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Forum: The Barbie
Feb 18th 2022, 12:08 am
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Shark Attack Victim. RIP.

He was a fellow expat Brit as well. Ex Royal Air Force as I am.... https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/one-of-the-best-humans-shark-attack-victim-simon-nellist-remembered-20220218-p59xj9.html
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Forum: The Barbie
Sep 3rd 2021, 12:02 am
Replies: 284
Views: 14,597
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: The road to freedom

This was expected in the airline industry, hence why Qantas International flights as announced last week aren't slated to come back online until the 18th as things stand. Must have been some high up...
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2021, 9:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Transferring $ from the UK

https://community.ato.gov.au/t5/Tax/Tax-on-gifts-and-inheritances/ta-p/148318

Looks like no tax implications.....which was a surprise as I had $14k in mind.
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2021, 1:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Buying in Sydney - Anyone made the move from a semi rural place in the UK?

If you are looking for semi-rural, then the Camden and south area is probably the nearest you will find as a comparison. The drive into the CBD will be a minimum of 90 minutes in (normal) peak hour...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 18th 2021, 11:40 am
Replies: 284
Views: 14,597
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: The road to freedom

Right on cue. Must have heard me.....ATAGI decision on opening COVID vaccine rollout to 12- to 15-year-old children expected soon...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 18th 2021, 12:31 am
Replies: 284
Views: 14,597
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: The road to freedom

Before we start planning our freedom, what is the plan for vaccinating under 16's? Currently there isn't one that I am aware of and this cohort make up a large group that will be intermixing when...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 4th 2021, 1:59 am
Replies: 245
Views: 16,458
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Have you been jabbed?

The vaccine development wasn't rushed and is well within "normal" expected vaccine parameters as detailed here -...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 1st 2021, 4:20 am
Replies: 284
Views: 14,597
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: The road to freedom

I wouldn't bank on it. A lot of us who maintain the aircraft are currently unemployed or left the industry. An aircraft cannot fly unless a Licensed Engineer has certified the aircraft fit to fly and...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 27th 2021, 12:22 am
Replies: 328
Views: 18,977
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: "You vill take your AZ vaccine and you vill like it!!" Colonel Klink

Smokers - pay a high level of tax on their chosen purchase which could be argued covers any hospitalisation and medical costs required due to their actions.
Drivers - pay for Green Slips to cover...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 26th 2021, 2:35 am
Replies: 328
Views: 18,977
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: "You vill take your AZ vaccine and you vill like it!!" Colonel Klink

Agree in principle, but people have to realise that there could be consequences for their choices. For me, I think a date should be set for everyone to have been offered and accepted a vaccine (once...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 8th 2021, 4:35 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Tom Sawyer

England Euro '21 Final- FREE & LEGIT!

Damn!!!! Missed the semi final this morning as was not aware of this, but will be watching the final ...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 8th 2021, 2:57 am
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Mechanics - how to shift a stuck strut nut?

Try a nut splitter like one of these...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 3rd 2021, 6:13 am
Replies: 328
Views: 18,977
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: "You vill take your AZ vaccine and you vill like it!!" Colonel Klink

And from what I'm seeing when I did the weekly shop and in the press, it seems people are making decisions about what level of lockdown compliance they apply as well. Apparently reasonable crowds out...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 16th 2021, 7:15 am
Replies: 245
Views: 16,458
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Have you been jabbed?

Yes. Have had both doses since early April........and would urge everyone to do it (if no medical reason) so that I and a couple of hundred or thousand others can get back into the workforce when the...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 11th 2021, 1:17 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 91,665
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

They weren't enough to confine me to bed or anything, but certainly did not have the will to do much. Took the new mixed para/ibrufen tablets which helped. Temp was 37.2 degC, so not enough to class...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 11th 2021, 12:23 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 91,665
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

As some one who has been directly affected by the collapse in international travel, we should be, as the Government said they would do, get the vaccine rolled out ASAP. I am an aircraft engineer...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 17th 2020, 1:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: What would you put on your list of questions to ask a buyer's agent?

I would think it is more about what they ask you. If they don't ask what you want to get across as your priorities then to me they are not interested in finding you the right place, but more getting...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2020, 10:44 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: First time tax return - foreign income

When I came back, I declared the overseas earnings (wages) for the months July-October but they were not taxed here as tax had already been paid in the UK.
Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2020, 9:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Long Distance Train Travel -the Aussie version

I did the Ghan Alice to Adelaide years ago, can't remember a thing about it as got blind drunk on sparkling shiraz. Need to do it again to see what I missed!
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 19th 2020, 9:05 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 91,665
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Partner and Mother in Law currently in self isolation as they got back from overseas on Tuesday but no illnesses indicated, or anything in the family, and overall not that concerned by the virus as...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 23rd 2020, 8:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Seeing the same Rock Star decades and continents apart

Can't quite match you as my gigging days didn't start until the early-80's..........but going to see Alice Cooper again in a couple of weeks and that will be about 35-36 years between the Birmingham...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 12th 2020, 4:40 am
Replies: 328
Views: 30,407
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Australia's burning

You know what......I walked around a wind farm a in WA a couple of years ago. Didn't see one dead bird. Not saying it doesn't happen, just some actual context rather than conjecture.

Hows many...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 12th 2020, 3:13 am
Replies: 328
Views: 30,407
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Australia's burning

Snowy Hydro 2 maybe a Government backed initiative........the others are commercial decisions by the likes of AGL who are trying to make decisions on the back of lack of policy from the Federal side.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 11th 2020, 12:02 am
Replies: 328
Views: 30,407
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Australia's burning

Thing is though, China does at least have a plan. A few articles I have read over the past few weeks about the disinformation being put about by certain areas of the press, have predictions of...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 1st 2020, 1:12 am
Replies: 328
Views: 30,407
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Re: Australia's burning

I suggest that you get them to change their "news" sources as this is a line constantly put out by Rupert's Rags in particular. Get them to have a look at this https://greens.org.au/bushfires ...
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