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Nemesis last won the day on June 11 2018

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  1. Nemesis

    PR to Citizenship

    They do it for you
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    Parent visa

    If its that straightforward why are you asking for views on it? You have some answers from a respected migration agent. I hope you have taken his comments on board?
  3. As above, you need to get professional assistance with this, from a registered agent.
  4. Nemesis

    Parent visa

    Just to clarify, you do mean the 870 (Sponsored visitor visa for parents) not the 807 (which I don't think actually exists)?
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    It won't be in your immiaccount as its from the Council, not the Immigration Dept. You should have a return email address, so go back to them and ask about guests - the rules have changed a couple of times due to covid restrictions, so you need to check what they are currently.
  6. No, you need to do at least 12 months on a PR visa.
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    Visa Delays!

    Don't quite understand why she couldn't apply for the UK Partner visa without having her skill assessed, there is no need to have a skill when entering on a Partner Visa. That would probably be the quickest route. She must be outside the UK when her Partner visa is granted. Phoning immigration helplines is pointless, they are just manned by call centre staff and can't answer specific queries as they are not trained to do so. There are delays at the moment, partly because of the eternal problem of staff off with COVID, but also because the focus is currently on Ukrainians applying to enter the UK. Probably not want you want to hear, but it could be 3-4 months for a grant. Fingers crossed that you booked flexible tickets
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    Taking glasses home from the pub

    A friend I drink with when I'm in London often asks the bar staff if we can take a glass, if they are unusual, branded, etc. Never had a refusal yet.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Back in the day, the whooping cough vaccine was pretty contentious, and I remember some stories about the MMR too in its early days. Like drugs, every vaccine will have side effects that will affect someone. Its a case of carefully assessing and managing the risk.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Yep, its the difference between dying OF covid and dying WITH covid
  11. Nemesis

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    This is still current for Queensland https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/vaccination-requirements-for-workers-in-high-risk-settings Workers in some industries and high-risk settings must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes: workers entering education settings, including: schools kindergartens childcare centres workers entering correctional and detention facilities, including: prisons youth detention centres workers entering airports.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    And mandates are still in place, many sacked staff cannot get their jobs back. This from today's Courier Mail (brisbane) - copy and pasted as I think its paywalled https://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/redlands/classroom-ramping-hits-state-schools-as-more-than-4000-sacked-or-stood-down-over-covid/news-story/ad16b5346ec4c013afa5464d58b4bcb5 More than 4000 school staff are believed to have been sacked or stood down across the state since January for not being vaccinated against Covid, triggering fears of a classroom ‘ramping’ crisis and teacher shortage. Education Minister Grace Grace said two per cent of Queensland’s 54,000 full-time equivalent state school teaching staff were not vaccinated with Education Queensland figures showing about 1080 full-time state school teacher suspensions. Last month, there were 37 staff from 23 state schools in Redland City alone suspended from duty for not complying with the Covid requirements. All suspended teachers are not paid, once they have exhausted holiday pay. Data from a right to information request from the Teachers’ Professional Association of Queensland showed there were 3339 state school staff suspended in February and of that 2545 teachers. Former teacher Margie MacNamara, 64, said her family’s life was turned upside down when she, her husband and her two daughters all lost their jobs after the mandates were enforced this year. She said none of the sacked teachers had been compensated and many were unable to get another job. Mrs MacNamara, who was teaching at a private independent primary school on the Gold Coast, said she was sacked along with 12 other staff at the school after refusing to get vaccinated. She said a further 15 ended up getting vaccinated in an effort to keep their jobs. “My husband is a principal of a private primary school and was stood down because he was not vaccinated,” she said. “But he caught Covid which gave him an exemption so he is allowed to return to his position for six months but when the exemption expires he will have to get vaccinated if the mandate has not already been lifted. “The schools have been wonderful and I was offered a few hours a week in a sectioned off part of the school before that work dried up and I was eventually sacked. “This is a major crisis with many classrooms being forced to amalgamate because there are not enough teachers and in other cases, some second-year university teaching students taking over after sackings.”
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    Charming!! Its a public forum, anyone can post their point of view.
  14. Nemesis

    Where in London

    I have many friends in Islington and Camden. Prior to COVID I used t go back there for a couple of weeks once or twice a year. I have never come across anyone who fell prey to mobile snatchers, not anyone who knows anyone! Its a crime that can (and does) happen anywhere in the world.
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    Private Schools Gold Coast Qld

    May not be to the taste of a lot of people if its associated with Hillsong