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  1. Aussie weather

    I have it on now and my toes and fingers are still blue, mind you it says it’s 27 degrees outside so no wonder I’m cold.
  2. Springvale South - Melbourne Suburb

    Springvale South is a suburb located 24 km south-east from the CBD of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and is part of the City of Greater Dandenong. As at the 2016 census, Springvale South had a population of 12,768, with an area of 2.7 km² (7.1 sq mi). The postcode of Springvale South is 3172. There is a lower level of migrant settlement in the suburb than in Greater Dandenong, and a high proportion of the residents are Buddhist. 71% of residents speak a language other than English, which is higher than the average of 64% for Greater Dandenong, and 20% of Springvale South residents have a limited fluency in speaking English. The major religious faiths are Buddhism (38%), Islam (3%), and Hinduism (2%). Property Median Price Rental and Sales Springvale South has a median house price of $720,000 and a median unit price of $441,000. Compared to the same period five years ago, the median house price has increased 78.8%. The median cost of renting per week is $380 for a house and $324 for a unit. Schools Springvale South offers Government primary and secondary schools in the suburb, as well as a Buddhist school. - Athol Road Primary School is a Government Co-ed Primary School which offers education from Prep to Grade 6 and has 367 students. - Keysborough Primary School is a Co-ed Government Primary School which offers education from Prep to Grade 6 and has 488 students - Spring Park Primary School is a Government Co-Ed primary school, which offers education from Prep to Grade 6 and has 329 enrolled students - Keysborough Secondary College is a large Government Co-Ed Secondary School with 1707 enrolled students and offers education from Years 7 to 12. - How Nghiem Primary School is the first Primary school in Melbourne to be founded based on Buddhist principles, it is Co-Ed and offers education from Prep to Grade 4, with a total of 15 students. Shops Springvale South has the Springvale Plaza conveniently located on Heatherton Road which has ample parking. Included is an Aldi, a pharmacist, restaurants, and a few other specialist shops. There is also a small shopping complex on Springvale Road which includes supermarkets and takeaway food places. Public Transport Springvale South has two bus routes which are operated by Ventura Bus Services - Route 814 - Springvale South via Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre - Route 705 - Mordialloc - Springvale via Braeside, Clayton South There is also Springvale train station which is located on the corners of Springvale Road and Lightwood Road. Springvale station is on the Pakenham and Cranbourne train lines which are operated by Metro Trains. It takes about 45 minutes to travel to the Melbourne CBD by train from Springvale South. Springvale South is in Zone 2 in the Melbourne Metropolitan Public Transport Zones Things To Do ● Burden Park a great place to take the kids and family for a day out. The park features a castle-themed playground, BBQ facilities, toilet facilities, bowls and tennis clubs, with ample parking. ● Sandown Greyhounds A popular and fun place for singles, couples, pensioners and large groups alike, whether you fancy having a punt at the races, or just want to have a nice lunch, Sandown Greyhounds is a great day out. ● Bounce World is located at Springvale Indoor Sports Centre and is fantastic indoor inflatable fun for all ages. It includes a cafe to relax with a coffee while the kids bounce their way through an inflatable activity park. ● Wat Khmer Temple is a Cambodian style temple with decorative aspects outside the temple, and a must-see attraction located on Springvale Road.
  3. City of Greater Dandenong

    CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG The city of Greater Dandenong is located in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia and is approximately 35 kms from the Melbourne CBD. Greater Dandenong includes the following suburbs: - Bangholme - Dandenong - Dandenong North - Dandenong South - Keysborough - Parts of Lyndhurst - Noble Park - Noble Park North - Springvale - Springvale South The City of Greater Dandenong had a population of approximately 157,000 residents in 2017 and is the most culturally diverse community in all of Victoria. The city is comprised of residents being born in over 160 different countries, with more than half of the population (64%) being born overseas. 52% of residents are from a country where English is not the national language (double the Metropolitan Melbourne average of 26%). The city also has many diverse religions which include Islam (13%), Buddhism (15%), Hinduism (5%), and Christianity (37%). Over 70% of Greater Dandenong residents also speak a language other than English - including Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Greek, Sinhalese, and Punjabi - which is the largest proportion in all of Victoria. The City of Greater Dandenong was established in 1994 due to the merger of the former City of Springvale and City of Dandenong. 29% of the City of Greater Dandenong’s land covers part of the South East Green Wedge, and the city spans an area of 130 square kilometers (50 sq mi).
  4. Beaumaris - Melbourne Suburb

