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As long as you pay they(council) don't care.

When I got online to see how much the application fee was it said $110.

When I went in to talk to a human and she had to fill out the application online for me she pinged me $138.83. When I questioned her about the fee she said"administration fees"

Really ? $38.83 admin fees.

I bet you drive a nice car !!

I had identification and rates notice all in my name and she didn't ask for either. AND this was after being told to bring these documents.

Fair dink..I was so close to asking her how much I owed her for the fresh air I breathed while in the building..
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-PJ- wrote:As long as you pay they(council) don't care.

When I got online to see how much the application fee was it said $110.

When I went in to talk to a human and she had to fill out the application online for me she pinged me $138.83. When I questioned her about the fee she said"administration fees"

Really ? $38.83 admin fees.

I bet you drive a nice car !!

I had identification and rates notice all in my name and she didn't ask for either. AND this was after being told to bring these documents.

Fair dink..I was so close to asking her how much I owed her for the fresh air I breathed while in the building..
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Not wanting to rub salt into the wound but I've been granted permission to knock down a eucalyptus behind my garage. It's in good health but too close to my garage. I think we'll cut it down next winter. I quite like it but it overhangs, and drops plenty in my gutters.

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-PJ- wrote:As long as you pay they(council) don't care.

When I got online to see how much the application fee was it said $110.

When I went in to talk to a human and she had to fill out the application online for me she pinged me $138.83. When I questioned her about the fee she said"administration fees"

Really ? $38.83 admin fees.

I bet you drive a nice car !!

I had identification and rates notice all in my name and she didn't ask for either. AND this was after being told to bring these documents.

Fair dink..I was so close to asking her how much I owed her for the fresh air I breathed while in the building..
They're all a bunch of thieving bastards. ACT Govt promised to abolish stamp duty about 6 or 7 years ago. They've ramped up rates during that period and now they're offering stamp duty concessions to first home buyers only. I don't know if they'll ever get rid of it for everybody?

My boss bought a unit with her sister 10 years ago and recently sold her half out to her sister and had to pay about 4k stamp duty.

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bonehead wrote:
January 15, 2020, 6:10 pm
-PJ- wrote:As long as you pay they(council) don't care.

When I got online to see how much the application fee was it said $110.

When I went in to talk to a human and she had to fill out the application online for me she pinged me $138.83. When I questioned her about the fee she said"administration fees"

Really ? $38.83 admin fees.

I bet you drive a nice car !!

I had identification and rates notice all in my name and she didn't ask for either. AND this was after being told to bring these documents.

Fair dink..I was so close to asking her how much I owed her for the fresh air I breathed while in the building..
CCC, just do it and talk your way out of it later

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I can't mate..it's a massive ironbark, probably 25-30m high. It's not only hanging dangerously over my house but neighbours houses as well. I took photos, showed Cheryl even..

And another thing. She told me they'd send out their own tree guy to inspect the tree in 4-6 weeks.

And I'm "4-6 weeks, is your tree guy still on Christmas holidays?"
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gergreg wrote:
January 15, 2020, 6:17 pm
-PJ- wrote:As long as you pay they(council) don't care.

When I got online to see how much the application fee was it said $110.

When I went in to talk to a human and she had to fill out the application online for me she pinged me $138.83. When I questioned her about the fee she said"administration fees"

Really ? $38.83 admin fees.

I bet you drive a nice car !!

I had identification and rates notice all in my name and she didn't ask for either. AND this was after being told to bring these documents.

Fair dink..I was so close to asking her how much I owed her for the fresh air I breathed while in the building..
They're all a bunch of thieving bastards. ACT Govt promised to abolish stamp duty about 6 or 7 years ago. They've ramped up rates during that period and now they're offering stamp duty concessions to first home buyers only. I don't know if they'll ever get rid of it for everybody?

My boss bought a unit with her sister 10 years ago and recently sold her half out to her sister and had to pay about 4k stamp duty.

