Australian (and U.S.) Mental Health/Legal Filter. Can you just go and talk your GP into having someone put through a psychiatric evaluation? [more inside]
Immigrating into Australia: My girlfriend is English and is attempting to become an Australia Resident. Everything seemd to be going so well until this morning. [more inside]
Building a website for a charity in Australia. Can I get any tax deductions from this? Does it make a difference if I charge them or if I do it for free? [more inside]
I'm living in Melbourne, Australia, and I have a whole lot of unwanted clothing (some unworn or barely worn) that I want to donate to an op shop. Am I able to get any tax deduction for this?
Are parks and lawns highly valued in Australian cities and suburbs? Does drought threaten parks/lawns/gardens in a palpable way? [more inside]
Electricity theft. This is particular to NSW Australian law and energy theft. I can't imagine that anyone has experienced it, but on the off-chance and input from other people that have been victims, can you give me some advice? [more inside]
Where can I buy Discworld items (Terry Pratchett) such as t-shirts, calendars, play scripts, coffee cups etc., in Brisbane, Australia before Christmas (not online as I don't have either a credit or debit card)? [more inside]
I'm looking for econometric analysis of the Australian housing market and the medium-term risk of a crash in prices. I'm particularly interested in information about Canberra house prices. Something like Calculated Risk, with lots of data and layman-level explanations of its probable import, would be perfect.
I'm currently looking to buy my first small flat in Melbourne, Australia and having no luck. Apart from the big two online sources, are there any other sources to see what's on the market, or to find places before they get listed? [more inside]
I was born in the US to a British Father and an Australian Mother. Shortly ofter I was born, my father registered my birth with the British Consulate in the US and I was issued a consular birth certificate. At the time, no effort was made to get me set up as an Australian citizen. [more inside]
What are the cultural barriers to kangaroo meat being a popular food in Australia? [more inside]
Have you seen my people? They must be in Melbourne somewhere... [more inside]
How can I create poutine... in Australia? What the heck are these "cheese curds" anyway? [more inside]
Can anyone help me find the best dietitian in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
What is the best way to book a cheap flight to Australia from Calgary? [more inside]
Know of any psychiatrists or psychologists in the Brisbane, Qld area who specialise in--or at least have some knowledge of--Aspergers Syndrome? [more inside]
Question for Aussies or Mauritian ex-pats: Where can I buy some products from Mauritius in Australia? [more inside]
Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
I am looking for a source on the internet that will give me ranges for postal codes in Australia for metro areas, eg, 3200-3500 is Melbourne where the range would include all suburbs generally agreed to be part of metro Melbourne. If they aren't really in a range, than a list of all the Melbourne metro postcodes would work. I feel like I have only found ranges by state but those include rural areas. Any help very appreciated. The cities are Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
Where can I find an Australian migration agent who's good with the creative industries, or otherwise unusual career paths? [more inside]
Does my study load affect my chances of getting into (an Australian) medical school? [more inside]
Australian MeFites: have you used an online tax return service and been happy with the results? [more inside]
Can I go halves in an apartment with my brother? i.e., can we each have separate loans for the same apartment? No one I've asked seems to know. We are in Queensland, Australia. [more inside]
Hey, Australians who have dealt with (or are) HECS bureaucrats! How can I start getting square with my HECS debt? [more inside]
What are the must-have objects for a year-long trip in the World's south-east (India, Asia, Australia). [more inside]
I might be moving to Sydney. What should I think about when planning? [more inside]
Where to stay, and what to do in the Gold Coast? [more inside]
Where can I buy a new, 3G iPhone for the Optus network (in Australia) without having to sign a contract? Optus certainly won't let me... [more inside]
Looking for a cheap place to stay for a week in Melbourne, the cheapest that meets these criteria: (1) Hotel is 30 minutes or less from the CBD by public transport; (2) I can get a two-person room with its own shower; (3) I will not get stabbed or robbed there. [more inside]
My Google-fu has failed me. Where can I find a sequenced list of the admission requirements for Australian university courses? Ideally, I'm looking for something like "Top 50 most difficult-to-get-into courses in Australia". [more inside]
Cultural diversity, youth, and the arts/creative industries - where do I start looking for resources? [more inside]
What to do in Adelaide for two evenings by myself? [more inside]
Which Australian Advertising/Media Magazine (and its associated directories) should I subscribe to? [more inside]
We've recently moved from one Australian state (NT) to another Australian state (Tasmania), and have neglected to update our voting registration details. Aware that an election is about to take place in the NT, I started looking into changing my voter registration, only to discover that the election is happening this Saturday, and it's probably too late for the change to take effect! Am I likely to get into trouble for going to the electoral office in Hobart to vote in the NT election, given that while I remain on the electoral roll in the NT, my actual residence is now in Tasmania? Or should I just send in the voter registration change-of-address forms as quickly as possible and hope for the best?
Ozfilter: I'm a 35 year old UK resident. My 27 year old girl and I would like to move to Australia for at least the medium term future...therefore visa related enquiries inside... [more inside]
What should I do in addition to super to have any hope of retiring several decades from now? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good travel agent in Toronto specializing in travel to Australia? (Someone with access to cheap flights is particularly valuable.) [more inside]
How do I acquire a gift card to an Austrailian home-goods retailer for a friend who is moving there? [more inside]
What job title should I choose? I'm doing a combination of policy writing, strategic planning, technical support (management) and customer liasing.
I'm starting work at a new company and can choose my job title. What title should I choose? I'm doing a combination of policy writing, strategic planning, technical support (management) and customer liasing. [more inside]
I currently live in Australia, but my boyfriend and I are planning to move to New Zealand in the near future. Unfortunately, I went through a messy divorce so my credit record here in Australia isn't very good. We're moving overseas to leave the rat race behind and ideally have a fresh start, but I'm worried my bad credit is going to follow me. [more inside]
I'm desperately looking for some upbeat, modern Aussie pop/rock songs to play to kids for my new job. Preferably something that could be sung along to w/catchy chorus. No swearing or sexual themes allowed. Anyone got any ideas!!?
Where can I get a cheap(er) battery for my aging 2 year old Macbook? I have tried Apple, but the price is pretty steep! I'm in Australia (Sydney specifically), if that makes a difference.
I have missed my (Australian) university's census date. Am I screwed? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a Digital Video Recorder for Australian Free to Air TV that also gets information from an EPG of some type. [more inside]
To bonzer or not to bonzer, that is the question for our Aussie MeFites. [more inside]
What to see in Australia in three weeks while on a student's budget?? [more inside]
What's it like to be sick in Australia? [more inside]
OzTaxFilter: What's in the tax law to stop me from salary sacrificing a new laptop then immediately flogging it second-hand (but effectively new-in-box) on eBay for a few hundred off retail and a spare grand in my pocket? [more inside]