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Apr 6th 2011, 3:45 pm
Replies: 198
Views: 20,953
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: To those who have moved back, whats it really like ?

Quite true Pollyana.

Basically it all boils down to one persons opinion, views, outlooks and feelings. That is why threads like this invaribly descend into a "UK is better than Aus because.... or...
Apr 6th 2011, 2:47 pm
Replies: 198
Views: 20,953
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: To those who have moved back, whats it really like ?

In one word.......SH&T!!!!!

In a few more words - I think this country has gone down hill greatly in the time that we were away. Forget the increased prices foor everything as comodity prices are...
Forum: Australia
Jan 21st 2011, 8:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,029
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: My shipping experience with Doree Bonner/Grace

Thanks for the info.

I have had Doree Bonner come and quote for a move. They have based their quote on 770cu ft, the other 3 companies have claculated 530-580 cu ft. Doesn't fill me with much...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2011, 12:52 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By chrissystevo

Unlocking Mobiles

A friend of mine has given me a Nokia 6230i that they have never used and a fairly new Nokia 8800 Arte which he has forgotten the pin code for. Can I get these phones unlocked when I arrive in...
Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2011, 1:53 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,239
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Partner visa 801/820 = Difficult getting a mortgage!

Steve2009 - Why is that nonsense? why are you questioning their maths skills? My reading of their claims is that they see people who are told that the maximum loan they can achieve is 80% LTV, they...
Jan 12th 2011, 9:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: will Flooding Affect Visa Applications

Pollyana,

Thanks for the reply to the question.
Jan 12th 2011, 8:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: will Flooding Affect Visa Applications

Is it insensitive for the news associations to report on the possible food price increases because of the flood? Is it insensitive for commentators to discuss the impact that the flood will have on...
Jan 12th 2011, 3:12 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: will Flooding Affect Visa Applications

It was only a question, based on something that somebody had asked me. Don't waste you precious time responding if the question offends you that much.
Jan 12th 2011, 1:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By chrissystevo

will Flooding Affect Visa Applications

Just a thought. Does anybody think that the terrible flooding an Brisbane and the surrounding areas will have any affect on current Visa applications, both permanent and temporary. I am thinking...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2011, 11:22 am
Replies: 259
Views: 24,649
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: $110k...Is this enough ? !

Colonel,

Be careful.

The food allowance is a statutory allowance, with the figures being set by the ATO based on the number of people in your household. so yes, you do not have to keep a note...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2011, 11:16 am
Replies: 259
Views: 24,649
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: $110k...Is this enough ? !

Only going by my own experiences.

We received LAFHA for rent and food allowances. Our children went to Catholic schools where we paid fees. We were expressly told in writing by ATO and a large...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2011, 10:40 am
Replies: 259
Views: 24,649
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: $110k...Is this enough ? !

Jesus, how expensive is Perth?

We lived quite comfortably in Brisbane on an initial salary of $68,000 with 2 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 6.

The thing is in every city and Country in the...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2011, 10:37 am
Replies: 259
Views: 24,649
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: $110k...Is this enough ? !

HelenTD

LAFHA does not include private school fees. It consists of an accomodation allowance and food allowance.
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2011, 3:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Will my BT HomeHub 2.0 work in Australia?

Thanks for the reply.

I'm not very techy or computer literate. would any kind of modem/router work?
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2011, 2:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By chrissystevo

Will my BT HomeHub 2.0 work in Australia?

Does anybody know if my HomeHub v2.0 will work in Australia?

I remember from my previous time in Brisbane that one of the large costs of setting up broadband was purchasing a modem/router. This...
Dec 2nd 2010, 4:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: 2nd Interview with HR Manager Tonight

It will be 457 Visa, with a view to them going for ENS permanent
Dec 2nd 2010, 3:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By chrissystevo

2nd Interview with HR Manager Tonight

I've had 3 telephone interviews over the last couple of weeks. Got a 2nd interview tonight with the HR Manager to discuss Visa's etc.:thumbsup:

No real reason for posting other than to let people...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2010, 3:45 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,492
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Living costs

My wife and I lived a comfortable lifestyle, with 2 kids, on less than that in Brisbane.
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2010, 10:03 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,692
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Job Fell Through :(

Congratulations Colonel,

with regard to medicals and police checks it varies.

Medicals are only required if you are going to be working in a hospital or school environment, or coming from a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 25th 2010, 3:30 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,030
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Moving to Perth on a 457 ;)

Well done man777, you spotted my deliberate mistake:p

$120,000 gross less $24,076 food allowance less $28,600 rent allowance = $67,324 net wage.

PAYG tax would be:

$0-$6,000 = Nil
$6,001 -...
Forum: Australia
Nov 25th 2010, 3:01 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,030
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Moving to Perth on a 457 ;)

Man777

Assume a gross salary of $120,000 on a 457 Visa. Rent being $550 per week and food allowance of $463 per week (2 adults and 3 children). Net salary would be $120,000 - (52x$550) -...
Forum: Australia
Nov 25th 2010, 1:15 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,030
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Moving to Perth on a 457 ;)

Colonel,

Just sent you a PM regarding LAFHA
Nov 16th 2010, 8:58 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,160
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Distinguished Talent Visa

Yet again a good example of people on this site posting unhelpful and sarcastic replies. If you don't want to be helpful or add anything enlightening to the discussion don't reply with sarcasm and...
Nov 11th 2010, 1:08 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 8,926
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: Think long and hard, and then think again!

When I began this thread I clearly pointed out that it was my experience and I was posting it purely on the off chance that me sharing my experiences may help other people in a similar position to...
Nov 10th 2010, 1:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,238
Posted By chrissystevo

Re: 457 Visa - Work Refs

I wouldn't worry too much about the skills assessment. Mine was for accountancy and all I had to do was provide my resume, certificates and two very brief references from a former manager and...
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