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AJ last won the day on February 13 2017

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  1. AJ

    Perth's inner west

    Fremantle is looking very run down at the moment
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Here we go! WA toes the line and gets out of quarantine asap only for some little idiot thinking he can jump quarantine. Hopefully he doesnt have it but does these people realise what a lockdown costs the country! Coronavirus Perth: Hunt for traveller Kyle Stephens who skipped Perth hotel quarantine | PerthNow
  3. At the moment a lot of plots for new builds are so small you wouldn't fit a pool in. I rented new builds previously in Melbourne and I would say be careful who your builder is! The show houses may look good but a lot of houses are very poor quality. Just depends what you are looking for as well, I like having a bit of space rather than just having a colourbond fence and 6 inches of ground between us and the neighbours. Now in Perth to get land that is affordable you would be looking a good bit out from the city, so consider travel time as well if you are working in the CBD.
  4. Hi I dont think so, it was a few years ago. I am sure I only phoned them up and said I had moved to Perth, must have quoted a reference, told them the council area I was in and it was all done, then I got an invite a few months later.
  5. Don’t know about Cc applications but should be declared to the ATO as income
  6. I dont know how long it takes now I did mine a few years ago, but I did my test in Melbourne, and the ceremony in Perth. I just called them and let them know when I moved.
  7. AJ

    Relocating to Perth

    I quite happily live in Perth. I have also lived in Melbourne for a few years. If I wish to make a comment on either I will- this is a public forum!
  8. AJ

    Relocating to Perth

    Perth starting to become very popular these days. A year ago people moaned about it being isolated and boring! Wonder what changed?
  9. AJ

    Perth quarantine

    Info on charges is on the WA Government site under paying for hotel quarantine FAQ
  10. AJ

    Cost of moving to Oz

    The bill will come from the real estate so make sure they are onlybcharging you for usage and ask to see the bill from the water Corp that is excessive when you only pay for usage, the landlord has to pay the rest
  11. AJ

    Cost of moving to Oz

    Jeez what are you doing with all that water? You only pay usage when renting, the most we ever paid was around $45 for 2 months
  12. AJ

    Medication prices

    You need to remember that if you dont take out Private within 1 year of arriving in the country as PR you have to pay a supplement which is worked out on how many years you are over 31. This is charged for 10 years. We have had to take hospital and extras because of income, but have only ever used for Dental and Optical! If your income is over the threshold and you dont have private you have to pay a further medicare charge at tax time which works out not much more that paying your premium for a year. What is the Medicare Levy Surcharge? Initiated by the Government, the Medicare levy surcharge aims to encourage Aussies to take out private hospital cover – therefore reducing the load on the public Medicare system. Not everyone is required to pay the Medicare levy surcharge, but if you’re single and earning more than $90,000 or part of a family earning $180,000, you may be charged. We’ve put together a handy online table that lets you calculate exactly how much your surcharge will be, but to give you an idea, if your taxable income is $100,000, you might expect to pay an extra $1,000. Annual taxable income Medicare levy surcharge $90,000 or less 0.0% (no extra tax) $90,001-$105,000 1.0% $105,001-$140,000 1.25% $140,001 or more 1.5% Above table: Thresholds for individuals for 2019/20 financial year1 Combined annual taxable income Medicare levy surcharge $180,000 or less 0.0% (no extra tax) $180,001-$210,000 1.0% $210,001-$280,000 1.25% $280,001 or more 1.5%
  13. AJ

    Wanted to share my covid nightmare!!

    I dont really think it is the Visa's fault, if they choose to ignore advice on several occassions they have no one else to blame!
  14. AJ

    RRV application advice - proving ties

    Would you be able to do that? You would be resident and working in Australia so taxed here.