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Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2004, 2:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By M4rk

Re: Best Bank?

We used CBA (Commonwealth Bank Australia). We set up the acocunt before we left england; which created a bank account in London. Paying money into this account transfers at the current rate...
Dec 12th 2003, 1:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By M4rk

Re: Need some help

- I just gave 2 referees.

No - you dont need to be a member, but you do have to convince them your qualifications / experience are worth the same as Aussie qualifications. They sent me a...
Dec 12th 2003, 1:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By M4rk

Re: Booked!!!!!!!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S


You are so correct - we bought all our clothes with us - really dont know why - I have worn 'long pants' (trousers to you and me!) on two occasions since we...
Dec 12th 2003, 1:06 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By M4rk

Re: Bar Work in Ozzie

Dont panic. Jobs are available - you sound like you have many oportunities available to you. From what we have seen in the last 6 months the tourism industry is now second to the building and real...
Dec 12th 2003, 12:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By M4rk

Re: Maybe a stupid question ?

This has been pretty much answered by people far more expert than me... but could not help but hav my 2 cents worth...

Hang in there - and enjoy the Christmas time with your friends and family one...
Dec 12th 2003, 12:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By M4rk

Re: Job Outlook

Thanks for the link -

We both found jobs within two weeks of arriving. However we found all the jobs in the papers are published on the web, and they all have someone lined up before they go to...
Dec 12th 2003, 12:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,144
Posted By M4rk

Re: Cost of living in Australia

OK - we moved out here in July, I work for an ISP Broardband is thus:

When you connect Telstra - like UK BT, charge $135 connection fee, minimum contract is 6 months.

ADSL plans vary as...
May 12th 2003, 11:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By M4rk

3 weeks. A very very very long 3 weeks. ...

3 weeks.

A very very very long 3 weeks.

Cheers.
May 12th 2003, 11:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By M4rk

Search this site for details. It is not...

Search this site for details. It is not recommended but hey life is for living so congratulations!


I believe your medicals will reflect your wife's pregnancy, and this forces additional blood...
Forum: Australia
Apr 23rd 2003, 8:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By M4rk

Tell me about it.. clean this scrub that... but...

Tell me about it.. clean this scrub that... but dont it all look nice when they are done... all our old junk looks pretty cool now!


We have even scrubbed the plant pots clean. (Jayes fluid...
Apr 22nd 2003, 10:54 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By M4rk

another route planner

We found this quite useful when looking at where houses were.

http://www.racq.com.au/


on the right is a route planner option.

ne way - we found it useful (&free!)
Apr 22nd 2003, 10:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By M4rk

We are in a similar boat - about to book our...

We are in a similar boat - about to book our flights and want to know if HongKong airport will be safe for a flight with CathayPacific (5 hour on the tarmac...)


It appears the Aussie govnmnt...
Apr 19th 2003, 12:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By M4rk

Ouch mind the link...

The link above does not work ... sorry folks.

It was supposed to be this one:

www.hmce.gov.uk/forms/notices/704-1.htm


hope it does not crash your PC like it did mine. Cheers.
Apr 19th 2003, 12:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By M4rk

Reclaiming TAX on new purchases ..?

This may be a real stupid idea but .. I was thinking.. ok ok dangerous ground from the outset but anyway...

If we buy new stuff before we leave, acording to hmce we are able to claim the VAT back...
Apr 10th 2003, 6:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By M4rk

hi Tracey, The original app forms had a...

hi Tracey,

The original app forms had a space to select post or attend a local embassy, where you state which option you want - we chose to attend Australia House, London. As after all the...
Apr 9th 2003, 9:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By M4rk

Meds were done in Feb, posted direct to Adelaide...

Meds were done in Feb, posted direct to Adelaide by Docs, ONLY ABOUT 3 WEEKS ago.

Documentation and other cases have taken up to 3 months, depending on if medicals get routed to Sydney for...
Apr 9th 2003, 5:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By M4rk

We used parcel force. Costs about 40 quid, you...

We used parcel force.
Costs about 40 quid, you can track it all the way to delivery agent, and have a tracking number for the web.

If they dont deliver you get cash back.

But ...Being able...
Apr 9th 2003, 5:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By M4rk

We Got it... Hurrah!!!!!

The post man arrived today with a little yellow envelope. The postmark said Adelaide and we were already smiling... then we opened it and saw a form... Oh no! what can they need now, not another...
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2003, 5:55 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By M4rk

Question Should we take VHS Video Collection?

We have a large collection of VHS videos.

We are trying to decide if we should sell our TV and Video in UK before we leave, to buy new when we get to Aus, or if we need to keep them in order to...
Mar 26th 2003, 7:40 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By M4rk

It appears Scotland Yard process your request...

It appears Scotland Yard process your request when you chase your local police department. My wife rang for ours, hers turned up second class post 2 days later. Then I rang to chase mine (again),...
Mar 21st 2003, 9:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By M4rk

Not a tax expert... but I bet we have all done...

Not a tax expert... but I bet we have all done these calcs...

Your rates are right, and I guess your maths is good too.

What we need is an expert to show you how to make some savings.

rule...
Mar 20th 2003, 8:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By M4rk

Vaccinations & dreaded jabs...

We have a couple of books which mention having to have various Jabs before you fly to Aus.

These mention having to have yellow fever jab, if landing in various countries within 6 hours of...
Mar 20th 2003, 8:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By M4rk

George says 2 to 3 weeks... thats good enough for...

George says 2 to 3 weeks... thats good enough for me...

...suddenly I feel the wait might be nearly over.

Cheers.
Mar 19th 2003, 11:33 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By M4rk

2 or 3 weeks after meds / police checks sent...

2 or 3 weeks after meds / police checks sent back? Where did you hear that?

Its great if its true, timeline.com has many people waiting 3-4 months for their meds to be processed, and as DIMIA...
Mar 19th 2003, 11:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By M4rk

Our receipt from Scot Yard is dated 7th Feb......

Our receipt from Scot Yard is dated 7th Feb... Cheques cashed but as yet (today = day 41) no letters have arrived.

Waiting ever waiting.
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