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  2. steveshe

    Tourist or Sponsored visa

    Also remember will any insurance company insure him to fly all this way especially the risk being so high flying for all those hours with no escape .
  3. steveshe

    Tourist or Sponsored visa

    Not being funny but if your dad has severe dementia how would he ever cope being on a plane that long .A lot of people i know with it find a short car journey is miles to much for them . . Dementia patients do not like change and being out of the norm . What if he flips out on the plane . My mum got terrible and i wouldnt of dreamt of putting her in that situation . Would he get a visa as that is a serious medical condition if something happens over here . If it came to it , you would be far better going over there to him .Just my thoughts .
  4. immigrant589

    Tourist or Sponsored visa

    Hi, I need to apply for visitor visa for parents for first time. I am settled in Australia for 4 years and wanted to know which stream should I apply. My parents are 77 years old and my father has severe dementia and also require assistance. So I want them to apply for longer terms (6months to 1 year). Which visa stream should I apply ? and what are chances? will a health examination be conducted and with such medical history is it an issue? What should be possible brief description of application letter Please help me out in getting answers before submitting application and I would highly appreciate your responses
  5. Yes I’m sure she would enjoy a life there but much to consider with a family on board. At the moment they are enjoying life here with a new 4X4 enjoying all the great outdoors can offer whilst the children are young. Great adventures. Sadly we can’t have it all can we? We will hopefully cover a few countries during the course of my work trip and extended holiday, bringing my youngest (17) along so may get to Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, UK. He may well get some ideas about post year 12 plans. We have not relocated to the SW yet. Just a weekender for time being but hoping to move down within the year. Will a ee what eventuates.
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  7. Bobj

    Griffith or Armidale?

    One thing I forgot to mention; Griffith is in an area known as 'The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area', or, MIA and Armidale is in the 'New England' area, which speaks for itself. Cheers, Bobj.
  8. Dunroaming

    Time limit for entering Country

    Thank you
  9. What is nonsense? https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/calls-for-director-of-public-prosecutions-shane-drumgold-to-go-over-lehrmann-rape-trial/news-story/62a949a594f02ecadaf938b3b8bf623a https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/acts-top-cop-want-rape-trial-probe-to-include-dpp-higgins/news-story/0eea46a548ef6a8f9b8261bb7117e9a2
  10. Toots

    What Book are you reading??

    We were living in Perth in the 80s. The Premier at the time was Brian Burke. He was a shifty character if ever there was one. Didn't he end up in jail? Also Alan Bond and the WA Inc scandal round about the same time. I'm sure he wasn't the only business man involved in that.
  11. Blue Flu

    What Book are you reading??

    Yes have read Game of Mates as well. The book I was referring to was about the scandalous situation WA found itself in during the eighties. A time of corruption on all levels.
  12. Ausvisitor

    Mortdale or Oatley

    Schools not an issue so anywhere nice really
  13. Toots

    Griffith or Armidale?

    Armidale definitley. I also much prefer the scenery around that area. Griffith, as you say Bob is just flat. Not my cup of tea. I always remember newspaper headlines years ago "Mafia amongst the vineyards" referring to gangland murders and drug trafficking in Griffith. I've no doubt things have improved drastically since then.
  14. Bobj

    Griffith or Armidale?

    Armidale by a country mile. Both get bitterly cold in winter, Griffith is flat country whereas Armidale is almost 1,000 m above sea level and has some really beaut scenery. Lived in Glen Innes, only 60 km away and used to do weekly shopping in Armidale. Cheers, Bobj.
  15. That is baffling. No idea what is happening here.
  16. Blue Flu

    What Book are you reading??

    It is tiring but the powers that be want a reaction akin to "Nothing we can do about it". The book again underlines the inequality within and ever growing within Australian society. The corruption has long been part of the game. I try and stay clear as well. More difficult to remain "untouched" though under the prevailing circumstances which removes any ambiguity on matters sadly.
  17. Toots

    What Book are you reading??

    I read 'Game Of Mates' by the same authors a few years ago. Must look out for Rigged. Quite an eye opener but nothing much seems to have changed at all. I try to steer clear of getting angry about things I can do little about but reading that book did make my blood boil.
  18. What is in the public interest is an 'interesting' turn of phrase. My take would extend to include the personal 'involvement' of those concerned (even if not overt in the immediate sense) in preferring the truth to remain muddied in order to obtain an outcome more desirable to various stake holders.
  19. Nonsense. There was pressure brought to bear on the DPP from the AFP not to proceed and on Brittany’s legal team. A please explain was sent to the AFP head Neil Gaughan and now it is going to the new federal integrity commission. I’d stay away from Sky News if I was you…
  20. I wish her luck. She'll likely need it taking on the system as such. A civil claim will require deep pockets. I admire her standing her ground. The system can indeed wear one down . Especially sad is when normal areas of approach fail to deliver or indeed attempt to subvert proceedings. My understanding is that sexual abuse cases do not have a very high rate of conviction. Somewhat hard to prove , with little interest in quarters that would simply prefer such matters to go away.
  21. Blue Flu

    What Book are you reading??

    Rigged by Cameron K Murray & Paul Frijters. Good read for anybody wanting to know what is going down in Australia. Read a similar subject matter a few decades back. Nothing changed. Probably worse with the corruption tolerated and entitlement enshrined. I can think a further book is required to blow the cover to the reality worse than noted in this book.
  22. I don’t understand it myself as I’m aware that there are still People from September 2016 onwards who are still waiting !
  23. Jon the Hat

    Activating visa help!

    February? Sunscreen and a hat!
  24. Hi Linda, Yes, I remember that one. But that is the only case that I have seen for May. My application submission and ack is in April so haven't been able to make sense out of that. I thought the applications were being processed serially as they were filed. Would be good to know if anyone has been called for docs after March 17, 2017 or in April. Thank you.
  25. Toots

    What Book are you reading??

    I don't like or dislike her but I did find her book interesting. I find most biographies/autobiographies interesting whether I like/dislike the person I'm reading about.
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  27. Yes there’s one on this forum who’s been asked for further docs for 173 with date May 2017! Scoll through and find it
  28. Tychen

    Mortdale or Oatley

    The northern part of Oatley and the southern side of Mortdale (and Penshurst) all shade into each other and are pretty similar. Things start looking different when you go further north, to Forest Road and beyond. Mortdale has a more traditional looking high street, but Oatley's village centre (especially the western stretch) should still give you most of the same amenities. Is school catchment a consideration for you? Both public primary schools in Oatley are excellent, so houses in those catchment areas attract a lot of family buyers.
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