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  1. 5 points
    Please don't turn this thread into an Oz v UK great egg debate.......
  2. 4 points
    My visa was finalised today! Almost 22 months since we applied and just over 8 years since we first moved here. Best of luck to everyone waiting x
  3. 4 points
    I love scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and cream … once a year delight (usually Christmas)
  4. 3 points
    That’s good. So there should still be some coal left once mankind has gone.
  5. 3 points
    A bit more on the AOS payment. My son went into Commonwealth bank yesterday to make the payment. It took a good 30 minutes to set up the bond for the bank guarantee and he was fortunate because the bank employee who dealt with it used to work in a bank next to a Centrelink office. She had dealt with many previous applicants, knew what she was doing and was very particular about making sure it was right. I’m sure it would have taken longer otherwise. My son then uploaded the bank guarantee, account documents and original letter without problems. Hopefully it will go through smoothly. Have to say though that the whole process could, very readily, throw anyone who is not totally proficient in English. The original letter from Centrelink needs careful reading, it’s a complicated process and everything has to be done to the letter. Also another thing to be noted is that there is an additional 150$ Administration charge by the bank for setting up the bond in the first place.
  6. 3 points
    We won't Simmo - we don't live there anymore nor intend to (if that changed we'd register to vote), I don't feel it's right to exercise a vote under those circumstances. I know others will and that's ok, but it doesn't sit well with me to do it.
  7. 2 points
    You cannot do it in 5 years nor can you do it in 50 years if there is no plan to do so and no will to change. Do I think that Australia could generate 100% of electricity from renewables in 5 years in practical terms? Maybe not, but within 10 years, sure. But there has to be a plan to work towards and a will to carry that out. There is neither. I will repeat that I am not proposing Australia end mining coal or exporting it. It is up to other countries to work through their own solutions but Australia could help show the way. It won’t though because I keep hearing from Australians that they are not capable and are insignificant.
  8. 2 points
    I am in Cumberland NSW My hubby will get his ceremony on 18/11. He got the invitation letter just 1 month after approval so fingers crossed I will get mine soon
  9. 2 points
    I fry eggs on a low/medium heat for a minute or two only, giving them a little splash with the oil (sunflower oil - I know olive oil is better for you but for somethings it just doesn’t seem as nice and eggs is one of them). Tend to have poached eggs more than fried and I really love a good omelette. Oh and scrambled with a knob of butter added. I’m quite fussy about eggs, they have to be very fresh and free range. Cadbury’s chocolate eggs are also a favourite of mine, especially buttons.
  10. 2 points
    Just wanted to share my timeline: date of application: 24/02/2019 date of test email: 12/11/2019 initial test date: 16/12/2019 rescheduled test date:13/11/2019 date of approval: 13/11/2019 date of ceremony: Waiting good luck to everyone
  11. 1 point
    Just had a new one 2 minutes ago; seductive female on automated call saying the my NBN will be cut off this afternoon due to malicious calls and to press 1 to...That's when I put the 'phone down. Cheers, Bobj.
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  13. 1 point
    I applied 10/2017 and having hearing for my nomination tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!
  14. 1 point
    That doesn't make me foolish it proves my point and make you look foolish. BSC became a multi national company when it merged with Koninklijke Hoogovens in 1999 (renamed Corus)and became Indian when Tata bought it out in 2007. So from 1999-2016, when Greybull bought it, the UK did not have a national steel producer. You could also say even then it was not even a national company but an English one, as Liberty House purchased the Scottish plants with Tata still owning the Welsh plants.
  15. 1 point
    Thanks so much @Jellybean T we really cant wait now
  16. 1 point
    .................. and the plum in the mouth accent no matter where they live in the UK. Always thought it odd that the posh Scots spoke with that same plummy accent.
  17. 1 point
    I'm similar to s713, Mum brought us here because her Sister was here, who brought their mum here, Mum didn't want to particulary come but she had to be where her mum was. Her Sister is a bit of a controlling type. Anyhoo, We both don't hate Australia, but we both have never felt it is home, and hell if we still don't feel like that after 26 years, well it's time to go 'Home' and that's what we are doing. Her Mum, My grandma passed in 2016, my ex pushed myself and the kids away in 2018. No reason to stay here anymore. I know we haven't gone back just yet(soon), but I can tell you we won't regret it, not even one bit.
  18. 1 point
    Tata Europe eh, Indian aren't they and Greybull look like an assett stripping mob. Sounds like they sold out long ago BTD. Risky selling it to Chinese as why would they invest in a British steel company when, as you say, they have plenty of production there and cheap labour. I used to live near Clay Cross company. A massive producer of steel pipes, doing well and a big employer of local labour. Got sold off to a Dutch company who promised investment. Closed it quickly and moved production to Dutch plants. Came as a shock to lots of workers.
  19. 1 point
    Qualifying as a psychologist, getting some experience and then applying for a skilled visa, alternatively, his partner could apply for a skilled visa (if they have an occupation in demand and pass the skills assessment etc., he could then come as the defacto (if they meet that criteria
  20. 1 point
    It's not that Australia didn't work out for us, we just wanted to move back. For our circumstances, the UK suits us a lot more. We never moved to Australia in the first place because we hated the UK, we always had a good life here anyway. We were just following the wife's family, most of her family live in Perth. After 10 years, we were fed up and returned, like I say, the UK suits us more and what we're into. No regrets whatsoever. Good luck.
  21. 1 point
    It's 39C and windy today in Perth. Keeping our fingers crossed that the day ends without serious incident.
  22. 1 point
    Have asked the moderators to move this post to correct immigration thread
  23. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum. If you are looking to emigrate next year, then start now - because the whole process takes between one and two years. The best way to start is to have a free consultation with a good migration agent like Go Matilda or Pinoy Australia. That will give you a clear idea of what visa you can get. Adelaide is a lovely city that's easy to get around. It's far too early to be thinking about areas to live in, to be honest! The only thing I'd say is that the job market is tough there, much more so than the other cities. You might want to look at Newcastle in NSW as an alternative - like Adelaide it's not too big, not too expensive and has great beaches.
  24. 1 point
    Interesting to read this we are now in our 7th year and love it we moved to Sydney and built our home a couple of years ago here. We took our kids back to visit the UK last Christmas, our youngest who was 9 when we came over had been pining for the UK for 6 years. We had a great time and loved seeing family and friends, hubby and I had been back a few times for family reasons but it was the first time for the two youngest. Since coming back our youngest son hasn’t mentioned going to live back in the UK, he is still proudly English but he sees his life in Aus now. Our eldest son lives and works in Melbourne with his Aussie fiancée, we all have citizenship now (it is SO worth getting), our wages weren’t bad in the UK but they are amazing here and we love our jobs. We are very thankful for everything we have and enjoying seeing more of Australia every year we are here.
  25. 1 point
    Answer the question. Bill Shorten ran on a radical climate alarmist platform and was totally rejected by everyone. Noone is denying anything and Australia is meeting its Paris commitments