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Forum: Australia
Dec 5th 2011, 2:40 am
Replies: 304
Views: 39,162
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: LAFHA under threat

No, actually. Not eligible for PR until I've been here for 2 yrs, and only then if my co. will sponsor me for it I believe.
Found out about LAFHA after the fact, but as I think I clearly put...
Forum: Australia
Dec 5th 2011, 1:54 am
Replies: 304
Views: 39,162
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: LAFHA under threat

This is how I see it too
Also means about a 20% reduction in take home for me too.
And I could accept that if I was entitled to the same schooling, medical care and access to certain healthcare...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2011, 10:52 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Brisbane to Sydney drive

We did this recently journey recently - both ways.
Coming down - Brisbane to Byron, Byron to Nambucca, Nambucca to Sydney.
The stop offs were lovely - Byron is Fab, and Nambucca would be if it...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2011, 9:00 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,709
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: BBC iplayer

Aaah, a popular question.
Apparently it's to do with the IP address.
google 'expat shield' and install that software and it makes the iplayer think you're in the UK, so lets you watch.
Well it...
Forum: Australia
Aug 21st 2011, 11:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Woman's Meetup Hills/North West suburbs Sydney

Hi.

We're recent to the Hills (Rouse, specifically), and I'd be interested in meeting some more new friends.

Drop us a PM or post the when and where.

Sarah
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2011, 5:57 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,753
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: 457 visa and medicare

I've just got my 457, and used IMAN insurance - base level $163 per month.
Will probably cancel when we get there for medicare and/or discounted company insurance.
They have a tickbox for 'don't...
Forum: Australia
Jun 7th 2011, 10:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By daveandsarah

Packing up

Hello all.

We're packing the house up as we spk and my head's spinning.
Please someone tell me what I need to remember to take with us on the plane.
I'm dreading packing something in the...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2011, 10:06 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By daveandsarah

Scared now

Eek...

Visas granted, so it looks like we'll have to come now !!

Can everyone in Sydney Hills please sort out the current rubbish weather and the spiders - we'll be there by the end of June I...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2011, 3:14 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Tv sets in Australia

Power adaptability aside.
I also understand that they run on different broadcast systems, so they may not work anyway.
I know mine (LG LCD) doesn't have Australia as an option in the set up menu,...
Forum: Australia
May 10th 2011, 6:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Travel Insurance - One Way

I just got a quote from the post office and it was £143 !! Not what i'd call cheap.
Down Under insurance are quoting about £83 for comprehensive cover for about 3 weeks.
Any other options out there...
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2011, 3:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Private health insurance

Thanks - as a family we will be under those limits.

As regards this response -


as we're on a 457 visa - i'm not entirely sure what we can access thru the regular public health system. ????
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2011, 3:25 pm
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2011, 10:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Private health insurance

Apparently, we need to have some form of cover in place before the visa will be approved.
Just what i'm told...
Can you define 'high earner' as regards the Medicare levy ??

ta
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2011, 10:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: short term furnished in Sydney Hills

Thanks - appreciate it's not the best place to be looking for holiday rentals - very suburbia.
New job is in Bella Vista, so somewhere around there is best, plus need to get the 14 yr old into...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2011, 9:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By daveandsarah

Private health insurance

I know it will vary depending on the all the personal factors, but would welcome any recommendations on health insurance providers for my 457 visa ??

And is it LAHFA deductable, seeing as we have...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2011, 9:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By daveandsarah

short term furnished in Sydney Hills

Can anyone point me toward any holiday lets or furnished housing in Sydney Hills ??
'Domain' and 'realestate' have virtually nothing furnished, and can't find any 'holiday lets' in the area.
Any...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2011, 2:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,852
Posted By daveandsarah

Importing a fridge

Have seen 2 or 3 different points of view in various books from it being illegal to import a fridge to it being fine... most helpful !!

can anyone tell me either way ?? Or what hoops we may have...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2011, 1:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Schools in the Hills

Thanks - had a look at these 2 and at Castle Hill High, which seems to be a lot smaller in terms of no. of pupils.
Any opinions on any of these ?? Castle Hill High would be the nearest to the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2011, 11:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By daveandsarah

Schools in the Hills

Hi

Looking at a place in Castle Hill - can anyone offer advice on nice schools in the area please (for 14 yr old boy) - i'll look at public and private.
Or which website will give us the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 12th 2011, 10:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By daveandsarah

Banks and money transfer

With a plethora of options, any tips on best money agent and Aussie bank to use
Or anything I should avoid ?? (apart from the usual 'the rate's crap, don't do it now').

Ta
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2011, 9:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By daveandsarah

Sulky Teenager

Our 18 yr old can't make his mind up whether he wants to come with us or not (to Sydney Hills). He's just finished his course at college, has no job or anywhere to live or means of supporting...
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2011, 8:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Looks like we're coming to Sydney ...

Thanks for all of this.

Looks like i need to do a bit more reading on the visa front - NZ ones were quite easy !!

Edmontron - job should be quite secure - it's a major retailer, and they are...
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2011, 9:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By daveandsarah

Looks like we're coming to Sydney ...

Hello All

Well, after about 3 yrs trying to get a job in NZ, i've been looking in Oz for about 2 months and have been offered a job virtuallty straight away, so we're coming to you instead on a...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2010, 9:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: Any recommendations please?

How long are you doing the journey over ??
Tongariro (Mount Doom) and nearby mountains are great , but if your 2 are little, then probably not much to do. Taupo is really nice - boat ride on the...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2010, 10:31 am
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By daveandsarah

Re: What do we do now ??

Hi Browner
1. Coming to NZ because we like it. All the usual rose coloured spectacle reasons really, but not doing it eyes closed. Been, read the books, talked to people.
2. Wherever I can get a...
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