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Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2017, 8:53 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By kitty4

Re: private health insurance

Thanks all who have replied for the info. It does seem to come down to the surgeons fees and the gap. Also I suspected some funds pay less benefits than others and I wasn't sure how to find that out....
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2017, 12:35 am
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By kitty4

private health insurance

Does/has anyone had a policy with 'health partners' ? If so I'd be interested to hear of experiences, good and bad. Also looking at GMHBA, another not for profit fund. Just deciding who to switch to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 16th 2015, 2:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kitty4

Re: selling house QLD/Sunshine Coast. Any recent experiences?

Thanks tomar for your recommendation and GarryP for your thoughts and suggestions. I too think the commission rates here are crazy and seem out of proportion to what they actually do. The higher...
Forum: Australia
Aug 14th 2015, 4:11 am
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kitty4

Re: selling house QLD/Sunshine Coast. Any recent experiences?

YesI could list it online myself but my circumstances at present mean I really need someone to do it, I know you get what you pay for but also I don't want to get ripped off out of ignorance so just...
Forum: Australia
Aug 13th 2015, 9:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kitty4

Re: selling house QLD/Sunshine Coast. Any recent experiences?

Thanks brits. Negotiating doesn't come natural to me either and I wondered if I am going to be up against strong resistance. What I'm currently being quoted from a couple of agents works out more...
Forum: Australia
Aug 13th 2015, 1:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kitty4

selling house QLD/Sunshine Coast. Any recent experiences?

Just preparing to sell. Would be interested and appreciative of anyones recent experiences selling since agent commission caps were deregulated. Were agents willing to negotiate? What is reasonable?...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2015, 3:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By kitty4

Re: Sorting out wills.

You don't have to appoint the public trustee as executor to do a free will with them (we are in QLD) although they try to get you to appoint them and people who don't realise that may think they have...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 9th 2014, 8:15 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,570
Posted By kitty4

Re: Dental implants

I would think you are over the worst now Scouse, nearly two weeks?
I had no idea what it was going to be like and only booked the day off work after having the implants and ended up having to take...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 8th 2014, 9:22 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,570
Posted By kitty4

Re: Dental implants

Oh the black tongue!! It's from mouthwash containing chlorhexidine. I had that when I had the implant process - been through almost exactly the same as you Spouse and empathise completely, except I...
Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2014, 10:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By kitty4

Re: Health insurance for dad arriving from UK

Unfortunately Lisa, that sounds about right for the premium from my and my mum's research. My mum has just turned 78, she has been getting insurance to come here every year because although Aus and...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By kitty4

Re: Community Nurse - Sunshine Coast, Australia

Yes, competition on the sunshine coast is pretty tough for most positions at present and to give examples of what Grayling says, I have very experienced mental health nurse friends working in aged...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By kitty4

Re: Community Nurse - Sunshine Coast, Australia

Hi Nurse Mandie
Community nursing roles here are not the same as district nursing in the UK. Most community nursing is provided by non government organisations. Areas (geographical)covered can be...
Forum: Australia
Mar 9th 2014, 9:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By kitty4

Re: English Sweet Shop in Caloundra

:) The fudge shop a few doors up from them might be!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By kitty4

Re: Can Parent be part of visa

That's absolutely right - dependency in their criteria is considered only if a relative is dependent on you for the absolute basics of food, clothing and shelter, which of course are deemed to be...
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By kitty4

Re: Can Parent be part of visa

We tried to get my mum on my skilled independent visa in 2006 as an aged dependent relative, we support her financially and no other family to help her. It was refused and refused again at appeal. It...
Forum: Australia
Mar 8th 2014, 8:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By kitty4

Re: English Sweet Shop in Caloundra

There is a sweet shop at Aussie world near Beefy's pies, it sells old fashioned sweets and English chocolate etc - had a walnut whip from there a few weeks ago! If you're looking for something in...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,354
Posted By kitty4

Re: Nursing pay scales

AHPRA don't determine whether you are an RN level 1 or 2.
AHPRA purely register you as a nurse, whether that be RN or EN. No levels of RN on the register
Getting a job as an RN level 1 or 2 depends...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,354
Posted By kitty4

Re: Nursing pay scales

I'm not sure what genorm means by ''it depends where AHPRA place you on the register''
If you are a registered nurse, you will be registered as such, it doesn't have any bearing on your salary....
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By kitty4

Re: Training in uk or oz?

If you don't have a visa fo Aus you would have to pay international student fees to train here - many many thousands of dollars
The fees are expensive enough for residents who get a commonwealth...
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2013, 8:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By kitty4

Re: over 80 travelling to Australia

My mum is in her late 70's and got travel insurance last year which was affordable compared to all the others we looked at which would have cost multiple times more than her flight. She comes for...
Forum: Australia
Jul 31st 2013, 8:47 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By kitty4

Re: help!!

No need to use an agent if you meet the criteria for the visa and don't have complications with family/child custody. I would save myself the money.
Forum: Australia
Jul 30th 2013, 8:44 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By kitty4

Re: help!!

Community mental health work often involves work out of office hours. I have friends who have worked community mental health and one left for exactly that reason - it was hard working lates etc and...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2013, 8:31 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By kitty4

Re: help!!

It will be difficult getting a job in QLD Health at the moment, particularly in mental health as there are fewer opportunities. Some private hospitals might have opportunities but they are usually...
Forum: Australia
Jun 19th 2013, 8:43 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 10,591
Posted By kitty4

Re: Dentist costs?

Thanks fish,
I'll look into it, wasn't aware of that. Pretty sure I had a mailing from my insurance company in the last couple of months encouraging members to use their extras benefits if they...
Forum: Australia
Jun 17th 2013, 8:28 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 10,591
Posted By kitty4

Re: Dentist costs?

Very frustrated yesterday. Had all my appointments to have partial dentures made to wear while I wait for implants. Next step is extractions and dentures straight in. As dentist is on leave until end...
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