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Forum: The Barbie
Jan 27th 2017, 12:23 am
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By ozhappy981

HELP please - sewing emergency in Perth

Hello to everyone,

I have the following “sewing emergency” and hope someone can help. I live in Iluka (Perth) and am happy to come to you anywhere in Perth if you are able to help me.

I am...
Aug 3rd 2014, 3:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: HELP!! De-facto, temp visa, aussie baby ...mess!!

Hi yorkshireroo,

As others have said, talking to a migration agent. I can recommend Allan Hodder. He only takes on tricky cases. www.hoddervisa.info - About Us...
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2014, 6:58 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Perth house rental

The Joondalup area usually has quite a few furnished apartments and houses for rent. Have a look at Real Estate, Property & Homes For Sale - realestate.com.au (http://www.realestate.com.au) , choose...
Forum: Australia
Mar 4th 2012, 7:40 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,483
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Dubai Airport

I am a little concerned to read these "reviews"of Dubai airport.

I've got friends coming from Germany and their English isn't too hot.

They'll be flying from Duesseldorf to Dubai and then from...
Forum: Australia
Dec 18th 2011, 4:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Claiming Back Tax

The OP already said he is on a WHV and will go on to a 457 visa in March - that means he is resident for tax purposes (in simple terms: residents pay less tax than non-residents).
Forum: Australia
Dec 18th 2011, 3:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Claiming Back Tax

It's a backpacker's myth that you "claim tax back" when on a Working Holiday Visa.

Whether you are on a WHV, a 457 visa, a permanent residency visa, or an Australian citizen: You'll do your tax...
Forum: Australia
Jul 2nd 2011, 8:27 am
Replies: 48
Views: 11,221
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: What foreign language would be most useful in Australia?

I had several Indian colleagues in my previous job who apparently all learned English from age 12 onwards and suposedly had degrees from Inidan universities where the degree subject was taught in...
Forum: Australia
Jul 1st 2011, 4:09 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,034
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Gratuity payment from the UK?

Correct. Your personal tax return for the year ended 30 June 2011 will show income received and expenses paid for the year 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2011.

And because individual tax returns are done...
Forum: Australia
Jul 1st 2011, 4:06 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,556
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Quick UK Tax Question

It's the HMRC computer that has worked out that you need to pay on account for next year ... the computer does not know/understand that you have left and that next year your state and teachers...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 29th 2011, 6:15 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,238
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: YES, we have no bananas

I buy and eat bananas every week. I buy and eat other fruit and veg as well. They sell them in Woolworths. Amazing what you can get there ... :lol:
Forum: Accountants
Jun 20th 2011, 12:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Recommended Job Agencies in Perth ?

You need to tell us what kind of job / industry you are after. Job agencies specialise, i.e. different agencies for different sectors.

What kind of job are you after? Admin, accountancy, IT,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 18th 2011, 8:41 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,556
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Quick UK Tax Question

When it comes to the end of June, the bank will provide you with a statement (some do this online) on how much interest you earned on your savings.

You put the interest amount into your tax return...
Forum: Australia
Jun 14th 2011, 9:17 am
Replies: 6
Views: 5,021
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Amtico / Karndean flooring specialist

We've got Karndean in our house. But we are not in Brisbane; we are in Perth WA. The local distributor for Karndean flooring in our area is "Solomon's Flooring".

Solomon's Flooring is a franchise,...
Jun 14th 2011, 8:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 5,146
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Uk passport expires 2012 has my australian visa label inside

As per Pollyana's post above: Go to your local DIAC office (look in the phone book for the address - Department of Immigration and Citizenship).
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2011, 4:54 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Flood levy

Just in case there is any confusion: There is no flood tax for the year ending 30 June 2011.

The flood tax applies for the year ending 30 June 2012.
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 5th 2011, 6:32 am
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Perth Hotels

Yep, we also stayed in the Parmelia Hilton when we first arrived. No complaints - we thought it was excellent. Room was very nice, as was room service, breakfast, and the free computers with free...
Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2011, 6:27 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,556
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Quick UK Tax Question

You have been tax resident in Australia from the date you arrived here. If you receive the gratuity payment after the date you arrived in Australia, then you do not have to pay UK tax or UK NI on the...
Forum: The Barbie
May 28th 2011, 6:37 am
Replies: 44
Views: 7,118
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Did you migrate without visiting first?

Nope, we didn't visit first - couldn't afford it.

Yes, it was a rational decision. We did a lot of online research, not just "opinion sites" like BE (but opinions and experiences of other people...
Forum: The Barbie
May 24th 2011, 11:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,493
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Moving money from UK to Australia

And another recommendation for Ozforex and Tranzfers. They are the same company, Tranzfers is for smaller amounts and Ozforex for larger (from memory I think anything above $2,000 counts as "large")....
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2011, 3:14 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,188
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: building your own home?

We built our own house in Perth with APG, a project builder. They are part of the Dale Alcock, Webb Brown-Neaves etc company.

We chose one of their designs which had an L-shaped footprint. We then...
Forum: The Barbie
May 15th 2011, 2:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By ozhappy981

Forum: Australia
May 8th 2011, 12:55 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,083
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Cat Flaps

We've got a catflap with a four-way lock: (1) cat totally locked in; (2) cat totally free to go and come; (3) cat can go out but not come back in; (4) cat can come in but can't got back out.

We...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2011, 2:16 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Greenifying an existing house (Perth, NOR)

You may also want to beef up your ceiling insulation to stop the heat in the rooms escaping into the roof.

You need to measure the width between the ceiling joists first. If your joists are 600mm...
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2011, 6:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Greenifying an existing house (Perth, NOR)

For double-glazing, I recommend "Perth Double Glazing": www.perthdoubleglazing.com.au

The factory is actually in Rockingham, but they do installations as far north as Geraldton. We had ours put in...
Forum: Australia
May 1st 2011, 8:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By ozhappy981

Re: Earthy Taste?

You do wash them before you cook them, right???

I also buy my veggies from Woolies - not noticed any odd taste, earthy or otherwise - but I do wash mine before I cook them ;).
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