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rammygirl last won the day on May 25 2019

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  1. rammygirl

    Restaurants and bars in Adelaide

    Just back home from the Fringe in Adelaide. China Town was really busy, plenty of people still rocking up to eat late. A few new places around the bottom end of town since we were last there too.
  2. Much will depend where you are heading to be honest. And when you will be arriving. For example we arrived in Adelaide at the end of January and struggled (even months before) to book a 5 week holiday let as it is festival time and most weekends were booked already! You are also a long way from moving yet so not worth stressing.
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    House Purchase - Broadband, Gas, Water, TV etc

    Welcome to Adelaide. A lot will depend where you are located. You can check on line if NBN is available or soon to be connected. Then try different suppliers to see what they provide in the area. The rest is the same. Read meters and contact suppliers. No options with water but plenty for gas/electric. I would go for one without a contract so you can change it over when settled and you have time to research! we are in the Hills and have had NBN for years. Our son in metro area has only just been connected! If the TV is smart then you can just use an Apple TV, chrome cast or whatever via internet and that will give you digital channels etc.
  4. When I worked in North Manchester I used to lock my car whilst returning my trolley in the car park. Not paranoid, people would watch cars a distance from the trolley parks (you had to return the trolley for your pound) and nick the bags of groceries from the boot and run! I still do it, and I never leave stuff on my table when ordering coffee. It still surprises me that people leave expensive phones and bags unattended.
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    Sponsoring a Second Partner HELP!

    The second marriage will not be recognised by Australian immigration so a spouse visa is out of the question. I would contact an agent to look at other possibilities. I do hope people stick to the visa issues, the personal circumstances are not that unusual in other countries and should not be judged here.
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    Skilled Occupation ambiguity

    It doesn’t have to match exactly. Go with the one you feel you can provide the best evidence for unless of course one offers better visa options.......
  7. You will feel guilt and regret if you stay AND if you move. Try to take that out of the equation and look at the bigger picture, your family, your future, your parent and siblings. As hard as it is I would say move. Your husband has been very supportive and selfless and I think you owe him now. It will always be hard with split families and it can cause resentment. You need an open and honest discussion with your husband and it really does need to be a joint decision.
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    I also think that $40k inc super is very low unless you are not planning full time work. My son takes home on average 25k after tax and super from his casual work at a restaurant whilst at uni.
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    What are you listening to ?

    A new podcast (well for me anyway) The Week Unwrapped. Three journalists reporting on news stories that don’t make the headlines but may have profound effects on our lives.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Definitely book direct with the airline, if things go pear shaped you are not then negotiating via a third party. Back when this all started Our holiday flights were cancelled those we booked direct with Bangkok air were refunded pretty quick. However those booked via an agent took nearly a year of wrangling. The airline had agreed to refund the flights but said I still had to go via the booking agent, even the bank didn’t help as it had gone past the time limit for a claim in the end a threat of legal action worked! We eventually got the full refund promised. The agency were holding on to any cash returned by airlines for their own survival and trying to get people to accept vouchers etc. I get that but that should not have over ridden my rights as a consumer.
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    Resident Return Visa and citizenship

    You will only need an RRV if you plan on travelling abroad before citizenship. Your PR doesn’t expire only your right to return.
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    887 Visa & Police Checks

    The police check is valid for 12 months from the date on it, the date of issue, regardless of when you apply or submit it. So yes you might have to re do. There is some discretion if processing takes a longer time. Same with Medical. As for the 28 days as long as you apply and send proof of that within the time limit they will wait for the results. After all processing time is out of your control and some countries an take months! Personally I would wait until you feel grant is within 6 months, I have no idea what current processing time is.
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    887 Visa & Police Checks

    For the AFP it clearly says from the date of ISSUE. So the date on the police check. This does mean that if processing takes a long time you may be required to renew it. As for the overseas ones I believe they are also one year from issue BUT if you have never set foot back in the country after the one year period they will still be valid. After all you can’t be charged if you are not there. I would wait until asked for the overseas one if this is the case, they may not want one but can ask. Same for the Aus one check current processing times and act accordingly. Citizenship next then!
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    Digital forensics?

    The thing to note is you need to “fit” an occupation that allows a visa. Don’t get tied up with the job titles. If your qualifications and experience apply to a cyber security job and you can pass the assessment then apply under that code. For independent skilled visas there is no restriction on what job you do when you get PR. Even if you feel the job title is for a less senior/complex role it doesn’t matter.
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    Form 80 and Form 1221 mandatory for 190 Visa

    And keep copies of the travel portion of the 80. It will come in handy when you do your citizenship application down the line!