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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 22nd 2020, 12:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By louie

Re: Flying back to UK

Qantas aren't flying that route at that moment as far as I know, so I think that is out. Even if they were, I am not sure that WA would allow you to transit (from Melbourne) there given the WA...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 21st 2020, 10:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By louie

Re: Flying back to UK

One thing - you say no quarantine in UK. Not Oz-style locked in quarantine, no, but the possibility of home isolation for 14 days depending on which airline you fly (and thus where you transit).
...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2020, 9:07 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,519
Posted By louie

Re: Some Queensland coast climate advice please

Thanks for all your comments. We're still near Cairns (Port Douglas at the mo), still expecting the trip to the UK to be cancelled and still hoping to get far enough south to be comfortable at...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 30th 2020, 1:39 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By louie

Forum: The Barbie
Sep 30th 2020, 12:43 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By louie

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Thanks. Personal (spousal) experience?
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 30th 2020, 12:33 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By louie

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Does anyone know if, if you return to live (i.e. long term, not for a holiday) in the UK as a pensioner but then decide at a later stage to leave again, whether the state pension "resets", so that...
Sep 15th 2020, 1:42 am
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By louie

Re: My Gov account

It rang a bell that you could not, so I had a quick google and it seems you can - https://uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/mygovhelp.html
Forum: Australia
Sep 12th 2020, 7:14 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,519
Posted By louie

Some Queensland coast climate advice please

Afternoon all.

We're currently enjoying life in our caravan just north of Cairns, where it is currently warm and sunny if a bit windy. Making plans to head south down the coast at a very...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 11th 2020, 12:41 am
Replies: 181
Views: 7,530
Posted By louie

Re: Melbourne Metro restrictions

Good to see you are OK bcworld. Some stunning photos there.
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2020, 5:13 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,242
Posted By louie

Re: Mandatory Covid Vaccine

As somebody who might be on the plane with unvaccinated you, I'd be delighted if the airlines banned anyone who has not been vaccinated (obviously assuming we one day have an effective, safe and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2020, 11:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By louie

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

American Express have a "global transfer scheme" for existing cardholders moving from one country to another. See https://www.americanexpress.com/us/customer-service/global-card-relationship/ and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2020, 11:41 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,242
Posted By louie

Re: Mandatory Covid Vaccine

But the airlines could refuse to carry you unless you had been vaccinated.
Aug 26th 2020, 2:13 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By louie

Re: Nowhereland

Hi Jensmate

I don't normally stray into this part of BE (I moved from the UK to Australia five years ago and love it here), but I was at a loose end and came across your thread in the Back Home...
Forum: Australia
Jun 18th 2020, 12:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By louie

Re: Open UK bank account from OZ

Did you already have an account with HSBC over here? That would make it easier.

Also, how long ago was that? The anti-money laundering laws can make it difficult to open an account even if you...
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2020, 6:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By louie

Re: Thinking of moving the Australia. When Covid 19 is over.

I'm no expert in visas for New Zealanders but are you sure your girlfriend qualifies for a visa? This page -...
Apr 3rd 2020, 2:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By louie

Re: Citizenship - details of parents?

I think so. I thought it was odd that they wanted details of my parents too, but it might be something to do with them being able to apply for parent visas I suppose. Anyway, I supplied what they...
Apr 2nd 2020, 12:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By louie

Re: Citizenship - residence calculator vs immiaccount

Yes. I tried to apply on the day I qualified and it wouldn't let me, but it did the following day. Congratulations by the way!
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2020, 12:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By louie

Re: FHOG when owned home in the UK

The eligibility checker - https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/financial-help-concessions/qld-first-home-grant/first-home-eligibility-test - only asks about property in Australia. I...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 29th 2020, 1:27 am
Replies: 1,154
Views: 65,792
Posted By louie

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

@ carcajou - did you actually bother to read my posts? If you haven't, I suggest you do; if you have, you can only be being disingenuous and deliberately ignoring my point.

I cannot believe the...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 27th 2020, 11:10 pm
Replies: 1,154
Views: 65,792
Posted By louie

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

I didn't say it wasn't clear and nor did I say I had been inconvenienced, well any more than anyone else. In fact, I object to your snide implication that I am in any way complaining.

My point -...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 27th 2020, 3:02 am
Replies: 1,154
Views: 65,792
Posted By louie

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

I don't often stray into the Barbie but I saw this thread title and was interested how other people were doing and thought I might let you know how we are getting on. Then I remembered why I don't...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2020, 12:21 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,035
Posted By louie

Re: Travel ban exceptions

Click on the second link in my earlier post. It's working fine for me.
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2020, 1:15 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,035
Posted By louie

Re: Travel ban exceptions

Why not - "I am an Australian citizen or permanent resident and need to travel outside of Australia" - then either "People who are travelling on urgent and unavoidable personal business" or "On...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2020, 12:46 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,035
Posted By louie

Re: Travel ban exceptions

It seems he needs to apply for an exemption - https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0O9buBJ3aVl03OW-040VXHMmQZm3q-NDYJ71pt1gBDoLsLwfVmFjN9Cls and...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2020, 5:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By louie

Re: ATM fees in Australia...

Thanks to you both. This is a legacy MBNA card which charges no foreign currency conversion fee or foreign cash advance fee. We've just got back from Asia, where some banks charged a cash machine...
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