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  1. It may also be worth mentioning it's a free fee transaction if you use moneycorp and are a forum member, also they will usually price match
  2. Ambulance insurance Ambulance costs are not always free like in the UK so check the state you are moving to. Also if you are visiting Australia for a holiday always make sure you have some kind of ambulance cover as this is not covered under the reciprocal agreement. Queensland Ambulance cover use to be covered under our electricity bills. Now it is covered by the Qld Gov. The good news is that even if you travel interstate you will be covered so if you do receive an invoice for ambulance treatment/transport provided to you or your child/dependant by another state or territory ambulance service, you are requested to forward the invoice to the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) for payment. You will also need to provide proof of Queensland residency as follows. Adults require: A copy of one of the following documents: current photographic identification which includes the current principal place of residence in Queensland, eg. a drivers licence (include a copy of the front and back of the licence); or statement from a bank or financial institution showing the current principal place of residence and the name of the institution; or current Queensland issued Centrelink Pension Concession Card; or current Queensland issued Centrelink Health Care Card. Alternatively a statutory declaration, which includes the current principal place of residence in Queensland, can be provided. Children/Dependants require: As the guardian of the child/dependant, provide a copy of one of the documents listed above. In addition, provide a copy of one of the following documents to confirm that the child/dependant is in your care: current Medicare card with the child/dependant’s name; or child/dependant’s birth certificate; or current student identification card for the child/ dependant. Note: Please ensure that the documentation covers the date of the ambulance treatment/transport provided. The following documents are not deemed to provide proof of residency, and are therefore not accepted in relation to payment of interstate ambulance invoices: telephone or mobile phone account electricity account, rates notice or other utility account Australian passport rental statements or receipts other correspondence delivered to a Queensland address. Please forward the invoice and above mentioned proof of Queensland residency to: Interstate Accounts Queensland Ambulance Service GPO Box 1425 BRISBANE QLD 4001 Or via email to: qasdebt@ambulance.qld.gov.au Victoria Ambulance cover is not free in Victoria (eligible Victorian's free) it could be included if you have private medical insurance or Extras Insurance. If not you could take out a policy with Ambulance Victoria which will cost you around $89 for the family for a year. http://ambulance.vic.gov.au/membership/ The cost of an ambulance in Victoria is a minimum of $1174 via Road in metro Melbourne. In rural Victoria it is $1732 and by air ambulance it is $4898 or air helicopter is $10,475 Under the State Concession Scheme, eligible Victorian’s holding certain concession cards receive free clinically necessary ambulance coverage throughout Australia. In all cases, transport is provided to the nearest and most appropriate medical facility. For the purpose of ambulance transport, the Concession classification includes: • a person holding a current Victorian Pensioner Concession Card (includes dependent children listed on the card but not spouses) • a current Health Care Card holder and their dependents including spouses listed on the card (does not include Health Care Card for carer allowance and foster care issued in the name of the child) • a child holding a current Child Disability Health Care Card or Foster Child Health Care Card, but not their guardians/families listed on the card • a child under a Family reunification, Care by Secretary or Long-term care order including children on interim accommodation orders • a person who is subject to an order under the Mental Health Act 2014, Sentencing Act 1991, or Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 requiring them to be compulsorily assessed or treated in a designated mental health service. This includes compulsory, security and forensic patients. • asylum seekers who are clients of one of the 16 nominated agencies for asylum seeker support found here Ambulance Transport Payment Guidelines Concession transport from a private healthcare facility If a concession card holder is transported from a private healthcare facility the sending private facility is responsible for payment. This includes registered private hospitals and registered private day procedure centres. The private healthcare facility decides whether or not to pass this cost onto the patient. Concession benefits do not apply when: • a patient only holds a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and they do not have one of the concession cards listed above • a patient requests to be repatriated or relocated to or from Victoria for non-clinical reasons or when the transport is not clinically necessary (repatriation back to Victoria must be authorised as clinically necessary and there must be a demonstrated clinical requirement for ambulance transport) • another