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Forum: The Barbie
Dec 7th 2021, 7:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Favourite Christmas present as a youngster

I got a Johnny Seven Gun. Awesome it was. Did a fair bit of damage with it on Christmas Day.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 15th 2021, 10:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Christmas in July

It's pretty big around here in Stanthorpe. The coldest town in Queensland and loads of tourists head down here from Brissy in the winter. We have the Christmas Tree Farm in town and they are doing a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2021, 9:52 pm
Replies: 245
Views: 17,517
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Have you been jabbed?

I had my first AZ a couple of weeks ago and seem to have survived. Stung a bit on the way in, arm hurt like a bugger for a few days and felt a bit fluey the next day. Same reaction for my wife....
Forum: Australia
Dec 5th 2020, 9:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Australian Business Number (ABN)

You're right, they are very helpful when you call them. We left an apostrophe out of our business name and they let us change it.
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2020, 8:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Australian Business Number (ABN)

I don't fully understand it all but, a few weeks ago, my wife and I wanted to start up a new company. It kept on defaulting to our personal ABN's. We had apply to form a partnership and then we were...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 30th 2020, 9:09 am
Replies: 69
Views: 11,848
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Just heard back from HMRC and I found that I am eligible for class two payments which is very exciting. The upshot of this is instead of paying 780GBP for each of the seven years unpaid NI...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 28th 2020, 10:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: State pension exchange rates

I've been in receipt of a private pension from the UK for over 20 years and up until last year, I always had it dropped into my foreign bank account directly. They would just use the exchange rate of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

I had to buy some large items from China and had to pay in USD. I used SendFX and was very pleased with the transactions.

I always imagined that transfers of less than $10k would alert the ATO too...
Mar 17th 2020, 4:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: 801 stat dec Question

Yes. They’ll need to take identification along with them too.
Mar 16th 2020, 10:43 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: 801 stat dec Question

I just found my Form 888's and they have to be signed by your neighbour/friend and witnessed by a JP.
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 4th 2020, 8:50 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 11,848
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Just logged in the my NI account and I am allowed to pay for years 2006/07 onwards. It says if I pay before 5/4/2023 it will cost me 780 GBP. It says elsewhere that usually you can only make up the...
Mar 2nd 2020, 8:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Citizenship application query

I found my citizenship application to be a piece of cake. They're not going to ask for anything that you haven't already provided during your 820/801 application. The only issue I had was that they...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 27th 2020, 9:49 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 11,848
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

I actually have the letter here from 2015

"So far you have 4 qualifying years, worth $15.46 a week"

I can't get an online account to check her records because it's impossible to identify her...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 27th 2020, 9:31 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 11,848
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Bizarrely, although Sal only worked for six months, when we checked her contributions it shows four qualifying years therefore she would 'only' have to make up 26 years if she is allowed to. She's...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 24th 2020, 9:48 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 11,848
Posted By SoCalDon

Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

I've been away from England for yonks now and I realised that I have to make up 7 years of National Insurance contributions to qualify for a full pension. If you're in the same boat, google and...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2020, 9:48 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: No sympathy required

Can't comment on the disqual but I do know that neither my HGV1 from England or my bus driving licence from America were transferable to my QLD driving license. All I could transfer automatically was...
Feb 20th 2020, 9:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Granted an 820 visa, now what?

Having gone through the 820, 801 and citizenship process over the last seven years, my best advice is not to worry about it. Just get on with your lives and, as long as you're in a committed...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 12:56 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: I have almost 4 thousand pound to transfer

I used SendFX to buy a couple of items in China and I was very pleased with the transactions Dave Caldaralo on 0756195709 was my rep and he was awesome. I need to move some money from my bank in...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 9th 2019, 9:30 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By SoCalDon

Smile Marriage Allowance

This is not going to help everybody on here but it might come in handy for some of you. It certainly helped me!

I had a friend come over from England last week and we were talking about taxes and...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2019, 10:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,343
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: 47
Views: 8,156
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: 47
Views: 8,156
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: 25,147
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: 25,147
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: 25,147
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...
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