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Suzukiscottie last won the day on November 17 2016

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  1. Suzukiscottie

    I know no one will care but...........

    Just trying to get all the pieces together so that the family are looked after once I depart this earth. First priority is a nice wee house somewhere, and we all have fallen in love with Tassie. And we can't afford to get involved with the crazy Melbourne housing bubble! Decided not to make an offer for the house we went to view; it was nice enough but the area looked different the next day and we had a few doubts about various things. So, nothing ventured, nothing gained. We're not in any rush to buy (unless my health seriously deteriorates quickly). And with some more finances on the way courtesy of some other policies which will pay out, and with the sale of our house in Scotland hopefully in the not too distant future, we will have a slightly larger budget to play with too. The budget we have now will get us a pretty nice house in the Hobart area, but it's nice to know that there's more $$ on the way should we need it. We're also lucky that we have friends in Hobart who have been able to offer some advice too. But I'll ask questions here too if need be; thanks for the offer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I know no one will care but...........

    IKNOWCB it looks like we're moving to Tassie! Currently here in Hobart for a couple of days looking for a house and it seems like we've found one. Hopefully everything will come together nicely! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    UK Passport Renewal - Does this effect my 457?

    You can update your passport details online using your immigration account. You should do that as soon as you have the new details and certainly before attempting to re-enter Australia. As long as you have done that, you should have no problems clearing immigration upon your return. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    457 Visa

    You don't all have to arrive at the same time. You will all have your own visa linked to your own passport. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Can i rent a house straight away?

    If you can find a landlord/agent willing to rent to you immediately upon arriving in Australia, then yes, you can rent "straight away". The most important thing in the eyes of the property owner is that you can pay for the rental. That might be challenging considering you have no job at that time, but assuming you can demonstrate a suitably large bank balance, and you can sell yourselves well, then that issue can be overcome. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Andy Murray Knighthood

    What a year he's had. Andy also gets a Knighthood in the New Years honours list. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-38467970 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Citizenship Question

    Individuals meet the citizenship criteria on their own merits. You can list another applicant as an important person that you would like to attend a ceremony alongside. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Weather in Melbourne - This Week

    Christmas Day and the week ahead. Not bad! [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cold vs Warm

    Christmas is supposed to be hot. After all, where did Jesus live? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Piss head, moderate or t-tottler

    I don't drink alcohol at all since my diagnosis in early 2015. I couldn't consume alcohol due to medications, surgery and healing limitations etc. I wasn't a big drinker at that time, although it's fair to say that I've had my fair share since I turned 18 almost 30 years ago. Stopping was easy. I just stopped. I don't miss it at all, but I do love the smell if something is cooked with alcohol in it. The Drink-driving culture seems a very strange thing to me here in Victoria. I've spoken to many young drivers, and they see their ability to "have just one" as a right enshrined with their licence, rather than a limit to be avoided at all costs. It's almost as if they have to have their one drink rather than none at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Driving whilst using mobile and kill.

    I'm not defining the criteria, just making a suggestion. But remember there is a safety element to having a phone in a car. Imagine you're driving through a forested area on a 40c day. Situations change rapidly. How would you get your State issued SMS warnings if phones were disabled in cars? It surely is not ok that people burn to death just because they have a phone in the car. You can see that there is no easy answer to the issue of people being stupid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Car insurance.

    Because the next car you run into might be a Lamborghini or a Rolls Royce. It's not just YOUR $500 banger that your covering potential damage for. Only idiots wouldn't mind being chased for the cost of a big repair job on someone else's expensive car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Driving whilst using mobile and kill.

    Is that really safe when you are in the middle of an attempted carjacking or some other trauma? You can't lock yourself in and call the police? It might be easier to tie phone function to the gps. I.e. If certain gps criteria are met, phone doesn't function. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Car insurance.

    In Vic, the 3rd party insurance included with the rego is intended to remedy personal injury to another person. If you have a car accident with another uninsured driver, and only vehicles are damaged, be prepared to to be out of pocket for a considerable sum in order to get your not-at-fault car back on the road. Back in July another uninsured driver ran into my car. My insurer took care of repairs to my almost-new car. It cost me $1000 to get my car back from the repairers as per my fully-comp business insurance policy. I didn't fancy going with the offer of "sorry mate, my mates mate can fix that blah blah etc". I get my money back when the other driver pays up. He was driving an old beat-up banger which was still drivable so the chances of him paying anything are slim. He has probably been presented with a bill for many-thousands for my repair. The claim is now in the hands of a debt recovery agency, via my insurers. I think I'll be long-dead before I see my $1000. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tell me about your morning routine!

    All of mine are vital; several conditions to combat, with one pretty major one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk