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    Perth rentals

    I've not really met many people from Perth who dislike Sydney, why would they? I love it and loved my work trips there. We've been on family holidays and we all like it. It's very busy, very expensive for houses in comparison with Perth but is a spectacular City.
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    Perth rentals

    What are you looking for from your move? Would you like to be near the beach, near the City, in the hills? Whilst beachside suburbs are highly desirable and rents competitive if you fancy that type of lifestyle it can really mean the difference to you settling and loving it to the other extreme where you feel as if you've moved to an outer suburb, with zero amenities, miles away from shops, pubs, cafes and hating it. On the upside there are lots of people moving in and out of places like Scarborough which has a huge rental market, lots of new apartments and lots of established smaller properties that are a few years old. Lots of them have pools, shared barbeque areas and you'd be a stones throw from one of the nicest beaches and ocean front along the coast. Loads of restaurants, pubs, clubs, brilliant 50m outdoor pool, bike paths up and down the coast, shops nearby. You could walk to most things, parking can be a drama there anyway. There may be more rentals avaialable when borders open. A lot of FIFO workers from over East stayed and rented rather than keep having to quarantine every time they flew in. Good luck, we've been here since 92 and love it. My son rents in Scarbs.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Hopefully we'll soon find out.
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    Returning to UK with grade 8 student

    In the end it's all going to be down to your youngsters personality and temperament. Does she make friends easily, does she get upset if people make fun of her? Moving to the North East of England you can expect she's going to cop a bit for her accent and being the new kid. Hopefully she can cop it sweet and maybe have a few choice remarks back. My youngest has autism and had more than his fare share of bullying. Luckily he stuck up for himself, whacked a couple of kids, got suspended for a couple of days and bullying stopped. I know it's not as easy with girls, their bullyiing can be more subtle and more cruel in a way but if your daughter is insisting to go to the local state school with her friend, that's a step in the right direction. If her friend is part of a good social group already that might help.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    You have to be double jabbed and covid free to get into nightclubs in the UK. I expect that will be the case soon for a lot more venues. We've no need to worry in WA, no covid, I've never felt unsafe going anywhere, even when places have been packed.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Good read. Normalising is a good word to use. I spoke to my Sister last week and asked if she was going to see the new James Bond film, she said she wouldn't feel comfortable going to the movies with a load of other people. She was going to book a trip to the Greek Islands with a friend but they both felt it was too risky in the end, so didn't go. To me that is no way to live.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Having an abortion is basically destroying a viable life. Having a jab could be potentially saving many and, at the least, stopping yourself from getting really sick. Not that I'm against abortion at all, it's something that should always be considered when an unwanted or unexpected pregnancy comes along.
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    Australian TV - the best and the worst?

    I'll give that a chance as I like Nicola Walker, usually. Thought Unforgotten was really good and she was the main character, backed up by other good actors though.
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    Australian TV - the best and the worst?

    We got into SAS Australia that finished last week but used to record it and fast forward through the ads and padding.
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    House prices going up??

    If there's a crash they might go down by the same amount.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Tell her to get it.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Yes, the very low % of people who have a medical reason. The rest are anti-vaxers.
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    Emigrating to Cairns

    Magnetic Island is brilliant too. I was there with work over a long weekend, not working. Caught the first ferry, hired a motorbike, islands surprisingly big. Found a nice beach where lots of people were swimming, took the bike back around 5:00 and went to the pub near the ferry terminal. What a brilliant atmosphere. Thought I'd only stay for a couple of beers but some guys got on guitars, started chatting to some people, got a jug or 2 and ended up on the last ferry back. Think it was about 11:00pm.
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    House prices going up??

    Very low interest rates, first time buyer incentives and the general feeding frenzy at auctions. Also the media saying if you don't buy now next week prices will have increased. Makes people panic and pay too much. Saw exactly the same thing in the UK in the early to mid 80's.
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    NSW to open 1st November

    My Sister and probably nieces and families would be over asap. With a bit of luck we are about to get our money back from our flights we booked beginning of last year. All bar about $80 for some baggage insurance. It's my wifes Dads 90th next year so she would like to go but is not desperate. We'd be happy if my sis could get here early next year maybe. If flights are really going to be expensive we won't be going. Might go to Queensland again.
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