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Forum: Australia
Apr 16th 2007, 8:13 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,924
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Your experience of the citizenship interview

I just had mine in Sydney on Saturday. Easy stuff; just name a couple of the oduties and a couple of the benefits of citizenship, a police check and that was it.

I was told that the waiting time...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2006, 10:35 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,961
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Poms and Perth

Perth definitely has a lot going for it, but the house prices\salaries (for those not working in mining\geology etc) is making it a less attractive option than it had previously.

Also after...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2006, 10:16 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,329
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Irn-bru

You can get it in Sydney in some of the major supermarkets like Woolworths. I also saw it a lot in Perth (I think it is made in WA).

The Diet version isn't very good, I think they use a different...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2006, 3:15 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By Kangablue

Re: What was your reason for moving

I moved mainly because I was fed-up with working in the South-East of the UK with all the associsted costs and commuting times. I always wanted to go back to my native Glasgow (part of me still...
Forum: Australia
Apr 18th 2006, 7:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Kangablue

Re: UK TAX - Do we notify tax office when we go ?

When you see the Inland Revenue, ask them whether they will require you to fill out any Self-Assessment forms before you go. I got into a bit of a mess with the IR even though I visited them a couple...
Forum: Australia
Apr 17th 2006, 12:31 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Not Depressed.Really

Hi Barry,

I think I know how you feel; I would guess it's that lack of a sense of belonging and your history being part of that of your surroundings. I grew up in Glasgow and feel my bones are of...
Forum: Australia
Apr 13th 2006, 8:09 am
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Kangablue

Re: mortgages!

Yvonne\Allan,

You should have no problem getting a mortgage with such a sizeable deposit and once one of you have secured a job. We used one of those mortgage brokers (Aussie Home Loans) to give...
Forum: Australia
Apr 13th 2006, 1:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Tour Oz in a campervan?

Please do not watch the film Wolf Creek!
Forum: Australia
Apr 13th 2006, 1:43 am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,741
Posted By Kangablue

Re: whats the best car to buy in Aus?

Subaru's are definitely worthy of a mention for reliability and for being 4-wheel drive. However, this means they hold their value in the used market.
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2006, 2:21 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,583
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Sydney house prices -Shock, horror!!!!

Exactly! Just like the UK the value of a property is more than often dictated by the economic potential of the locality; how easy it is to get a job and how much salaries are. It is less to do with...
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2006, 6:09 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,583
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Sydney house prices -Shock, horror!!!!

Indeed. Sydney is becoming London-like in the commuting respect. Considering Sydney's road and transport crisis, unless you live within walking the distance of the CBD, in some inner surburbs you...
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2006, 2:28 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By Kangablue

Re: My 1st post from Perth!!!

I have to say I really envy you guys living in Perth. My girlfriend's family live there and I stayed a few months when I first came to Australia. I visited a few weeks ago and it confirmed what I...
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2006, 2:12 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,583
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Sydney house prices -Shock, horror!!!!

Concord, Annandale Leichhardt 1.2 million for anything "half decent"! What in earth are you looking at?

$1.2 million would buy me a detached property in Drummoyne, Rozelle or Balmain. Surburbs...
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2005, 3:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Coping with the Aussie heat?

The heat was easy to get used to; it's the cold I am now having difficulties with! When Winter comes in Australia it feels freezing to me even though it's about 16 degrees. I grew up in Scotland!
Forum: Australia
Aug 30th 2005, 1:08 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,923
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Is there something I'm missing?........

Hi Lynn,

I would check asap that your will not be liable for self-assessment for years previous to the current one. The current one can probably be tied-up before you depart.

I was salaried and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2005, 7:34 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,923
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Is there something I'm missing?........

Hi Lynn,

You may want to consider the Inland Revenue. It seems to be policy that when you leave the country and have been paying at a high tax bracket that they want you to a Self Assessment (if...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2005, 5:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Australia the most expensive house income ratio in the world.

Exactly! From my experience, average house prices in Sydney are more comparable to Watford than London. I know where I'd rather live! It would be inconceivable for me to own a house in London...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2005, 6:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Going to Sydney

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We are now looking to move to the Inner West (Glebe and Balmain are top of the list, though I worry a bit about the traffic round Balmain). I work over in Ashfield (very edge of the Inner West)...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2005, 6:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Going to Sydney

Sorry, yes, Cronulla, I've been there, very nice in fact. I think there's a big National Park in that area which has a lovely wee town (can't remember it's name) and beach.
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2005, 1:26 am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,944
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Is anything missing from Oz that the u.k. could bring?

British supermarkets. The ones in Sydney are dreadfull. I find the Supermarkets a poor relative to the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's or Waitrose in terms of size, enviroment (some are scruffy) and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2005, 1:12 am
Replies: 140
Views: 5,012
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Are you English or British ?

I agree. Most Aussies can tell from my accent I am Scottish and I am often asked what part I am from. They just can't get there head aroung what the UK and British is and in fairness, neither do many...
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2005, 5:58 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Going to Sydney

It's a lot to do with what you can afford (especially if buying - rent is affordable in all areas) and what sort of lifestyle you like (beach, urban, harbour). What part of Sydney you like, generally...
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2005, 3:47 am
Replies: 140
Views: 5,012
Posted By Kangablue

Re: Are you English or British ?

The UK isn't really a country indeed, it's what it say on the packet a United 'Kingdom', a unification of the Scottish and English Protestant crowns (hence the religious\political divisions in NI)....
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2005, 7:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Kangablue

Re: The Australian music scene…

Claire,

Not sure I know of Utopia, but a colleague still says it's still going and was known for its Heavy Metal. Red Eye is indeed excellent and has a couple of shops including a 'second hand'...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2005, 6:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Kangablue

Re: The Australian music scene…

As has been said already, you can get the likes of Uncut, Mojo, NME and The Wire out here. Usually it is previous editions, but you can pay extra for a 'Air Freight' copy of say Uncut for near to...
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