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Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2013, 10:11 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,294
Posted By derab

Re: what's so great about living in Melbourne?

The OP is in Freight forwarding, the majority of that work is at the Airport in Melbourne which has low house prices in the vicinity, especially when compared to Botany in Sydney. the real estate...
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2013, 12:27 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,294
Posted By derab

Re: what's so great about living in Melbourne?

So Sydney and Melbourne are more similar than I thought.
whodathunkit

My main problem with Sydney is that I used to be in the Freight forwarding game and Sydney came across as quite a corrupt...
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2013, 11:06 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,294
Posted By derab

Re: what's so great about living in Melbourne?

Personally, I wouldn't take Sydney if it was gift wrapped. I like my seasons.
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2013, 1:22 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,294
Posted By derab

Re: what's so great about living in Melbourne?

If you are willing to go into a Freight forwarder at $40-50K ish and work your way up, there are heaps of jobs in Melbourne. the Freight forwarders of all flavours are mostly near the Airport and the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2013, 2:01 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,556
Posted By derab

Re: Border Security TV show

The one time I arrived through Gatwick I had a dream of an arrival, I was on Easyjet from Amsterdam, went through the red channel which was empty, not even a customs officer there. They saw me from...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2013, 12:17 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,556
Posted By derab

Re: Border Security TV show

I keep a few of the UK Border security series on my PVR to show any bleeding hearts who say that Australia is too tough on the boat people.
In the UK, if they turn up illegally, they are immediately...
Forum: Australia
Mar 27th 2013, 2:52 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,798
Posted By derab

Re: Cheapest way to heat cold rental property?

Sorry Garry, couldn't resist
:getcoat:

BTW, I dont know of anyone who has bought a portable air conditioner unit and liked it. they are as noisy as and they require an exhaust vent out of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2013, 11:38 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,798
Posted By derab

Re: Cheapest way to heat cold rental property?

Garry, I would love it if you were my tenant, so you would be willing to install a reverse cycle air conditioner in the place you are renting, at your expense. you legend. :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2013, 7:22 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,798
Posted By derab

Re: Cheapest way to heat cold rental property?

Try putting rugs down on the tiles to insulate yourself from the floor.
If you are just running it for a couple of hours in the morning, I would suggest getting a portable cabinet LPG heater so you...
Forum: Australia
Mar 14th 2013, 12:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By derab

Re: Partner Struggling to find work...

I would agree that he should remove the visa section of the CV and just confirm that he is able to work in Australia when he is asked.

Also there is something I have always said, Find a job, then...
Forum: Australia
Feb 28th 2013, 12:04 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,561
Posted By derab

Re: Getting a mobile phone

I agree that Telstra are still not in the ball park unless you NEED 4G speeds, if you do then you have to decide your money/sense equation.
for us mere mortals, I have a plan that costs me $100 a...
Forum: Australia
Feb 24th 2013, 1:56 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By derab

Re: Please recommend a family car (two girls age 1 and 3) for $10 to $15K

An added bonus for some of the larger car owners is that a lot of them, in Victoria at least, are set up to run on both petrol and LPG. LPG is currently going for 60 cents per litre. The fuel...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2013, 6:08 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By derab

Re: Please recommend a family car (two girls age 1 and 3) for $10 to $15K

no luck there IMHO, Magnas are good cars when you service them at 15,000 km intervals and do the belts and plugs at 100,000 km. they are dirt cheap second hand mainly because they are not trendy....
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2013, 4:15 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By derab

Re: Please recommend a family car (two girls age 1 and 3) for $10 to $15K

Their problem was that every 3 months the media would run a story that Mitsubishi were pulling out of Australia, this meant that the fleet buyers kept away from the product. one self fulfilling...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2013, 1:33 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By derab

Re: Please recommend a family car (two girls age 1 and 3) for $10 to $15K

Unleaded standard petrol is $1.50/Litre here in Australia approximately, this is the two star equivalent which will run the larger engined cars. premium unleaded for your European 2 litre cars is...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2013, 12:49 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,446
Posted By derab

Re: Canberra

The way I think of it is that it's more like London is, you have the city of London, Westminster, Whitechapel, Mile end, Richmond, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Kensington .etc. etc. London itself is only...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2013, 12:33 am
Replies: 42
Views: 46,046
Posted By derab

Re: Best place in Australia to live with children?

I don't want to be too much of a wet blanket, but with the career streams, the low experience level and the expectation of walking into jobs which would support you to a reasonable level. The main...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 30th 2013, 9:27 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 5,539
Posted By derab

Re: Gillard announced Sept 14 election.

Well, Assange has indicated that he will run for Senate, I might stop hiding from the AEC and register. the down side of that is that I would have to vote outside the "preferred voting" system which...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2013, 9:00 am
Replies: 143
Views: 18,289
Posted By derab

Re: Giving up on Oz

With the "much more moderate, I meant that I find Melbourne to be very similar to Northern France or the Low countries for about 11 months of the year, However in January and February it gets into...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2013, 1:00 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 18,289
Posted By derab

Re: Giving up on Oz

Can I just add to the other Melbourne posts that a high percentage of the BE failure rate in Australia tends to be in the SE quarter of Queensland, lots of episodes of wanted down under bear this out...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2013, 11:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By derab

Re: Power Disconnected to Unit on Entry

Did you take an initial meter reading for your tenancy before flipping the switch? if so, relax and give your retailer that number as your start reading. its not like you are setting up a dodgy high...
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2013, 9:04 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 26,582
Posted By derab

Re: Meet in the middle-ish Holiday destinations betw Oz + UK? Ideas?

I dont know about Penang, but Langkawi has flights from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian and Air Asia) and Singapore (Silkair, part of Singapore Airlines) also I think you can get from Bangkok to Langkawi but...
Jan 13th 2013, 11:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By derab

Re: Landing card issue. Any advice greatly appreciated

IMHO.. hell yes. fronting up at Australia house will probably increase the chances about 10% or so as you can go the whole nine yards, in a suit, clean and fresh. not some impersonal application half...
Jan 13th 2013, 10:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By derab

Re: Landing card issue. Any advice greatly appreciated

Its a good thing as long as they said words to the effect "we are denying your application AT THIS TIME due to ........." :fingerscrossed:
Jan 13th 2013, 9:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By derab

Re: Landing card issue. Any advice greatly appreciated

There is usually a 3 year exclusion period when you are refused a visa so you should have a reasonable chance of getting a visitors visa, the 2008 refusal should have expired in 2011.
just make sure...
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