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Sep 4th 2015, 5:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 6,339
Posted By Sandra

Re: 13 Years on and 4 since my last post

Well come on down and see me in Sydney - I have the room :)

Hope all is going well with you, regular trips home etc and work is good to you. Seriously with some of the weather in Sydney we are now...
Sep 4th 2015, 1:25 am
Replies: 9
Views: 6,339
Posted By Sandra

13 Years on and 4 since my last post

My update

I last posted around 2011 time; I moved to Australia, Sydney in 2002. Husband and I, with 12 and 10 year old children. I have always had mixed feelings about being in Australia and when...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2011, 3:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Sandra

Re: Port Stephens NSW - Good Hotels

Looks lovely thanks - What else do you rate in this area for us to do newbies to down south after nine years of heading north to Port Stephens and beyond

Sorry for the thread hijack
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2011, 10:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Sandra

Re: Port Stephens NSW - Good Hotels

What is your budget - Peppers Anchorage is rated, also trip advisor has some others too. We go regularly to Port Stephens and usually stay self catering in apartments or cabins. I rate the Oaks chain...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 10th 2011, 5:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Sandra

Re: graysonline

Good luck - as long as you check out the price at "normal" retailers and stay under that you should be good

We got some very good study desks and cabinets - mates got a steal on garden furniture
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 10th 2011, 4:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Sandra

Re: graysonline

Husband does a fair amount of wine buying from here and a few other items.

Friends also usethis as a standard buying place once we have checked the normal routes to check we are getting a fair...
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2011, 11:42 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By Sandra

Re: So did you tell the truth or lie?

Told the truth and my employer got involved and then organised a 457 with a paid element of transfer costs! We moved a year earlier than planned.

....but I also added an element to the story...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 5th 2011, 4:42 am
Replies: 75
Views: 7,979
Posted By Sandra

Re: Who do you share your birthday with?

Oliva Newton John

oh and Anne Robinson!
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2011, 2:51 am
Replies: 35
Views: 10,851
Posted By Sandra

Re: Semi-rural (horsy suburbs) in Sydney

Easier to take the short drive and train as previous poster stated - I have still made the city in a car in 40 mins depending on what time I leave in the morning. There is also a direct bus from St...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2011, 4:52 am
Replies: 9
Tax
Views: 1,039
Posted By Sandra

Re: Tax

Like I said the ATO website and the information on Tax returns is very good - we cannot answer your question because we do not have enough information

Try this for starters - they also give you a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2011, 2:35 am
Replies: 9
Tax
Views: 1,039
Posted By Sandra

Re: Tax

If this is your first time working in AUS you will be entitled to the part allowance of the tax free portion but the whole of the tax bracket amounts.

The prorata is also applied to other income...
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2011, 3:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Sandra

Re: Schooling

LAFHA = Living away from home allowance - look it up here on the site and also the ATO website

Tax Free portion of your based on standard levels of rent and food allowance and could have...
Forum: Australia
Jul 6th 2011, 6:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Sandra

Re: Schooling

Have your company discussed LAFHA and helping with the cost of school fees? You need to do this upfront in the negotiations now as it is easier to look at the total cost of income and LAFHA package...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2011, 6:48 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By Sandra

Re: Blow that for an idea matey boy...

My hubby is married twice!!!!



Two wine fridges, two press benches, a motor bike upgrade every two years, the biigest screen you can have for one room - and we have all the others moved to...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2011, 5:18 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By Sandra

Re: Blow that for an idea matey boy...

I have lots of remnants of hubby's latest fad splattered around the house..........including a Diggerdoo

To be fair that one was a leaving present from the UK, which made me feel stupid bringing...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2011, 5:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Sandra

Re: Introduction and Advice

Every case on medical grounds has different implications so it is hard to have input on your very personal situation. Yes it has been known for people to get in on 457's when below the medical...
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2011, 3:06 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,813
Posted By Sandra

Re: Salary Change Since Arrival

Using the original calc I earn 200% of what I originally earned in 2002

Some of this is down to job moves most is down to being ripped off when I first came to accept a lower salary for the...
Forum: Australia
Jun 7th 2011, 3:17 am
Replies: 83
Views: 9,269
Posted By Sandra

Re: How has your family life changed for the better since emigrating?

Nothing at all to do with the country - as others have said same same. What I feel we gained by emigration was a closer family unit, me hubby and two young adults now are closer than I think we would...
Forum: The Barbie
May 19th 2011, 1:06 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,015
Posted By Sandra

Re: Wheelie Bin Rage

We have a family up our street that consistently leave their bins out for days on end, throw any and all types of crap on their nature strip expecting someone to take it away. I never realy noticed...
Forum: The Barbie
May 17th 2011, 2:43 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,578
Posted By Sandra

Re: So.....how much debt are you in?

Like some of you - our Credit cards work for us - pay off every month; own everything else bar the bloody expensive mortgage but currently keeping a large offset balance to help pay it off quicker.
...
Forum: The Barbie
May 2nd 2011, 1:49 am
Replies: 159
Views: 9,460
Posted By Sandra

Re: Would you do it all again?

Nope - would of liked to come home after the 4 years planned on 457 but got carried away and husband wanted to stay.
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2011, 7:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Sandra

Re: unaccompanied children - flying back to UK for visit

You can ask for assitance on any flight/airline although some may not have the "minor" status almost all I have travelled with offer some level of assistance or checking process.

My daughter now...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 14th 2011, 4:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Sandra

Re: Ticked off

Tick and flea preventions can be good and we use them but still regularly check the dog for ticks. Not worth one getting through depending on dogs they can make the dog rather ill and the paralysis...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 12th 2011, 5:47 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,091
Posted By Sandra

Re: Changing Australia

Large Ugly Apartment blocks in the suburbs of Sydney without adequate parking
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 8th 2011, 2:40 am
Replies: 136
Views: 7,772
Posted By Sandra

Re: Should larger passengers pay more on planes?

Ah but what if you get in a set of 4 - huge one side of you and the mum and bub the other :)

Have you managed to upgrade to Premium this trip?
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