    Beaumaris Another affluent suburb on the Port Phillip Bay Coastline which is popular amongst the Upper Class. It is located on a headland that surrounds the majority of the suburb. Beaumaris is only 23km from Melbourne CBD or 10km South of Brighton however the median house price is a lot more achievable unless you are trying to get a foot on the property ladder. The population in 2016 was 13,349. Of which 72.6% were born in Australia, y.3% England and the remainder split between China, Scotland, New Zealand and South Africa. Just like Brighton, the workforce is predominantly White Collar workers with only 3.3% being manual labourers. Nearly half of the property in Beaumaris is owned outright with no outstanding mortgage. In fact over the last 3 years property prices have risen by over 35%. You will find that the majority of residents are lobbying to keep the natural history and architecture of Beaumaris as well as protecting the green open spaces that currently exist. In fact in 2017 they were successful in changing the council plans for the Councourse Village Square managing to keep the area in its natural state instead of installing play equipment, shelters and lighting. Beaumaris is a suburb that is popular with stay at home mums who can be seen taking a morning stroll along the cliff tops or sipping coffee in the village. Beaumaris has a lovely village square called the Concourse Shopping Centre, this can be found off Reserve Road. Here you will find a Super IGA, Cafes & Restaurants and a large number of boutique stores. Don’t worry if you are not within walking distance of the local shops you will find a central car park which adjoins a large shady reserve that fronts Reserve Road with lawns and picnic tables. Other corner stores can be found along Balcombe Road. If the local stores don’t have what you are looking for then don’t panic just up the road, 3.5km or 5 minutes car journey is a shoppers paradise with 129,180m² of shops and restaurants not forgetting the 16 screen multi screen cinema complex at the Westfield Southland. Southlands as it’s known to the locals is home to over 400 stores, 3 department stores and 3 supermarkets. You also have Chadstone Shopping Centre a 20 minute drive away or the DFO Factory Outlets and Costco in Moorabbin just 10 minutes away So with the beach and shopping on your door step what more could you ask for. No wonder the women choose to stay at home and let their husbands work. Once the weekend comes the beachfront of Beaumaris comes alive with young and old enjoying the coastal scenery and fantastic beaches. It is also here where you will find Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (RPMS). At 115 hectares in size, it stretches over 3 kilometres along the coastline between Table Rock Point in Beaumaris and Quiet Corner in Black Rock, and 500 metres out to sea. It is ecologically valued for both its diverse marine life and migrant and resident bird populations. Families spend hours playing amongst the rock pools or snorkelling in the shallow waters. There is ample car parking with refreshments being served at the iconic beachfront Ricketts Tea Rooms which have been part of the Beaumaris foreshore Reserve for over 50 years. Nearby there is ample parking and shady lawns with picnic and BBQ facilities. Education Even though you are within a stones throw of Melbourne’s most elite schools one would be a fool to overlook the two local primary schools. Beaumaris Primary School and Beaumaris North Primary School. BPS has the better reputation of the two but personally I would say they both rank higher than other state Primary schools in the area. Secondary schools could be a little more difficult. If you want an average school then Sandringham College (this is the zoned secondary school for Beaumaris)will be absolutely fine, otherwise I would look at Kilbreda Catholic College in Mentone or the more exclusive Firbank Grammar in Brighton which is also a combined school meaning it caters from prep to year 12. Although the fees can reach into the high $30,000 once your child reaches year 12.
  5. Brighton - Melbourne Suburb

