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Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2018, 10:16 am
Replies: 26
Views: 10,049
Posted By Banksia

Re: Renewing UK passport - dual citizenship

The government has a "digital by Default" policy in dealing with citizens. Has anyone enquired as to whether digital photographs of the relevant passport pages are acceptable? These days everyone has...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2012, 3:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By Banksia

Re: Advice wanted! Moving from UK to Aus

"If you are not living in Sydney, you are just camping out." — P. J. Keating but it is filling fast. Melbourne is allegedly growing faster than Sydney but Sydney folk no longer care...we have enough...
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2011, 6:37 am
Replies: 2,449
Views: 237,564
Posted By Banksia

Re: Anyone Quitting Aus due to High Cost of Living

One can always return to or stay in the UK where public money (your taxes) is spent so productively http://goo.gl/Z1B22
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2011, 2:43 am
Replies: 209
Views: 16,750
Posted By Banksia

Re: Qantas...hmmmm....

And in dollar terms airline fares have barely increased for decades while increasing amounts of the ticket price are consumed by greedy taxes and charges. Check them out when next getting a quote for...
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2011, 2:37 am
Replies: 209
Views: 16,750
Posted By Banksia

Re: Qantas is grounding all flights.

Not really. Apparently he has taken pay cuts over the last two years and is earning less than he was at JetStar and less than the Virgin CEO gets and less per hour than A380 pilots.

Tell, or at...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2011, 9:22 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,550
Posted By Banksia

Re: Travelling to UK with a native spouse from Oz.

A few years ago, we returned to Britain from France by car after a two week holiday. The occupants of the car were three British passport holders and me, with an unexpired "Leave to Remain" stamp in...
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 24th 2010, 8:28 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 8,929
Posted By Banksia

Re: Is this racist, Americans think it is, but why?

So those things didn't happen? Let's not see the coffins of our own dead and we can pretend wars have no consequences. As in Fawlty Towers: "Don't mention the war."

The implication of your answers...
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 24th 2010, 7:44 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 8,929
Posted By Banksia

Re: Is this racist, Americans think it is, but why?

Do people have a right to be offended when a strong nation marches its troops into a weak nation because there are unfounded stories about the weak nation's desires against the strong nation? And...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 1:08 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 22,527
Posted By Banksia

Re: Why Australia is Expensive?

Or bucket loads of mangoes, pineapple or stone fruit from Stanthorpe. And the grapes!!!
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 1:00 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 22,527
Posted By Banksia

Re: Why Australia is Expensive?

A bit like Dale Kerrigan?
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 12:49 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 22,527
Posted By Banksia

Re: Why Australia is Expensive?

AND the rest of the world.
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 12:47 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 22,527
Posted By Banksia

Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 12:40 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 22,527
Posted By Banksia

Re: Why Australia is Expensive?

Is there more competition if you have a large number of small players in the market or two big ones, who enjoy pretty major benefits of scale and go head to toe with specials every week?

Besides...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 12:36 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 22,527
Posted By Banksia

Re: Why Australia is Expensive?

Too many Brits coming here which results in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_supply_and_demand
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 24th 2010, 12:25 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By Banksia

Re: Vitamin D deficiency among UK children.

Is it a conspiracy to get muslims to get their gear off?
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 24th 2010, 12:23 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By Banksia

Re: Expat baiting.

As in: "too many spiders"? or "too hot"? on "No M & S"?
Jan 24th 2010, 12:20 pm
Replies: 395
Views: 16,417
Posted By Banksia

Re: “Just say no to government run.............

That's what everyone keep saying.

Bottom line is the nation, like many of its citizens, has been consuming more than it has been earning. So even if no new programs are introduced, an accounting...
Forum: Germany
Jan 24th 2010, 12:09 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 53,651
Posted By Banksia

Re: if you had a choice, germany, canada or australia

I think you will find the over 40 thing universal. People hiring people don't want people who have more experience than them.

There is debate about raising the retirement age but they will first...
Forum: Germany
Jan 24th 2010, 11:58 am
Replies: 102
Views: 53,651
Posted By Banksia

Re: if you had a choice, germany, canada or australia

Australia is broadening its horizons lately and there are more.... shall we say "people from closer countries"? And while there are lots of New Zealanders, I don't mean them...or Tasmanians.
Forum: Germany
Jan 24th 2010, 11:48 am
Replies: 102
Views: 53,651
Posted By Banksia

Re: if you had a choice, germany, canada or australia

Are spiders really that much of an issue? I go for minutes and not see one. Possums make a bigger impact and they rarely get a mention.

And some folk suffer from cockatoos and brush turkeys. Then...
Jan 24th 2010, 10:28 am
Replies: 395
Views: 16,417
Posted By Banksia

Re: “Just say no to government run.............

And why wouldn't the clients pay for their cover, that's hardly a radical thought. After all it would be better cover and, if compulsory as it should be, subsidised by the healthy, including those...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2010, 9:11 am
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Banksia

Re: Australia Day, Icons, Migration, Refugees, Tolerance, Flag, Southern Cross

How about: "Discuss"

"Compare and contrast" is a little trickier given the way the preamble was drafted. But I feel for balkanghost’s concern.

With a media desperate to find relevance, usually...
Forum: USA
Jan 24th 2010, 8:54 am
Replies: 63
Views: 6,562
Posted By Banksia

Re: Another Pat wanting to live the american dream.

At least she got the Europe bit right. Sort of. She didn't happen to compliment you on your grasp of the language?
Jan 24th 2010, 8:45 am
Replies: 395
Views: 16,417
Posted By Banksia

Re: “Just say no to government run.............

It was not always thus, but I don't see what difference it makes other than to confuse the customers. It has been added and subtracted all along the chain of production to sale.

Either way it...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 24th 2010, 8:38 am
Replies: 470
Views: 23,234
Posted By Banksia

Re: Sick of everyone calling Australia racist.

John Howard used the Apology issue as a wedging tool... was it because some aborigines famously turned their backs on him? So it became an issue in itself as another example where he gave the finger...
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