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    I copied and pasted "ACS" into Google and at first did not get what I wanted so needed a bit of "tweaking" i.e. add in "Australia?" https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ACS&t=ffab&atb=v86-1&ia=web

    Tax on rent from U.K. home

    If you have income from both countries then you will have to submit a return in both countries but you won't be taxed twice. You may still pay some tax in both countries though. I do a self-assessment to HMRC because I have rental income and pension from the UK. I think the rental income from the UK is paid free of a particular kind of tax. Sorry to be vague. I'm sure I submitted a form to HMRC. Previously I claimed it back when I did my self assessment return.

    Haven’t received any update

    Every case is different, hence different waiting / response times.

    Child Visa 802

    According to the Government website the waiting time for this visa is 12 to 14 months for most applications so I suppose you are still within the time frame? https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/child-802

    Haven’t received any update

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/regional-sponsor-migration-scheme-187 According to the Government website the waiting time is between 21 and 23 months for most applicants so you are still within that time frame from Dec 2017 to Aug 2019? Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) Direct entry stream This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently. Apply for this stream if you don't meet the criteria for the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream. For this visa: you must be nominated by an Australian employer you will work for your nominating employer in regional Australia your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations you must have at least Competent English Stay Permanently Cost From AUD4,045 Processing Time 75% of applications: 21 months 90% of applications: 23 months


    I assume the Commonwealth government administers the policy regardless of which state you are hoping to move to? This information is from https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/work# website: 10 to 15 months so you are eight months in? Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa This visa lets nominated skilled workers live and work in Australia as permanent residents. Stay Permanently Cost From AUD4,045 Processing Time 75% of applications: 10 months 90% of applications: 15 months You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency You must score at least 65 points on our points test to be eligible You must be aged under 45 to apply


    I never thought to look on YouTube for this kind of information!

    186 processing time

    I Googled, not sure if this will help? https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times

    489 to 887 questions

    I tried to Google for some information. Perhaps replying will spur others with practical experience to answer? https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/culture/article/2016/11/24/10-insider-secrets-successful-australian-visa-applications
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    RMA Response Time

    I think this is a migratrinn agent blog but it has some tips, no 10 of which might be you - asking other people for advice?" https://www.mckkrs.com.au/blogs/choosing-a-migration-agent-10-tips-on-finding-a-good-migration-agent-for-australia/
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    Hong Kong

    I thought I told them off about ad-hominems and other fallacious non-arguments?! Ad hominem Ad hominem, short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. The terms ad mulierem and ad feminam have been used when the person receiving the criticism is a woman.
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    Project Man Cave

    I suppose "Man Cave" really means "Married Man's Cave" as single losers like myself can treat our entire home into a "Man Cave?" Actually, "Untidy Man's Cave" might be more apt but I prefer to hang out with the other single men at the communal "Man Cave" aka "the pub?!"
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    Premiership football thread

    For once I agree with you as I also love VAR. It would have sorted out that "goal" in 1966 for a start, and the goal Spurs should have got at Old Trafford when the linesman did not keep up with play. We never won at OT and in that game, which ended 0-0, we probably would have won it. And much as I chortled and sniggered at the time, I'm pretty sure that when Arsenal were going for their 50th game unbeaten, Wayne Rooney dived for a penalty?? Actually, though, I'm not sure about "the big clubs always getting the decisions." That's something the "smaller" clubs always whinge about, like the managers who never miss a second of the game but, curiously, when a decision goes their way, say, "I'm not sure, I wasn't looking so I'll have to see the replay." I'm sure that Spurs will suffer from two equally contentious VAR decisions not unlike the two against Man City last season and this season. Come to think of it, the handball by Sissoko in the CL Final was one of them.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The rise of fascism? Rubbish. The only fascists we have to worry about are the likes of Corbyn and his henchmen, plus all the other Marxist-Leninists burrowed away in so many of our institutions, pretending to be democrats. Pick any demonstration or cause and look for the "Socialist Worker" and other banners. Mind you, plenty of my father's generation who actually FOUGHT against fascism felt betrayed after 1945.
  15. If you are of the left, then there is nothing positive about Brits when it comes to Australia - "Imperialist, colonialist, whiteist (sic), mysogynist savage invaders who crushed and tried to annihilate the indigenous population". I used to think that William the Conqueror in 1066 was bad, but then along came Arthur (Philip) the Invader in 1788 and he was far, far worse, cunning too, bringing his massive fleet of 13 ships and an equally massive army of a couple of hundred marines and soldiers. Actually. writing this, I was thinking that there must of been a time when the indigenous English First Nation people forgave the Normans but how many centuries did it take from 1066? By the time of "Braveheart" the Normans had actually morphed into the English anyway.
  16. If I had had a son I would have named him "John Winston Lennon Howard Abbott."
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    Scratching your homesickness itch

