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Forum: Australia
Sep 27th 2013, 3:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,098
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Any Drafting Roles Going

Nope, openplant was the replacement for plantspace. I've never heard of an EPC using openplant, some still use plantspace though. Autoplant is the primary plant design tool in use in Canada and is...
Forum: Australia
Sep 26th 2013, 8:23 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,098
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Any Drafting Roles Going

Bentley still do with Autoplant, other than that PDMS is gaining ground as the primary plant design package over PDS. Intergraph released Smartplant which was going to change everything but it's too...
Forum: Australia
Jul 4th 2013, 1:08 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,052
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Gorgon Project Update

Engineering in Perth feels like London 10 years ago where things got a bit pricey and everything that could be done overseas was. In that time London (and Aberdeen) have gone full swing around as...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2013, 4:48 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,645
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: What's becoming of the Aussies?

The supposed sexism present in Australian politics has its origins from the Labor spin dept and not reality. Screaming misogyny is a diversion tactic to bad judgement and bad policy decisions.
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 8th 2013, 12:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Interesting piece about mining finance in WA

Like South Africa and Mongolia then. Rio/Anglo not having such a good time in these places. If the dollar keeps falling Au will become more and more attractive again, particularly if there's a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 8th 2013, 12:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Interesting piece about mining finance in WA

Yeah whilst the mining construction is winding down there is still demand for the ore so the big players will still make a buck given the scale of their output. It's very tough working in engineering...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2013, 12:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Advice Please =] - Moving to Perth.

What line of business do you recruit for? Perth's going through a massive cutback in mining construction and the bottom has dropped out of the engineering and mining services market. All the...
Forum: The Barbie
May 27th 2013, 4:11 am
Replies: 226
Views: 13,471
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Pitbulls should be banned.

They weren't pit bulls, they were American Staffys. As happens in almost all dog attack cases it's the owner, not the dogs. The owners were fined previously for not having the dogs registered. Why...
Forum: Australia
May 10th 2013, 4:19 am
Replies: 99
Views: 9,915
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Why are we paying for private health insurance?

Depends which provider and which state as to what you'll get out. Pay more in, get more out. There are certain private insurers that you should not touch with a barge poll (one well known one located...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 9th 2013, 6:16 am
Replies: 465
Views: 29,618
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Margaret Thatcher is dead

Scargill kept the miners on strike, he was just as much to blame as Thatcher. She offered a truce and he rejected it. He even admitted as much in a Guardian article a few years ago yet the miners...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 9th 2013, 4:42 am
Replies: 465
Views: 29,618
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Margaret Thatcher is dead

If you count Glasgow and Brixton most of Britain then yes. The silent majority (who elected her and her government three times) will no doubt be either indifferent or offering their condolances. The...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 14th 2013, 7:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Posh Perth Foodies

Could try the Burswood as well with Nobu, Modo Mio, and a heap of other top class restaurants. It's not the same place it was a couple of years ago, really is quite a nice place these days
Forum: Australia
Mar 11th 2013, 1:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Electrical work in mining towns

Once you're licensed you'd need to find the work - best off trying the big contractors to see what they've got going like Leightons, Downer, Thiess, Monodelphous to name a few.
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 8th 2013, 3:19 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,868
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Australian Beer is Just Too Goddam Expensive

It's an automatic fail everytime you convert to pounds. Anyone who actually lives here should never use the conversion, especially at the moment. The way things are going by next week it will be...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 14th 2013, 6:16 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,398
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: The C word

A big word for a big situation, used any other way is either not necessary or going to start a fight. Never to be used in front of a lady although i've heard it spoken by plenty.
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 12th 2013, 12:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Mechanical draftsman jobs

Has he got oil & gas experience? Loads of work for pipers, otherwise the mining and infrastructure side of things may well pick up again soon. What sort of experience has he got? PM me.
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 9th 2013, 10:57 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: how much for a haircut?

$20 but know where I can get a bad on for $10. Along the haircut lines one observation i've made about Australians in general is that they don't seem to go bald quite so much as the British, is there...
Forum: Australia
Jan 10th 2013, 1:32 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,666
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Brain Picking - where would you buy in Perth?

Along with Darwin it's just about the only major city in Australia with house prices moving in a postive direction though? Rents can also be postivly geared in some areas, I think from 2010-winter...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2013, 2:08 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,666
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Brain Picking - where would you buy in Perth?

If you're looking for near CBD with affordable housing then look at Yokine, Dianella, Inglewood, Osborne Park. They're all up and coming (Yokine/Inglewood already are suburbs with a previous dodgy...
Forum: Australia
Dec 11th 2012, 3:06 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Legal Advice on LAFHA Changes

I understand what you say but as a previous 457 holder I think all you guys are angry at the wrong people. The government and ATO always reserved a right to withdraw the LAFHA at any time. You guys...
Forum: Australia
Dec 7th 2012, 3:17 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Legal Advice on LAFHA Changes

May as well save your $100 and go to the pub. LAFHA has always been a perk and could be withdrawn at any time.
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2012, 3:11 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Fairly young & single guy moving to perth

Stay in a backpackers for a while, you'll have loads of people to socialise with, plenty are located in the CBD, Malaga isn't far although you'll need a car. I spent 6 months at Coolabah lodge in...
Forum: Australia
Nov 14th 2012, 3:38 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,983
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Negative Gearing - Purpose of loan

Depends where you are, if she was in Perth or Sydney for example she may be onto a winner, not so if in Melbourne. Also the tax issue really comes into play when you can down a tax bracket on the...
Forum: Australia
Nov 14th 2012, 2:07 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,983
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Negative Gearing - Purpose of loan

It's pretty common to have an investment property not for the investment in the property iteself, but for the reduction in tax you pay.
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2012, 7:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By jimbo_d

Re: Geo jobs in Perth?

Go for it on a WHV, worst thing that can happen is you can't find work and go work in a pub. There's a big shakedown in mining at the moment, doesn't mean the end of the world though
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