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Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2019, 8:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By benny the ball

Re: New Australian bank account

Commonwealth was easy when we had foreign exchange students. I believe you have to arrange it within a certain timeframe of arrival otherwise you have to go down the whole 100 points i.d.
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2012, 11:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Rockhampton

All depends where in Rocky you have to get to and where in Yeppoon you live, as there are really only 2 decent roads out from the coast. Anything between 30minutes and an hour - time of day...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 8th 2012, 12:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Another sad passing

I thought the same thing.
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 28th 2012, 10:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Lions Tour

F**k Google ask me.......

http://www.rugby.com.au/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=JLCQ8llv9SA%3d&tabid=2603
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2012, 8:14 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By benny the ball

Re: New Stats Say Most Aussie Migrants Born in the UK

Yeah, 5 million weren't born in the uk
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2012, 6:06 am
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2012, 11:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Dismal coverage of the Olympics (or INSULAR Australia)

I've been quite impressed by Foxtels coverage, to the extent that I am now completely 'sported out'
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2012, 10:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By benny the ball

Re: gladstone v grafton v big cities

Hmmmm Gladstone..... not the first on the list for exciting social events. Tannum Sands/Boyne Island is quite nice but dont expect any real nightlife, it's good if you want the relaxing outdoor...
Forum: Australia
Jul 16th 2012, 10:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,815
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Cheapest/safest place to buy a camera when living in Australia?

Do a search on whirlpool, lots of threads about grey import sites.
Good ones seem to be dwi (edigital as well owned by same people), t-dimension, d-d photographic, camera paradise.
All work out...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2012, 11:12 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Prescription Charges

I wasnt disagreeing just pointing out those rights may not entitle you to as much as people think. The circumstances or each individual are different and tested as such. The cost for the op's...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2012, 10:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Prescription Charges

You seem to be implying that a pr visa is a mystical cornucopia that spews out money and benefits. Must have missed that meeting....

An AoS lasts for:

10 years for contributory parent visa...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2012, 10:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Prescription Charges

The whole point of the Assurance of Support is that the Government does not have to fund the immigrant. This is in place for 2 years from arrival. After this period of two years they may be eligible...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2012, 1:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Prescription Charges

Thats different to having a concession card. Just because you have a medicare card you dont get free prescriptions.
Medicare card just means you dont have to pay the full price of the medication...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2012, 11:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Prescription Charges

Reply from my wife (a pharmacist)

If you are required to self fund - as I believe this kind of visa requires - you wont have a concession card. You will have to pay the cost of the each drug up to...
Forum: Australia
Feb 26th 2012, 10:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,340
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Sports online orders from Uk - best sites/shops?

Yeah but worth checking out others as wiggle often does free shipping to oz. Depends how determined you are to save a few extra dollars.
Feb 26th 2012, 5:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Citizenship question

Yes as Pollyanna says

You lived or travelled overseas since the age of 18 years or over AND
you held a permanent Australian visa at that time AND
the total time spent overseas added up to 12...
Forum: Australia
Feb 26th 2012, 5:31 am
Forum: Australia
Feb 24th 2012, 7:38 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,340
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Sports online orders from Uk - best sites/shops?

wiggle.co.uk do compression wear. They are a triathlete shop so good for swimming togs, runners, cycle stuff etc. Often have free shipping to aus.
Orders average 10 working days.
Feb 9th 2012, 9:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Aussie citizenship

Applied for citizenship on 14th November. After approx 2 weeks got appointment date for test and document sighting for 14th December. Test was carried out at our local medicare office. Citizenship...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 31st 2012, 10:17 am
Replies: 57
Views: 4,683
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Quick and dirty emigration cheat sheet as per British Expats.

Q. I want to drive from one major city to another, will I be stoned by bewildered locals for traveling in the devils steel chariot?
A. Probably.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 27th 2012, 5:52 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,818
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Bernard Tomic Hoon or Hero?

If you get an exemption to drive a high powered car and have lots of money don't, I REPEAT DON'T get an M3....in any colour. But then it is an apt car for him......
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 27th 2012, 2:51 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,818
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Bernard Tomic Hoon or Hero?

Agreed, obnoxious little twat
Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2012, 8:08 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,759
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Capital Gains Tax on UK bank balances

That's what Al Capone said........
Jan 17th 2012, 4:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Citizenship application

Must depend where you are. We applied by post on 14th November, had interview/test on 9th December and have our citizenship ceremony on 26th January, so just over 2 months start to finish. We are in...
Forum: Australia
Jan 12th 2012, 3:50 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By benny the ball

Re: Opening a bank account

Yes. We set up a migrant bank account with NAB prior to moving. Day we arrived, dropped into branch in Brissie to collect cheque books etc.
If you look on most of the big banks websites they have...
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