    Something out of "left field" makes me homesick (briefly). I was in the Reject Shop at Eastgarden in Bondi Junction today, bought a few things at (I hope) bargain prices and later on today I suddenly thought of my Mum and Dad taking me to a "bargain" shop in Totton, Hants, near our village - Marchwood. They loved going into that shop as they did the car boot at Netley Marsh. I had my newspaper in the basket and when I paid my bill the price had come off one of the items - OK, a loo brush, I'm not embarrassed. "$12", I think", I said as one of the staff went off to check the price, and then I realized the price sticker had attached itself to my newspaper. Is $12 dear for a loo brush? It is quite a posh one, if those things can be posh. There were cheaper ones. I spent $36.50 in total, on shaving foam, disinfectant, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner, tea tree body wash (got a problem with ordinary soap making my fingers crack), toilet cleaner, batteries and a pen. I only went in there for the pen. I was just thinking how all the guys I worked with in Southampton were Saints fans (my 2nd team after Spurs) and one of them posted on Facebook a picture of a throng of shoppers at Poundland with the caption "Pompey fans getting their Xmas shopping."
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    Perth to York

    I think I stayed in York for a couple of nights but I drove from Perth via Northam. Is there a "funny" pedestrian suspension bridge over the river (Avon?) I drove down to Albany after that, stopping at Beverley for a coffee. What does "eft" mean by the way?
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    What is Traditional Aussie Fare?

    Do you want "Anglo-Australian" or "ethnic" cuisine? Many places offer both or a combination, if you want chips with your stir-fry/curry. One of my local cafes is run by a Vietnamese couple with Aussie-born sons who seem at home with whatever their parents cook for them. You can have a pho or a bacon and egg roll.
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    St Ives primary schools?

    I did try to Google for the information but I guess you are looking for parents with experience of sending their kids to these schools? Perhaps someone will see this answer and post a reply.
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    Perhaps you need to resit the PTE test?
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    Anmac professional refrences

    I Googled using part of your first sentence: https://www.anmac.org.au/skilled-migration-services/resources/professional-reference-information
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    Lost Citizenship applicants

    I assume that now all applicants are equal and for some people the process will last longer depending upon their circumstances. Where did you get your information? This is from the relevant government website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/citizenship-processing-times You can see that 90 per cent of applications are processed within 21 months. Processing times This table shows how long it is currently taking to process citizenship applications. A 'decision' includes applications that have been approved, refused, withdrawn and those that cannot be considered (invalid). Application type Period counted Timeframe for 75% of applications Timeframe for 90% of applications Australian citizenship by conferral (general eligibility and other situations) From date of application to decision 18 months 21 months From date of approval to ceremony 4 months 5 months From date of application to ceremony 19 months 24 monthsLost Citizenship applicants Australian citizenship by descent From date of application to decision* 54 days 4 months Evidence of Australian citizenship From date of application to decision* 5 days 11 days * Allow an extra 10 days after approval of your application for printing and postage of your citizenship document. If you applied from outside Australia, postage will take longer. Circumstances that affect processing times Some factors can affect how long it takes to finalise your application. These include: whether you have given us a complete application, including all the supporting documents how promptly you respond when we ask for more information or documents the time it takes to check the information you have given us the time it takes for information from other agencies, usually for character and national security requirements for applications for evidence and citizenship by descent, the time it takes for the postage of your citizenship document Last updated: 19 July 2019 (for month ending 30 June 2019)
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    I really don't get it

    "when all Marxism says is fair distribution of resources and extolls rewards for hard work." Can you name a country where this has been put into practice without the implementation of a one-party state and all the nastiness that goes with it? One of the Marxist-Leninist strategies is to infiltrate democratic organizations - political parties and unions for example
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    887 partner

    Are you able to stay in Australia on your partner's visa if he decides to leave Australia? Do you have your own visa?