Help me not miss anything on my "once in a lifetime" trip through southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand! [more inside]
posted by antifuse
on Mar 28, 2007 -
In Melbourne this weekend with my almost 12 year old daughter, staying in Carlton. What things are fun and don't require a car?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Is being a transsexual a guaranteed denial for an Australian security clearance? I'm a 15-year post-op MtF. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 26, 2007 -
I keep hearing this song when I'm out and about in Australia. What is it? Humming included. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Feb 25, 2007 -
Australian customs- does anyone have any experience bringing a wooden drum with an animal skin into Australia? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen
on Feb 20, 2007 -
I want to find a job in Australia or new Zealand. But I'm Canadian, in Canada. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero
on Jan 30, 2007 -
Buying a wedding present for friends living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm here in the U.S. What online retailers should I be using to shop? [more inside]
posted by BT
on Jan 23, 2007 -
I work in a company that seemingly doesn't believe in pay rises. Does Australian law allow this?
posted by paterg
on Dec 17, 2006 -
I want to buy a new car - specifically, a Volkswagen Multivan (called a Caravelle in the UK). I've seen lots of good advice for people in the USA but some of it's not applicable here, especially the stuff about finding out how much the dealer pays. How can I find this stuff out?
posted by Joe in Australia
on Dec 5, 2006 -
Hi, I am working in Australia for the next month, before going home to the UK, and then most likely moving out to Australia again in a few months for good. I would like to buy a Wii and get going on Zelda, but am struggling to find out if it will work back in the UK and with UK games.
So far I know that:
1) Australia runs on similar voltage to UK, so no issues there
2) Australia and the UK are both PAL, so no issues there
No-one over here seems to know anything about this - are the two countries in different 'Wii regions' (they are different for DVDs).
posted by csg77
on Dec 5, 2006 -
Here in the far-flung reaches of the English-speaking world, we're constantly being told our local language is being taken over by "American Slang". But does it go the other way? Are there any British / Australian / New Zealand or wherever phrases and words that have become commonly used by people in North America recently? Do Brooklynites ever exclaim "Crikey!" or "Bloody Hell!"?
posted by Jimbob
on Oct 27, 2006 -
Get me off this hemisphere! Help me find cheap(er) flights out of Australia to Europe. Price are reasonable until taxes come into play (+25%). Is there a way around this? Help me beat the taxes and get a better deal! [more inside]
posted by mule
on Oct 18, 2006 -
What should I know to plan a move from US to Australia? What should I take and what should I leave behind? What else should I know about moving to Australia? Where can I get more information? [more inside]
posted by wanderlust_babe
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Is there an outlet for intelligent news and analysis for Australian politics? [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Oct 1, 2006 -
My friend is a USA citizen permanently residing in Australia. What are the taxation consequences of choosing to invest a windfall in the USA rather than Australia? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia
on Sep 4, 2006 -
My wife and I will be in Brisbane, Australia for 5 or 6 days in early October, with our 6-year-old daughter. Any recommendations for kid-friendly fun and/or sightseeing?
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 29, 2006 -
I want to open a savings account here in the UK for my god-daughter who lives in Australia. What hidden taxes and other nasty surprises can I expect when I transfer it to her when she's 18... if its even possible.
posted by monkeyJuice
on Jul 1, 2006 -
Some random loser is sending lewd text messages to my girlfriend's mobile telephone. I have his first name and mobile number only. What can I legally do to stop him texting her again? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79
on May 2, 2006 -
I'm looking for recommendations for hosting for a new Australian small business. Yes, I've searched the archives. Yes, I've read all the old hosting recommendation threads. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Feb 22, 2006 -
How do I do a convincing New Zealander accent? And how do I do a convincing Australian accent? And how do I manage to not make them sound the same?
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Jan 27, 2006 -
Aussie Mefites: Are there any credit card reward programs worth using?
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posted by skybeedoo
on Jan 11, 2006 -
My fiancee (soon to be wife) and I are planning on getting pregnant in 2006. Because we are smart people we have discussed the possibility of having the child born in a foreign country (we are both American) which would give him or her the advantage of dual-citizenship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 13, 2005 -
We will be spending 24 hrs in Sydney at the end of a 3 week tour round Oz & NZ. Any one have any tips on a nice relaxing hotel? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Dec 5, 2005 -
I was reading this thread
the other day and it got me wondering how the iTMS gift voucher system works. We have friend who is working here in Australia until the end of the year and has a US credit card, can she get us a gift certificate if we have .mac account or do we need to have a US iTMS account for it to work? [more inside]
posted by mule
on Oct 13, 2005 -
Dear TravelFilter, I've got a day or two in Melbourne, Australia to kill - I'm into photography, modernist art and the like, and I want to take in the MCG tour
I have no private transport and don't want to stray to far from the city. What should I do ?
posted by oliyoung
on Oct 5, 2005 -
Suggestions for PhD study in International Relations within the English-speaking world? [more inside]
posted by keijo
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Scuba diving in Thailand, Malaysia, Bali or Western Australia? Anybody got any views or experience? [more inside]
posted by asok
on Sep 7, 2005 -
A good friend of mine and I are planning a trip to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in November. We're in our early thirties, like to have a good time, and will try anything once or twice. We will most likely be traveling the east coast of Australia, the south in New Zealand, and finally ending up in Fiji. Where exactly should we go, what hotels should we stay in, what should we do. What should we see in Sydney? Should we go into the interior in Australia? Great Barrier Reef? Other cities? What's happening in Fiji? Any info would be great!
posted by jasondigitized
on Aug 25, 2005 -
Australian Mobile Phone Company Filter: Anyone got share-worthy experiences with "3"? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Aug 2, 2005 -
I'm off to spend the wintery month of August in Australia and New Zealand. Im visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, and Uluru in Austalia, then flying over to New Zealand where I'll work my way down from Auckland to Christchurch. I'm looking for recommendations on where to stay, where and what to eat & drink, and what to see and do, as well as answers to a few specific questions. [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha
on Jul 15, 2005 -
Dogs in Space
was an Australian film released in 1987 starring Michael Hutchence of INXS before they cracked the states. It's about a band living in a share-house in Melbourne in 1979. The lifestyle, the personalities, can still be found today, 26 years on. What other movies, despite their fictions, serve as documentaries of lifestyles that will probably remain unrecorded?
posted by hifimofo
on Jul 2, 2005 -
We're holidaying in Australia and we've promised to take the kids (11 & 12) to Surfers Paradise. The kids think it's a wildy fantastic idea... [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling
on Jun 19, 2005 -