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Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2017, 11:45 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By neil248

Re: Can Anyone Reccomend An Internet Provider For Varsity Lakes - Gold Coast

My ex wife had exactly the same problem in Varsity. Telstra may be your only option, she joined the queue until a port was available. Once you have that you may find the internet is still extremely...
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2015, 9:15 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,021
Posted By neil248

Re: Speeding tickets in QLD - car owner in NSW (and away for looong time)

Hope the rego does not expire while they are away, the courts love that one.
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2015, 10:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By neil248

Re: Somerset College: feedback wanted

Hi, I am not politically correct so please take what I write with a pinch of salt and can only give our experience as I see it. We are working class and had no intention of private schools etc when...
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2015, 7:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By neil248

Re: Somerset College: feedback wanted

Where the rich kids go so good for your children's social networking and great facilities on a large campus. My own daughter goes to QAHS sister school to QASMT which definitely captures private...
Forum: Australia
Feb 25th 2014, 7:55 am
Replies: 88
Views: 9,073
Posted By neil248

Re: UK High Schools or Australian High Schools

Very interesting, I would have thought it better to have you child in a class of like minded peers and have a quality experience at school rather than be a so called big fish amongst a bunch of...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2014, 7:58 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 9,073
Posted By neil248

Re: UK High Schools or Australian High Schools

As someone else has said if your child is above average ability or in qld you just want them to read and write you will certainly be considering private education which knocks quite a hole in your...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2014, 3:42 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,711
Posted By neil248

Re: Public Education, Healthcare, and Safety

Find out how many teachers at your local state school send their own children to private schools. That may give you an idea of the state system.
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2014, 11:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 10,496
Posted By neil248

Re: moving to australia as a driving instructor

LOL had to laugh, driving instructors, there can't be any here.

Seriously it would save lives if Australia imported a few UK driving instructors.
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2014, 10:55 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,085
Posted By neil248

Re: Medic on the Gold Coast -HELP!!!

Do a physical job in 35 degrees on a humid day without issues. Apart from hail wrecking your car the climate is perfect for humans.

The Gold Coast is so diverse it can be as boisterous as you want...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2013, 8:18 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By neil248

Re: Schooling in QLD.

But Hey this is QLD, always with a surprise and the government provides The Queensland Academies, state schools but not quite as you know it so there is hope if your kid wants to learn.
Forum: Australia
Dec 1st 2013, 12:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By neil248

Re: families splitting up in oz

what a thread, this has happened to us after being here 7 years. Still think moving here was the best thing we did. We are citizens and this is now home and being in Australia has not had anything to...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2013, 9:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By neil248

Re: Schooling in QLD.

Why would 35% of children end up in private education, actually it's not rocket science to work out why.

The head teacher and governors can control what goes on in their school and the parents...
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2013, 8:07 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By neil248

Re: Schooling in QLD.

It will be luck of the draw, don't be surprised if you find an overwhelming desire to get your child out of the state system.
Forum: Australia
Aug 13th 2013, 8:41 am
Replies: 55
Views: 7,571
Posted By neil248

Re: Goldcoast!!

My thoughts exactly as I pressed the submit reply button :)
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2013, 9:14 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 7,571
Posted By neil248

Re: Goldcoast!!

What locals, the type who have nothing better to do than write to the Bulletin!

The bulletin features the same tattooed idiots making their court appearances over and over.

What stats, the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2013, 11:21 am
Replies: 55
Views: 7,571
Posted By neil248

Re: Goldcoast!!

You also have to bear in mind that the Gold Coast is in Queensland so when the court bans you from driving you simply go back to where you parked your car for your court appearance and drive home!
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2013, 11:13 am
Replies: 55
Views: 7,571
Posted By neil248

Re: Goldcoast!!

So there are around 550,000 residents and none of them work on the Gold Coast.
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2013, 11:02 am
Replies: 55
Views: 7,571
Posted By neil248

Re: Goldcoast!!

Robina seems to be unfairly targeted because of a couple of high profile incidents which could happen anywhere. Drive around the area, Mudgeeraba etc on a weekend and every playing field is full of...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2013, 9:22 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 7,571
Posted By neil248

Re: Goldcoast!!

What Steve'o said. We have big white van that has not been touched in 6 years here, most of that in Nerang. Back home it would have been "done" several times in that period if left outside.
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2013, 10:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By neil248

Re: Australian Sarah Palin

Scary thought is if she is a citizen she is eligible for jury service.
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2013, 8:56 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By neil248

Re: gold coast industry

Not many minutes from that one and youve got the hinterland acreage, all pretty sleazy stuff
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2013, 8:32 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By neil248

Re: gold coast industry

We live in a very different Gold Coast to you.,
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2013, 8:24 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By neil248

Re: gold coast industry

Talk to anyone who actually lives here who previously lived in a large British city about crime on the Gold Coast and they will laugh in your face. Around 600,000 people live here so there are plenty...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2013, 9:13 am
Replies: 60
Views: 7,326
Posted By neil248

Re: Cost of Living in Australia

Have noticed with Bogans and the 4 litre car that $5 goes in the tank, the remaing $40 on red Bull and ciggies so the 1 km to the Supermarket would use a fair proportion of available fuel.

The...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2013, 8:57 am
Replies: 60
Views: 7,326
Posted By neil248

Re: Cost of Living in Australia

Even housos would be considered middle class by world standards with a free commodore, nice lowset etc, the cost of living is not high with cars, white goods etc cheaper in real terms than they have...
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