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Old 05-05-2013, 10:32 PM
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Why do you pay more tax if your not Australian? Does this refer to work, or is it buying property?

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:48 PM
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Why do you pay more tax if your not Australian? Does this refer to work, or is it buying property?
Tax rates for residents and nonresidents.

Individual income tax rates

What is a resident for tax purposes

Residency - what you need to know

I am considered a resident for tax purposes, even though I am on a bridging visa still.


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Old 05-06-2013, 01:07 AM
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Tax rates for residents and nonresidents.

Individual income tax rates

What is a resident for tax purposes

Residency - what you need to know

I am considered a resident for tax purposes, even though I am on a bridging visa still.
Thanks for this found it very useful i didnt realise non residents paid so much no wonder these people struggle so much.

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:26 AM
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The Bank of England
Anglo-American Corp of South Africa
Rio Tinto
Minorco Minerals and Resources Corp
De Beers Consolidated Mines and De Beers Centenary AG
N.M. Rothchild Bank
Barclays Bank
Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Insurance Market
Midland Bank
National Westminster Bank
Barings Bank
Schroders Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
Hambros Bank
S. G. Warburg
Toronto Dominion Bank
Johnson Matthey
Klienwort Benson Group
Lazard Brothers
Lonrho
J. P. Morgan and Co
Morgan Grenfell Group
British Petroleum
Shell and Royal Dutch Petroleum
Cadbury-Schweppes
BAT Industries
Assicurazioni Generali SpA, (Venice) Italy
Courtaulds
General Electric
Cazeenove and Co
Grand Metropolitan
Hanson plc
HSBS Holdings (Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank)
Imperial Chemical Industries
Inchscape plc
Inco Ltd
ING Group
Jardine Matheson
Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co (P & 0)
Pilkington Glass
Reuters Holdings
Glaxo Wellcome
SmithKline Beecham
Unilever and Unilever NV
Vickers plc

These companies are the core British Monarchs and allied business companies. They each have many subsidiary companies. Coles, Woolworths, WesFarmers and a range of other food companies are owned by the Monarchs and British companies. While the majority of income as some of you suggested comes from local business, it depends on which stats you use and which companies are considered local.

Also Australia is by all means a colony; no independent nation would in in any way claim to have a figurehead Queen or for any other position, especially one from a foreign place. In addition to this land titles in Australia explicitly write on them that they reserve all subterranean minerals, oil and wealth on your property as owing to the Crown. An independent nation would not issue land titles for rural and semi rural properties with such a reservation.

On the matter of tax, as already mentioned Residency will cost more in income tax. This gives incentive to change citizenship. The other matter of which I referred to is that Corporate taxes are one of those things that lets big companies get away with paying very little tax. The difference between Australian and British companies is that the Australian companies tend not to have the same level of financial backing, have generally a larger workforce and are run a little differently in management. As louiseB noted Spud Shed being a local business owned by an Italian Australian, protested against the Government and British monopolization of food, in particular the Australian Potato board. LouiseB probably can confirm that compared to large British invested supermarket chains, Spud Shed sells cheaper comparative fresh produce yet has more staff working in their shops than almost any supermarket on the same day. This is a culturally exhibited in many local businesses as the Bottom Line is not always raw profits like in many foreign companies.

The only two mining companies left to exploit the Pilbra region for Iron ore at the moment are BHP and RioTinto. Both are British and have investments from the Monarchy.


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People need to realize that every country is different and you need to adjust your shopping habits
You just need to learn where to shop.

For example - Davidoff men's perfumes cost $60 in David Jones but you can also buy them for about $43 from Discount Chemist Warehouse. There are certain prices where certain products are cheaper like Boboa mentioned fruit shops. Since discovering that I have not been buying perfumes anywhere else apart from that Discont Chemist network.

With time I also learnt to buy meat from butchers rather than supermarkets - not only it is better but also cheaper.

BTW even when buying at Coles, I don't think prices are high. Still, I agree that Aldi, IGA or Franklins can be cheaper. Maybe this is because back in Poland everything was a lot more expensive comparing to salaries? For example - a 2 bedroom unit cost 12 times average salary comparing to about 6 - 7 times average salary in Australia.

Coming back to Coles or Woolies... as Louise pointed, you need to look for specials. They have them on deli, fruits, vegies and other stuff.

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I don't know where and if there is an Aldi in Perth and this Cosco ive never heard of it, does anyone know if we have one in Perth?
Aldi is only in NSW, QLD and VIC. Costco is also not in WA. Instead, there are stores like Freshline Groceries, Fresh Provisions or Newmart. I must admit Perth looks very unattractive from that perspective comparing to Sydney or Melbourne. Not to mention that living there is no cheaper.

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These companies are the core British Monarchs and allied business companies.
Woolworths and Wesfarmers are ASX listed companies and they don't belong to Monarchs or British companies unless they bought shares in them. History of Coles informs that the company was set up in Australia... See the link Coles | About Coles | Company | History Same about Woolworths - Woolworths Limited - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It clearly states Woolworths Australia has no connection to Woolworths in UK or US.

