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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 7:58 am
Replies: 115
Views: 6,359
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Aussie banks in the financial turmoil...

I am well informed :D (different from knowledgeable). I read the Australian Financial Review as well. And the Financial Times. It pays to be informed.

A side benefit of staying informed is that I...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 6:53 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Northern Bird on the brain

Why do you need and excuse? Can't you tell him the truth? I wanted to apologise for getting your name wrong on the form. I've got a good friend whose nickname is "Northern Bird" and she's been on my...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 6:44 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Had my driving test today.......

Congratulations, Tia! :)

Now, please remember to post a daily bulletin on here as when you'll be on the road. Then I can take appropriate measures ... :rofl: (seeing as I live near you and pass...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 6:36 am
Replies: 203
Views: 13,124
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Part 3: One for the Ladies only!!! (and VERY VERY brave men!)

?????? :confused:

You've lost me! I thought salt in your diet was bad for you. Aren't we all being told to cut out added salt as much as possible?

What do you think salt does for you?...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 6:29 am
Replies: 115
Views: 6,359
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Aussie banks in the financial turmoil...

The fall of the Aussie dollar has absolutely nothing to do with the Australian banking system. [sigh]

It has everything to do with large falls in commodity prices, the prospect of a protracted...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 5:50 am
Replies: 115
Views: 6,359
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Aussie banks in the financial turmoil...

That's not correct.

The Commonwealth Bank has no connection with Natwest/RBS (or any other European banking institution). The Commonwealth Bank owns some other financial institutions in...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 5:28 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,842
Posted By GinaUK

Re: We're still mad cows...!!!

These figures show the number of suspect cases referred to the CJD surveillance unit in Edinburgh, and the number of deaths of definite and probable cases in the UK, up to 6th October 2008:
...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 7th 2008, 5:17 am
Replies: 45
Views: 1,600
Posted By GinaUK

Re: How would you feel - privacy or security?

We don't have every inch of the shops covered with CCTV cameras here and many shops don't have automatic scanners at the door.

Instead we have a person at the door that asks to check our bags.
...
Forum: Australia
Oct 7th 2008, 4:57 am
Replies: 29
Views: 14,618
Posted By GinaUK

Re: EVL or Anglo Pacific

Crown are the only one. For that very reason we used them.

It means you get your stuff quicker (different companies getting involved means they have to fit you into their diary which means...
Oct 7th 2008, 4:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By GinaUK

Re: designated language

Read page 29 of booklet 6, which you can download here:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1119.pdf

It explains the two criteria for claiming points for a designated language.

Gina
Oct 7th 2008, 4:39 am
Replies: 24
Views: 26,081
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Successful PR Applicants - Work experience/Employer reference letter

That's correct. But then a reference letter is usually given when you apply for another job.

Explain to your employer that the letter is for your visa application (not for a job) and it *must*...
Oct 7th 2008, 4:14 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By GinaUK

Re: ACCA points allocation

Looks like you did all the right thing and it is a CO error. Let's hope he gets back to you soon.

Gina
Forum: Australia
Oct 7th 2008, 4:07 am
Replies: 98
Views: 7,209
Posted By GinaUK

Re: £1 = $2.40 Fantastic

You can still set up a forward exchange contract. You can roll it forward again and again (until you get the money from the house sale) with no penalty and keep your great exchange rate.

Gina
Forum: Australia
Oct 7th 2008, 2:39 am
Replies: 32
Views: 7,936
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Ozforex/HIFX/UK Bank - Rate versus safety?

Just to add to Hutch's comment:

Whether you deal with HiFX or Ozforex, your money goes into their account with Barclays Bank. And from there it goes into your nominated Australian bank account....
Oct 6th 2008, 8:59 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By GinaUK

Re: ACCA points allocation

As i said in your other thread: have you checked what occupation you put down on your visa application form? Did you put Accountant (2211-11)?

Is it possible that you wrote down the wrong ASCO...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2008, 10:08 am
Replies: 311
Views: 28,604
Posted By GinaUK

Re: ACE's Home Build with In Vogue

A year doesn't seem too long. It'll fly by.

We're still waiting for our contract ...

I was wondering: when you got your contract did you have someone check it over to make sure it was kosher?
...
Forum: Australia
Oct 4th 2008, 4:39 am
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By GinaUK

Re: tax/financial advice please

The keyword here is "accumulate". With a final salary scheme you don't accumulate anything. Your entitlement stays the same: 1/60th (or whatever) for each year of service. As you don't accumulate,...
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2008, 8:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By GinaUK

Re: tax/financial advice please

I didn't say any pension funds are exempt. What I said was that the rule does not apply to final salary schemes.

That's because there is no individual fund for each employee as there is with a...
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2008, 2:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By GinaUK

Re: tax/financial advice please

No. You can't offset losses from foreign income against an Australian source of income.

But you can carry forward foreign losses and offset them against foreign income of the same category in...
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2008, 1:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By GinaUK

Re: How are you supposed to provide coffee/tea for your shippers....

The packers packed the kettle and a few mugs and some other small items last in a little box.

We served them tea and biscuits every couple of hours. They packed for two days and on day three...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2008, 8:05 am
Replies: 41
Views: 5,140
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Dalyellup

A no-doc mortgage isn't the same as sub-prime lending in the US.

For starters, despite its name you do need some documentation to show your income. But the important difference is that you can...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2008, 7:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By GinaUK

Re: tax/financial advice please

www.ato.gov.au

After 6 months you'll get taxed on the investment return for that particular tax year (this only applies to money purchase schemes not to final salary schemes).

Your UK pension...
Oct 2nd 2008, 5:39 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,804
Posted By GinaUK

Re: Thinking of returning Home - Advice Needed.

For your adopted daughter the process is different. You need form MN1 and Guide MN1. You can download both here:...
Oct 2nd 2008, 5:19 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By GinaUK

Re: I'm ready to go back home after 19 years away

In addition: You mention that your son's Dad is around every other weekend. How will your son feel if you move to the UK and he only gets to see his Dad maybe once a year or every couple of years?...
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