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    Mackay here we come! Info & Advice welcomed

    Hi again, We are worrying about the rentals too. We have a furnished rental for 4 weeks when we arrive and then have to find our own. But ppl seem to be struggling. I arrive 10th Nov so your not long after us. Will keep a look out for houses for you too when I start if you havent got one by then. How many bedrooms are you after? Did you fancy linking up with the others in Mackay on facebook? as they may be able to help you more. Look me up on it ...I will PM you my contact details. Kate x
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    Mackay here we come! Info & Advice welcomed

    Hi again, Yeah we are thinking North Mackay too. We are hoping it to be alot more social than here! So hopefully we will all make friends quickly. :-) Since having the kiddliwinks we find it hard to socialise due to lack of baby sitters etc, so are looking forward to socialising with the kids! Have a look on facebook and you can see me...and the others than are currently there or heading there. And ask any questions you need to. Which I do alot! Its a group called - Whos moved or moving to Mackay. Yeah, Would be lovely to meet over there! Kate
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    Mackay here we come! Info & Advice welcomed

    Hiya, My partner is a Fitter and will be working for Caterpillar in Mackay in the mines. We fly out from the UK on the 8th Nov, so we will be getting there not long after us. There is a few of us (generally famillies with small children too) who are moving over to Mackay, or have moved in the last 6 months. So you wont be alone lol! Lots of people who meet up with who are really nice. We have two little girls aged 4 and 2. And Im going to be stay at home for about 6 months then hope to find part time work. Take care! Kate x
  4. Sorry just seen your message. Thanks! Yes leaving on Nov 8th..... So the name 'Still-a-dream!' is not so appropriate now! Will just hope for the best :-), hopefully it will be everything we want, for our sakes and the children Hope you dont think Im Miss Negative...just trying to be practical and careful :cute:
  5. Thanks Brokenhearted and 2Tigers for your responses and suggestions. I do think its a bit of a grey area as the solicitor had to really look into the HC even though he is a very good and long established solicitor. I cant understand the one you mentioned with the father in jail... as you would think where there is extended family back in the UK to support the mother and child surely that would be better....
  6. Thanks 2Tigers, it is something I am very worried about as children mean everything to you. Im glad things have worked out for you as it must have been such an awful ordeal for you. I have spoken to a family law solicitor and he has looked into it but just thinks that with relation to the Hague convention the only wording you can put is to state that it is the wishes of both parents to have any future legal proceedings with relation to the children to be dealt with in a UK court. That you cant really state that one parent can leave with children...as this is against the Hague convention. And even this may not stand in an Australian jurisdiction. I wish I knew what people had drawn up to protect them completely against it ever going to court...to simply have the freedom to do so. On the other hand I do understand the reason for the Hague convention.:chatterbox:
  7. I have read this thread many time over the last 9 months. And am very concerned about it all. The situation is, Me and Partner are moving to QLD with our 2 daughters in Nov 2011 on a temp visa with his job. Basically in the current situation we are happy and looking forward to our new life in Oz together as a family. But are realistic and know something may happen down the line...we may (hopefully not) split up for whatever reason. We are wanting to know what we can actually have drawn up...as this thread is pre-warning people, but we are wondering what we can actually do to be prepared. OH has stated that he knows he would want the children to stay with me in whichever country I chose to reside in...the choice being mine. But also agrees if down the line things got heated he may not see this so clearly...if and when etc, so would also want something drawing up to support me in whatever I choose to do, this being in the best interests of the children and also so I feel secure in the move. Hope this makes sense. So basically wondering, what people have had drawn up by a solicitor here in the Uk in relation to the Hague Convention and Child Abduction.
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    Whos going to Mackay

    Hi John, We are not there yet but looking like we will be flying out late October. Our visa was granted last week. What sort of job are you going out on? It is rather quiet on here as quite a few have already gone to Mackay but are keeping in touch on facebook, the group is 'whos moving or moved to mackay' if you would like to look us up. Kate
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    457 processing times

    Yeah lets hope so, fingers crossed for us both! Totally living in limbo!:eek: Will post soon to let u all know if we've heard, will check how all are getting on xx :cute:
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    457 processing times

    Sponsor company are located in Mackay - hastings deering. We dont know about what stage it is at as the recruitment company are handling it all so we dont have a REF NUM (if you get such a thing) or anything to check on the progress. I was thinking 4 weeks at the latest to hear but I know I should be paient as there are people waiting a lot longer than that! :-)
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    457 processing times

    HI all, just to add our timeline to the list. We are heading for Queensland, Mackay. So far visa lodged on 15 July....and waiting very patiently now Kate x
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    Whos going to Mackay

    Hi Rachel, We are hopefully moving mid September. We have two girls, 4 and 2. What are your plans for out there? Have you got jobs lined up or anything? What area you planning on living in. We are currently waiting to hear about my partners 457 visa. Then going to see about areas when we get there...with some help from the nice people weve met on here!:cute::wubclub: Kate
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    Whos going to Mackay

    and hi to Tania, and to Trevor!
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    Whos going to Mackay

    Hi Paul and Donna, and Kieron As you know, we are going over with HD, and Stephen just had his interview Thurs morn, and was told 'great, we will be sorting out your offer of employment now'. So excellent, we are one step closer. Did just seem like a formality, like Dennis had already said. Visa should be getting sent off now by the office. Give us a shout if you need any help with anything.
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    Whos going to Mackay

    Angela, If you do see any places that are looking for more than one joiner/carpenter/kitchen fitters etc, as my friend and her family are moving out in January (not sure what part of Oz yet) just wherever her husband can get work. She has visa set up as she already has a passport from growing up there, so sponsorship isnt a problem. Just if you notice any, im sure ur very busy still getting settled yourself.:wubclub: Kate xx
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