party is responsible for the account. The other party responsible could be: • the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) where a person holds a Gold Card or a White Card (subject to the conditions of the card) • the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) (subject to the conditions under the scheme) • the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) (subject to the conditions under the scheme). Evidence of concession entitlements In order to access entitlements, AV will require evidence of concession entitlements. The card must also be valid at the time of transport or the account will remain the responsibility of the relevant individual, hospital or chargeable authority as detailed in the Ambulance Payment Guidelines. NSW Ambulance cover is not free in NSW. You will need to take out private health cover. If you or someone you know requires emergency ambulance treatment and/or transport you will be required to pay a fee for this service unless you are exempt from payment (ie Pensioner) Ambulance fees are based on a call out charge plus a per kilometre charge. Kilometres are based on the round trip between the ambulance station, pick up address, destination and return to the ambulance station. If you live in NSW you will only be billed for 51% of the actual charge as the NSW government subsidises the service for NSW residents. The call out charge is $364 and then $3.29 per km. A maximum charge of $5971 payable. If you are interstate and a Resident of another States or Territories, which are not a party to a Reciprocal Rights Agreement for ambulance services (currently Queensland and South Australia do not have an agreement) then these are charged full recovery which is: Call Out is $714 and then $6.44 per km. WA Ambulance cover is not free In WA unless you are an eligible concession holder. You can check out a private health insurance or take out a policy with St John’s Ambulance Service WA and you’re covered for comprehensive ambulance services Australia wide. Costs of an ambulance in Perth is approximately $930, however please check prior to needing this service. South Australia Ambulance cover is not free in SA. You can take out a private health insurance or take out SA own ambulance cover http://www.saambulance.com.au/ProductsServices/AmbulanceCover.aspx Costs of an ambulance in South Australia is Provision of revival team $3,039 Emergency Call Out $934 Non emergency Call Out $208 Treat no Transport $208 On top of this you have km charges of $5.40 per km. SA Ambulance Service will invoice and recover monies for ambulance services relating to treatment and/or transport of persons except where: The person holds a valid and current Ambulance Cover membership* The service is for the initial attendance at a motor vehicle accident ^ Payment for the invoice is the responsibility of another party and such party has acknowledged responsibility for payment of the invoice. Northern Territory Ambulance cover is not free in NT unless you are a pensioner. Again I would check out private health insurance or have a look at St Johns Ambulance for NT and interstate cover http://www.stjohnnt.org.au/ambulance-service/ambulance-cover Costs of an ambulance is between $700 - $900 and then a km fee will be charged. Tasmania Ambulance Tasmania provides a free service to Tasmanian residents within Tasmania and its islands. The only chargeable cases are those related to motor vehicle or workplace accidents where insurance arrangements cover costs and cases involving veterans where the Department of Veterans Affairs meets the cost of ambulance transport. If you are involved in a car accident and treated and/or transported by ambulance, you will receive an invoice from Ambulance Tasmania with a Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) claim form attached. Please send the ambulance invoice and completed claim form to the MAIB who will process your claim and if eligible pay the account. If your claim is denied, as a Tasmanian resident you may still be eligible to a waiver of fees; contact Ambulance Tasmania and provide proof of your Tasmanian residency and a copy of the MAIB's rejection letter for consideration. If you get injured at work and are treated and/or transported by ambulance, you will receive an invoice from Ambulance Tasmania. Please send the ambulance invoice to your employer as part of your Workers Compensation claim; if you are self-employed, forward the invoice to your insurance company. If you are hurt at work and a Tasmanian resident not covered by Workers Compensation or private insurance if you are self-employed, or if your claim is rejected, please contact Ambulance Tasmania to explain the circumstances and provide proof of Tasmanian residency for consideration. If we cannot determine whether you are a Tasmanian resident, or we believe a third party could be responsible for payment, or other circumstances require us to do so, we may issue you an invoice. If you are a Tasmanian resident, you may still be eligible to a waiver of fees; contact Ambulance Tasmania and provide proof of your Tasmanian residency for our consideration. Tasmanian residents who are treated and/or transported by ambulance on the mainland will receive an invoice from the attending ambulance service (e.g. Ambulance Victoria, Queensland Ambulance Service etc). Informal reciprocal arrangements are