The top banks in Australia are commonwealth Bank, Westpac, NAB, ANZ and St George - all Australian (unlike in most countries in the world). BP don't have a large market share in Australia, they are largely beaten by Coles, Caltex, Woolworths and Seven Eleven.

ING Group is Dutch to my knowledge.

BHP Billiton is described as Anglo - Australian with head office in Melbourne and major management office in London. It was a result of a merger of Australian and English companies. BHP Billiton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rio Tinto on the contrary has head office in London and major management office in Melbourne. Rio Tinto Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We also have Santos and Woodside Petroleum which are pure Australian.

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Also Australia is by all means a colony; no independent nation would in in any way claim to have a figurehead Queen or for any other position,

Hmmmm... New Zealand?

I suggest going back to text books and reading a bit about Australian history, especially one tiny bit of information called the Federation in 1901. I guess Brits would love to have their country prospering as well as Australia. If Australia was indeed still their colony they could just grab money out of here. However, having governor general does not entitle you to have the whole country as your own colony.

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On the matter of tax, as already mentioned Residency will cost more in income tax. This gives incentive to change citizenship.
Changing citizenship does not have anything to do with lower income tax. Getting permanent residency does... So does getting student visa for more than 6 months and (I think) 457 visa.

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Dexter doesn't say much but when he does hmmm subject closed I take it lol.

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hmmm NZ? ..... yeah and Canada too. Same crap as Australia. You look up any of the companies I listed and they operate in all those countries too. In particular the mining companies.

1. The Federation Act Was ascended to the British Parliament for enactment. It is a British Act applied to Australia. In no part of the act does it contradict anything I have said.
2. Woodside Pertoleum is most certainly not an Australian company.
Shareholders Major WOPEF Woodside Petroleum Limited including Fund and Institutional

The common story is that some Australian creates a local business and has some success. The next phase is a the UK companies buy them out if they are worth it. The next is they work the businesses to their maximum profit or disolve them depending on strategy. Then they list them on the ASX. Every one of the Big companies trys to link it to a small business success story, and I mean every single one. It is just business BS. The Reality is that depending on the phase you decide to review their ownership, you will find initially Local Ownership, British Ownership, International/USA owenership. I have yet to see a company go from the hands of an Australian company to USA or China before passing through the British ownership first.

Also the Dutch, Norway and other Monarchs in Western Europe have common investments. I kind of friendship in business. Shell and numerous others are not UK owned. That is why I said Monarchy and ALLIED business in my original statement.

In anycase It is not so much going back to the history books because according to them Captain Cook found Australia, The British were the first Europeans to land in Ausralia, and the sun shines from the Monarchs ass. It is more a case of reviewing the facts at present and the few sincere facts we ca derive from the past to determine what is in fact the truth today. It is not me that needs to be doing some reading.

That you took such hostility, shows how deeply embedded your views are amongst the majority. A misplaced trust in something beyond the interest of the average person. Also presuming you know more than me on the matter and having support by some forummers, indicates a sense of cohesion in something that is sadly of no virtue to the people that live here or migrate here. I am not hostile to British migration, but I am clarifying why so many people come to colonise a country that has almost no growth through births. For a society not to have enough children to perpetuate a natural growth, means life is not going to be all roses.

I accept I do not know much about 457 Visas and the like, and you may well be correct. In either case the incentive for the majority of long term immigrants is to accept Australian Citizenship is apparent.

PS [EDIT] None of the companies you listed are Australian. Woolies, Coles, Wesfarmers etc are all majority British owned. Even Virgin Airways is owned by a Knighted guy from Britain. Australia is not a country it is a Colony. Anyway you look at it, and people coming here think it will be all roses but it ain't.

I amalso interested in LouiseB changed her citizenry when she lived in Malta before coming to AUstralia. It may explain the excessive strain of food costs, ie she didn't come here as a British citizen and into a pre-arranged job with one of the Britsih companies.


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There is no evidence to support your misguided views of Australia being a colony or that we mostly work for british companies, i honestly dont know where you get all this nonsense from, how long & how much experience do you really have of this country? Publishing this sort of thing in these forums is not helpful or wise considering all the people on here are waiting for visas to come here. Your views sounded like you wrote it in frustration of something, or you've had a bad experience. Get your facts right before mouthing off!!

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There is no evidence to support your misguided views of Australia being a colony or that we mostly work for british companies, i honestly dont know where you get all this nonsense from, how long & how much experience do you really have of this country? Publishing this sort of thing in these forums is not helpful or wise considering all the people on here are waiting for visas to come here. Your views sounded like you wrote it in frustration of something, or you've had a bad experience. Get your facts right before mouthing off!!
If your not happy here in this fine country then by all means leave, you dont have to write an essay on it. I have many filipino friends who have had success here in australia.

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