Thirty seems to be an age that lots of government and other organisations use as an eligibility cut-off. What rules, loopholes, terms and conditions should I be taking advantage of before my birthday next month? [more inside]
What was the show about teens trying to stop an alien that lived inside a volcano from blowing up the Earth?
Live action teen TV show, pretty sure it was Australian, about a group of youngsters trying to stop an alien that lived inside a volcano from ending life on Earth. I remember the alien being humanoid and vaguely similar to the Predator. I saw it on Icelandic television in the early to mid 90s. It was set in modern times. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
Considering taking an Australian Year 12 course as an adult in order to improve my prospects for getting into my course of choice... but I already finished high school in another country. Is the idea completely crazy and should I just settle for what I can get into with my current academic record? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good (reasonably priced) migration agent to migrate from the UK to Australia?
What's the best way to find a person you have been out of touch with for 50 years? [more inside]
Is it possible to mail biscotti (purchased in a local bakery in the eastern United States) to Australia? I'm having trouble figuring out if its a banned item AQIS. I have a friend who is craving some and I would like help her out.
In Australia, to be a chiropractic you need to study formal chiropractic degrees (Bachelors and Masters at least) and do years of pracs that are pretty similar to other medical courses. Chiropractic is also recognised as a Skilled Profession under Australian immigration, and are generally considered amongst the same league as physiotherapy and other musculo-skeletal therapists. However, in the US and the UK, chiropractics are often considered quacks and charlatans. Why the huge discrepancies? [more inside]
Does anyone know when the Australian Net-Filter legislation is to be put to the House of Representatives? How long does it takes for them to debate it before they vote? Then when does it go before the senate? And how long does it take for the senate to debate and vote on it?
What is travel like in New Zealand and Australia in the two weeks following Christmas? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way I can arrange the round-trip to Melbourne, Australia from Providence, RI, US? [more inside]
I need an ice hockey stick and helmet. I'm in Canberra and want to drive up to Sydney to get the gear, but I don't want to be driving all over town looking for it. Which ice rink pro shops and/or skate stores stock ice hockey gear in Sydney? [more inside]
What is the situation for casual work like in Australian cities at the moment? Also any ideas. [more inside]
Moving overseas; how do I get out of a Vodafone Australia contract? [more inside]
Looking for graffiti in Melbourne Australia of a big "CW" which stands for "Crime-wave" (a gang I believe). [more inside]
Does the hivemind know more Bollywood trivia than Google? I'm looking for a video clip from a Bollywood film that features and song and dance routine on the roof of Australia's Parliament House. [more inside]
Going to Melbourne (Australia) for 1 week have $400 how should I spend it? Accomodation has been paid... [more inside]
What are some good temp agencies in Sydney? [more inside]
I'm an American internet addict traveling around Australia for a year with my laptop. Wifi access at hostels is often a big ripoff. How to stay connected without breaking the bank? Specifics relevant to any city of a decent size would be appreciated, since I'll probably spend some time in each of them! [more inside]
How do I buy Australian Government Bonds within Canada? [more inside]
I am in Sydney. What gifts can I take with me to my nieces and nephews when I visit them in overseas? Maybe something Australian? Ages between 18-12. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest Australian equivalent of... [more inside]
If I apply for and get a Visa to move permanently to Australia (e.g. a Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa ), do I have to actually move to Australia soon afterwards, or can I keep the visa in reserve and make use of it some years later (say 2 to 5 years later?). [more inside]
How can I get writing and editing contracts in Australia? [more inside]
Are there any public advocacy groups in Australia to help people with debilitating illnesses get new medical products and procedures added to Medicare?
I just got a research fellowship in Melbourne and am moving there in mid February- hooray! Now I need to find an apartment. Complications: I don’t know a soul there and I currently live in the United States. [more inside]
Can I buy a mobile phone in Mexico and use it in Australia? [more inside]
Whatever happened to Duty-Free shops in Sydney? [more inside]
I have been shortlisted for a job in Brisbane, Aus. Obviously I am thrilled and would like to know a little about Brisbane. (Yes, Google is my friend). I would like to know from any Aussies or someone who has been in the same "boat". I have multiple questions, which branch into.... [more inside]
How do I go about getting back into hobbies, or finding new ones (suggest some)? [more inside]
Are there storytelling/live reading shows in Adelaide or Melbourne, similar to The Moth in NYC/LA? [more inside]
Looking to help a Canberra, Australia acquaintance recently diagnosed with estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, and wondering whether they would receive better treatment from the US. No politics, please. [more inside]
I'm a Kiwi who travels to Australia (usually Melbourne twice a year for a week or so). I'm currently using a Telecom NZ Nokia e71 phone. If I use data roaming it will cost me $8 NZ per megabyte. [more inside]
Can anyone please recommend a reputable mail-forwarding service for someone living in Australia who wants to buy from US-only stores? [more inside]
Aussie Hive Mind: What are some some incredibly romantic things to do from say 10am to 3pm in Melbourne in late November, early December? [more inside]
Was there some sort of giant 19th century human dragnet across Tasmania? What was the deal with it, exactly? [more inside]
I'd like to read a book about the Dreamtime of the Australians. I was kind of thinking about reading Chatwin, but these comments have made a little wary; I don't particularly want to read about another outsider's spiritual journey, and I don't want a New Agey attempt-at-universal-religion haphazardly mixed in with basic anthropological records. Can you recommend a solid book about Dreamtime?
I have been trying to buy a house in the inner-west in Sydney, Australia for several months. Contrary to what's going on in the rest of the world, Oz houses are effing crazy high and have jumped between $20-$100k (esp in my area) in the past year. I have found a good house for a price I can do - but it's on a fairly busy road. Would you want to go to there? [more inside]
What's involved in moving from Australia to New Zealand? [more inside]
What difficulties/expenses should I expect in shipping a caravan from the US to Melbourne Australia? [more inside]
An independent film from Australia about a kidnapping? [more inside]
I (26/male) am leaving Los Angeles in January for at least one year of backpacking solo around Australia, NZ, SE Asia, and possibly some other places! Other than enjoying my remaining time before I leave (going to favorite restaurants, hanging with friends, etc.), what pre-trip activities should I be thinking about, and what preparations should I be making (especially while I have good insurance)? What do you wish someone had told you before you left for a trip of this length and scope? [more inside]
I'm looking for a forgotten chat-friend from over 10 years ago. All I remember is that his first name is Ron, and he was a headmaster at a school in eastern Australia, got to drive a Aston Martin as a work benefit, and once took a group of students to visit America in the Seattle area. He gave me some advice that I later took up, and would like to tell him how much of a difference (good) it's made. [more inside]
I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
Small business looking for Alternative to Australia Post for international shipping. Does one exist? [more inside]
I’m travelling to Australia in October. My first stop is Sydney and from there I’m going on a trip to Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Uluru with friends. After that, we head back to Sydney and I’ve got an 11 day gap with absolutely no plans. [more inside]
Where in Australia should I go next? [more inside]
Which 3G USB key/stick thingy should my Mom buy if she wants to be able to use it in Australia and the US? She'll probably want a prepaid solution in both countries rather than a plan.
Keep us busy in Melbourne. What to do for a few days in Victoria's Capital? [more inside]