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Apr 22nd 2009, 2:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By magnetman

Old timer

Well I feel like one, realising its over 6 years since we came to Brisbane at the beginning of 03. Still luvin' it. Good communications, plenty of visitors and fairly regular trips back have all...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2007, 9:01 am
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By magnetman

Re: Breaking lease on rental GC

Although in theory you are liable for the rent up to the end of the contract, in practice the vacancy rates are <1% and anywhere is likely to rent quickly. The rental agency must actively seek a new...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2007, 9:47 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By magnetman

Re: Transferring UK pensions to Oz

A bit more research reveals some scaremongering from a firm charging 4% of your fund to transfer and who couldn't possibly get the transfer accomplished now by July 1
...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2007, 1:16 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By magnetman

Re: Transferring UK pensions to Oz

Alan Collett comments on his site here: http://www.gomatilda.com/news/article.cfm?articleid=396

"...We think it probable that the Government has not fully considered the migrant sector of the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2007, 9:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By magnetman

Re: Wills?

Our solicitors advice was to have Australian wills drawn up as our UK will was not valid here. But we were PR when we came. We only had the UK wills drawn up a few days before leaving in one of those...
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2007, 9:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By magnetman

Re: Shall I take my TV

A few years ago you had to have your TV converted, as the sound tuning is different here. Now connect any old Brit TV through a cheapo set top box and away you go
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2007, 8:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By magnetman

Re: Flippin' tenants done a runner

I can only imagine they have bought their own home, and have no intention of ever renting again, because they will automatically go on the blacklist that every rental agency checks in their vetting...
Forum: Australia
Apr 27th 2007, 9:14 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By magnetman

Re: Transferring UK pensions to Oz

I've read and reread the ATO stuff and I am hoping that in the jargon there it is actually referring to a situation where you may have made additional voluntary contributions over and above the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 27th 2007, 7:26 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By magnetman

Re: Transferring UK pensions to Oz

Have just had a very confused conversation with the ATO on whether overseas pension transfers are now to be taxable. According to the operator (who clearly had no knowledge of the situation but was...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2004, 7:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By magnetman

Togooff is using a Mac, so none of the above...

Togooff is using a Mac, so none of the above programs are any use. Have a look at
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-search-head.cfm put DVD as search and search on the Apple forum.

The DVD...
Forum: Australia
Jun 24th 2004, 10:51 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,196
Posted By magnetman

certainly didn't need a commentary for the...

certainly didn't need a commentary for the penalties - we just used the same script we always use
Forum: Australia
Jun 24th 2004, 7:41 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,196
Posted By magnetman

Listened to England v Croatia the other morning...

Listened to England v Croatia the other morning in Brisbane on Radio2 national (am, somewhere near 100 I think). Crap Irish commentator with a monotone that hardly varied even when Rooney put us...
Forum: Australia
Jul 19th 2003, 11:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By magnetman

1) It might be hard to keep up payments in GBP...

1) It might be hard to keep up payments in GBP if you are earning AUS$
2) You could make the policies 'paid up' and sit and wait for them to mature BUT
3) You will have to report the current...
Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2003, 2:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By magnetman

No, the programmes are free to air. Similar to...

No, the programmes are free to air. Similar to the terrestial channels in the UK. The Government here is supposed to have the same sort of commitment to changing from analogue to digital as they have...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2003, 11:32 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By magnetman

Bringing the telly

Another way to get your UK telly working here is buy a set top digital box. We brought our widesceen telly and are glad we did - they are not cheap here. I didn't want to buy an aussie video because...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2003, 11:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By magnetman

There IS a conservatory at the Botanical Gardens...

There IS a conservatory at the Botanical Gardens in Toowong, Brisbane - but its cooler inside than out, must be airconditioned
Forum: Australia
Jun 6th 2003, 2:47 am
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By magnetman

This forum has turned into flame city

Haven't posted here since the beginning of the year. Over the last few months there seems to have been a significant change in the forum atmosphere. Anyone posts anything, they get flamed. I now know...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2003, 6:13 am
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By magnetman

We are renting temporary furnished accommodation...

We are renting temporary furnished accommodation in Brisbane. We are in the Albion/Clayfield region because that's where the kids are going to school. You can rent any length term

The...
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2003, 6:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By magnetman

The banana bar's worth a visit (apparently)

The banana bar's worth a visit (apparently)
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2003, 6:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By magnetman

Re: expat shop

When we finally leave here next week we have planned to have a stopover with friends in WA on route to QLD. They have been there for 5 or 6 years. Given the restrictions on what foodstuffs you can...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 6th 2003, 6:11 pm
Replies: 1,008
Views: 105,607
Posted By magnetman

we're a pretty attractive bunch aren't we

we're a pretty attractive bunch aren't we
Forum: Australia
Feb 4th 2003, 7:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By magnetman

bounced this up again - does anyone know the...

bounced this up again - does anyone know the answer?
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2003, 7:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By magnetman

Re: And what does "Hoon" mean?

Good one. I now know not to mention freckles
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2003, 4:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By magnetman

Question Light relief please all you sparkies

OK I know its a trivial point but with around 20 odd lamps in the house it occurred to me that I didn't know whether we would be able to get light bulbs for them in Oz. Are they standard bayonet...
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2003, 9:41 am
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By magnetman

Stop me if you've heard this one......

An Englishman was on holiday in Australia and decided to take a drive in the countryside. As he passed by a paddock, he noticed a young child desperately fleeing a furious bull which was steadily...
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