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Forum: The Barbie
Jun 4th 2008, 8:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By @boy

Re: Is Peter Garrett melting?

By Crikey - you are right !
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2008, 10:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By @boy

Re: Perth or Melbourne for kids?

....and it's all you hear in the news also.
Once again highlighting the "2 economy" Australia - i.e. West Vs East

Mining boom to create 90,000 more jobs...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2008, 9:02 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By @boy

Re: Cost of housing in Sydney suburbs

OK makes mores sense as to why you were going to be paying close to 800,000 in Perth.
I'm guessing that in Sydney, a 4 Bed house with garden, near a good beach, amenities, nice cafes and max 45...
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2008, 9:18 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By @boy

Re: Cost of housing in Sydney suburbs

Tricky one to give a reply to Helen until you elaborate on the statement : "but since discovering we'd need to pay nearly $800,000 in Perth to get what we want, wondered if Sydney is actually...
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2008, 9:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By @boy

Re: What are the people like?

The wisest (and I believe most relevant) answer here. Good one Wendy.
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2008, 10:14 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,583
Posted By @boy

Re: police recruitment

...and make sure to join the police force in Canberra to get a Glock instead of a 6 shot revolver in Melbourne ;-)
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2008, 9:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By @boy

Re: when to sell UK haouse

Where you are selling can be quite a factor in this also as you need to take the regional markets into account.

Good article in the TimesOnline last week on this.

House prices: the 10 most...
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2008, 9:35 am
Replies: 121
Views: 13,209
Posted By @boy

Re: FINANCIALLY THE WORST TIME TO IMMIGRATE EVER

Financially the worst time ever to move ?

Take just 2 of the most recent articles from today....

Petrol prices hit all-time high...
Forum: Australia
May 27th 2008, 9:51 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By @boy

Re: Perth or Melbourne??

I say go to Perth. We are busting at the seams in Melbourne :-)
Forum: Australia
May 25th 2008, 6:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,492
Posted By @boy

Re: Jobs / Wages thread - Part Two

If MCP is the best certification that you can mention in your moan, then I am surprised you are actually getting as much as 85k :-)
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2008, 10:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By @boy

Expats head home (to Aus) to cash in on boom

Expats head home to cash in on boom
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/expats-head-home-to-cash-in-on-boom/2008/05/23/1211183108417.html

AS SIGNS grow of an economic slowdown in Britain,...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2008, 2:52 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 13,209
Posted By @boy

Re: FINANCIALLY THE WORST TIME TO IMMIGRATE EVER

Looks like we are in for a belt tightening decade :eek:

Petrol pain set to last until 2016...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2008, 9:27 am
Replies: 104
Views: 9,434
Posted By @boy

Re: exchange rate

Very true. On top of that, keep the potential 'trigger factors' in mind.
e.g Dubya getting his wish and starting another war with Iran. Watch the price of oil rocket towards $200 very quickly...
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2008, 5:36 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 6,499
Posted By @boy

Re: North east australia back to the north east uk

Strike that mortgage advisor off your list.
They have their figures completely wrong there (unless they have quoted you a loan repayment period over just 12 years !)

350k loan over a 25 year...
Forum: Australia
May 21st 2008, 6:43 am
Replies: 1,069
Views: 148,870
Posted By @boy

Re: The Melbourne thread

Not great news, so apologies in advance, but an accurate article I think which highlights how the Melbourne market has a very different dynamic to the others. Important to understand it if you are...
Forum: The Barbie
May 21st 2008, 3:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By @boy

Re: Giving birth in OZ

$4,133 until Jan 1st (non means tested), at which point it becomes 5k, but then subject to means test.

I don't think the bit about the 13 weeks is quite right though...
"You must register your...
Forum: The Barbie
May 21st 2008, 2:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By @boy

Re: Giving birth in OZ

Yes - as you will be covered under medicare (assuming you get your Medicare paperwork sorted out - usually something you do in the first weeks of arrival)
Forum: The Barbie
May 21st 2008, 1:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By @boy

Re: i need to rant aghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Unfortunately true. Its global, and generational.
The internet - "it's a jungle in there..."
Forum: The Barbie
May 18th 2008, 1:27 am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By @boy

Re: What's the Price of Petrol in Oz?

Be careful to not confuse 'average' with 'median'.
Median tends to be a more realistic representative than average (or mean).

Was the average a harmonic, geometric or weighted average ?
...
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2008, 7:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By @boy

Re: Melbourne rentals - what's the competition like at the minute?

The bad news for renters...
May 17, 2008
Surging rents put state top of nation
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/surging-rents-put-state-top-of-nation/2008/05/16/1210765176395.html
...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2008, 8:29 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 5,409
Posted By @boy

Re: Implications of taking citizenship

To see someone describe an 'obligation to vote' as a 'potential negative' really, really raises my hackles.

Have you any idea the measures and sacrifices that have been taken (and still are) by...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2008, 8:19 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 13,209
Posted By @boy

Re: FINANCIALLY THE WORST TIME TO IMMIGRATE EVER

Based on the current evidence, I would say no.
Property prices grew slightly in Q1
http://news.smh.com.au/business/property-prices-grew-slightly-in-q1-20080430-29lh.html

but then, you see...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2008, 10:37 am
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By @boy

World Competitiveness Scoreboard - 2008 results

http://www.imd.ch/research/publications/wcy/index.cfm
Aussie climbs to no.7 (up from 12)
UK slips to 21 (from 20)
Forum: The Barbie
May 14th 2008, 10:33 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,773
Posted By @boy

Re: do you believe?

Atheist all the way :-)
Richard Dawkins is my hero !
Forum: Australia
May 14th 2008, 9:32 am
Replies: 121
Views: 13,209
Posted By @boy

Re: FINANCIALLY THE WORST TIME TO IMMIGRATE EVER

We moved over here in Sept 2002.
I have to say that I do not envy those making the move now. Only 6 years have passed, but so much has changed in economic terms that if we were going through the...
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