    Brighton Apart from the prices of property what isn’t there to love about this luxury bayside town. Brighton is an exclusive family Suburb only 10km from Melbourne’s CBD with stunning beaches, fantastic views of the city, boutique shops and some of the best schools in Melbourne no wonder so many people long to call it home. Brighton is home for some of Melbourne’s most wealthiest people, Shane Warne, Frank McGuire and Chris Judd are amongst the celebrities you will bump in to when taking your morning stroll along the beachfront or drinking your coffee in one of the beachside cafes. Brighton is home to around 23,253 people with a median age of 45. The average weekly income is $2,410 per week. The most common ancestries were English followed by Australian then Irish, Scottish and Italian. The occupation of over 61.8% of Brighton’s residents was listed as management and professional. The historical Brighton Bathing Boxes we discussed above are one of the most visited sites in Melbourne and can be found along Dendy Street Beach. If you like going back in time why not take a visit to the Brighton Baths Health Club established in 1881it is now a multi purpose health club which incorporates a stunningly presented outdoor sea pool, steam rooms, gym and a café/restaurant with views over the bay. When it comes to shopping you will be spoilt for choice. Church Street is home to over 200 stores which include gourmet café/bars, fashion, beauty and homewares. Brighton even has its own intimate cinema. When it comes to healthcare everything can be located along Church Street with Brighton Medical Centre being a one stop shop for all your medical needs. Do you need your eyes checked over, if so you will be spoilt for choice with Specsavers, OPS and locally owned optometrists there to help you chose the right glasses. You can also find a dentist, skin clinic, pathologist and cardiologist within walking distance. Nightlife – The majority of residents in Brighton are happy to stay at home or take one of the four coastal strolls along the foreshore. If you don’t fancy cooking then why not visit one of the many eateries along or surrounding Church Street. A couple worth trying are The Groove Train and Vivace a popular Italian on Bay Street. Fancy a cold beer then the Half Moon is Brighton’s well known local pub and family restaurant. When it comes to education you really can’t go wrong with Brighton being home to some of the most elite schools in Melbourne. The good news is you don’t even have to pay to attend private schooling with the state schools having great reputations. For primary school take a look at Brighton Beach Primary, it is a small government school achieving great results. The same can be said for the state secondary school “Brighton Secondary College”. You can also find a number of specialised schools like the Japanese School of Melbourne or the Adass Israel School close by. If Brighton ticks all your boxes but the financials don’t measure up then why not take a look at Brighton’s sister Suburb Brighton East. The median price for a 4 bed property to purchase is $1954,000 and a rental will cost you around $980. Brighton and Brighton East are separated by the busy Nepean Highway but if you don’t crave for the beach on your doorstep then it could be the perfect solution.
  6. City of Bayside - Melbourne

