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    New Passport

    What is VPN?
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    New Passport

    Possibly, I had some kind of similar problem with my TFN here in Australia and eventually the ATO gave me a new TFN. And just recently, the ATO blocked my access to My Gov for some reason, possibly linked to the earlier problem. Perhaps the ATO and HMRC "talk" to each other? "We've got a suss one here - lives in one country, income from both, already had one problem with possible fraud." I tried to clear my cookies on my phone and it seemed to work but I'm still unable to log on to HMRC. I have always used a tax agent for my Aussie returns but done my British ones myself.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    Yes, Doyle's restaurant at Watsons Bay is famous, next to the Watsons Bay Hotel. I'm not sure if i have eaten at Doyles though? Definitely at the pub. I liked to drive there for a swim and a walk around but with the car I never wanted to hang around,
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    The Official Weather Thread

    3 km! And you are the same age as me! I imagine you have "three kilometre type hangovers" too? I can manage 4 or maybe 5 drinks maximum now.
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    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    The Republicans still control the Senate.
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    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    Still better than Labor/Labour/Democrats.
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    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    Wrong. The media was not overwhelmingly anti Obama. Once Trump was President they spent four years trying to undermine him, along with the Democrats trying to impeach him. How many Democratic presidents were impeached, apart from "I DID not have sex with that woman " Clinton, whom the media have long since forgiven.
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    New Passport

    Possibly, I had some kind of similar problem with my TFN here in Australia and eventually the ATO gave me a new TFN. And just recently, the ATO blocked my access to My Gov for some reason, possibly linked to the earlier problem. Perhaps the ATO and HMRC "talk" to each other? "We've got a suss one here - lives in one country, income from both, already had one problem with possible fraud." I tried to clear my cookies on my phone and it seemed to work but I'm still unable to log on to HMRC. I have always used a tax agent for my Aussie returns but done my British ones myself.
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    New Passport

    Of course! I never thought of that. I remember we had to do it in my job regularly. I was using my phone. I'll see what happens Marisa, thanks. (Almost typed Melissa).
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    Relocating to Perth

    Both the apartment blocks (aparthotels I guess) in South Perth were dear, particularly the one on the Esplanade - South Perth Esplanade(?) I blew a heap of money staying in that one for three weeks, lovely apartment mind. And the Windsor is five minutes walk so rather there than a cheaper pub which I have to travel to. $10 per pint is a good price. I always mentally change to schooners which I think are 3/4 of a pint or thereabouts? Middy (i.e middle of a pint??) $5, so $7.50 a schooner? I'm sure when I first arrived in Perth I'd see blokes with a jug of beer and tiny glasses, maybe even called "glasses?" Or "Ponies?" 5 and 7 oz glasses perhaps? Some people here buy beer by the jug because it's cheaper (and the hoons drink out of the jugs?!) 25 percent members' discount in the Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesavers Club which brings some of the beers below $5 a schooner. $10 joining fee and you can pay it back in one night. I bought a schooner of VB and a schooner of draught cider for $12.59 last night and I know the VB was $5.85.
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    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    Watching, and enjoying the Australia v India matches it nevertheless occurred to me that, if "Cultural Appropriation" exists (and I think it is BS), then countries like India are engaging in Cultural Appropriation by playing "our" sports. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-cultural-appropriation-5070458 I noticed they don't include sport in their list but I can't' see why not.
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    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    As I may have said before, Trump has done his job - thwarting Hilary, ditto Pelosi, and as far as the election being fraudulent? Well, the Democrats and the Mainstream Media have spent the last four years trying to end the Trump presidency including trying to impeach him. So why should Trump bow out gracefully? And even if Trump is "dead", Trumpism lives on. The Democrats on the west and east coasts of the USA with the way they look down upon the "Flyover States", are just like the Remainers around London and the ALP here - looking down upon or ignoring the people who live in the "Flyover States" in the UK and OZ. Why else did so many working class electorates which had never voted Tory do so this time? Why did Shorten lose the "unloseable election" to Morrison?
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    Living in or around Kinross

    Even for a wealthy Eastern Statesman like myself?! Joking, though I might be able to do an apartment. I think I saw new ones going up on the southern side (?) of the Canning Highway, sort of behind that fish pub - Clancys? Look at the price of this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car space unit in the Hilton, Surfers Paradise, $400,000 plus - 430k, 470k? I don't want to leave the page to check it, but it is on a lower floor so cheaper, may not have view of the beach, but they all have nice views even the ones facing the Hinterland. https://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-qld-surfers+paradise-134153122 $439,000 and on the fifth floor overlooking the pool so also looking towards the sea. I like a lower level anyway. Cavill Ave and Mall is off to the right. Higher up will be, I think, 600k to 700k but when built they were selling for over a million. I like it here because EVERYTHING is within walking distance, easy walking distance too, no real estate agent BS about a "two minute walk to the beach" Well, it's probably five minutes by the time you have waited for the lift, walked thru to the front entrance on Orchid Ave, then thru the Mark arcade to the promenade. The cafe we go to is below the apartment block, with the tram stop 20 metres away and supermarket 100 metres away plus all the other shops. The Airbnb I had opposite the 24hr IGA in Applecross was handy for everything too. I just Googled it - checked the map, very handy for Canning Highway and the motorway, possibly one bus on the road outside the flat, more on the Canning Highway and the railway station over the bridge, Raffles pub close by too and Clancys (popular trivia on Mondays if it is still on during Covid) https://www.google.com/maps/@-32.0118449,115.8466038,15z
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    Brisbane or Perth for young family

    Move some state government departments out there perhaps? In fact, move the State government itself out there!
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    New Passport

    I have sent them another email with the same screenshots I showed you. I don't suppose I can tell them "If I cannot prove my identity I cannot submit my tax returns."
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