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Feb 6th 2020, 1:17 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,434
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

17 years today, where does the time go. Still enjoying life on the Sunshine Coast. Our good news is that we finally got PR last year and will apply for citizenship as soon as eligible, and the even...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2020, 1:27 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

I really enjoy enjoy the foreign series on SBS. Wisting is well worth watching.
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 5:52 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

He got the part, went on to be a successful actor. Not sure if I have the right to mention his name. Think Emmerdale and Dr. Who. He and my brother and lots of other young actors went to Corona...
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 5:15 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

My brother was acting in the mid 1950’s early 60’s and was in Manchester for an audition. He met a friend there and they were chatting about the parts they were auditioning for. His friend said he...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 11:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By tomar

Re: I have almost 4 thousand pound to transfer

We have used transferwise every month for many years. as All our income comes from UK. We can’t fault them so far. Often the money is in our Australian bank account the next day, and the rates are...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2019, 10:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,047
Posted By tomar

Re: Dreading summer 😓

i realise that, which is why I posted an alternative view.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2019, 10:12 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,047
Posted By tomar

Re: Dreading summer 😓

i don’t know where you live on the Sunshine Coast, but I’ve lived here for 16 years and I think much older than you well in my 70’s and I really don’t feel the same as you. I don’t know where you...
Forum: Australia
Sep 20th 2019, 12:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By tomar

Re: CBD OIL

I don’t know if this will help, but Epilepsy Action has just launched this web site.

Cannabis 4 Epilepsy. C4E.com.au
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2019, 3:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,285
Posted By tomar

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

apart from prescriptions all the others are subsidised just by having a seniors card,
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2019, 11:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,285
Posted By tomar

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

possibly might come off your Aus gov pension, but not applicable in our case, as we don’t qualify for the pension, therefore don’t have a pension card, and pay our way.

We are self funded retirees
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2019, 12:39 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,285
Posted By tomar

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

I did this 15 years ago, when I could then get my UK state pension at 60. My break even point of the amount paid to equal the increase in pension was 2 years, so 13 years later was well worth it. I...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2019, 9:07 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,302
Posted By tomar

Re: Roll Call...

We will apply for citizenship the moment we are eligible. We have made Australia our home as have 2 of our children who followed us here and are now citizens.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2019, 11:38 am
Replies: 99
Views: 14,302
Posted By tomar

Re: Roll Call...

I check in occasionally, but honestly the constant apparent agro between a certain few posters puts me right off bothering.
However my good news is that after 16 years on a temporary retirement...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2019, 3:10 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,676
Posted By tomar

Re: Why is Centrelink so awful? (Unanswerable question)

MP my daughter is also epileptic and as you say the meds are very expensive. Can you let me know let me know where to find out if she would be entitled to a concession card please. Thank you.
...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2019, 9:58 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,623
Posted By tomar

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

We did the opposite of most parents. We bu——-d off to do our own thing in retirement, and left our three behind. 2 managed to find us and followed us to Australia.

Mind you they might be sorry...
Feb 17th 2019, 7:38 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By tomar

Re: contributory parent visa

We did our own 864 application, you need to check carefully, one question about family was a bit ambiguous, but unless you have a complicated application it’s fairly straight forward. We are in a...
Feb 4th 2019, 1:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By tomar

Re: Retirement (subclass 410) and pathway processing times

Sadly no processing times available for the 864 visa on the above address. You can send a blank email to
[email protected] with just for example 864 visa in the subject line., the reply...
Feb 4th 2019, 12:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By tomar

Re: Retirement (subclass 410) and pathway processing times

We are on the 410 visa and had applied forthe 864 visa, because our balance of family here had changed. we cancelled the 864 and immediately lodged the pathway 143 visa In the first week it started....
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2019, 10:23 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By tomar

Re: Over 70 Oz resident needs one way travel insurance

Interesting situation on tax. At the moment as temporary residents in Australia, with no income here, we are fully taxed in UK. However if or when our CPV ever comes through, this will change and as...
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2019, 10:18 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By tomar

Re: Over 70 Oz resident needs one way travel insurance

Interesting situation on tax. At the moment as temporary residents in Australia, with no income here, we are fully taxed in UK. However if or when our CPV ever comes through, this will change and as...
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2019, 8:49 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By tomar

Re: Over 70 Oz resident needs one way travel insurance

Our credit cards are Commonwealth bank, do you have a permanent address in OZ? Although having said that, our UK accounts have our OZ address and we have their credit cards, so don’t know if...
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2019, 6:20 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By tomar

Re: Over 70 Oz resident needs one way travel insurance

I only have UK credit cards. I use a debit card in Australia. I cannot get an Australian credit card as I am retired with no Australian income.
Checking various UK credit cards it seems that their...
Forum: Australia
Jul 5th 2018, 10:58 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,206
Posted By tomar

Re: Return to UK but CGT

Interesting thread. We are long term temporary residents in Australia and rent out investment properties in UK. We are British. We are aware of the new rules, and had our properties valued, realise...
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2018, 1:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By tomar

Re: Sydney Meet Up

The Duke of Clarence is on Clarence St. it’s a great pub, and an excellent Sunday roast.
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