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    Rottweiler 8yrs old slightly over weight would u fly

    If his heart is fine and his hips/elbows then I don’t see any reason why not. I most certainly would be bringing mine if it was me. Have a chat to @BobPetairUK he is a vet and a shipping agent and would be the only one I trust with my fur family.
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    Air Freight for small amount of stuff?

    I know PSS can send over small amounts and their prices are supposed to be excellent compared to excess baggage
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    Warning to Dog Owners

    When you move to Australia always treat your dogs with a preventive flea and tick medication. Also don’t forget about heart worm and remember with heart worm you need to test before you treat. Below is a very discerning article that’s in the media and information provided to veterinarians. A deadly dog disease is spreading fast across northern Australia and experts say it is only a matter of time before every dog in Australia is at risk. In just six months many hundreds of dogs have already died in Western Australia and the Northern Territory from the tick-borne disease canine ehrlichiosis. Professor Peter Irwin, principal of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Perth's Murdoch University, said it is unlikely COVID-style border restrictions can work. Western Australia has movement conditions on dogs moving out of the Kimberley region and conditions on dogs entering southern WA from the Northern Territory. Owners of infected dogs in the NT have been advised not to move them out of the area. Working dogs, wild dogs, domestic dogs can all fall victim to this highly infectious disease. "This is a disaster which is happening right now, it has got in and there's no way to get it out again," Prof. Irwin said. "It is not breed specific, the most vulnerable would be those dogs with no tick control, but even that is no guarantee." The bacteria ehrlichia canis was first detected at Halls Creek and Kununurra in the WA back in May and was then found in Katherine NT in June. Along with rabies, the ehrilichia bacteria was the main target for Australia's long established quarantine restrictions on overseas dog arrivals which won international attention during the then Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's dog fight back in 2015. Veterinarian Bonny Cumming who works in remote communities throughout northern Australia with Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities said it was not sure how long the disease had been in Australia, likely months before it was first detected. "It is a really horrible disease which can strike down the healthiest and youngest dogs," Dr Cumming said. "Even those treated for ticks can get it with just one bite ... some seem to recover and then crash." Ehrlichiosis is now a nationally notifiable disease and Queensland biosecurity officials have again urged veterinarians, local government officials and dog owners to keep on the look out as the tick is already well established there. Queensland's chief veterinary officer Dr Allison Crook again asked veterinarians to submit samples for testing from dogs showing signs consistent with ehrlichiosis to help Biosecurity Queensland's surveillance program. "Although they can vary considerably among dogs, symptoms typically include fever, lethargy, enlarged lymph nodes, loss of appetite, discharge from the eyes and nose, weight loss, and anaemia and bleeding disorders," Dr Crook said. "To help prevent disease in dogs, dog owners should maintain an effective tick control program, avoid taking dogs into tick-infested areas where possible." https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/7080964/deadly-dog-disease-is-spreading-quickly/?cs=4733
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    Modular Homes

    In the UK it was all about bricks and mortar, I presume the same here. Although in saying that you can move Queenslanders to another location now. @HappyHeart have you considered buying a Queenslander and relocating it to your land? I don’t know much about it, there is a company down the road from us that does it. He has around 50 Queenslanders on his property, he buys them does them up and then sells them.
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    Free travel to Tassie?

    I don’t understand your post? Are you saying you aren’t permitted the deals when they come up online?
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    Free travel to Tassie?

    Don’t say that, I get sick on a canal boat
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    Nervous Cat

    Did you ever get another cat after that one @ali
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    Nervous Cat

    Have a chat with Bob from Petair. ‘I have imported wild cats and kittens (Asian leopard Cats) that have hated being crated but once settled they tend to fall asleep. Once they arrive they can be nervous for the first 24 hours but then slowly come around. ‘Unless your cat is remaining in the same home environment they are going to be stressed anyway trying to get use to new owners/home and new smells etc. So unless your cat is elderly or medically unwell then I would bring them with you.
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    Buying property in a different state?

    Northlakes seems popular with a lot of people, it has everything there, Costco, Westfield Shopping Centre etc It is also next to the M1 for easy commuting and not far from the airport. Here is some info on the suburb. https://www.bridgebury.com.au/north-lakes-home-buying-tips/ Personally I couldn’t live there, it’s too much hustle and bustle for me, I prefer acreage and countryside. You could buy a property on 10 - 50 acres between $500k - $600k. ‘Like @Wanderer Returns stated it is definitely the flood maps you want to check and whether you can get house insurance, I know it sounds silly but a lot of insurance companies won’t cover some properties after the floods.
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    Free travel to Tassie?

    I really want to visit Tasmania, I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the place.
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    so..... what's new?

    And try driving the coastal road to Port Douglas, the blue water vanishes and looks like a dirty river. My son sent me a photo of the sky this evening up there, I believe it was spectacular.
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    Cyclone brewing

    I think Airlie will be fine, if she was heading to Cairns I’d stress, I saw the Bruce was already cut off and flooding in Cairns, Ingham etc. It looks like it will be heading to Cardwell. Poor Cardwell seems to have a magnet that pulls all the cyclones towards it.
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    so..... what's new?

    Fitzroy is lovely we visited regularly when we lived up there. Green island is too touristy although if you stay overnight you hear enough have the island to yourself
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    How are you meant to open a joint bank account?

    Agree with @ali’s post and @garrychandi’s. Get yourself a photo ID/Proof of age card it use to be the Department of Transport who issued them. ‘Did you not have a passport when you came to Australia? Medicare like Ali said you don’t need the bank details to be in your name as long as you sign a form saying it’s ok for any rebate to be paid to another account
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    so..... what's new?

    I thought they were risking it. Now is a great time to visit the falls though and Crystal Cascades
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