posted New Expat Tip Tool
on the Australia forum on May 14, 2013:
replied to the thread importing car
on the Australia forum:
Has anyone imported a car into Australia when immigrating. IF so can you share your experiences. Also what type of car is best to import in cnx with selling it after adhering to the regulations.
replied most recently with:
You cannot sell the vehicle for 2 years after you import it. Importation attracts a tax.
Then the vehicle has to be checked over before it can be registered in whichever state you are living. There is a long list of compliances such as emission controls, seatbelts etc that have to be adhered to.
Best to buy something here.
A reader replied most recently with:
I have a child at the school and frankly I wish I hadn't and I wish I'd picked another school.
The issues are that
The school is not interested in involving parents
The academic standards are of no interest to the governing body who only seem interested in the school as a business.
The majority of parents are frustrated that they cannot get problems sorted as the head blocks any communication.
The turnover of teachers is a worry and children are frequently left having to have study periods as no teacher is available to take their class.
I could go on but I will conclude with one word AVOID.
A reader replied recently with:
Thank you for the report as we are thinking of moving to Perth coming from Bangkok I must admit that the choices of subjects are really limited at IWSA and I am concerned about my 2 girls Y7 and Y11. We are thinking of moving for next year. My older daughter will be doing her IB and she will have to change 2 of her main subjects....
As anyone been through this...
Finally I can not get the IB past results until Monday which will be too late so can anyone help me.