Could a gecko really trip the breakers in an electrical mains box? [more inside]
Could someone please explain to me the arguments against and counter-arguments for the role of unions in the Australian Labor Party? [more inside]
I would like to meet a wombat in Newcastle or Sydney. How can I do this? I will pay money. [more inside]
I just got invited to spend a week or so with some friends in Sydney, Australia (yay!). But the flight is going to be long and painful enough that I'd like to go for longer, and probably get a little ways out of Sydney. But I do not want to drive. Is the following feasible, doable without driving, and reasonable for an older (60ish) woman on her own? [more inside]
Jog my memory: what do I miss from Denmark? [more inside]
Cheap clothing in Sydney? [more inside]
For an Australian citizen thinking of moving to the United States, is it better to see an immigration lawyer in Australia, or one in the US, for consultation? This assumes that one is currently in Australia, but travels occasionally to the US. [more inside]
Help me track down this weird Australian folk band! They were called Avocado Baby, and had a really great song about aliens. Their record came out in the early 90s I think. Any idea where to find mp3s or vinyl would be much appreciated!
[AustraliaFilter and CricketFilter] What are the Aussie cricket fans chanting in the SCG stands? [more inside]
I am going to be visiting a good friend in the US, and I want to give her some Australian wine. However, I am a wine ignoramus. Help me choose a good wine for my friend. [more inside]
How can I ship vodka to Australia from Ohio?!? I know the USPS won't ship hooch, but is there ANYONE that will. I'm trying to send some locally-made vodka to a very special lady in Sydney, but it's starting to look dire. HELP!
What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers? [more inside]
Is there something like Gilt Taste that is based in Australia? I'm especially keen on their artisanal sweets and chocolates and cakes.
Where can I buy an iPad camera connection kit between Brisbane and Byron Bay? Non-local details inside. [more inside]
Sydney vs Melbourne as a pedestrian paradise: I am a sociologist doing a study which involves observing pedestrians/window shoppers/etc. I am based in New York City, which is fantastic for my field of work. In Feb/March, I plan to go to Australia for two months, to either Sydney or Melbourne. I have never been to Australia before. QUESTION: Which city has more of a "pedestrian culture"? That is, which is more of a "walking city?" (If you know New York City, my favorite place to observe is Union Square -- I am looking for a comparable location.) Would prefer a place filled with locals, not tourists. Thanks!
Help an American engineer a good Australian christmas. [more inside]
I'm heading from Brisbane, Australia to Queenstown, NZ for 6 weeks of hiking over Christmas. Am I better off buying my outdoor gear in Aus or NZ? [more inside]
Aus Politics: No-one wants to be speaker, where to from here? [more inside]
Going to Perth/surrounding areas, advice needed. [more inside]
The Secret Order of Employed Physicists: How did you get there? [more inside]
How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
I would be finishing my bioinformatics master's degree next year and am considering to go to Australia or New Zealand for PhD in bioinfo, or Computer Science with a focus in computational biology related stuffs What are the academic and industry situations like in these two countries? [more inside]
Tell me everything you know about Kangaroo Island! Side question: If this seems too good to be true, is it? [more inside]
Help my friends plan a honeymoon in Australia. [more inside]
An acquaintance of mine said, "He's fixated on that faggot. . .I bet he's afraid that after a few drinks. . ." I was shocked at the use of that word, then confused by the ending implication.* Is my Australian friend homophobic or is this a cultural difference in word connotation? [more inside]
Help me emigrate to AU/NZ! [more inside]
Got a really weird call from a car insurance company after a minor accident. How does the car insurance system work in Australia? [more inside]
Know where to find the video of the Sailor's Hornpipe that used to show up between kids programmes on Australian ABC afternoon TV in the 1980s? [more inside]
My husband and I have decided to "settle down" in Australia - his home country (I'm from California); we'll probably make the move in about a year. I've lived in Australia before, but the permanency of it is...new. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or knew of any good resources for expats or "lifers". [more inside]
Mac small business accounting software for Australia. [more inside]
I need about twenty five to thirty kilos of chopped onions for a very large barbecue. Is there anywhere in Sydney where someone will sell me large amounts of chopped onion?
I have a Digital Set Top Box I bought from Dick Smith. It picks up all the digital channels except for 7, 7Two, and 7Mate. I've tried rescanning, and it just says 'program unavailable'. I live in the center of Sydney, and my reception is usually fine. Is there any way I can get these stations?
I've ordered some plastic parts from someone in Australia; what is a standard receipt form he could fill out — online to PDF or otherwise? It's a small private transaction, so VAT doesn't play into it, but I do need a receipt for my project accountant.
Travelling by campervan in Victoria, Australia - any tips? [more inside]
Should I use a migration agent to handle my application to migrate to Australia from the U.S.? And if so, what's the best way to go about finding a good one? [more inside]
I had a package misclassified by Australian Customs and seized on that basis. I can apply for its release but apparently they are forced to sue me if I do so. Wtf? [more inside]
Recommendations for PADI diving instruction on a liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef? [more inside]
Librarian/KidsBookFilter: I want to get a friend's imminent arrival a very specific species of stuffed animal with a related story book for 4-year-old big sister... Oz-tastic teeny tiny little snowflake details to follow... [more inside]
There's a New Years gig in Manchester I'm looking at attending, and I thought I'd make a trip of it by visiting my sister in Bristol (amongst other things). However, flights from Australia to England are ridiculously expensive. Is there a way I could fly to another European country and take a cheap flight (or some other form of transport) over? [more inside]
What's the best health insurance in Australia for dental work? I have a chipped tooth that needs capping and some wisdom teeth that need removing, and I don't want to wait a long time. I can't afford to spend that much either.
Can someone shed some light the differences between term deposits and index funds in Australia? That is, what's best for me? [more inside]
I want to learn more about the animal rights issue in Australia in the context of animals being raised for slaughter. Where do I start? [more inside]
I've never had a garden before. I recently bought a house in Canberra with a small established garden, mainly native Australian plants. It has a drip watering system. There isn't a lot of room, but there are a few things I have always wanted to grow, and I've got no idea whether it is possible to fit them in somehow, or where I should put them. I know I can't do anything until just before spring, but I want to start planning now. [more inside]
What's the best/cheapest wireless Internet or mobile broadband plan in Sydney? I want to stop using my 3 Mobile Broadband, but I'm not sure what to replace it with. There's no phone line in my apartment, so that's not an option. I'll mostly be using it for downloading games and music.
I know that American employers conduct urine drug tests all the time, but what about Australian employers? I was recently offered a bank job in Sydney, and will have to undergo a "medical examination" before starting. The information sheet says nothing about drugs, but does mention a urine test. Will they test for cannabis, and if so, should a month (after pretty much semi-daily use) be long enough to be in the clear?
How should I move 2m^3 of stuff from Australia to the US? [more inside]
What would a Kiwanis group would like to know about Australia? [more inside]
Hey everyone. I'm going to Australia for 23 days in July, and would dearly love some advice as to how to spend them. [more inside]
I remember seeing a picture (I think in National Geographic) of a gigantic hole -- in Australia, I am virtually certain. It was naturally occurring, not a mine, and very deep and mysterious. Now there is only a giant pit in my memory, and fear of a growing sinkhole called dementia -- can't find it anywhere. Am I just imagining this hole?
Aussie Filter! Looking for a picture of a particular Aussie/NZ moving company's Cat-arrific logo! [more inside]