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  2. RjayD

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Thanks @davey5593 i agree it is great to see similar applications making progress. That is the beauty of this forum. By the way, your grant should also be around the corner. Good luck
  3. Toots

    Avalon Beach area to Sydney CBD

    This may give you some idea. https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Sydney/Avalon-NSW-Australia and yes the road at peak times is very busy.
  4. Parley

    The Bizarre Thread

    Are they vulvas ?
  5. Parley

    Random Thoughts

    If man is descended from the apes, why are there still apes ?
  6. Skani

    The Bizarre Thread

    Pity that he doesn't even know the basics of female anatomy - and the fact they are not vaginas.
  7. ali

    Visa Specialist Recommendations?

    I would get the ball rolling with the skills assessment with ANMAC. Be mindful for registration with AHPRA, you have to present in person within 3 months to complete the registration process after they have given you registration in principle. As a recruiter - a person who already has a valid visa is viewed more positively in the recruitment process if they are looking for someone to start quickly.
  8. Toots

    The Bizarre Thread

    Reminds me of Cynthia Plaster Caster. https://allthatsinteresting.com/cynthia-plaster-caster
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  10. Skani

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Why not? Studies of the reverse situation - Japanese moving to the US and adopting a US diet - have revealed that they much higher incidence of diseases like type 2 diabetes, and a shorter life span than Japanese staying in Japan. So there is no reason why an Australian indigenous baby moving to Japan and adopting a Japanese diet and lifestyle couldn't achieve typical Japanese longevity.
  11. rammygirl


    Time outside Australia after validating their visas does count towards citizenship as you are allowed 12 months outside of Australia. Example. Validate visa on 1st Jan 2019, return to UK and spend 18 months away before returning on 1st June 2020. If no more holidays outside Australia they will qualify for citizenship on the 2nd June 2023, three years after returning. Looking back 5 years from that point they will have satisfied the requirements. Any additional holidays will push the qualifying date out correspondingly as you are allowed a maximum of 1 year outside Aus after first entry. This was the case for us as we validated, went home then came to settle later. You also need to be aware that these are the CURRENT rules as as we know things can change. They also need to be aware of the travel rights on the visa which only last 5 years from grant, after that to re enter Aus they will need an RRV or citizenship.
  12. em-r

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    I checked my immi account if i have requested this kind of ceremony, my answer was No in departmental ceremony but now that it is here, i am grateful to be part of this event. You are almost there, i'm sure that invite will come soon.
  13. art

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Dip I have done my application by myself - do you know if it makes a difference? I have submitted all the documents.
  14. ramot

    Suggestions please and update

    There is an article in the UK newspaper of changes to tax changes for landlords from April 2020. Don’t know any more than that, so suggest everyone finds out what the new tax implications are, and how it will affect them.
  15. Marisawright

    Skilled visa changes??

    You would be surprised how many do. They want to migrate but are scared to move without a job, or they can’t afford to pay the relocation costs, so they see the temp visa as a way to get around that - which they often live to regret
  16. Marisawright


    I thought I had already answered this. If you bring it as a lump sum, you will lose a huge chunk in tax. Australia doesn’t tax it, but the Inland Revenue will. I looked into it and the only sensible option was to convert it as a pension. Again, it won’t be taxed by Australia. You’ll have to declare it as income on your UK tax return and if you earn more than the tax free threshold, you’ll be taxed on it. However I think the tax rate on pensions is slightly lower than the tax on salaries.
  17. davey5593

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Congrats @RjayD ! Always nice as well to see at least a data point for offshore, and a nice timeline for you as well. I'm also offshore, but Chemical Engineer and a couple of days after you. Will wait and watch....
  18. Slean Wolfhead

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    https://medium.com/the-politicalists/the-17-cognitive-biases-that-explain-brexit-894ec10e03b8 Tribal Epistemology. I've said this before. If the stupid don't know they are stupid, they will carry on rolling their way to complete destruction, and they'll smile about it.
  19. Slean Wolfhead

    Such a terrible tragedy!

    the irony is obviously lost on you..........
  20. Bobj

    Think outside the (city) box

    This is my 56th year in Australia and in that time, have only spent about 2 years in cities, And I have lived a full and very happy life in the Kimberley and Pilbara Regions in WA, New England in NSW and retirement in theWhitsunday Region. Cheers, Bobj.
  21. Parley

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    So you believe there are no physiological differences between races. Presumably you believe that if an Aboriginal baby was adopted by a Japanese couple and lived its life in Japan it would live to 120.
  22. Fisher1

    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    During the past three years I have been infuriated by the many posts on social media referring to “baby boomers” and making wild claims about what “they” (the baby boomers) do / think / say. You are doing exactly the same thing here - referring to “young people” and then telling us what “they” always do / think / say. Yes, every age group has well known traits, that’s where stereotypes come from - but people are still individuals and it is not possible to discuss any serious issue (if you expect to be taken seriously) by means of stereotypes. Climate change is a growing problem, we all know that. People are dying because of poor air quality. The oceans are becoming choked with rubbish. We all need to pull together on this, whatever age we are - and if it takes a sixteen year old in plaits to make us all sit up and take notice then good on her.
  23. AnnetteV

    When to apply for a RRV - 11 months left

    Hi @paulhand Many thanks for your help. I will apply soon again and see how it goes.
  24. Fisher1

    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    I saw that photograph and it was ambiguous. There was a neat and tidy pile of rubbish some way from where the protesters were sitting. When I saw it I assumed that they had tidied the rubbish lying in the street and left it in a neat pile to illustrate the point that improving the environment can begin with small things like cleaning up your own trash. These people are not fools, and they are unlikely to have been stupid enough to have left a neat pile of their own rubbish right next to their protest, even had they wanted to - which I doubt.
  25. Parley

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Yes they are physiologically different to other races.
  26. HKG

    143 Contributory Parent visa

    Thanks Tulip1. I think it is the uncertainty about the timescales that frustrates me.
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