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    Cost of Living.

    I noticed the same at Woolys, prices have risen a lot and lots of stock is absent . Ive noticed this more since the floods early this year and its not improved. Certain brands of toilet roll and kitchen roll and some brands of food just dont seem to be available at all this last few months. I have 2 Coles and 2 Woolys within a 10 mind drive of me so its not just one store. I have also seen quite a few take aways , restaurants etc posting on Facebook saying due to price increases they will have to raise their prices,it seems to be hitting everyone hard. Cal x
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    Oh jeez don't buy a car purely to ship and sell, you will be hammered for taxes, if you can get it on a ship even. Unless rules have changed you had to be the registered owner of the vehicle being shipped for a good few month (?maybe 12?) prior to shipping. Also remember a UK vehicle is classed as a grey import once here, so re sale value is not as great as on a equal spec Aussie vehicle and insurance can be more with not all providers willing to insure Grey imports. It would also need converting to Aussie spec on arrival, costing you even more $$$. Totally agree how over priced the second hand vehicles are here, hubby was horrified back when we arrived and this last couple of years prices have risen again! There are still bargains to be had but it can take months of looking to find one. Cal x
  3. Yet here we are 2 years AFTER Kates post and i don't recall seeing a thread on origami or knitting yet, despite the thousands of posts made in that time.. Go figure! Cal x
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    Just a simple '' can you do this for any less?'' is often enough to get you discount. Cal x
  5. You missed this post , pinned to the top of CTF
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    The Official Weather Thread

    It hasnt been that cold here yet, no fire (or reverse air con) needed at the moment but some evenings have been getting a little nippy. Cal x
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    Buying a house

    Hi Pete This link should answer all of your questions about buying a home on a 401 visa. If your partner is a citizen or has PR it does make it wayyy easier and cheaper too. https://www.homeloanexperts.com.au/non-resident-mortgages/temporary-resident-mortgage/ Cal x
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    The Official Weather Thread

    QLD is back on flood watch for this next week. We have been told to expect very heavy rainfalls. - https://www.9news.com.au/national/parts-of-queensland-brace-for-severe-weather-period/f2afb003-c52c-4322-a64e-a837cadbf528 Cal x
  9. If you only a 'limited' Medicare card because you were on a temp visa, then definately notify Medicare so they can upgrade that and issue you a new card. If you have family ,it may also be worth touching base with Centrelink to see if you qualify for any Family benefit. Congratulations on (shortly) becoming a citizen. Cal x
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    Sippy Downs or Bli Bli to live?

    I think anywhere with a river near by flooded in the last wet event didn't it? ... Cal x
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    You will meet loads of people through sport, its pretty big for kids over here so getting a job coaching shouldnt be a problem, i think a lot are voluntary positions though. Where in Aus are you planning on going? Cal x
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    Sippy Downs or Bli Bli to live?

    I agree with Ramot, both are nice areas and i havent heard anything bad about Sippy Downs, its a very popular area for families. Cal x
  13. Can i ask what you mean by she won't be allowed to take the kids away? A friend of ours has returned to the UK and Aussie hubby is still here, they have a friendly agreement the kids fly back here for certain holidays and spend every other xmas here, hence i'm confused by what you say as obviously she took hers back there a few years ago now with Dads permission. Cal x
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    Private Schools Gold Coast Qld

    I've heard of this school and it great reputation. My kids are too old for school now but Kings is certainly getting good feedback out there. Cal x
  15. No one has said he would hold their child hostage (other than you) so no it's not simples. Simples, would be to put any plans of getting pregnant on hold for now to avoid either parent being heart broken if they cannot agree on a country to settle in. Cal x