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Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2017, 4:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Baz

Re: Moving British Pension into Qld Super - Advice Please!

Thanks all, I spoke to a financial advisor who stated that as of 2015 the rules changed, and if you have a public servants pension from the UK it cannot be transferred.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2017, 4:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Baz

Re: Moving British Pension into Qld Super - Advice Please!

Many thanks, how did you do it, did you use a company?
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2017, 12:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Baz

Moving British Pension into Qld Super - Advice Please!

Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone could give me a bit of advice if thats ok, i worked for a number of years as a police officer in the UK prior to moving to Oz, and my wife worked for a number of...
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2017, 10:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Baz

Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2017, 9:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Baz

Taxes When Bringing a Boat into Oz?

Hi All,

My dad is coming into Oz on a Contributory Parent, and he wants to bring his 40ft sailing boat with him.

Could anyone advise if he would have to pay some form of import duty, or VAT on...
Forum: Police
Aug 9th 2017, 3:17 am
Replies: 138
Views: 59,673
Posted By Baz

Re: Royal Cayman Islands Police Recruiting

I looked at the RCIPS website, but it looks like a local recruiting campaign (i.e you need to be Caymanian to apply), as opposed to a lateral entry programme?
Forum: Australia
Jul 16th 2017, 5:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Baz

Re: Bringing UK Pension To Oz and Cashing it in?

Thanks for the replies guys, looks like we will have to consider 'Plan B' to raise funds for the house (and I'm not sure what that is yet!)
Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2017, 11:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Baz

Bringing UK Pension To Oz and Cashing it in?

Hi All,

Just a quick query, my wife and i have pensions we paid into in the UK (police & nurse), having recently moved to the Gold Coast, and conscious of sky rocketing property prices, we were...
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2017, 11:57 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Baz

Re: Can Anyone Reccomend An Internet Provider For Varsity Lakes - Gold Coast

Afraid not, tried a wireless modem with Optus but the download speed was terrible, so cancelled the contract.

INet told us they could give us internet, but it turns out they can't, as there are no...
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2017, 10:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Baz

Re: Can Anyone Reccomend An Internet Provider For Varsity Lakes - Gold Coast

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately not, i looked into the Telstra Air option but there is nothing close enough
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2017, 2:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Baz

Re: Can Anyone Reccomend An Internet Provider For Varsity Lakes - Gold Coast

Thanks for the replies, i think we are in a due waiting for a port, who knows how long that will take.

Cheers
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2017, 9:59 am
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Baz

Can Anyone Reccomend An Internet Provider For Varsity Lakes - Gold Coast

Ladies & Gents,

We have just moved to Varsity Lakes, and it would seem Telstra have run out of landlines or something so we can't use them for Internet. We tried Optus but it was painfully slow...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2017, 9:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Baz

Re: Good and Bad Primary Schools in the Burleigh Heads area - Gold Coast

Many thanks for the response, can you recommend any high schools with a good reputation in the Burleigh / Varsity Lakes / Miami area?

Cheers - Bob
Forum: Australia
Jan 17th 2017, 8:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Baz

Good and Bad Primary Schools in the Burleigh Heads area - Gold Coast

Hi All,

We have just moved to the Burleigh Heads area of the Gold Coast, we have our kids (2&4) enrolled into Lollipop Lane daycare.

We have to find a rental, but we are just wondering anyone...
Forum: Police
Nov 24th 2016, 8:34 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 59,673
Posted By Baz

Re: Royal Cayman Islands Police Recruiting

I haven't lived there for a while but its expensive, i wouldn't like to do it on one salary if you are a family, but if you both work then it would be ok, or obviously if you are single then it won't...
Forum: Police
Nov 17th 2016, 1:07 am
Replies: 138
Views: 59,673
Posted By Baz

Royal Cayman Islands Police Recruiting

http://www.rcips.ky/portal/page/portal/polhome/aboutus/jobs/vacancies?p_id=9654824&p_pagegroupid=2425

For those who are interested, i had a great three years over there in the RCIPS.
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2016, 8:48 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Baz

Re: Short Term Accommodation Gold Coast

After lots of trawling the internet i came to the same conclusion, so we are coming down on the 16th January, which will make life allot easier.

Thanks for your response.
Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2016, 9:33 am
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Baz

Short Term Accommodation Gold Coast

Hi All,

We are moving from Cairns to the Gold Coast with work, and are looking for accommodation for about one month, somewhere in the Burleigh Heads / Miami (ish) area, whilst we find a semi...
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2016, 10:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Baz

Re: Commute Times Places to Live - Gold Coast

Thanks for al the replies, never considered the hinterland, but i think we want to be a bit closer to the beach to be honest. My wife went down and looked at the Gold Coast and Sunny Coast, she...
Forum: Australia
Jun 19th 2016, 10:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Baz

Re: Commute Times Places to Live - Gold Coast

Thats a really great idea, i'll give it a try 👍
Forum: Australia
Jun 19th 2016, 4:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Baz

Re: Cost of Renovating A House?

Its 50cm 😀👍

But point taken...
Forum: Australia
Jun 18th 2016, 11:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Baz

Re: Cost of Renovating A House?

Our existing mortgage is about $1000 per fortnight, which I suspect is probably not much different to the cost of renting. Wherever we end up we will rent initially anyway.
Forum: Australia
Jun 18th 2016, 10:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Baz

Cost of Renovating A House?

Hi All,

We live in Cairns and are looking to move down to either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, and are doing a bit of research on living options.

One option would be to build a new house,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 18th 2016, 10:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Baz

Commute Times Places to Live - Gold Coast

Hi All,

We are looking at moving down to the South East corner of Qld from Cairns, and we are considering the Gold Coast (the other option is the Sunshine Coast). An option for us is that i could...
Forum: Australia
May 19th 2016, 1:32 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By Baz

Re: Moving To The Sunshine Coast - Qld

Cheers, i thought there was a road being built from the Beerwah turnoff (?) to somewhere around the Pelican Waters Estate, which presumably would shave off about 15 mins, and make Caloundra a much...
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