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ACT Government has been getting rid of Stamp Duty for 8 years in theory. An $800,000 house in Sydney or Canberra still pay much the same Stamp Duty.

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Can I bore you folk by letting you know Mrs PJ and myself are celebrating 27yrs married today..

Well..not celebrating..just acknowledging the date as we go about our day.
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Congrats PJ. No need to get over the top I say. Just a polite nod in passing.

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Thank you..

She deserves a medal.
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great work mate, hope the 4 of you have a nice evening

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bonehead wrote:
January 16, 2020, 6:50 pm
great work mate, hope the 4 of you have a nice evening

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4 ?

The old girl has forgotten..no idea..gone through to the keeper.

But my olds have forgotten as well..nothing..no family love.. :(

We woke up this morning and agreed with each other that neither sets of parents would call, txt or even know..and with only 4hrs to go in the day Mrs PJ and I are winning..

The monster has been in bed since 6 so that's that..
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I just got back from the RMS..or..RTA.

Licence renewal, all went smooth. I got the safe driver/good bloke discount. 50% off.

They didn't take my photo, I asked the young lass why and she said she had my photo on file from 5yrs ago and she'd use that on my new licence..

"You haven't aged at all" she said.

:) 50 look 45 :)
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-PJ- wrote:
January 17, 2020, 10:07 am
I just got back from the RMS..or..RTA.

Licence renewal, all went smooth. I got the safe driver/good bloke discount. 50% off.

They didn't take my photo, I asked the young lass why and she said she had my photo on file from 5yrs ago and she'd use that on my new licence..

"You haven't aged at all" she said.

:) 50 look 45 :)
Or 45 looked like 50....

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Coastalraider wrote:
January 17, 2020, 10:21 am
-PJ- wrote:
January 17, 2020, 10:07 am
I just got back from the RMS..or..RTA.

Licence renewal, all went smooth. I got the safe driver/good bloke discount. 50% off.

They didn't take my photo, I asked the young lass why and she said she had my photo on file from 5yrs ago and she'd use that on my new licence..

"You haven't aged at all" she said.

:) 50 look 45 :)
Or 45 looked like 50....
Yep..
I'm driving around for the next 5yrs on a photo that was taken in 2015. When I return in 2025 surely they will need a new photo..cuz I'll be 55 and look half chewed...
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Also..

Is there anyone else here who has recently renewed their licence ?

I received a receipt of payment this morning which also doubles as my licence until my real licence(card) arrives in the mail.

The thing is..where it says licence class is says CU. I've dragged out my past 3 licences dating back 10 years and all those say Class C. Now I know C= car, but I'm unsure of U. Is it unrestricted ?
And there's nothing written under"conditions"even though I ticked that I wear glasses.
Is this something new from Service NSW ?
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CUrmudgeon?
You really are having bad luck with the government services 😉

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I don't remember having a U on my NSW licence, it's not a condition code either

If you wear glasses when driving you should have an S

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zim wrote:
January 17, 2020, 12:50 pm
CUrmudgeon?
You really are having bad luck with the government services 😉
:D yep.

And I've have to deal with Workcover/Auspost soon to renew my forklift ticket..

fun, fun and more fun.

I've decided to wait for the drivers licence to arrive before considering my next step.

I may do nothing..I'm good at that !!

It's raining at my place..just awesome.
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-TW- wrote:
January 17, 2020, 1:18 pm
I don't remember having a U on my NSW licence, it's not a condition code either

If you wear glasses when driving you should have an S

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I think it may be a new thing their doing Tim.

Like I posted ^^^i still have my last 3 licences and they all say C.

Remember when you sat down, they took a mug shot, asked you to take a seat until your licence was ready ? They don't do that anymore....
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I renewed mine just before Xmas, was updated on my app before i walked out the door, in out done 6mins.