    On the 14th day of December, 1994 a new municipality was created to form the City of Bayside. This is now comprised of the former City of Brighton, the former City of Sandringham and part of the former City of Mordialloc west of Charman Road (the Beaumaris area) and part of the City of Moorabbin between the railway and Charman Road. The City of Bayside is one of the most popular areas of Melbourne spanning across 17km of prime beachfront overlooking the beautiful Port Phillip Bay. The population in 2016 was 102,737. The City of Bayside is classed as the middle suburbs of Melbourne and overall covers 37.4275sqkm and the distance to the CBD ranges from 8km to 20km. Bayside is split in to 3 wards. Northern Ward Which incorporates: Brighton and Brighton East Central Ward Which Incorporates: Hampton, Hampton East, Highett and Cheltenham. Southern Ward Which incorporates: Sandringham, Black Rock and Beaumaris The City of Bayside is primarily a residential area, which includes the suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Cromer, Dendy, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Moorabbin and Sandringham. As mentioned previously the City of Bayside has Port Phillip Bay forming the Western Boundary and the Nepean Highway/Frankston Railway line forming the majority of the Eastern Boundary. One must remember that Bayside is a suburb located in the City of Knox and new arrivals often confuse the two. We have witnessed a number of new arrivals picking up their hire car and plotting the address for their short term accommodation only to realise that it is over 40 minutes away from the beachside area in which they presumed they had booked. To confuse things even more there is also a City of Bayside in Western Australia. Thankfully we haven’t been made aware of anyone arriving in the wrong state. We have provided you with the facts and figures of the City Council of Bayside, for most that is the most boring part so let’s get down to the exciting part, life in the City of Bayside. It has to be said that the City of Bayside is the most beautiful and idyllic area of Melbourne. If budget isn’t an issue then there would be no better area to settle. Only 10km from the City of Melbourne and the Frankston train line passing through it has everything you could ever dream of. Miles and miles of unspoilt beaches with crystal blue shallow waters making it one of the safest child friendly beaches in Victoria. Take a stroll along the seafront to Dendy Street Beach located in Brighton and admire the colourful iconic bathing boxes of years gone by. How about taking it one step further and secure your own piece of history, they may not have a bedroom, kitchen or utilities but they have the most sensational views in all of Melbourne with the last one selling in December 2016 for $326,000. It is just a shame you have to share the beach with the public and tourists stopping by for that photo opportunity. In fact the Beach Boxes are probably the most photographed icon in Melbourne. Unfortunately paying well over a quarter of a million doesn’t even give you the privilege of spending a night on the beach. The council laws have placed plenty of covenants on owning such a valuable piece of history. When we first arrived in Melbourne we secured a house swap for 8 weeks based in Beaumaris. There is no denying that the area is highly desirable, unfortunately this places the City of Bayside out of reach for many couples and families. The home we stayed in was valued at $1.8 million and that was in 2014. Out of all the City of Bayside suburbs we would say Cheltenham and Moorabbin are going to be most reasonable when it comes to purchasing property. Before we focus on what each Bayside Suburb can offer here is a quick look at the median property prices for the area based on November 2017 data. Brighton Sales - 4 bed - $3,130,000 Rents – 4 bed - $1400pw Beaumaris Sales – 4 bed - $1,726,250 Rents – 4 bed - $935pw Hampton Sales – 4 bed - $2,086,000 Rents – 4 bed - $1,095 Highett Sales – 4 bed - $1,400,000 Rent – 4 bed - $739 Sandringham Sales – 4 bed - $1,800,000 Rent – 4 bed - $1,100 Cheltenham Sales – 4 bed - $1,165,000 Rent – 4 bed - $655 Moorabbin Sales – 4 bed - $1,188,000 Rent – 4 bed - $650 As these are the most popular suburbs for expats moving to the City of Bayside we will focus on these over the next few pages. If you require information on suburbs we have missed please post on www.pomsinoz.com in the Victoria section and a number of locals will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.
  7. TransferAnimals vs PerAir

    You didn’t offend me one bit, although I hear you hadn’t been in touch with Bob after he sent you his email. Maybe you have now. ‘It’s just we often get companies posing as unhappy clients and plugging their business instead especially on a first post but I’m sure this won’t be the case with you. Have a chat with Bob it doesn’t bother me one way or another if you use him. However, like I mentioned he has numerous happy clients on here and never as he received anything negative, maybe your getting mixed up with airpets UK.
  8. Agents that are easy to get hold of please!

