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DukeNinja last won the day on February 11 2017

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    Thanks Bobj, We'll keep that in mind.
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    There's an opening for a WFH job.
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    Hi all, I'm after some input please. Does anyone from here live in Bundy? If so, what do you enjoy the most and the least about living here? We are a family of 4, and are thinking of moving from Brisbane to be mortgage free. Thanks, DN
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    In Principal Approval Letter

    What is your profession? AHPRA is not a skills assessing body. They are only your professional registration body. You must have submitted your skills assessment outcome to AHPRA in order to gain registration? That's what's needed to meet the points test from DIBP.
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    Bike licence

    There are bikes specifically built for this restricted market, and some decent ones to boot. IIRC, the Triumph Trident is one of them. But you can also get restricted licence Street Triples. Can you not do a compressed full licence course in the UK? Back in 2003 I did my full licence over a couple of weeks for about £800. Give us a shout when you're in Brissy if you're up for a ride once you're sorted.
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    Waiting for approval

    My spouse and I did ours this morning. She got her approval within 30 mins of her test... I believe it depends very much on who interviews you as it's up to them to submit the checks at their leisure.
  7. Hello, Does anyone have any suggestions for mock tests that are current? If I understand correctly, the test was changed back in 2020, and there are a lot of resources that still reference the old questions/format. Thanks, DN
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    Be aware that should you move here on a visa that makes your tax residency country as Australia, you may have to pay CGT on the sale of your property, as well as having to engage in tax planning regarding rental income. Property prices here are detached from reality. E.g., in Brisbane, prices in certain areas have increased by over 50% in the past 2 years. Thus, if you think that you will give Oz a good crack, it may be worth selling and bringing over a healthy deposit to be competitive if you intend to purchase here. Also, there is an imminent interest rate rise pending.
  9. Hi all, Does anyone know what tier stamp duty I fall under if I buy a property for my parents to stay in? We've already got our residence. They're both in Queensland. Thanks
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    Just checking this is not a typo? You really applied in November last year and got the invitation in February this year?
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    Bringing over house plants

    Thank you all for you responses.
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    Bringing over house plants

    Ok, this is an unusual question. Can you bring over house plants when you migrate to Oz? We have a 15 year old Crassula Ovata (Jade plant) that we don't want to leave behind. Can this be done? If so, what is the process? Thanks.
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    You need to state exactly what information you're after. A good estate agent is worth having - sorting out problems whilst you're halfway round the world and with an almost opposite day/night schedule is tricky at the best of times.
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    Buying Property to Rent in UK

    Not quite. A significant number of financial institutions will not consider you due to tax residency status.
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    How do I change my forum name?

    Woohoo! Welcome mate. Not a bad time of year to touch down (at least in Qld).