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  1. Salma

    Northern Beaches

    Yes just using it as a phrase......or should I use the upmarket word "enclave"! I just find the double standards annoy me. I am doing well living the "aussie dream" lol sun n sea n surf! All is good just annoying how over subcribed childcare is and without that I cannot look for a job.
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    Northern Beaches

    Been in Manly now for 2 months and yes it is very differnet from Lakemba in many ways but similar in one way.......the number of people who are born overseas......only difference is the ones here look like your average aussie. So why is it ok for Brits to live in the same location but when others less well off are accused of creating ghettos. This has been my observation and have no intention of offending anyone.
  3. I went had to go last Christmas n it was v straightforward. I caller on boxing day n flew out the next morning.
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    NSW Bushfire updates!

    It is very scary when close to home and my mother in law lives in the Hawksbury which may be affected . My mother in law has decided to live the property as she cannot fight the fire on her own. Her proprty (fendes) butnt in the 2001/2002 but she had a few people to help.
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    AFL Grand Final Tickets

    Will look into but will not pay over the top for them
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    AFL Grand Final Tickets

    Anyone know if it is possible to get AFL final tickets without membership of any club? My husband and FIL are Geelong supporters and I have said I will get them tickets but a quick search online showed me it will not be easy (that is if Geelong make it to the final)
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    Do you live in a pommy area?

    I find it hard to find mixed suburbs in Sydney, currently live in a muslim area of various ethnicities but move to north shore which i guess will be pretty English
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    Assylum Seekers What do we do?

    The "boats" can be stopped if all the agencies involved in refugee/asylum processed people quickly and not leave them in places like Malaysia/Indonesia/Nauru for months best case or years with no rights and being confined to a certain location etc. That way no one will paying the smugglers to get people in on boats and people risking lives but I guess that is far too much of a common sense solution.
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    Move or not?

    Totally agree crime is everywhere in Sydney......but it this robbery and then a robbery at a store I visit often has spooked me plus I guess this all happened after having that offer. In the UK we rented from my brother and never had a problem and we always paid on time etc so cannot see it being a problem with MIL. Yes it may spoil me and make me want to live in the area on a permanent basis but shall see what the future holds. The commute is the same I use to do when I lived in the UK yes it was before we had a child we have worked it out and it 1.5 hrs max and can be shortened by lifts to and from wharf n bus from mascot station. thank you for all your advice.
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    Move or not?

    well have decided to move after a friend's business was involved in an armed robbery and their kids were held at gunpoint. It when the gun crime is no longer happening to someone else but to a dear friends family. http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8690141
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    Top things to do she you arrive

    also get medical insurance if over 30 as you have a yr to get it if not they add age weighting on if under 30 get ambulance insurance as you never know when you will need one (we found out the expensive way)
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    Move or not?

    yeah if we decide to take the offer up that seems like the best option as it is better than being stuck on M5 or the M5 tunnel as has been the case in the last year or so.
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    Move or not?

    Out of the blue my mother in law has offered her apartment to us on rent for less than the going rate in Manly. Now I would love to live there but oh works in Alexandria so the commute may be a bit tiresome after a while (unless he takes public transport). The pros are a totally different lifestyle to what I currently have in Lakemba and paying an extra $55 for the privilege. The cons further away from my friends who live around SW sydney plus there is more in terms of halal food/pakistani groceries etc I have said to my husband we can move but it is up to him as he is the one with the commute but ideally we want to buy and no way could we afford to buy anywhere in that area......or do we just enjoy what we can have for a while and once we have money just move to good old suburbia! So the real question is anyone commute from that way and know how long it takes by car as by ferry/train its not to bad about an 1hr 20 door to door
  14. When of my colleagues use to drink a lot of red bull and ended up having a heart attack at 32 (I am sure plenty of other reason but he was a fit healthy sports playing guy). It is my scare story for people who like these drinks.
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    Boston Marathon bombed 12 killed

    not in the USA they don't! I think you find more "domestic" terrorism is in play in the US..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/16/boston-marathon-explosions-notes-reactions Have a read sums it up pretty well!