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  1. calNgary

    Visit from parent - heart condition - healthcare, insurance?

    Presuming she is a UK citizen she would be covered under the reciprocal agreement so would have access to medical needed if the need arose whilst she was here on holiday. Cal x
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    Perth rentals

    To be fair many cities across the world have the exact same problem, you only need to keep reading the media and you would see that, but heh lets not take the OPs thread off track, there are plenty of threads about Perth already turned negative with the same comments should the OP wish to go and read. Cal x
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    Moving to Melbourne 2021/22

    No idea although going off what you hear there was a lot ,hence rentals and homes are massively in demand in QLD and prices have shot up. I did a quick Google for you and found this (It is from August though) - "Queensland gained the most people from net interstate migration (+7,000) over the March 2021 quarter, while Victoria lost the most (-4,900), closely followed by New South Wales (-4,500)," the ABS noted. https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/thousands-leave-victoria-and-nsw-behind-for-other-parts-of-australia-with-qlds-population-surging/news-story/3ff9a99e9466d1b7e7cf3d21d8c7d7fd
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    Moving to Melbourne 2021/22

    These figures were published a couple of months ago. '' Residents departing from Melbourne in the March quarter2021were most likely to settle in regional Victoria (44,100 people), but there are also large flows to New South Wales (19,900 people) andQueensland (20,300 people). The distribution of departures from Melbourne follows historical patterns, however the increase in the level of departures from Melbourne is the largest since the start of this series. https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/melburnians-head-for-the-country-and-brisbane-in-wake-of-virus-20210803-p58fij.html https://population.gov.au/docs/econote_prime_march_2021.pdf
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I really struggle feeling sorry for these people, when you actually read about this family, Mum CHOOSE to leave QLD to go and spend ski season with her friends and ONLY decided to try and come back when the house she was staying in was sold. She has been told she CAN enter QLD if she goes into quarantine like the rules state. Quarantine would cost her approx the same as around 10 or 11 weeks stay where she is now and can be paid off so she wouldnt need the full amount upfront... .IMO she is not a victim, she made her own choices to leave the State during a pandemic,knowing full well if there was an outbreak she would need to quarantine on her return and the border would be closed. https://www.smh.com.au/national/karrina-kemp-pays-585-rent-for-her-home-but-she-s-living-in-a-tent-at-the-qld-border-20210930-p58w3m.html Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    There have been quite a few covid breaches in Melbourne other than the construction one and maybe this is why they are suffering more than most States. I do believe anyone caught breaching the rules should NOT be entitled to any covid related welfare benefit. QLD, like WA and Tas have done relatively well throughout the whole pandemic with very little school missed and only a handful of lock downs issued. Yesterday QLD reduced safety measures again due to no community cases for a fair few days and now face masks dont have to be worn all the time, numbers have increased for social gatherings etc etc Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    This explains all very simply, - https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-case-numbers-and-statistics#covid19-summary-statistics Cal x
  8. Well seeing as we have now resulted to personal comments and bickering despite you all knowing the rules we will close this thread.
  9. Hi CalNgary

    Hope you don't mind me dropping you msg, I think you guys speak a lot of sense on here so thought i would ask you.

    Looking for advice really. We are booking our flights for 23rd May 2022 from Manchester to Brisbane. We will be having a holiday for 3 weeks or so staying in a hotel but will be actively looking for a long term rental and work if i don't find work before i arrive.

    Is there anything on these two subjects that i could be doing from over here in the uk or does it all have to be done over in Oz?

    Thanks in advance 


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  10. calNgary

    Construction working

    I am not aware of much construction on the North side other than up on the Sunny Coast where its developing like mad. South side is also developing with lots of new estates being built. Cal x
  11. Can we get back on topic and discuss that only or we will close the thread. Thanks Cal x
  12. calNgary

    Briton’s pushed to food banks

    I guess you can only hope people arent unnecessarily taking it. It isn't free, you get 2 or 3 big boxes of food for $20. Some of the bigger food banks require you to have a Healthcare card but a few are open to anyone. Cal x
  13. calNgary

    Briton’s pushed to food banks

    It is not just the UK, having a friend who operates a food bank i know how much demand has increased this last 12 months here in QLD. Cal x
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    There are quite a few walk in centres dotted around Brisbane now where you don't need to book an appointment, they have been quite popular according to media reports and open to people 12 yrs and older. You can pre register but you dont need to, it just saves time at the check in desk if you do. Cal x
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    Permeant residency & Pet relocation

    Hi Lots of members have used Pet Air to get their pets here, Bob is always popping in to the forum to answer any questions too. Take a look at the Pet section of the forum, and Bobs contact details can be found in this thread -