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Old 06-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #526
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we feel your pain re phone bills.......they have no idea do they...

and yes, thank god i have boys, you can boss them easier than girls, although the GF is a tad strong willed, but I'll soon snap her out of that....there is only one queen in my kingdom
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #527
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So, after my shock quote last week from AAMI i've done a bit of an online ringaround LOL and found Coles insurance, currently close to $300 cheaper, for house and contents.

Also, cheaper for car insurance (which is due to be paid while we're away).

Does anybody know anybody who has used them? Maybe anybody that has needed to make a claim.
Should I ring AAMI and ask them if they can reduce their premium by $300? Don't think they'd drop by that much though...
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #528
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So, after my shock quote last week from AAMI i've done a bit of an online ringaround LOL and found Coles insurance, currently close to $300 cheaper, for house and contents.

Also, cheaper for car insurance (which is due to be paid while we're away).

Does anybody know anybody who has used them? Maybe anybody that has needed to make a claim.
Should I ring AAMI and ask them if they can reduce their premium by $300? Don't think they'd drop by that much though...
it cant hurt ringing aami......and check who the underwriters are for the coles insurance..eg alliance etc...
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #529
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it cant hurt ringing aami......and check who the underwriters are for the coles insurance..eg alliance etc...
Wesfarmers are the underwriters, they're good for it LOL

Last years cost was $778
This year $1022.02 (don't forget the .02c)
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #530
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Wesfarmers are the underwriters, they're good for it LOL

Last years cost was $778
This year $1022.02 (don't forget the .02c)
just read an article in the paper today re this.....so looks legit...i trust no-one
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #531
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just read an article in the paper today re this.....so looks legit...i trust no-one
Oh same!

After working with money for years I see what people can be like when it comes to money and what some will do to get it.
Some people have no limits to what they will do...
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #532
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I've got to do the call around too... I hate it so much!

DH has an insurance broker, I might get him to do the call around for me...
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #533
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i can aggressively hunt for airfares but cant seem to get enthused re insurance
thank god for DH's
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #534
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I've got to do the call around too... I hate it so much!

DH has an insurance broker, I might get him to do the call around for me...
I've toyed with the idea of paying a broker, just to save me time and money

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i can aggressively hunt for airfares but cant seem to get enthused re insurance
thank god for DH's
Insurance is not fun! LOL
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We don't pay the broker anything, the insurance company does - win win!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:57 AM   #536
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So, venting

My DS's school rang my DH today because the little fella got a fat lip while playing tag in the playground.

But when DS is telling me the story of how it happened it turns out the kid slapped him across the face

I am madder than a cut snake.

This is the 4th incident with a student this year.

1st one was a kid stole his money out of his hand in the classroom

2nd was another kid in his class yelling at him and pushing him around

3rd was pushed in the mud by same kid two days in a row

4th slapped in the face playing a game of tag

My DS isn't an angel but he's a pretty good kid, and clever (the bully in his class doesn't yell at him anymore because he helps him with his schoolwork ) and he's small.

Might be the end of big holidays for a while, because i'm probably putting him in another school which may cost alot more than where he goes now

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #537
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make an appointment with headmaster NOW!

all schools have an anti bullying policy with steps to take, why should your child be banished when they can remove troublesome students.

Also involve the school councillor and class teacher...get them to give you a hard copy of the policy and hold them to it. A report from the teacher involved re lip should also be attained...

NO ONE should be subjected to this type of behaviour....also sign little man up for basic defence classes....teach him to defend himself especially if on the petite side...

I know its a hassle, but you need to do these things. Always get stuff in writing.

Hope it works out
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #538
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I'm all for being a little tolerant - but enough is enough - take it up with the principal.

My son is in Year 9 at public high school and last week was suspended for two days for making a tackle when playing oz tag. They have zero tolerance for rough play.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #539
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I cant stand seeing the little ones getting bullied, I'm on it like a flash when I see it....why are we so cruel to each other?????

MY DH was bullied in yr 10,way before anti bullying policy was popular and he still relives the pain of it 25+ years later. It scars the soul.He only mentioned it again last night, so those wounds run deep, even with successful middle aged men.

So if I could ever get my hands on those guys who did it to him......but funny he bumped into one of them a few years ago...it turned out he was actually working as a contractor for DH, so karma is a B*tch...
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #540
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You have to be the "pain in the butt parent" when it comes to bullying. My DD had a few minor incidents in primary school. Things like nasty notes in the classroom, name calling etc. I was on top of it right away and went straight to the teacher and principal. They knew I would not be fobbed off.

Also in my own experience, the teachers and principal tend to downplay it and don't want to confront these issues at hand. Unfortunately the policies at school get ignored. You just have to be pushy and let them know enough is enough and if it happens again, you will call the local DET office and lodge a formal complaint. This usually get them to pay attention.

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