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Forum: Australia
Feb 12th 2005, 5:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By percyp

Re: Medicare levy and surcharge on 457

Thanks Wafoo.
I can't find it on the ATO web site, I think I will just call them on Monday, as this is not the only tax issue I have.

Can you believe I actually have an agent doing my tax return,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 11th 2005, 9:54 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By percyp

Medicare levy and surcharge on 457

I'm on a 457 visa with a PR visa being processed.

I'm eligable for Medicare and I do have private medical insurance.

I understand that I pay the medicare levy of 1.5 %, should my employer be...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2004, 12:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By percyp

Re: Australian bank account

Don't bother asking the local branches for details most don't have a clue, just use them to sign anything, and do the rest direst with Oz, via internet, or call the international banking number.
...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2004, 6:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By percyp

Re: 457 to PR (ENS)

Just starting the process right now. Company insists on using an agent, which is fine by me, and he has been quite helpful, but I still have to do tons of chasing for info, and write ups of how...
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2004, 6:12 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,164
Posted By percyp

Re: Melbourne Women's Drinking Club?

I'm looking forward to this now.

I didn't know about the cards, but it sounds like a great idea, get to check out some new places.

If under the Flinders Street station clocks is too busy, which...
Forum: Australia
Sep 1st 2004, 2:55 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,164
Posted By percyp

Re: Melbourne Women's Drinking Club?

Hey, Can I come along too. :beer: if you don't mind - that is.

Been away from the forum for a while now, as we have been here 18 months, and at that time, I don't think such a social circle had...
Jan 19th 2004, 4:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By percyp

Re: Melbourne Weather!!

My opinion, after a year is that on average you can count on it being at least 5C warmer than southern UK, It's 31C today, but has been low 20s for last 2 weeks. It is quite variable, but I've not...
Dec 23rd 2003, 12:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By percyp

Re: Taking Computer to OZ from India

oldtimer returning here !

yes it will be ok, have been in Oz since February, and been to India on business, and likewise Indians have visited here, both ways no problems with laptops.

cheers
Jo
Forum: Australia
Jul 24th 2003, 10:17 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By percyp

We're in South Yarra, renting a 'townhouse' ...

We're in South Yarra, renting a 'townhouse'

Jo
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2003, 8:04 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By percyp

Re: Setting up home in OZ!!!!to people already there i guess!

Thought I'd join in the fun again after being here in Melbourne for best part of 5 months.

Auctions - just buy The Age on Saturday for a list of auctions in Melbourne, not been to any, but there...
Forum: Australia
May 14th 2003, 2:46 am
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By percyp

Job References before or after offer?

I have been for two interviews with a company and they are now contacting my references and have asked me to fill in an 'Authority to Obtain Details of Work Rights Status from DIMIA' form. Is it...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2003, 6:06 am
Forum: Australia
Feb 10th 2003, 5:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By percyp

We have arrived !!

We arrived in Melbourne last Tuesday, after a long flight via LA and Sydney. Security checks in the US are now crazy, plus we were randomly selected for extra checks. They even searched our luggage...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2003, 6:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By percyp

http://heraldsun.news.com.au both this and...

http://heraldsun.news.com.au

both this and the age have good links to property and job searches
Forum: Australia
Jan 23rd 2003, 11:23 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By percyp

maybe that's why they did yours for free, think...

maybe that's why they did yours for free, think it would be difficult to get each companies policy on this !
Jan 23rd 2003, 9:48 am
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By percyp

I wonder if it's possible to do this before you...

I wonder if it's possible to do this before you arrive, hoping to great broadband when we get there, but in the mean time a dial up would be useful. I'll try some research later today.
Jan 22nd 2003, 1:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By percyp

Joe, tax - that's income tax - in simple...

Joe,

tax - that's income tax - in simple terms, assuming you have a job, and pay tax monthly, you use a 12th of your tax allowance every month. If you leave part way through the tax year, you...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2003, 1:21 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By percyp

maybe it's the fact that the handset is heavily...

maybe it's the fact that the handset is heavily subsidised, sometimes free !
Jan 22nd 2003, 8:31 am
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By percyp

getting back to the original list, tax...

getting back to the original list,

tax affiars - esp. form P85, reclaims that tax !
get proof of no claims bonus
get mobile phones unlocked
get paperwork together to take with you !
sell...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2003, 7:26 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By percyp

I kow it wasn't the cheapest way to get my phone...

I kow it wasn't the cheapest way to get my phone unlocked, but it was legal. I phoned Orange, and they did it, £20, and it took over a week to get it done.

On the other hand there's an advert in...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2003, 7:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By percyp

Re: Bye for now!

Good Luck for your last week here, the journey, and arrival in Melbourne. I can sympathise with what you are going through right now.

Don't these last weeks just fly by.

see you on the other...
Jan 21st 2003, 6:53 am
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By percyp

Why don't you try going somewhere a bit closer,...

Why don't you try going somewhere a bit closer, NZ ? and it only needs to be for a few days to the best of my knowledge.
Jo
Jan 15th 2003, 10:08 am
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By percyp

you really have to ask your bank, we told them...

you really have to ask your bank,
we told them we'd be gone for a few years, and they were happy enough, will even send mail to Oz too. That's HSBC.

Jo
Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2003, 9:49 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By percyp

Been there, done that, :) new bathroom, new...

Been there, done that, :)

new bathroom, new flooring, looks really good now, might even stay (not !), and most recently toned down the colour of our bedroom (re: house doctor) and adjusted some...
Forum: Australia
Jan 13th 2003, 10:04 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By percyp

Hi Poggle, We've no where to stay in Mel...

Hi Poggle,

We've no where to stay in Mel yet, but eventually I hope it will be within walking distance of St Kilda rd, as that's where I'll be working.

We've packed loads of boxes and put them...
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