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-PJ- wrote:
-TW- wrote:
January 17, 2020, 1:18 pm
I don't remember having a U on my NSW licence, it's not a condition code either

If you wear glasses when driving you should have an S

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I think it may be a new thing their doing Tim.

Like I posted ^^^i still have my last 3 licences and they all say C.

Remember when you sat down, they took a mug shot, asked you to take a seat until your licence was ready ? They don't do that anymore....
Nup all post now

Can get a digital licence on your phone though

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Yellow Wiggle..Greg..had a heart attack last night during a show in Sydney.

He's in hospital, he's ok, will live, the show goes on...
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I'm having some trouble with these 4min showers under level 2 water restrictions.
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got my first blood test in 12yrs, second in 25.
Didn't faint. new PB.
Pulse went from 72 to 105 between walking in the door to needle out.

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Getting the needle out as soon as you walk in. Now that's a power move.

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zim wrote:Getting the needle out as soon as you walk in. Now that's a power move.
wasn't far off, from door to needle was 2mins tops.

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Alright, who’s up for buying these $1.60 houses in Italy and expanding the Raiders name into the local Italian football comps


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The monster has been pretty quite the past few days, until this morning when she made us all laugh.

On Saturday mornings we all go grocery shopping at Woolies. PJ(driver), MIL(front passenger), Mrs PJ and PJjnr in the back. We park in the disabled space closest to the shop(MIL has a permit). So when we go into Woolies Mrs PJ and PJjnr do our groceries while I walk around with the monster as secruity. I don't crowd her, I stand back and just make sure she's ok..from a distance.

Usually, as was the case today Mrs PJ had our shopping done before the monster found 1st gear. This happens a lot. The monster likes to read labels, she's a label reader. So the wife approaches me for the car keys, she's finished our shopping and is heading for the checkouts and then the car.

The monster is really struggling. We've been hitting this Woolies for years and she continues to get lost. It like she's seeing everything for the very first time..its brutal. Mrs PJ and PJjnr haved packed the shopping in the car and are waiting(in the back seat of course). So the monster has finished, gone through the checkouts and I'm walking her back across the road to the car.

Now here's what always happens...

We reach the car. I hand the monster her walking stick which is in the shopping trolley. She holds onto the car for support and let's herself in.(I'm watching her at all times). When she's in I go grab her shopping in throw it in the back. It's never much..maybe 2 bags. While I'm doing this she's sitting in the car with the car door wide open. She does this for fresh air because I haven't yet started the car and turned the air con on. I return the trolley to its bay, return to car and get in.

And..
PJ- You can close the door you know.
MIL- I'm just getting some fresh air while we wait for Lu and Brad.
+THEYRE BOTH SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT+
PJ- How long do you think we should wait ?
MIL- You can't leave without them so we'll just wait.

My son is non verbal and Mrs PJ was just sitting there quietly...

PJ- So you do know they're both sitting behind you right ?
(she has a look)

It was funny..

And then I said to the monster.."don't worry mum, what just happened here will not leave this car". Your grandson won't tell anyone will he ?

MrsPJ- Until I get on Facebook anyway.

Cheers PJ
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golden mate.

Bone's mum's 71st today, went out for breaky good times

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71.
Good stuff boney.
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After 5 weeks on holidays I'm back at work 2mrw.

And I've maintained my weight. Tried the overalls on a few hours ago..nice.

Fitness tip.. I did 1 wall push-up every time a cracked a stubbie.
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-PJ- wrote:After 5 weeks on holidays I'm back at work 2mrw.

And I've maintained my weight. Tried the overalls on a few hours ago..nice.

Fitness tip.. I did 1 wall push-up every time a cracked a stubbie.
I'd have done 26 pushups yesterday if that's the rule

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Sounds like you had a big day..

I reckon I've done 300+ wall push-ups since Dec 19.

Anyway..Curtis Scott eh ?
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Can anyone spot what is the catch with these blocks? I’m half tempted to give them a call

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