    @Richard Gregan also is on the ball
  9. Alan is no longer working as Go Matilda Tax hence I recommended a financial advisor who could pass him to someone more knowledgeable.
  10. Australia’s Economy

    Normally at this time of year investors can relax knowing that Australia will deliver faster economic growth and higher yields than most of its peers. This year, however, the rest of the world will catch up. The Australian economy has grown at a faster pace than the average OECD economy for 14 of the past 17 years. It's not even been a close contest, with Australia on average each year beating its peers by one percentage point. That's the economic equivalent of a 4-0 hammering in a cricket test series. However, Australia's growth advantage is slipping away. This is partly because a decade on from the GFC other advanced economies are returning to full health. The US economy probably grew by 2.3 per cent last year and, partly due to President Trump's fiscal stimulus, it may expand by about 2.5 per cent this year. Even the euro-zone is getting in on the act. It grew by about 2.3 per cent last year, which was the fastest in a decade, and it may repeat that performance this year. But it is also because the Australian economy may not make much progress this year: 2018 will be the first year this century that growth in Australia won't be supported by a mining or housing boom. Admittedly, the outlook for business investment is better than it has been since the mining boom turned to bust in 2013. But while recent indicators have improved, homebuilders and households still won't support economic growth by as much as in recent years. Fall short So while GDP growth may rise from about 2.2 per cent last year to 2.5 per cent this year, it will fall short of the consensus forecast of almost 3 per cent and leave Australia growing at much the same pace as the average OECD economy. This may generate four surprises for investors. First, official interest rates in Australia will be lower than rates in America for the first time since 2001. This loss of Australia's official interest rate premium is widely expected. But the extent of the shift will probably be bigger than most anticipate. We expect that the improving US economy will prompt the Fed to increase its interest rate target range four times this year, from 1.25-1.50 per cent to 2.25-2.50 per cent, rather than the two to three times widely expected. And, unlike others, we don't think the Reserve Bank of Australia will raise interest rates from 1.5 per cent at all this year. So by the end of March, the policy rate in the US will probably be above the rate in Australia. By the end of December, it may be almost one percentage point higher. Second, 10-year government bond yields in Australia may soon be lower than 10-year yields in the US. The consensus view is that 10-year yields in the two economies will rise in lockstep, resulting in Australia hanging on to its yield premium. But late last year two-year yields in the US rose above those in Australia. And the extent of the divergence in official interest rates we expect suggests that 10-year yields in the US will rise by more than in Australia. The latest leap supports a view that 10-year yields in the US will rise from 2.6 per cent now to about 3 per cent by the end of the year. And while Australian 10-year yields have also risen, to 2.8 per cent, the more benign outlook for Australian policy rates means they may not rise above 3 per cent. Third, this erosion of Australia's yield premium will surely contribute to a weaker Australian dollar. This hasn't already happened because the dollar takes its cue from commodity prices as much as interest rate differentials, and their strength has driven it up to $US0.80. But if my yield forecasts are correct and if an easing in economic growth in China prompts the iron ore price to fall in line with my forecast, from US$77 per tonne now to US$55, then the dollar may slip to $US0.70 this year. So in terms of GDP growth and interest rates, 2018 might be the year that parts of the rest of the world catch up with Australia. More favourable demographics The good news is that this relative underperformance may not last long. Due to its more favourable demographics and higher rates of net migration, Australia may grow by 2.75-3 per cent a year over the next decade. In contrast, America's potential growth rate may be 1.5 per cent and the euro-zone's may be about 1 per cent. So it is only a matter of time before Australia is back at the top of the ladder. In fact, this will probably happen in 2019. That's unlikely to be because Australia starts growing by 3 per cent a year and instead will be due to growth in other advanced economies slowing again. By the start of next year the boost to the US economy from the fiscal stimulus will be fading and the rises in interest rates will be biting. US GDP growth may slow from 2.5 per cent this year to 1.7 per cent next year. Growth in the euro-zone and Japan will probably also weaken. So in the second half of 2019 when the Reserve Bank of Australia may finally be in a position to raise the official interest rate from 1.5 per cent, the financial markets may be pondering the possibility of a recession in America in 2020 and interest rate cuts by the Fed. Ten-year yields in the US may therefore fall back below yields in Australia and the Australian dollar could strengthen back to $US0.75. The fourth surprise of 2018, and perhaps the most important, may therefore be that towards the end of the year some small cracks in the global economy and its financial markets start to emerge. Paul Dales is chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at Capital Economics. AFR Contributor Read more: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/four-surprises-that-australia-will-spring-on-investors-this-year-20180116-h0j16e#ixzz54MVSCQ2u Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook
  11. Chefs Wanted in Australia

