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Cerberus1 last won the day on October 4 2018

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  1. Thanks to @The Pom Queen who got me and Nat tickets for Brian Cox. A great night last night seeing his show at the Brisbane Convention Centre
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    Shipping boxes from London to WA

    I send a 20kg box over from the UK 3 or 4 times a year. Costs around £100 and arrives in 5 days. I use https://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/
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    Thanks everyone
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    Medicals for 190 visa

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    Happy Birthday Bob

    Happy Birthday @Bobj Hope to be able to visit again soon with @The Pom Queen & @Squarepants
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    2 years ago - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/eu-has-lose-hard-brexit-uk-mark-carney-says/
  7. Pilot/Escort drivers, google Over Size Over Mass Escort Vehicle Driver Scheme
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    Happy Birthday To The Pom Queen

    Unfortunately, for the second year running, Kate's in hospital on her birthday. She's been in for the past 3 weeks. Not sure when she'll be online again but I've let her know that people are wishing her a happy birthday.
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    what are you doing right now?

    Watching the cricket, Keaton Jennings having a stormer
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    State of the States

    If you're moving to Australia and haven't decided where to want to live yet, it may be worthwhile keeping an eye on CommSec's 'State of the States' reports. The quarterly report attempts to find out how Australia’s states and territories are performing by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth retail spending equipment investment unemployment construction work done population growth housing finance dwelling commencements. Just as the Reserve Bank uses long-term averages to determine the level of “normal” interest rates; CommSec do the same with the economic indicators. For each state and territory, latest readings for the key indicators were compared with decade averages – that is, against the “normal” performance. The latest State of the States report also includes a section comparing annual growth rates for the eight key indicators across the states and territories as well as Australia as a whole. This enables another point of comparison – in terms of economic momentum. Victoria remains the top of the economic performance rankings. Victoria ranks first on economic growth, unemployment and construction work done. NSW is second on the overall economic performance rankings but still holds top spot for retail spending and dwelling starts. NSW is second ranked on three other indicators. The ACT has held on to third spot in the rankings. The ACT is top-ranked on relative housing finance and secondranked on population growth and business investment. Tasmania is in fourth position on the economic performance rankings, but is closing the gap on the ACT. Tasmania is ranked first on the relative position on population growth and business investment and is in second spot on housing finance. South Australia is now in fifth position on the performance rankings ahead of Queensland. But there is still little to separate the two economies. South Australia is thirdranked on construction work done and fourth on two other indicators. Queensland is now in sixth position. Queensland ranks fifth on four of the eight indicators. The Northern Territory retains its seventh position on the economic performance rankings and can be broadly grouped with Western Australia. Both are facing challenges with the transition of resource projects moving from the production to the export phase. The Northern Territory is third-ranked on economic growth. But it lags all other states and territories on five of the indicators. The good news is that employment has now been growing for the past five months. Western Australia is seventh or eighth on all indicators (eighth on three indicators). But equipment spending is now the highest in 3½ years
  11. The 2018 Expat Insider Survey has recently been published. The Survey had 18,000 respondents from 178 different nationalities, living in 187 different countries. After ranking in the top 10 from 2014 to 2016, Australia faced a big drop in 2017, falling to 34th place out of 65. In 2018, it has recovered most of this lost ground, ranking 12th out of 68 destinations thanks to significant improvements in the Personal Finance, Quality of Life, and Ease of Settling In Indices. Australia is, in fact, among the biggest winners for all these indices, and also rose 19 ranks in the Working Abroad Index.
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    Wildlife thread

    Turns out we have koalas on our property. Nat's heard them calling over the past couple of weeks so went to track it down today.
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    What are you listening to ?

    Synthpop/rock at the moment
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    $12 https://www.westpac.com.au/international-travel/international-transfers/receive-foreign-currency/