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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Lots of topics were banned if you recall due to the amount of members who sadly couldnt discuss certain topics without it turning into bickering and name calling. Kate did leave a post at the top of CTF about this when it was decided. Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Can i please ask this thread doesn't turn into a politics one as we will have no option but to close it. (i went out on a whim allowing this Covid one) Hopefully after 50 odd pages it wont ,but just wanted to post so everyone is aware of what will happen . Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    She (janette young) said anyone coming into QLD with a suitable home will be allowed to quarantine there. Its only if they live in a share house or dont have a home here they go to quarantine now i think. It said the ship and its crew are mainly phillapino so i guess thats why they are going into quarantine, but as theyre sick id presume they will go to the hospital covid ward rather than a hotel. Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    All 19 crew who tested positive are being transferred to Brisbane, the remaining 3 staff that tested negative are staying on the ship, according to the QLD covid update an hour or so ago. Cal x
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    Potential move to Toowoomba

    It can be in a morning or overnight, like most places in QLD it warms up a bit mid morning. Have a look at this chart - https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/australia/toowoomba/historic Cal x
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    Maternity Pay...

    I find it highly unlikely the UK will pay you any benefit if you left the country 5 years ago and so dont reside there. Unfortunately i dont think there is anything you can claim until you get your PR. How long off being granted PR are you, do you know? Cal x
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    Anti-social driving & road rage

    I think you see more idiots in and around the cities and bigger towns. The more rural you go the more courteous they seem to get, in my experience anyway. Cal x
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    How soon can we get mortgage

    A couple of the girls who work with me on casual contracts have gained mortgages, so you do not have to be in a PFT/ PPT position. They had been on steady hours for a couple of years though so not sure if that made a difference. This is what the ANZ require - https://www.anz.com.au/personal/home-loans/get-started/documents-home-loan-application/ Cal x
  9. Could it just be general ground movement? In the 10+ years we have been here, our bedroom ceiling has cracked a few times and the worse thing to crack was the pool. Cal x
  10. Like Rammygirl we opened an account with the ANZ when still in the UK, we transferred funds across with (i think) Moneycorp and then when here popped into a granch to collect our cards. All very easy, straight forward and we had no issues at all. Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It said she had been tested and came back negative so went about her life/ holiday. It was only 3 days later when she started feeling unwell that she went and got tested again and it came back positive. Reports on the media last night said she had done everything right and it was unfortunate the first test result was incorrect. Cal x
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    Software developers Perth

    These are some of the reasons we looked into the move from the UK to Aus (although neither of us were citizens). Hubby had spent 12 mths travelling around here and thought QLD would be better suited to our family, as we too liked the outdoors particularly water sports, fishing etc and the weather in the North West was pretty dire. Now 14 years on since we moved and QLD certainly ticked those boxes for us. By fluke we managed a 2 week visit prior to moving and this is how hubby secured work, so although difficult for you at the moment due to the closed borders, if you can finance it ,that may be the way to go in the future if your hubby really wants to secure a job prior to the move.Getting responses from emails seems to be near impossible for many job seekers unfortunately. Cal x
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    How soon can we get mortgage

    I would imagine as a citizen with a 50% deposit you would be able to secure one as soon as you can provide proof of an income decent enough to cover repayments . But i am not an expert so hopefully someone with up to date knowledge will be along soon. Where in Aus are you heading too? Cal x
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    I think you will find something that ticks your boxes as you are quite open minded in relation to suburbs which is great. We stayed in Chapel Hill which is next to Indooroopilly when we first came out here and its a nice suburb with easy highway access but too hilly for me,lol.. The best way to find an area you like is to drive, drive and drive some more.You never truly know until you see a place in person, before we came, we had planned on a suburb on the totally opposite side of Brisbane to where we ended up,lol. Personally if travelling to the city daily i think id be dropping North Lakes from your list, mainly for traffic reasons. Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Qld has also extended mask wearing and a few other restrictions for another couple of weeks. We were supposed to be back normal as of 6am tomorrow but not anymore. It could be worse though so im not complaining. Pfizer jab also booked for hubby and myself but couldn't get in until 3 week on Sunday. Cal x