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Jul 5th 2012, 11:57 am
Replies: 1
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Travelling on a spouse visa

My permanent visa was granted 7 years ago and I have been in Australia for 6 years on a 309-100 visa.

Am I able to return to Australia after 11 days back in the uk on the same visa or do I need to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 5th 2012, 11:43 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,328

Re: Having a baby in Wollongong

Coffee soon? Make a list of questions ;)

I'd chance your luck and ask for MGP too, can't fault them, best way to have a baby in the gong, but don't ask for an epidural!! :eek:
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2010, 9:25 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,033

Re: If you were us, would you emigrate to Oz?

You would live comfortably on a salary of 120k combined here in Oz. Comparing salaries between the UK and Oz is a waste of time. We live on a lot less than that and have 2 and a bit kids, 2 cars...
Forum: Australia
Aug 25th 2010, 9:33 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 10,150

Re: Quorn is coming to Australia - WOO HOO!!!

Its been just over 4 years since I moved, so was really excited to see Quorn in the freezer cabinet at the shops. I had pretty much the same reaction as you. Where was the flavour? I waited over 4...
Forum: Australia
Aug 14th 2010, 12:17 am
Replies: 72
Views: 13,880

Re: Giving blood

I understand why people are campaigning for this, but the idea makes me very uncomfortable. I don't like the idea of the government/hospital having a right to my body by default. I am on the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2010, 5:48 am
Replies: 72
Views: 13,880

Re: Giving blood

Does anyone know if the same applies to chord blood? Due to have a baby in 10 weeks and was thinking about it the other day, keep forgetting to ask my midwife though.
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2010, 1:49 am
Replies: 239
Views: 31,433

Re: tesco/asda/next/primark

Not long after I moved here 4 years ago, I was browsing Kmart and saw a few tops that I had bought in H&M a couple of months before moving. More expensive, but you do eventually get used to the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2010, 2:47 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,514

Re: PR - We don't Vote?

Spoiled ballot papers are counted, and that can be an interpreted as abstaining. Abstaining is not immoral or selfish, it it letting the candidates know that you wouldn't vote for any of them.

Forum: Australia
Jul 21st 2010, 6:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872

Re: Do I have to vote if I am overseas?

My other half was in the UK for 8 years and when we got back to Aus, we discovered he had a fine with the Office of State Revenue for not voting in 2 elections. He handed over his passport with the...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2010, 1:01 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283

Re: Best tip for a newcomer

Watch out for school zones when driving it the morning/afternoon.

Watch out for pedestrians when turning at traffic lights/pedestrian crossings (nearly splatted someone in my first week here :o)
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2010, 12:51 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 5,616

Re: What's the point in private health insurance (rant)

I have been wandering the same thing myself. I am having my 3rd, 2nd in Oz and went public with number 2 as the OBs fees were extortionate and barely covered by my insurance.

I opted for public...
Forum: Australia
Jun 25th 2010, 3:39 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,553

Re: car seats

From what I can gather ISOFIX is different to the Australian system of tethering car seats, so wouldn't bet on it being legal here.

Depending on the shape of the car, the tether points in cars are...
Forum: Australia
Jun 22nd 2010, 9:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730

Re: Anyone know what this is?

That is a flour moth larvae, or otherwise know as a pantry moth. Get rid of them quick as they will eat through cardboard packaging and get into any type of plastic container, even Tupperware. The...
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2010, 1:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Pushchairs and Airports

Can you take a bring a pushchair over from the UK if you don't have the child to go in it?

Mum is coming over in Feb next year and I would like her to bring a double Mclaren with her. I refuse to...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2010, 12:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909

Re: Very Random Questions

Ebay is always good to check for knitting patterns. Spotlight does loads as well.

Furniture is fine as long as it's treated. We bought loads of wooden stuff over, leather sofas too. We had some...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2010, 10:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200

Re: Schools special needs help wollongong

My son has Aspergers and gets a teachers aid in Thirroul (northern subs of w,gong) for about 25% of the time. Some schools have satellite classes, but most will get an aid in. There are a couple of...
Forum: Australia
Apr 25th 2010, 11:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849

Re: Realistic Expectations?

I think some of these have a 2 yr wait for PRs, so check out the residence requirements before doing your initial sums.
Forum: Australia
Apr 25th 2010, 9:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,638

Re: whats in a childs meal on singapore airlines

Singapore were excellent with kids food. H was 2.5 when we moved and they had plenty of food to choose from and were always coming over offering snacks. We took our own stuff too, but didn't use it...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 14th 2010, 8:35 am
Replies: 43
Views: 9,094

Re: Driving when pregnant - has anyone used the Tummy Shield?

Having had 2 children and being pregnant with number 3. I have never had a problem with the seat belt, even at 8/9 months. I tucked it under the bump and all good.

I have had a look at the...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2010, 7:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 9,738

Re: Austinmer/Thirroul/Bulli - Good places to bring up a family?

My son goes to Thirroul Public School, their OK, I have friends with kids in Austi and they seem quite happy. All the schools are fairly small here compared to Sydney or the UK, so class sizes are...
Forum: Australia
Feb 18th 2010, 8:31 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,185

Re: Having a baby in NSW - Any advice on pre/post maternity services?

I had my son in Wollongong hospital last year.

Register with medicare as soon as you get here. The office is in Crown Central Shopping Centre in Wollongong. Get there early as they get busy...
Forum: Australia
Feb 18th 2010, 7:45 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 9,738

Re: Austinmer/Thirroul/Bulli - Good places to bring up a family?

How about some advice from someone who lives there, rather than those who wished they could afford it :lol::p;)

I live in Thirroul and love it. We have been in Australia for nearly 4 year, spent...
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 8:48 am
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 8:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Termites!

If the vendors arent happy with the invasive inspection, walk away. They will have this problem with anyone putting an offer in on the house.

We lived in a house with termites and you could tell...
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 8:31 am
Replies: 222
Views: 158,539

Leaving UK Debt Unpaid - A Warning

This one crops up from time to time and is always fun viewing, but a warning to those of you who are considering leaving debt behind unpaid...

A friend has recently been contacted by a debt...
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