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  1. misstatt

    The UK Pound V Australian Dollar

    It's definitely a shocking rate at the moment and falling further, shame that the government has also crumbled. Couldn't be any worse for anyone having to exchange GBP for AUD in the coming weeks :wacko:
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    Money from house sale

    Hi John, we're already registered with another forex company but please send me a link, would appreciate talking to an advisor. Thanks
  3. We've just sold our house in England and we should complete next week. Obviously bad timing for it to clash with this commotion! Our solicitor says that due to money laundering regulations she has to pay the proceeds into a joint account for myself and partner, however we only have one here in Australia now. We have separate UK bank accounts though. The plan was for her to pay it directly into our Forex account for transfer to joint Australian account at the best possible rate, so this is a fly in the ointment. I've asked if it can be split into two halves then into separate forex accounts, waiting to hear back. Don't want it going straight over at this rate, or straight from one bank to another, we don't need it until August when our purchase here is due to settle. Any advice appreciated please. TIA
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    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    I've just finished my supervised practice, so there is hope! I managed to get the job ok, it was a case of knowing the process in and out and just applying for everything I could whilst infoming potential employers of what was involved. Only 5% were interested in going further but I did have a choice of three to go for. In the end I had to narrow it down to which was the best area for us all as we had to find schools too. It was tricky and stressful, and I had to work more hours than I wanted to around school drop offs and pick ups. The initial registration paperwork was ridiculous and it took ages to get the limited reg so that I could actually start, but once up and running it was pretty straight forward. It was made more difficult however because of the workplace culture, I witnessed some bullying and had to speak up, this in turn affected how I was treated by others in the team, fortunately my manager was supportive throughout. It was a very uncomfortable working environment and if I could have, I'd just have left and got another job or done some locum work, but knew I would have been back at square one an just had to get through it. Anyway it's all done now, I survived! Don't give up, it is possible.
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    My eight year old wants a mobile phone

    My eight year old has just bought an Alcatel Pixie, basic smart phone with his birthday money from his uncle. He hasn't got a sim in it and just uses it with wifi at home. He's quite happy strutting around the house pretending he's all grown up. When he's older and going to school independently I'll do PAYG as others have already recommended.
  6. Rental properties in Mount Eliza don't last long as it's a very nice area to live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, with stunning beaches on the doorstep, close to wineries and lots of excellent public and private schools to choose from. 10 minutes to Mornington and Frankston and easy commute to the CBD. Four bed house with additional studio apartment in the garden big enough for double or twin beds, ideal for visiting guests or use as a home office. Master with ensuite, bathroom with separate shower, and laundry with additional shower and toilet. Kitchen with adjacent family room, dining room and living room. End of court location with friendly quiet neighbours. Previous tenants had a dog and we had no trouble moving here with a dog too. Rear undercover deck and lawn to the front with large carport and level spacious driveway. Current rent $470 per week. Please PM for further info and photos.
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    School uniform help

    My kid's school has sky blue polo shirts with a logo on bought from the Uniform shop but many kids have ones bought from Target, Kmart, Best and Less etc without a logo. The shorts or trousers are navy blue and can be bought from anywhere. They don't have a PE kit. They can wear white or black trainers. The hoodies or coats can be from anywhere as long as in the right colour (navy). So you can buy cheaply elsewhere or just from the uniform shop. Same with hats. Girls mostly wear the same as boys but have the option of a checked dress or navy skirt, most just wear polo shirts, shorts or trousers like the boys.
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    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    I also had a recruitment consultant tell me that and I looked into it, however you need to put NZ employer details down on the reg application so don't see how this would be possible if actually intending to go to Australia directly.
  9. misstatt

    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    Hi Yefim, not that I'm aware of. Doing the stage 2 is the only way and I researched this extensively!!
  10. misstatt

    Help! Ahpra registration as an occupational therapist.

    I've since found out that you need to do 12 months supervised practice if doing less than 30 hours per week. I only wanted to do 3 days as I have young children and don't want to chuck them into before and after school care whilst they're settling in, but now I'm going to work 30 hrs over 5 days to get the ordeal over with in 6 months so that I'm free to pick and choose work and possibly locum.
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    Congratulations to Elton & David

    That's like saying two people are the same type of parent because they're the same gender which is obviously not true
  12. Yes we've tried the conditioner method too but will have to do it nightly for a bit I think. Will take a look at the software, thanks!
  13. Been thinking about trying a bit of stop motion filming with my boys and their lego minifigures. Do you just use the camera or phone and keep pausing the video, or something else? I've been combing out nits this morning, the critters are resistant to all forms of treatment used so far but GP has given us some prescription only stuff so will be using that in a bit. :dull:
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    Long term medical conditions?

    I've had ulcerative colitis since 2000 and been been on steroids and immunosuppressants on and off since then, and listed for surgery three times (but escaped in the end!). My consultant wrote me a letter summarising my history which I took to the medical and the medical was referred as expected, but then after two weeks our visas were granted which was a relief for sure. I was expecting to be asked for further tests or info but obviously not required. I'm sure that you'll be OK.
  15. My boys are finishing primary school at Christmas as we leave for Melbourne, we've not been asked for anything at all.