in place covering the cost of emergency road ambulance between all states and territories except South Australia and Queensland. If you receive an invoice from a mainland ambulance service (other than from South Australia or Queensland), please forward the invoice with proof of your Tasmanian residency to Ambulance Tasmania and we will contact the relevant ambulance service on your behalf and request they withdraw the invoice . The governments of South Australia and Queensland do not participate in the reciprocal arrangements and Tasmanian residents are responsible for any ambulance accounts issued by these ambulance services. There are no circumstances in which the Tasmanian Government will pay for ambulance services for Tasmanian residents, including pensioners, who are visiting South Australia or Queensland. The reciprocal arrangements apply only to emergency road ambulance transport and generally do not cover non-emergency or inter-hospital patient transport, helicopter rescue or medical retrieval by air ambulance in any state or territory. All Tasmanian residents travelling on the mainland should consider obtaining appropriate travel or other insurance to avoid potentially significant out-of-pocket expenses. Visiting All Tasmanian residents who travel overseas are strongly encouraged to obtain appropriate travel or other insurance and to check carefully the level of cover provided to avoid potentially significant out-of-pocket expenses for ambulance transport and related medical costs. Visitors to Tasmania All mainland and overseas visitors to Tasmania will receive an invoice from Ambulance Tasmania for ambulance services. If you were in a car accident in Tasmania involving a Tasmanian plated vehicle or rental car hired in Tasmania, you may be eligible to claim benefits from the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB). Please forward Ambulance Tasmania's invoice to MAIB along with details of the accident and the Tasmanian plated vehicle(s) involved. If you were involved in a car accident in Tasmania while driving a mainland-plated vehicle and no Tasmanian-plated vehicle was also involved, please forward your invoice to your state's motor vehicle accident insurance agency (e.g. TAC in Victoria) and ask them to advise you on what your level of cover is. You may have to pay any balance owing after your state's motor vehicle accident insurance agency has paid Ambulance Tasmania in accordance with their rules. If you live in Queensland and hold ambulance cover, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) will pay the invoice if you provide appropriate proof of Queensland residency. Please contact your local QAS office for further details. The South Australian Government is phasing out cover for interstate ambulance transport. Please contact the South Australian Ambulance Service to determine whether or not you are covered for interstate ambulance services. If you reside in ACT, Victoria, NT, NSW or SA and you hold ambulance cover in your state or territory, under most circumstances you will be covered for emergency road ambulance services in Tasmania. Please forward the Ambulance Tasmania invoice to your ambulance cover provider for processing. If you do not hold ambulance cover: Please check with your health or travel insurance provider if you are covered for ambulance transport. If you are a holder of a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card and you do not have travel or other insurance which covers ambulance transport, you may forward us a certified copy of you Concession Card with your invoice for a waiver of fees. Take your invoice to Australia Post or any police station and ask for a "certified copy" of your pension care, stamped and verified that the original has been sighted. If you have a DVA card, see below. In all other circumstances, other than the exceptions outlined above, you are required to pay Ambulance Tasmania's invoice. The reciprocal arrangements apply only to emergency road ambulance attendance and transport by emergency road ambulance to a public hospital. The arrangements do not cover non-emergency or inter-hospital patient transport, helicopter rescue, air ambulance or medical retrieval in Tasmania or repatriation to the mainland. All visitors to Tasmania should check with their health or travel insurance provider before they travel and consider obtaining appropriate travel or other insurance to avoid potentially significant out-of-pocket expenses. United Kingdom Residents Visiting Tasmania Australia's Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with the UK Government does not cover ambulance services for UK residents visiting Tasmania as these services are not included in Australia's national health care arrangements. DVA Card Holders If you have a DVA health card and you receive an invoice from Ambulance Tasmania, depending on the type of card you hold and the circumstances under which ambulance treatment and/or transport was provided, you may be entitled to ambulance cover through the Department of Veterans Affairs; please write your DVA number on Ambulance Tasmania's invoice and return it to us for processing.
  3. I got Day release last week so if not I'm hoping for another day away. I had an anaphylactic shock to the first treatment and I've one every day, it's such a boring 6hours. If the pre meds work maybe I can come out weekend.
