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  2. Marisawright

    Avalon Beach area to Sydney CBD

    I haven't found that rome2rio site very accurate. @Stephen Jones, your best bet is to use Google Maps. In the "Leave Now/Depart at/Arrive by..." section, choose "Arrive by" and then select a workday and the time you need to arrive at work. I just tried it, and it gave me an answer of 50 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes. Obviously that depends on traffic. At peak hour, I'd expect it to be closer to the 1 hour 50 minutes. Roads in Sydney to get very congested at peak hour. I'm not too familiar with the roads on the North Shore. However, I lived briefly in Gymea, which is a similar distance to the south. On the weekend, I could drive into the CBD in about 40 minutes. In rush hour, it took about 2 hours. On a couple of occasions, it took me two hours to get as far as Arncliffe, where I parked the car in disgust and took the train the rest of the way.
  3. Skani

    The Bizarre Thread

    People make plaster casts of the female equivalent. There's a wall full - 151 of them - at MONA in Hobart.
  4. starlight7

    ANZAC Day

    It is good we keep the tradition of Anzac Day. I always remember my great uncle who was an Anzac and died in 1916 in France. I never met him of course, he was only 21 when he died but his name is commemorated on the memorial at Canberra. Vale Arthur James.
  5. Parley

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Maybe a white Englishman will win the 100m at the next Olympics and you will be proven right.
  6. That gorilla has been drinking too much beer.
  7. newjez

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Maybe not 120, but yes, I would expect a longer life. Look at Indians living in India compared with Indians living in the UK. The life expectancy is much longer for Indians in the UK. Even longer than white Scottish people. Your beliefs are very worrying parley, and it is very sad that people still cling on to them in this day and age. I'm embarrassed for you.
  8. newjez

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Yep, when eugenics was picked up by the Nazis, that was not ok.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Parley

    The Bizarre Thread

    Are they vulvas ?
  12. Parley

    Random Thoughts

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

    The Bizarre Thread

    Pity that he doesn't even know the basics of female anatomy - and the fact they are not vaginas.
  14. 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.
  15. Toots

    The Bizarre Thread

    Reminds me of Cynthia Plaster Caster. https://allthatsinteresting.com/cynthia-plaster-caster
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  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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....
  25. 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.
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