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  1. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi, I am an Australian citizen who recently got a job offer in NZ. I used to work in the mining and engineering industry in Melbourne but since the job market there is not looking too good, lots of people being laid off, high unemployment rate and not a lot of engineering jobs/projects...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    As part of this week’s Commonwealth Budget, the Australian Government has announced a major concession for people currently claiming the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA). The government had previously announced that the LAFHA would be closed to most temporary visa holders from 1 July...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys, I've recently been granted my 457 visa, and my employer has got back to me with LAFHA benefits including Rent and Food. Just wondering if there is a relocation allowance or anything as I’m relocating from Pakistan along with my wife? Any ideas or suggestions? Many Thanks!
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I saw the recent changes to Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) announced by the Australian Govt that will come into effect from 1st July 2012. In this regard I have the following questions. Q1. I will be relocating to Sydney in March on e457 (4 year long term visa). Right now I have...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I'm trying to do my taxes and have run into a few questions. I think my taxes are pretty straightforward, except for the fact that I receive lafha. Other than that, I've just got income and super annuation...no other assets, investments, etc. to worry about. My questions 1) do I need...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, Previous posts indicated I would post the spreadsheet I created/using for: (see different tabs on excel sheet) Cost of living (LA vs Melbourne) Groceries (gathered from another site members list) LAFHA comparison to No LAFHA I've been busy trying to structure a salary negotiation...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    A perspective new employer has offered a salary of 80k plus super, we'd be relocating from overseas. The initial offer was not a LAFHA salary packaging (we don't think the employer knows much about it yet. We did request that he reconsider to offer the salary package with LAFHA. I made a...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Have lived and currently live in the US on an H1B visa (for 5+ years) Am originally from the UK. Don't own property anywhere. Is there any precedence under which I am eligible for LAFHA if I move to Oz? Can I claim the US or the UK are my home, and that I am not already living away from...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I was recently approved for LAFHA a few weeks ago and also was quoted the amount that I would be receiving to be about $1500 AUD monthly. I'm really trying to understand why it's so much. It's about 18% of my gross income. Background: US citizen, working in AUZ for 2 years. Single, do not...
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