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Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2019, 10:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,601
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

I lived in Brissy for four years and, to be honest, apart from the weather it wasn't that much different to any city I've ever lived in. Love being in Australia but it was just a city and was too...
Forum: The Barbie
May 19th 2019, 6:00 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,185
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Advice/sympathy/slap in the head - all welcome (long/heavy post)

Recovering from your situation is not going to be easy but you need to be strong enough to overcome preconceived ideas. I guarantee that AA groups are NOT full of god botherers and, the best way is...
Forum: The Barbie
May 19th 2019, 4:28 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,185
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Advice/sympathy/slap in the head - all welcome (long/heavy post)

Posting on here is a very good start on your road to recovery. You have to talk to someone and ask for help.

Go to centrelink, tell them exactly what you told us and ask what support might be...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2019, 9:15 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,923
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK police officer wanting to move to Australia

Jumping ahead, I know, but when you're looking at places in Australia to move to, please don't ignore small town Australia. My wife and I left the hustle and bustle and expense of Brisbane and bought...
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2019, 11:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,923
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK police officer wanting to move to Australia

It was irrelevant in my case because I moved from the UK to the US where I couldn't join the police farce anyway as I wasn't a citizen. I moved to Australia six years ago and I was too old and,...
Forum: Australia
Mar 17th 2019, 12:08 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,923
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK police officer wanting to move to Australia

Hi Jessica, looking at the requirements for the QPS, you're going to have to be a Permanent Resident before applying so a career in the police would be a good four or five years away. I'm an ex...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 15th 2019, 1:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Any Hammers' in the house?

I would have had reason to take the piss shortly after the 14th of May 1988 but far too much time has passed. You're quite safe :)
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 15th 2019, 1:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Any Hammers' in the house?

Well, as someone who left school at 15 with piss poor qualifications, every so often I throw in an apostrophe in the hope that it makes me seem intelligent. More often than not it gives the opposite...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 9th 2019, 9:34 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,464
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Long Service Leave.

That Grey Nomad site is awesome, thank you. I'm loving the idea of bartering goods for services and I already do that in our little country town. My wife teaches the Mental Health First Aid course...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 9th 2019, 2:56 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,464
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Long Service Leave.

Congratulations! I've retired several times in my life so far and it's the best feeling. My wife and I intend to travel around in a year or two as well and, to that end, I have just qualified as a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 30th 2019, 5:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By SoCalDon

Any Hammers' in the house?

Speaking as a lifelong Womble and not having had much to smile about this season I'm looking for a West Ham fan to take the piss out of. All my friends in England have loads of victims to choose from...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 30th 2019, 12:31 am
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Anyone got chickens?

We have chooks and we're very happy with them, overall. They eat all of our food scraps but we also have to purchase chook pellets from time to time. We don't have vet bills as, if something nasty...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 19th 2019, 10:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Recycling?

I'm a little peeved with the supermarkets around here (QLD) because, as soon as they opened up a recycling centre in town, the feckers raised the price of everything recyclable by 15c! If you...
Jan 14th 2019, 11:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: 600 Visa expiry date

The above statement is incorrect.

The last date for entering Australia on my 12 month tourist visa was 25 April 2014. I went to Fiji in March 2014 and my 12 month visa eventually expired in March...
Jan 12th 2019, 10:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Citizenship Calculator

Thank you very much for your help. I imagined that this would be the case but the language on the Immi site confused me a bit.

The handy thing about it is that, if I delay my application until the...
Jan 10th 2019, 11:13 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By SoCalDon

Citizenship Calculator

Hi Guys,

I'm just trying to figure out when I'd be able to apply for citizenship and I can't wrap my head around what my 'Lawful Residence Date' was. The Immi calculator page bangs on about it...
Jan 6th 2019, 9:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: 600 Visa expiry date

It was a while ago now but my 676 visa 'expired in April 2014 and I popped over to Fiji for a few days in March. On my return, I was able to stay in Australia for a further 12 months. It was slightly...
Forum: Australia
Dec 5th 2018, 9:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK HGV LICENSE

I obtained my QLD drivers license in 2013 and all they allowed me to transfer from England was my car and motorcycle licenses. I have an HGV1 in England and a bus license in America but, sadly, it...
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2018, 4:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,082
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Buying a house in Oz

Just the percentage, Karen. That's why we chose to show Sal down for 99% of our farm and me just the 1%. - it only cost an extra eighty bucks that way.

We haven't decided where my 320 square...
Jun 3rd 2018, 6:16 am
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Long Term Tourist Visa

Ah yes, 676. 626 was my old Mazda!

It's just that the OP said that she had a 12 month visa with multiple stays until December and, if it works the same way as mine did it may cure her problem. It...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 3rd 2018, 3:45 am
Replies: 134
Views: 10,186
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: So who's on the NBN?

We are out in the sticks in Sugarloaf, Qld. Don't have enough phone signal for mobile broadband so we are stuck with NBN Satellite. Hellishly expensive, 150 GB of bandwidth per month. In addition to...
Jun 3rd 2018, 3:28 am
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Long Term Tourist Visa

Now, I don't really know what I'm talking about (!) but, when I had my 12 month 626 Tourist Visa a few years ago, it allowed multiple entries and, each time I entered Australia, it allowed me to stay...
May 16th 2018, 10:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By SoCalDon

Talking 801 Visa Granted!

It's over!

I applied for my 820 Partner Visa on 31/12/2014 and it was finalised 24/04/2016.

Applied for 801 Permanent Partner Visa on 05/01/2017 and it was granted 15/05/2018.

Thank you to...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2017, 8:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Campervan in WA

I have no knowledge of WA at all but I find this place http://facebook.com/FreeCampingAustralia7 very useful for finding free camps around Queensland. It's a very active group.
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 23rd 2017, 11:14 am
Replies: 98
Views: 5,860
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: The 2017 Five word Australian story

has survived on solely for
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