    The McGowan government’s ­decision to tear up the list that fast-tracked overseas workers to Western Australia has made it tough for Margaret River’s wineries and restaurants to put meals on customers’ plates during their peak new year trade. There are simply too few local chefs and trained kitchen staff to cope, says Amelia Park Tavern’s resident chef Gary Wilkins, who moved to Margaret River eight years ago for the relaxed lifestyle. “We’re struggling to get help and there’s a limited number of good local chefs,” he says. It has taken the importation of seven temporary chefs, one flown in from Sydney, to keep operating Amelia Park’s kitchen. “It costs management a lot more money to get people in,” Wilkins said. The labour cost — more than double the normal rate of about $25-$30 an hour — can reach nearly $100 an hour in some cases, when labour-hire company fees are included. Shortly after taking office, Premier Mark McGowan made good on an election promise to slash occupations that could be filled by overseas workers. He said changed economic conditions required local jobs to be kept open for the more than 90,000 unemployed West Australians, but his government’s cuts to the eligible skills list — from 170 occupations to 18, none of them hospitality jobs — has left the sector shorthanded. The government also withdrew Perth as a destination from the Regional Sponsored ­Migration Scheme, which offers incentives to lure foreign visa holders to less populated areas. Opposition tourism spokeswoman Libby Mettam said Perth’s hospitality industry was having difficulties recruiting staff as a result. “This is the first Christmas season for the hospitality and service industry where the impact of this shortsighted and ill-advised move is being felt,” she said. The changes have hit just as a wave of new hotels, bars and restaurants is helping to diversify WA’s resource-dominated economy. And with direct flights due to start between Perth and London, and Asian tourism on the rise, good hospitality staff “is high on the list of needs”, she said. “From a tourism perspective, there is no second chance in making an excellent first impression.”
  12. The first update of Australia’s skilled migration lists since the Turnbull government overhauled the system last year includes an occupation that health officials had previously recommended be left off. This month’s update makes 13 changes to the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List that underpin the temporary and permanent skilled visa ­programs. In April last year, Malcolm Turnbull and then immigration minister Peter Dutton announced a series of reforms they said would give Australians ­“absolute first priority for jobs”. However, in the health sector, the reforms failed to deal with a looming bottleneck where locally trained medical students and interns may be left without jobs while overseas-trained practitioners continued to be fast-tracked into vacancies. Under changes that come into effect today, the role of psychotherapist will be added to the STSOL, along with property managers and real estate rep­resentatives specifically for ­regional, high-end jobs. While the announcement of the changes yesterday stated that the three roles were not previously on either list, they were among the 12 occupations removed from the previous system as part of government reforms. The Department of Health had made a submission ahead of the 2016-17 review of the Skilled Occupation List, as it was then known, calling for psychotherapist to be removed and no longer open to foreign workers. “The term is problematic,” the department argued at the time. “Anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist. It is similar to the term ‘counsellor’. We recommend that psychotherapist is not added to the list due to the inconsistency in the professional qualifications recognition in Australia.” Today’s changes also remove building associate and hair or beauty salon manager from the lists, shift horse breeders and management consultants from the short-term column to the medium-term column, and put caveats on six other occupations. Anyone brought in from overseas to work in real estate will work in a regional area. Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/psychotherapists-make-belated-debut-on-skilled-migrant-lists/news-story/7cd4629cf177c4f10602826b19c65465 The Combined current list of eligible skilled occupations can be viewed at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/work/skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl Summary of 17 January 2018 changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations There are changes (including additions) to certain occupational caveats (indicated via ‘*** asterisks’) which exclude the use of the occupation in certain circumstances. A summary of Caveats on occupations is available. These changes will only impact applications lodged on or after 17 January 2018. Applications lodged before this date will not be impacted. Occupations added to the lists The three occupations below, which were previously unavailable on either list, will be added to the STSOL. Details of any caveats applicable to these three occupations are also provided below. Note: To align the Training (subclass 407) visa with other visa programs, a number of occupations which were previously not eligible for this visa will be available when the instrument comes into effect. Occupation ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018 Property Manager*** 612112 Excludes any of the following positions: that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000 with businesses that have fewer than five employees with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M which are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia. Psychotherapist 272314 Nil Real Estate Representative*** 612115 Excludes any of the following positions: that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000 with businesses that have fewer than five employees with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M which are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia. Occupations moved between the lists The two occupations below will be moved from the STSOL to the MTLSSL. Details of any caveats applicable to these occupations are also provided below. Occupation ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018 Horse Breeder*** 121316 Excludes positions that: predominantly involve low skilled tasks (e.g. fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals); or are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia. Note: this caveat has not changed. Management Consultant*** 224711 Excludes positions in businesses that: have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M in businesses that have fewer than five employees; or have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000. Note: Amended caveat – base salary requirement raised to $90,000. No occupations will be moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL. Occupations removed from the lists The two occupations listed below will be completely removed from the lists of eligible skilled occupations for all skilled visa programs on 17 January 2018. Occupation ANZSCO code Building Associate 312112 Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 142114 Occupations with caveat-only changes The six occupations listed below will remain on their existing lists. A new and/or amended caveat will, however, be in effect as of 17 January 2018 as outlined below. Occupation ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018 Explanation of change Accommodation and Hospitality Managersnec*** 141999 Excludes positions that are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia. New caveat Management Accountant*** 221112 Excludes any of the following positions: clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees. New caveat Massage Therapist*** 411611 Excludes any of the following positions: are non full-time are not based in a therapeutic setting involve the provision of non-medical relaxation massage; or are in a retail setting. Caveat amended – clarification of wording only Recruitment Consultant*** 223112 Excludes any of the following positions: that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000 with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M with businesses that have fewer than five employees. Amended caveat – base salary requirement raised to $90,000 Supply and Distribution Manager*** 133611 Excludes any of the following positions: based in a front-line retail setting; that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis; with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies; that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000 unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies. Amended caveat - annual turn over requirement does not apply where international trade obligations apply Taxation Accountant*** 221113 Excludes any of the following positions: clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees. Amended caveat – size of business requirements added
  13. TransferAnimals vs PerAir