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  5. On April 20th, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a surprise announcement to make changes to the Australian citizenship test. This week Federal Parliament will have the proposed changes to the citizenship law brought before it which include having a tougher Australian values quiz to prove applicants have integrated into the society. Vivek and Neha Gupta are among those who are likely to be affected by the changes. Having arrived in the country as permanent residents, they may have to wait longer to get their citizenship certificates. They will also be required to prove their English proficiency once again. "We sat the English language test just two years ago as part of the process for our skilled migration to Australia, and we will have to do it again," says Vivek. "It costs a lot of money, and to do it on the same thing over and over again is frustrating," he says. Under the proposed changes, prospective Australian citizens will have to wait for four years after acquiring permanent residency, up from one year. They are also expected to demonstrate competent English language proficiency. Several online petitions, asking for the reversal of the announcement, have been started since the proposed changes were announced. But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says the plan to introduce a more stringent English language test has received overwhelming public support since the concept was flagged in 2015. "All of the research demonstrates that if people have the higher capacity, higher ability in terms of speaking and writing and listening and reading the English language, then they have a better opportunity to succeed whether it's at school, in the workplace or in society." Mr Dutton says the changes are needed because Australians are living in a different age than they were less than a decade ago. "I think it just highlights the need for us to make sure that we are granting citizenship to the right people, people that are going to work hard, are going to educate their children, are going to create a great life here in Australia, which is a great migrant story of our country." But the representative body of the multicultural communities in Australia, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is opposed to the introduction of a stringent language test. "Australia is a country of immigration and forever we've not only received people but allowed them to work and contribute regardless of their linguistic background. I know thousands and literally thousands of older Australians now who don't speak English well who've made an enormous contribution," says Pino Migliorino of FECCA. Among the laws to be brought before Parliament is one granting power to Immigration Minister to overrule the Administrative Appeals Tribunal so that if it gives citizenship to someone despite a ruling from the Immigration Department, he can override it. The Immigration Minister already has the power to override the AAT’s decisions related to visas but not in relation to the grant of citizenship. Labor is yet to decide whether it will back the law change. Labor MP Andrew Leigh has told Sky News the party is waiting for the government to reveal the legislation before deciding how it will vote. "When we see the detail of this we'll work it through but I think Peter Dutton is largely interested in his own power plays and less interested in the details of legislation. If he wasn't he would be public about the consultations and he would have given Labor a copy of the legislation weeks ago." The government will need Labor and the crossbench on-side, because the Greens have already labelled it xenophobic and unfair.
  6. Let's hope Peter Dutton can use common sense and let this lady stay. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has temporarily halted the deportation of a South African woman who was refused a visa in the wake of an unusual legal ruling that she is not related to her biological sister, who is an Australian citizen. Mr Dutton said he had been unaware of the case of 58-year old Perth grandmother Linda Oppel until he read about it in The Australian this morning. Mrs Oppel, who has no family in South Africa and has lived in Australia since 2012, applied for a Remaining Relative Visa so she can stay in Perth with her two adult children, her baby grandson and her sister Monica, who moved to Australia 13 years ago. But the application was rejected via a one-line response from Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on May 3, meaning Mrs Oppel and her daughter Venessa, 29, were preparing to leave Australia by the end of next week. Mr Dutton said today that Mrs Oppel would not have to leave Australia while he examined the matter and “nobody will be deported or taken into in detention” during this process. “I saw it for the first time in The Australian today,” he told Perth radio station 6PR. “I asked for a brief very early this morning from my office. The lady involved won’t be deported whilst I’m looking at the matter. “As for Alex Hawke and myself, we deal with these complicated family files on a daily basis – there is always nuance to a particular case. But it did grab my attention this morning. “There are many cases where we do intervene – where there might be sick children, there might be a sick parent or a particular family circumstance. “We are a compassionate country. We provide support to a lot of people and allow people to become Australian citizens or settle here permanently.” Mrs Oppel’s husband of 30 years died of cancer in 2011, prompting her to move to Australia to be closer to Monica. She later received a temporary 457 visa which allowed her to work. But in 2014 the Migration Review Tribunal rejected her application for a Remaining Relative Visa on the basis that she had no familial link with Monica. It found this was because Mrs Oppel had been adopted by an older half-sister when she was 12. “The effect of the adoption has been to sever the link between the applicant and her biological parents, and hence the link between the applicant and [Monica],” it said. Mrs Oppel’s lawyer, Jessica Eddis, said this strict application of the law had produced the perverse result that the two sisters could be reunited solely because Linda had been adopted whereas Monica had not. Mrs Oppel has no relatives left in South Africa and sold the family home and all her belongings when she left in 2012. “I will leave the airport in South Africa, and then what?” she said. “It’s also very unsafe for women in South Africa - I’m really scared to go back.”
