2015, 9:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Transferring your pension from the UK

That's interesting Otto.
This is the reply I received from Forth Capital when I explained that I would wait until I speak to a representative of my current pension scheme to see if they can make the...
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2015, 11:47 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 14,034
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: BBC Wanted Down Under - Series 9

Haha. Me too! I was asked some quite serious questions about my job in the UK and my son who I was leaving behind. I was asked to try and not look so serious! My reply was 'then stop asking serious...
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2015, 11:03 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 14,034
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: BBC Wanted Down Under - Series 9

I can empathise with you Garp. We were sent to Perth and in an informal conversation I had with the Director off the camera about the very unlikely prospect of my parents living with us (they already...
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2015, 10:29 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Transferring your pension from the UK

Thanks Bix for your reply. Your advice will be taken.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2015, 10:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By fromthetoon

Transferring your pension from the UK

Hi,
I am looking at transferring my UK pension over to Australia as I understand that from April 2015 I will be taxed on it when I start claiming.

I have a telephone call tomorrow from Forth...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2015, 10:46 am
Replies: 44
Views: 14,034
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: BBC Wanted Down Under - Series 9

Well said Pollyana. The BBC are very good with you during the filming period but they do get some facts wrong and they obviously do look for something to hook the audience.
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2015, 11:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Moving UK mortgage provider while still in Australia

Stick with your current provider and raise your rent.
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2015, 11:42 am
Replies: 44
Views: 14,034
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: BBC Wanted Down Under - Series 9

It can provide an opportunity to see the area you are hoping to move to and to hear what problems you may have once there. However, it is also nicely edited to gain viewer interest!
We used to look...
Forum: Australia
Sep 28th 2014, 1:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By fromthetoon

UK Transfer Pension

Hi,
Just wondering whether anyone can explain whether it's worth me transferring my UK pension over to Ozz. About 20 years of UK pension to bring over.
I understand that I will be taxed if I...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2014, 9:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Moving Inter-State

Thanks to you both. Sounds a little more expensive than I thought. I would imagine they charge you for driving through each state!
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2014, 12:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By fromthetoon

Moving Inter-State

Hi,
My parents are wanting to move from Melbourne to Toowoomba (QLD and about 2 hours inland from Brisbane). Can anyone suggest how they should do this (boat / container or van) and could you...
Forum: Australia
Jul 16th 2014, 10:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Are children's football coaches needed in Perth?

I can't tell you much about Perth but with a name like Brian Clough, I'd listen to him!
We have our own P/T soccer business in Toowoomba where we have maximum numbers, so we believe that soccer is...
Forum: Australia
Jul 16th 2014, 10:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Solar Panels

Thanks to you all.
My plan is to ask my parents to buy me some panels and plant an avocado tree!
Then sell the house and move back to Brisbane to keep warm - Any jobs going?;)
Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2014, 5:04 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By fromthetoon

Re: Solar Panels

Thank you all for your advice - much appreciated.
I suppose the next question would be ask whether I would get my money back if we were to sell the house in a year's time i.e. would it add that...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2014, 10:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By fromthetoon

Solar Panels

Hi,
We keep receiving these calls asking us to invest in solar panels. I understand the current return rate is 8c in QLD. Does this mean that if we have the Tariff 11 rate of 30c, we would only pay...
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