We are in Vincentia, NSW, Australia. We have a car and an unexpected weekend off. We've already done a ton of stuff in Sydney and we'd like to see someplace else. Help us plan our weekend trip. [more inside]
Halloween in Australia? I'm confused and need guidance for next year. [more inside]
What steps would be necessary, for an Australian superannuation fund to enable its members to exercise the voting rights associated with the shares held on behalf of those members, such as to attend annual general meetings and vote on shareholder resolutions? [more inside]
[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
My father's birthday is coming up and he's always dreamed of going to Australia (he lives in the US). I'd like to make that happen. The catch: I don't know when him and my mother will actually be free in order to take the trip. What's the best way to give him this gift? [more inside]
Going to Sydney for three weeks in November. How do I find decent, affordable accommodations? [more inside]
Now that I'm hooked on Hulu & Watch Instantly Netflix, will I be able to utilize them while traveling this winter? Or, are there similar websites that I can use to watch TV shows or movies on my Mac laptop from SE Asia and Australia?
What are some US-centric gift ideas to send to a friend in Australia? [more inside]
What would you recommend as the most comprehensive and helpful online site for searching for accommodation and holiday deals in Australia? [more inside]
Where can I find information about local substitutes for fish varieties from other countries? [more inside]
My mom is moving to Australia. Which major appliances can/should she bring with her? [more inside]
What are some really great contemporary Australian films that have been criminally overlooked? [more inside]
I want to learn to paint. My job doesn't leave me any time to attend art classes on any kind of schedule. What should I do? [more inside]
Why are consumer products so expensive in Australia? [more inside]
My younger brother (late 20's, American ex-pat living in Sydney) is planning a solo motorcycle trip across Australia then up through South Asia to Russia (skipping China). What should I give him for his upcoming birthday? [more inside]
Is Sydney's future in finance? If so, will there be a significant demand for more skyscrapers/offices with large floorplates than are already available or being built, to meet the needs of this growing sector? [more inside]
What would happen if every Australian 'donkey-voted' this Saturday? [more inside]
Hi all, My girlfriend and I are interested in taking advantage of the working holidaymaker visa offer by Australia to Canadians 18-30 inclusive as this is the last year it is available to me. [more inside]
Transporting-Cars-Filter: My brother is working on the mines in Western Australia and would like to get his jeep or scooter transported from Gold Coast to Perth / Karratha. Any idea how to do this as cheaply as possible? Brother has heard that rail freight is a less expensive option. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify prominent Australians, preferably from the 1980s who had a moustache. Think Magnum PI, but Australian. For what its worth, I've already identified just about every bloke that played cricket for Australia in that period. Bonus points if you can tell me some songs about moustaches too.
It's my first time visiting Australia, and I have a week to spend. Should I spend it all in Sydney, or is it worth visiting another city / location as well? [more inside]
How can one brink the delishiousness of pork roll to Australia? [more inside]
Where can I get a passport photo taken in Baltimore that fits the requirements for an Australian passport? [more inside]
I'm an American guy in my mid-late twenties living in Melbourne, Australia for (at least) the next eight months. My social life was quite exciting when I first moved here during late summer, but lately it feels a bit stagnant at times. I'm looking for ideas of activities to get involved with, to make use of my free time and help me connect with new people (friends of both sexes, plus THE LADIES). [more inside]
Australian political junkie in the UK, seeking access to vodcast, podcast or youtube of the Leaders Debate between Tony Abbott and and Julia Gillard tonight. I'm frustrated that all video coverage is limited to Australia only 'for copyright reasons'. Any links? Please.
I have the world's most amazing partner and I'd love to get him a gift that shows him exactly how much he means to me. However, I am the world's worst gift giver and the situation is made even more difficult because I'm here in the US and he's in Australia. Can you suggest gifts that might show him how wonderful he is and/or recommend Australian sources of potential gifts? [more inside]
How does one auto-fill an Excel spreadsheet with terms from another data source? [more inside]
How do I understand Australian politics? What should I read? What should I watch? [more inside]
Non-American, non-British TV show recommendations. [more inside]
What kind of food should we bring to an Australian themed party? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good prepaid SIM card for Australia for mobile data? [more inside]
Do hackers go into people's Skype accounts and break up with the account owner's SO? Also, if there's anyone in Melbourne, Australia, preferably Carnegie, who could give me some help, I could definitely use it. [more inside]
So a segment I filmed ('Robin Hood's Nottingham') for Australian TV's Channel 9 'Getaway' show has just aired and I'd love to see the result - but as I'm in the UK I can't watch the online video at the show's site and it hasn't shown up on YouTube (or as a torrent) so is there any simple way I can get to see (or better still download) it? Many thanks!
What is a reasonable (Australian) wage for casual household cleaners? [more inside]
Trying to find a recent article about attending public meetings with members of parliament, possibly in Australia. [more inside]
What are some unusual, creative, off-beat things to do/experience in Australia that would make for good and interesting travel-documentary TV? [more inside]
Equiped with nothing but an iPhone, how might I listen to the USA vs Australia friendly match that's due to start in a few hours? English language is a must, but I don't care what flavour.
I wanna look like a 60s air hostess. Where can I find a dress like this and boots like these? [more inside]
I need help in figuring out how to go about buying a used car in Australia. [more inside]
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]