  7. YOUNG migrant thugs who commit crimes could be ­refused citizenship, have their visas revoked and even face deportation when they turn 18 under a new Federal Government crackdown. Australians found to have fraudulently gained citizenship or caught lying on their applications will also have their citizenship revoked under tough new laws to be introduced to parliament this week. The Turnbull Government will use the final two sitting weeks before the winter break to push through a raft of ­stricter citizenship measures, first announced in April. The reforms will make permanent residents wait at least four years rather than one ­before applying for citizenship and impose tougher English language requirements. But The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the Bill will also give Immigration Minister Peter Dutton the power to revoke the citizenship of Australians suspected of gaining citizenship through migration fraud or citizenship fraud, even if there hasn’t been a conviction. And, for the first time, young migrants under the age of 18 will need to meet the “good character” test, meaning juvenile offenders could be ­denied citizenship and have their visas cancelled when they reach 18. The government’s move to bring on debate this week will put pressure on the Opposition, which is refusing to say whether it will support the sweeping overhaul. Labor’s citizenship spokesman Tony Burke accused the Coalition of refusing to provide the legislation. “Labor will deal responsibly with any sensible proposal,” he said. Children under the age of 10 will also lose the right to citizenship if they have lived in Australia illegally at any point, under laws designed to punish parents for living here illegally. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton called on Bill Shorten to back his plan, saying the new laws would ensure Australia was a “strong, successful, and safe, migrant nation”.
  8. Just for you @Johndoe my breakfast, lunch, dinner
  9. There was a lady going through the same thing back in the UK when I was, her abusive husband was the chief of police. No one believed her, he kept getting her admitted to the psychiatric ward saying she was losing it or hitting herself, falling etc. Domestic Violence actually helped her get proof to catch the bugger but I'm sure he never got charged but they got her out of there. Its funny because I seem to have a good eye for spotting DV relationships now.
  10. I am so sorry to hear this. Many years ago I had a severe domestic violence case, I was locked in a bedroom when he went out with no communication and a baby potty if I needed the toilet, he tried to kill me numerous times and our child. I stayed with him because I was scared what he would do if I left. Eventually I got help from the domestic violence unit and they went to court with me to get a DVO with a power of arrest attached if ever he came near me. Now since then they are a lot stricter with domestic violence cases and take it very seriously. The domestic help groups are there no matter what your culture or religion so can support you through this part as well. I am not sure if you are in NSW but if you are look at this website http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/home If you need emergency housing read here If you need emergency accommodation in NSW because of domestic and family violence, contact the 24hr Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. They can refer you to services in your area. You can also call Link2home on 1800 152 152. Link2home is a state-wide information and referral service and they can refer you to Specialist Homelessness Services that support women and children who are escaping domestic and family violence support services. It is hard to get out and you feel guilty, but that's what they want you to feel, they make you feel ugly and that nobody would ever want you, they make you feel it is your fault. IGNORE this, this is there way of controlling you. Also remember domestic violence isn't just physical but it can be emotional as well. If you need to chat message me, if you need to get out quickly message me. But please do not stay there any longer. Mine was many years ago and he still hunts me and tracks me down, he sends my family threats on FB that he will kill me etc. I have to say even though I've been happily married for nearly 18 years now to a wonderful man my ex still haunts me and I start crying thinking about what he did to me and our baby.
  11. Maybe we can have a sticky about this John as I've received a few emails asking if it's genuine. There are so many scams out there at the moment.
  12. Do you have family still in the UK? The reason I ask is that my hubby buys lots of things from the UK he sends them all to his brother and once he has reached 25kg he ships them over for $100 if you aren't in a rush it may be a cheaper option.
  13. Just get a few quotes though just like with removal companies. We had anything from $500 to $2000, we thought the $500 was too cheap so went with the $900 one but we were so happy we gave him a $1000 as removal companies from Townsville to Brissy wanted around $3,500.
  14. Keilor village is probably the best of them. However, like I said I know plenty of people who move to the others and are happy. I would suggest taking out a short term rental and having a look when you arrive.
  15. Yes and no. Most are large companies and have trucks doing that route on a daily basis.