    You are the first person ever in the last 16 years I’ve known Bob to complain. I also find it strange why someone would sign up to have a go at them and promote a company I’ve never heard of. Ive worked in quarantine in the UK, I’ve imported and exported numerous animals over the years, I’ve done health checks on quarantine animals whilst working in the veterinary field and the only person I would ever trust is @BobPetairUK . ‘I am glad that you can now get the chance to chat with Bob because you will see why he gets 101% customer satisfaction and as I’ve said before I would only ever trust him with my babies, even two legged ones. I admit he isn’t he cheapest, but you really do get what you pay for, a qualified vet with many years experience. I’m sure Bob has an agent over here who can help. TBH I find that Jetpets and Dogtainers are quite expensive these days. I use a company callled Baycity but I think they outsource the quarantine work to the same company as all the others. I don’t know how heavy your pet is but a rottie cost me $120 from Melbourne to Brissy. Or $195 if I wanted to keep the brand new crate. Sometimes another option is to fly down yourself and put them on the plane but you would have to hire a car to get to the quarantine station.
  14. WHV Insurance Advice

    Have a look at Go Walkabout. The main thing you need to be wary of is ambulance costs, depending on which state you are in you could be paying thousands for an ambulance
  15. Pet vaccinations

    If you ask @BobPetairUK he can maybe help, he is a government approved vet and a shipper