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]
Where should I look for relatively inexpensive short-term accommodation in either Adelaide or Sydney? [more inside]
Best way to get reasonably priced flights from Sydney to Scotland and back with a stop off in Bali on the way back? [more inside]
I lost a bunch of music and I can't remember the name of this one electronic/rock group that was from Australia they had a video were they played on an stage with mechanical animals...and, that's all I can remember. I know it's pretty vague but y'all are my only hope...
Help me to figure out a budget for some fairly extravagant backpacking travel. [more inside]
Need advice from people in Melbourne, or familiar with it about where to live. [more inside]
Planning a 3 month backpacking trip for Australia (hopefully including New Zealand/Fiji) during September - November. Any suggestions/recommendations for locations and durations? [more inside]
Where to stay in Melbourne, Australia? Need lodging for 5 nights in mid-April. Looking at hostels, but there are so many options and neighborhoods to choose from! [more inside]
Am I about to get screwed over in regards to the house I'm buying, that's currently being renovated? [more inside]
Crikey! I'm going on exchange to Brisbane! I'd like a comprehensive reading list of books about Australian history, politics, culture and nature that will tell me everything I need to know about Australia. Pass the Foster's! [more inside]
Who offers the good (Great!) cell phone plans in Adelaide, Australia? [more inside]
What exactly is a police 'clearance letter,' and how do I go about getting one? [more inside]
What is it like to live in Far North Queensland? What little things to people do to adapt to the weather? What do people think about? NOT looking for tourist information. [more inside]
I'm thinking about going on an exchange program, and am not sure how I should rank my choices. Should I spend January to June in Brisbane, Australia or Amsterdam? [more inside]
Going to University of Sydney...need to surf....bondi? [more inside]
Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
I have $2000AUD to spend on Exchage-Traded Funds and I can't decide what to go for. [more inside]
I want to travel to Brisbane from Melbourne via the Newell Highway. I have done thisn drive many times before, but non stop. I have a young family now and would like to break the trip up. [more inside]
Sydney questions: Which Sydney hostel should i stay at for international orientation week at University of Sydney? [more inside]
I'm going to Western Australia and am trying to decide whether to find a hotel in Perth, or in nearby Fremantle. I want to be close to the best restaurants and sightseeing spots and am looking for an area with some charm and character. Which is the better place to stay? Any tips on cool places to see, eat, etc.?
I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
Are Rivers' boat shoes any good? [more inside]
I live in a semi-rural area and am incredibly frustrated with my area's landline phone provider. The provider has a monopoly in the area and delays fixing constant faults for many weeks. I want to go completely Skype, wireless and mobile. What are my options? [more inside]
My family and I will be in Australia from March 14th, 2008 to the 26th. We'll be staying in Sydney for most of the trip (friends' apartment) but we also want to take a leisurely road trip to Melbourne. Do you have any recommendations what to do in Sydney, Melbourne and during the roadtrip? [more inside]
A chilli rabbit recipe from a 'Hemphills Herbs and Spices' book. [more inside]
AussieVacationFilter: I'm a young guy in Los Angeles seriously considering a solo trip to Australia. The Qantas Aussie AirPass seems like an amazing way to build a great trip without breaking the bank. However, with the level of freedom the AirPass would give me, I want to make sure I'm using my time and multiple cities wisely. Any advice and itinerary recommendations you'd be willing to make would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
Best place to learn German in Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
Please shower me with tips on how to get the best airfare deal between San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia, over New Year's! [more inside]
What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
What was the harp-like instrument I saw Billy Connolly play? [more inside]
Can you give me a guide to the upcoming Australian federal elections? Please highlight with a broad arrow the close races, the bell weather
districts constituencies, the handicapping, the pundits' best prognostications, and which web sites and times to watch real time results in the Dominions beyond the Seas?
I'm moving to Adelaide for three months. Where can I get some furniture, and what shouldn't I miss? [more inside]
I'm looking for some plain (single colour, something basic, no logos -- I'll be sewing my own patch onto them) baseball cap style hats that are made in Australia. Bonds tell me they don't make them and, off hand, I don't know any other Australian clothing brands that manufacture locally. Does anyone know an Australian label for baseball caps that actually makes them in Australia? [more inside]
Best bank in Australia? Online features are key. [more inside]