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Forum: The Barbie
Jan 11th 2014, 5:58 am
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By MAR001

HCBC UK vs Commonwealth Bank for overseas payments.

Hi all!

Long time! Hope you are all doing great!

Just a quick one this time:
I'm traveling to Hong Kong this week and I'm wondering if any of you could give me some advise about which debit...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2013, 7:28 am
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By MAR001

taxt return on self-education expenses overseas

Hi all!
Quick one:
I’m pretty familiar with the tax-return for self-education expenses, but I’m wondering if I can claim the tax on a (executive education – career related) course (+ flight ticket)...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2012, 7:59 am
Replies: 97
Views: 23,798
Posted By MAR001

Re: Australian Work Ethic

Well, I spent three years in the UK looking for a job and I ended up with 2 masters degrees and one professional qualification. Any of those helped me to find a job.

I'm from an ethnic minority,...
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2012, 10:13 am
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By MAR001

Tax on family contribution?

Hi all!
quick one..

My wife receive every 6 month around US$ 10.000 from overseas from her family that go into one foreign currency account we have in USS. You can call it family help, gift etc....
Forum: Australia
Nov 11th 2012, 11:54 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 23,798
Posted By MAR001

Re: Australian Work Ethic

Two different experiences when we worked in London; my wife says that she worked in quite “normal” hours compared to here in Australia as even though she is a contractor paid by hour they expect her...
Forum: Australia
Nov 11th 2012, 2:57 am
Replies: 97
Views: 23,798
Posted By MAR001

Re: Australian Work Ethic

In my experience, in my floor(2nd) it's normal seeing the marketing and sales people working long hours and weekends. The company doesn't encourage employees extra work so it's up to you. Also we...
Forum: Australia
Sep 15th 2012, 9:18 am
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By MAR001

Tax declaration form - Brother in Law

Quick question if somebody can kindly give me advise..

My brother in law just started to work in a gas company based in Brisbane, his visa is a student dependant (his wife is doing a masters...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2012, 9:45 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By MAR001

Re: Big Brother in my company..

I understand that the emails are property of the company, but does that mean that a random manager can create a department of intelligence in his office?

or, can I come and instruct a vendor...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2012, 11:41 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By MAR001

Big Brother in my company..

let's see if it's just me:

To make a long story short, a downstream department (actually, a control freak - chest-beater manager) in my company has instructed unilaterally to our suppliers to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2012, 11:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By MAR001

Re: Post graduate financing options

I'm doing an MBA in a recognised school at the moment, we are talking around 60K.

I got some credits from previous qualifications so I saved some money (and time). No HELP assistance as I'm not...
Forum: Australia
Aug 13th 2012, 12:28 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,753
Posted By MAR001

Re: Job offer in Sydney...

moving from £29k in the UK to $90 in Australia sounds like a pretty good deal to me....
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2012, 1:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By MAR001

Re: A NEW TENANT ISSUE - JUST BAD LUCK

It sounds a bit less reasonable after being covered in dust for a month because of the works around, builders disturbing at 10pm, coming from the gym, no friends around and with an important meeting...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2012, 10:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By MAR001

Re: A NEW TENANT ISSUE - JUST BAD LUCK

Done, a good samaritan came and turned on manually (after two hours trying myself).. so problem fixed...

Not being able of getting a shower to work along with the attitude of the STRATA admin...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2012, 9:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By MAR001

ANOTHER ISSUE with my rented flat - JUST BAD LUCK

I have been in this flat now 4 months, Builders are working in making a new garage and other builders are refurbishing the flat next door.

The building is a mess overall but it is getting up to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2012, 10:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By MAR001

Re: Jobs in Australia

I think that it may be better to ask about the industry than the field as such. It may not be the same to talk about marketing in retail than in the banking industry.
Forum: Australia
Jul 21st 2012, 1:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By MAR001

Re: IT Job hunting - New Migrant - Help needed

Few random points in my opinion:
- Experience in europe and USA does matter here.
- I was in a similar situation when I came here but I got an offer in 4 month after my arrival for a managerial...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2012, 7:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By MAR001

Tax threshold box not ticked in employment form

Hi all!

My wife and myself didn't tick the tax-threshold box in the form at the time we started our jobs.. As soon as we noticed, I notified to my payroll dept. and they refunded the money on my...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2012, 2:43 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,567
Posted By MAR001

Re: Where should I live in Sydney??

Oh! Also take into account that the system here is different than the UK system,

here is one or two days scheduled inspections per week with all the candidates at the same time, so prepare to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2012, 2:23 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,567
Posted By MAR001

Re: Where should I live in Sydney??

Nice places to live in but I really doubt you will find something decent for 500 pw. We found a fairly decent 2 bedrooms flat in Willoughby (northern suburbs) for 550pw but we were lucky to found it...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2012, 10:14 am
Replies: 38
Views: 6,585
Posted By MAR001

Re: Brisbane vs Sydney...

Exactly, I wouldn't come here (Brisbane) to live, but I have the feeling that Brisbane is treated better from the government and it's people. Sydney is cooler though!
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2012, 5:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By MAR001

Re: Tax return on self-education expenses.

It may not be a requirement but definitely it helps me doing a better job and hopefully to progress within or out my organisation in the future. By default as an MBA is a managerial masters it does...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2012, 3:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By MAR001

Re: Tax return on self-education expenses.

Thanks bermudashorts!

The MBA is by terms/units and when I started my job I was doing the term that I paid for and as far as I know that can be claimed (on top on that another units/terms to...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2012, 2:30 am
Replies: 38
Views: 6,585
Posted By MAR001

Re: Brisbane vs Sydney...

Public transport, infrastructure and cleanliness..
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2012, 2:21 am
Replies: 38
Views: 6,585
Posted By MAR001

Brisbane vs Sydney...

On my long weekend in Brisbane and I have the impression that Sydney has a lot to learn from here..
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2012, 1:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By MAR001

Tax return on self-education expenses.

Hi all,

I've been working since March. Next week I'll have 4 payments on my account. Simultaneously, I'm undertaking a part-time MBA (related to my role) in Sydney and so far I've paid from my...
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