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Forum: Australia
Sep 22nd 2008, 4:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By GLR

Re: Foreign Exchange Hedging

Hi Mark

Thanks for your thoughts on this. My problem is that I don't want to physically transfer the currency whereas under your example above if I exercise the option then I have to physically...
Forum: Australia
Sep 19th 2008, 3:38 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By GLR

Re: Foreign Exchange Hedging

Thanks for all the advice and comments. My original post probably didn't make my situation too clear but Goatherder has hit the nail on the head here.

To summarise:
- My salary is fixed in GBP -...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2008, 4:40 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By GLR

Foreign Exchange Hedging

Given that the pound is finally fighting back against the Aussie dollar I was thinking of entering into some forex hedges.

My situation is that my salary is fixed in GBP but paid in AUD at an...
Forum: Australia
Sep 7th 2007, 12:29 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,817
Posted By GLR

Re: Using British passport after obtaining australian citizenship

Hi Renth & Moneypen

After your warnings about using the old passport, I decided to call the citizenship and passport offices. I've arranged an appointment to lodge my passport application two days...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2007, 11:46 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,817
Posted By GLR

Using British passport after obtaining australian citizenship

I hope someone can help with a question that I just can't find the answer to from searching the archives.

I have my Australian citizenship ceremony in mid Sept and I understand that I then...
Apr 6th 2007, 11:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By GLR

Re: PR returning to Aus from UK

Quote:
Originally Posted by GLR
I know that UK passport holders visiting Australia on holiday visas need to have more than 6 months remaining to be allowed entry to Oz.




That...
Apr 5th 2007, 6:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By GLR

PR returning to Aus from UK

Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find the same situation in my searches.

We're Permanent Residents who are currently on holiday back in the UK. We've just realised that my...
Forum: Australia
Mar 8th 2007, 12:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By GLR

Re: Transfering Pensions to Oz- HELP

A very useful post Alex. The only additions I would make are:

1. You're quite right that a number of funds on the HMRC QROPS list are not actually ready yet to receive transfers. Care Super is...
Forum: Australia
Feb 14th 2007, 4:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By GLR

Re: Brisbane - Accountant / Tax & Super specialist

I use Fell Eales McGarry in West End (close to South Bank and the Bris CBD).

They're not as cheap as the tax only specialists such as HR Block but they do know some of the expat issues - mostly...
Forum: Australia
Feb 13th 2007, 2:29 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,145
Posted By GLR

Re: Where to stay in Brisbane????

You could try:

Brisbane Cottages http://www.brisbanecottages.com.au
They offer fully furnished houses on short term rents in the inner suburbs(though the website is currently down)

or
...
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2006, 3:53 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,049
Posted By GLR

Re: QROPS Approved Superannuation Funds Identified

I compared Virgin with Care Super as both are QROPs registered.

I found that for my size of fund and investment choice Care Super was cheaper I.e 0.57% fee on the balanced option compared to 1%...
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2006, 3:45 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By GLR

Re: Brisbane Suburbs

Hi Emma

Throw a stick in Bulimba Park and you'll hit three Poms. It has a village feel (unlike most of Brisbane) so I guess us Brits feel at home there.

The advantages are that it's close to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2006, 1:05 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,049
Posted By GLR

Re: QROPS Approved Superannuation Funds Identified

My Industry Super fund (Sunsuper) is not on the QROPS list so I'm considering setting up another Super with a QROPS reg'd fund (probably Virgin).

Once the value is in Virgin, I'd then prefer to...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 1st 2006, 11:15 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,149
Posted By GLR

Forum: The Barbie
May 15th 2006, 11:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By GLR

Re: Marching on together

I don't think the Play-Off final is on satellite here. I checked the foxtel guide and there's no sign of it.

I also saw an article saying that last year a West Ham fan in Sydney bought the...
Forum: The Barbie
May 8th 2006, 10:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By GLR

Re: Leeds Spoiler...... Done erm ;)

Well you made the playoffs but was it worth it?.... ;-)

GLR
(Brisbane Hornet)
Forum: The Barbie
May 8th 2006, 10:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By GLR

Dreamworld discount vouchers

I'm taking my daughters and friends to Dreamworld on Saturday for a birthday treat.

On the last two occasions that I've visited Dreamworld, I've used Adults at Kids price discount vouchers but I...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2006, 4:27 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,144
Posted By GLR

Re: Moving To Brisbane

Re. Kangaroo Point apartments - we stayed there when first arriving:

plus points:
- the 3.5 star rooms are clean and modern.
- two swimming pools
- easy to book over the internet from UK
-...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2006, 3:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By GLR

Re: Football

It may just be in my part of Brisbane but I see more soccer clubs for young kids than AFL or NRL clubs. Bulimba park on a Saturday is full of hundreds of kids being coached football. They may all...
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2006, 11:05 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By GLR

Re: Best Pizza in Brisbane

The Tomato Brothers chain of restaurants have a good "gourmet" pizza and pasta menu. They're in Bulimba, Camp Hill and elsewhere in Brisbane.
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2006, 11:02 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,470
Posted By GLR

Re: Spiders aarghhh!

Like anything in life, you just get used to it.

Trust me, you'll find the ants more annoying than the spiders. You'll look back 12 months after arriving and laugh about how worried you were about...
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2006, 4:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By GLR

Re: Brisbane conveyancing firm -appalling service

Hi Hel

We're looking to buy a property and so I'm currently weighing up the options before appointing a solicitor.

Does anyone out there have a Brisbane based solicitor that they can recommend....
Forum: Australia
Dec 21st 2005, 10:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,303
Posted By GLR

Re: Citizenship Change Unlikely before 1 July 2006

The strapline on the Australian Citizenship webpage proudly proclaims,
"There's never been a better time to become an Australian Citizen"

Perhaps they should add, "but give it another year..."...
Forum: Australia
Dec 20th 2005, 5:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By GLR

Re: UK Sunday Times in Brisbane?

Hi TT

I'm not sure that the newspaper direct service is exactly what I'm looking for.

I saw a copy of The Times in GPO News today from that service and what they do is to print out a copy of...
Forum: Australia
Dec 20th 2005, 3:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By GLR

UK Sunday Times in Brisbane?

Though the Saturday Courier-Mail and the Weekend Australian are decent-ish substitutes, we still miss reading the Sunday Times.

Does anyone know anywhere in Brisbane where you can buy the full...
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