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Forum: Australia
May 2nd 2006, 12:56 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,507
Posted By Zentack

Re: Should We Mine Antarctica?

Me thinks you've been watching to much Danger Mouse :D

Ya can't mine Antarctica, just think of all those exploding penguins.....

Waddle... waddle......... waddle... click... BOOM!!! :scared:...
Forum: Australia
May 1st 2006, 2:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Zentack

Re: Citizenship - Brisbane

Yes they did ask me to detail the benefits and responsibilities of being an Oz Cit, but with some minor prompting I got them all right (all the answers are on Cit website). Now I just need to figure...
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2006, 7:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Zentack

Re: Citizenship - Brisbane

The interview was quick, I think within a month from application. The ceremony was a bit longer at 3 months after the interview, but that depends on when the next scheduled ceremony with available...
Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2005, 4:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Zentack

Re: buying a new laptop in Qld

Try grays.com.au which is an online auction site that companies like Dell, HP and Toshiba use to clear surplus stock. I got a TOSHIBA TECRA A3 CELERON M 1.5GHZ for $925 including delivery and one...
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2005, 4:37 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By Zentack

Re: Have you seen this in today's paper?

It always makes me smile when I see journalists elevating other ex journo's to the level of intellectuals. And it stands to reason that people who crave an audience to make a living will move to a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2005, 6:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Zentack

Re: Rents to rise sharply

It was good to see you to :)

Personally I think that footy tipping is over rated and RE is where the real action is. That, and speculating when you'll next win Gold Lotto.

Z
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2005, 6:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Zentack

Re: First home buyers flock back into market

Now if you want a more cynical point of view on the Oz housing market visit this forum:

http://www.cracker.com.au/threads.aspx?categoryid=11061

Based on biased insights I've found on this...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2005, 2:54 am
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Zentack

Re: Rents to rise sharply

I always assume that Real Estate Institute man speak with forked tongue, and just wants to sucker in potential investor buyers. To be honest there are so many statistical smoke and mirror tricks...
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2005, 11:37 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 3,860
Posted By Zentack

Re: Brisbane Expats Meet

Ditto!! Thanks Mrs D for organising, it was good to meet up with you guys.

Papa Z
Forum: Australia
Jun 28th 2005, 5:18 am
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By Zentack

Changes to Jetski & Recreational Boat Licences in Qld

I found all this a bit confusing so just in case someone is as confused as I was:

After speaking to Queensland Transport here are the new rules as of the 1st of July 2005:

To obtain a...
Forum: Australia
Jun 22nd 2005, 7:12 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,825
Posted By Zentack

Re: House prices article from Economist magazine

Mortgage Fees & State Taxes

Z


Edit: Damn, that ABC fella beat me again ;)
Forum: Australia
Jun 22nd 2005, 4:44 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,825
Posted By Zentack

Re: House prices article from Economist magazine

Interest rates aren't the only thing that drives a crash, how about oil or an Australian Dollar so high that exports and related jobs suffer.

I agree that long term buying is better and more tax...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2005, 6:56 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,340
Posted By Zentack

Re: Isolation/homesickness

I'm afraid there isn't any way to head it off. Even for me, as a Billy Two Mates the move to Billy No was a bit of a downer. The thing to do is to get out there, join clubs, get your own bar stool at...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2005, 6:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By Zentack

Re: Just arrived - Advice Please!!!

Hi TOB,

Welcome to the land down under!! Hope that it all goes well for you and you're family.

I went with Vodafone Red Sim as they seem to be slightly cheaper than Telstra and offer cheaper...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2005, 3:01 am
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Zentack

Re: 2 years in, citizenship interview

Congratulations on your 2 years!! Sorry to hear about your Gran, as the same happened to me last April when my mum died and I made the trip home to do all the funeral stuff. I was amassed how home...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2005, 2:26 am
Replies: 15
Views: 19,652
Posted By Zentack

Re: Do you need a TV Licence in Oz?

I wish they had a licence system here, and that some IQ levels were attached to the licence criteria. Sigh...... yes I know I'm being an elitist snob but hasn't everyone got fed up of watching...
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2005, 11:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By Zentack

Re: Rent v Buy - discussion and views

I can't comment for Perth, but renting here in QLD you don't need to pay rates / water / house insurance and I believe that the housing market is on a downward cycle. When we looked at the rent'v'buy...
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2005, 5:40 am
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Zentack

Re: Reaction from employer re references

I asked my employer for a reference telling them it was for my application to the British Computer Society, which was true but I also used the same ref for my visa.

Papa Z
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2005, 5:29 am
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Zentack

Re: pre-arrival job search

I'm a systems engineer, and started responding to job adds on seek.com.au about two weeks before I was due to migrate. A lot of the agencies told me to make contact when I arrived, however Paxus...
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2005, 6:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Zentack

Re: Baby clothing sizes?

I'm just amazed that our 8 month old is still wearing the same 0000 singlet that he had from birth. It just seems to stretch as he grows, although I doubt it will last him until his teens.

At...
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2005, 4:40 am
Replies: 59
Views: 18,176
Posted By Zentack

Re: Aussie girls vs British girls

Didn't realise that they had started to clone girls from either countries to follow a national blue print, must be something new.

Not to generalise the fairer sex, but by British girls do you...
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2005, 1:57 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,994
Posted By Zentack

Re: Weather thread! 28 degrees in our back garden!

Hooray!! At last its winter and I can fall asleep in my hammock without the risk of being burnt to a crisp. If you ask me this is the best season for enjoying the great SE QLD outdoors. But then some...
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2005, 1:15 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,470
Posted By Zentack

Re: Holiday in Bali?

Being the risk-adverse type I have never been tempted to visit countries which I perceive to have dubious legal systems. Saying that I do sometimes fly via Singapore, but prefer to go via Japan.
...
Forum: Australia
May 26th 2005, 5:56 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,751
Posted By Zentack

Re: Mr Diamond

He's not only a real classy kinda guy, but I hear he as special powers and can answer a question even before you ask.

There are even rumours that he gave some advice to the Maroons before last...
Forum: Australia
May 26th 2005, 4:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Zentack

Re: Working in the UK while in Australia??!!??

My wife does this for some translation jobs she gets in the UK. As far as I understand it you have to be physically in the UK when you do the work to be liable for income tax in the UK, and even then...
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