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Forum: Australia
Dec 12th 2012, 8:15 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Neil51

Re: Tax Refund having Left Australia

Thank you very much. You have saved me a lot of time and effort.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 11th 2012, 7:03 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By Neil51

Re: Potential job in Qatar

With the housing and schooling and flights paid for, there is little that you would need to spend money on (except for the cars as you have mentioned). food is relatively cheap compared to the UK. I...
Forum: Australia
Dec 11th 2012, 1:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Neil51

Re: Tax Refund having Left Australia

Thank you but I do have these instructions and they don't answer my questions.
Forum: Australia
Dec 11th 2012, 8:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Neil51

Tax Refund having Left Australia

Can someone please give me advice about the Tax Return for Individuals form (NAT-2541-6)? I have now left Australia having worked there only for part of the year and I called into one of the tax...
Forum: Australia
Oct 14th 2012, 7:53 am
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Neil51

Nurse UK Registration

Due to a job offer for me in Australia, my wife, who is a registered nurse in England, intended to take a career break for two years to accompany me to Australia. She has contacted the NMC to ask a...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2012, 8:31 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

That's what I would like to do also. Can you advise (generally) whether all banks in Australia would offer a credit card at the outset of setting up an account? I now have a permanent visa and will...
Forum: Australia
Sep 29th 2012, 5:27 am
Replies: 738
Views: 47,151
Posted By Neil51

Re: Living Costs Oz vs UK

I fully agree. Do not come out with your family without a job. Jobs are harder to get than the adverts in Emigration press suggest, plus I found that the approach of job agencies in Aus was more...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 29th 2012, 5:13 am
Replies: 39
Views: 7,879
Posted By Neil51

Re: Doha.... January 2013

Bring with you:
1.A bottle of TCP. You can't buy this in Doha, and I used a bottle of it in the first month. There is a fine dust in the air and it is very common for new arrivals to get a sore...
Forum: Australia
Sep 28th 2012, 10:08 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

Thank you for all your help. I really appreciate it.
Neil
Forum: Australia
Sep 27th 2012, 5:39 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

You've got it wrong. I'm not just considering exchange rates. It is the disparity in housing costs relative to salary. Canberra rental for a one bed apartment is circa $500 per week, therefore $2000....
Forum: Australia
Sep 26th 2012, 7:53 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

I mean "cost of housing" in terms of rent. It is just a matter of ensuring that our monthly outgoings are equal to or less than my salary. Housing rental would seem to take up two fifth of this,...
Forum: Australia
Sep 25th 2012, 7:15 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

$83000 is the gross salary excluding Superannuation. So the employer is paying 17% extra on top. It is just the high cost of housing that is a concern and then also the school fees. The Family Tax...
Forum: Australia
Sep 24th 2012, 11:42 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

Thanks for all the advice.
I'm unemplyed in the UK, but my wife has a good job in nursing from which she would be taking a sabbatical. Her job is insecure as the hospital trust is heavily in debt -...
Sep 23rd 2012, 9:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By Neil51

Re: Working in Doha

Yes, if you have accommodation, and schooling, then you will enjoy it. Doha is a nice safe place for families. I found the cost of living (food and shopping) to be much lower than the UK (excepting...
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 9:32 pm
Replies: 738
Views: 47,151
Posted By Neil51

Re: Living Costs Oz vs UK

Better to impose this on the bank managers, and the career-politicians (especially Thatcher) who have betrayed our ancesters who fought for peace and freedom.
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 9:20 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

Thanks,
My thoughts also turned to feeling that this salary might make things a bit tight. Initially it seemed high, but then I discovered the high cost of rentals and schooling.
I have looked at...
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 8:50 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,614
Posted By Neil51

Re: Three Quick Questions about Working in Australia

I have read elsewhere on here that permanent residency are eligible for child tax rebates/offsets/benefits. I have been looking on the Australian Taxation Office website to see whether my family may...
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 4:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Re: Canberra Advice

Thank you very much for all your help.
Forum: Australia
Sep 22nd 2012, 5:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Re: Canberra Advice

Thanks for the link. What this does not explain is: for those on a permanent residency visa who leave Australia, what happens to their Superannuation. Is it linked to inflation so that it retains its...
Forum: Australia
Sep 21st 2012, 2:15 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Re: Canberra Advice

Thanks again for the answers. They have however created more questions in my mind about superannuation. Sorry for asking again if the explanations to these questions are elsewhere on the forum:
1. I...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2012, 12:40 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 19,204
Posted By Neil51

Re: Migrating to Australia - Is it still Worth the Risk

From someone who has had a failed emigration from UK to Oz with two children, my advice would be that do it, but don't burn all your bridges behind you. Don't sell up, rent your home, take career...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2012, 6:34 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Re: Canberra Advice

Further research done, and I now have a couple more questions:
1. Can someone please advise on the benefits (if any) of having a permanent resident visa as opposed to a working 457 visa on this...
Forum: Australia
Sep 14th 2012, 7:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Re: Canberra Advice

Thank you very much for all your help.
Neil
Forum: Australia
Sep 13th 2012, 6:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Re: Canberra Advice

Thank you both for taking the time to give such detailed replies. The job is at ANU.
We would prefer to send our children to a Roman Catholic school. Can anyone advise on any in the regions around...
Forum: Australia
Sep 13th 2012, 12:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Neil51

Canberra Advice

Can someone please give me a bit of advice on the cost of living in Canberra please? I have a job offer there with a salary of $83,700 per year gross. I have two children aged 9 and 11.
In...
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