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Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2008, 1:20 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,876
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: I got flashed by a police Vito van BUT from the front

So they can fine you of course!:D

Not the first time I have heard of this. Seems to be another nice little earner of the police. Have a friend who got caught in Cairns by our nice boys in blue...
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2008, 12:55 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,876
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: I got flashed by a police Vito van BUT from the front

The other day I approached a speed camera van on the side of the Sunshine Motorway near Mooloolaba. Thankfully I was not speeding but as I passed I happened to notice he had his sign "speed camera in...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2008, 12:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Lifetime Health Cover Loading 2-70%!

You have 1 year from arriving (being resident) in the country to take out private health insurance to avoid paying the loading. You need to get a statement of eligibility for medicare (from a...
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2008, 8:42 am
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Sunshine Coast Wildlife

For Kangaroos you will see plenty at Sippy Downs in the grounds of the Sunshine University.
For Dolphins try Tin Can Bay.
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2007, 7:00 am
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Bosshogg

Christmas Day - Oz style

Hi Everyone

The big day is almost upon us and for us it is our first one in Australia. Wanted to know what everyone is doing regarding food and activities on the day. We have a rough idea of what...
Forum: Australia
Dec 17th 2007, 8:23 am
Replies: 38
Views: 6,042
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Can anyone recommend a house builder for Queensland?

We've just moved into our Grandview Home. It's beautiful. They have show homes up in Peregian Springs and also at Kawana.
Forum: Australia
Sep 20th 2007, 11:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Woohoooo Maiden Tickets!

Saw Maiden at Earls Court last December, they were awesome. Where do I buy tickets? Have you a spare one? ;) Didn't think they were on sale yet.
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2007, 2:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Pension Transfer Companies

Thanks to everyone for their input on this. Oliver as you are in this industry are there any superannuation schemes you would recommend? Please feel free to PM if you prefer. Many thanks
Forum: Australia
Jan 2nd 2007, 8:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Pension Transfer Companies

I would love to think I could to it all on my own but it's knowing what schemes to transfer it to, etc that I would need to know about. How straight forward is it?
Forum: Australia
Jan 2nd 2007, 4:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Bosshogg

Pension Transfer Companies

Hi All and Happy New Year,

Does anyone have any experiences of using a pension transfer company? Would be most interested in a recommendation for a fixed fee, reputable agent.
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2006, 11:57 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

Unless you've actually dealt with these people you won't understand how awful they are. I'll give you an example. Whilst waiting for a CO to be allocated i.e my application was in, M.B. decided it...
Forum: Australia
Dec 22nd 2006, 9:33 am
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

Merry Christmas from the Migration Bureau then!!!! :mad:
It's an absolute disgrace isn't it. I wonder if Watchdog or Rogue Traders would like to make a programme out of them? Easy to say but try...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 9:45 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

To you guys interested in this thread. I have just made a reply to another thread titled "helping hand from down under" on the New Zealand and Australia Immigration Forum. Have a read and see if you...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 9:39 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

That's so funny you should say that. We dreaded the postman coming and I am now on my third pint this evening as all the bad memories come flooding back. :beer:
Dec 15th 2006, 9:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Helping hands from down under !

Hi Chris
Great speech! I'm really confused on what point you are trying to get across here. There are without doubt good agents and some really bad agents out there. I'm not sure if you are trying...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 8:44 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

I understand. I in the end have put it down to the "in hindsight" thing. I wish I had found this website before jumping in the deep end with this agent but I hadn't. That's life I suppose. I guess if...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 8:27 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

Yes they did but was not an easy ride with them at all. I argued a lot with them and they did drop a few of their invoices I questioned. I suggest you do the same. As you say the people you deal with...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 8:19 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

Oh yes that's a favourite of there's. Draft a letter to client, then finalise letter to client then get someone else to check correspondence to client.
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 8:16 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

I had similar letters like that from them as well. They're full of s**t!!
I bet you they will continue to charge you up to the top end of that price scale they have quoted you and then for good...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 4:27 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Are we being ripped off

Dear Jon & Kate,

Are you being ripped off? YES YOU ARE. We all know who you are talking about and I know they monitor this site for comments. I only hope MARA come down hard on them soon as they...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2006, 10:56 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Confirmation on converting to a QLD drivers licence

Cheers 232Bar,
For the info. I think the main thing I would have problems with is all the bad habits you get into over the years. :o I just love driving tests!! Not :cool:
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2006, 10:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Confirmation on converting to a QLD drivers licence

Thanks Kevin,
Shame but at least we know now. Let us know how you get on if you ever do the test. I wonder how hard the test would be compared to UK standards.
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2006, 8:29 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Confirmation on converting to a QLD drivers licence

C'mon guys!!
What's the deal with converting your HGV license? Can someone please find out.
Forum: Australia
Nov 9th 2006, 7:46 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Westpac $5 Charge?

I did open my account whilst out there on our validation trip, so that could be why. As for the $5 fee I would do as "thebears" suggest and deposit a small amount in there to keep it ticking over....
Forum: Australia
Nov 9th 2006, 7:33 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Bosshogg

Re: Westpac $5 Charge?

Bit confused when you say you had to choose between savings account as I have both the savings account within the Westpac One and the Maxi!!?
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