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  1. Australian Temporary Visa and Domestic Violence

    Stats have been reported for the situation in Australia (not sure about other countries) and I'm sure you could find them if you googled. Can't remember off the top of my head but I think it was something like 10% of domestic violence victims were male
  2. Tassie Talk

    So that means you took the Devonport/Latrobe job offered?
  3. Contributory visa for my parents

    I don't have the answers to your specific questions above. But, as I understand the rules, at least one of the parents must satisfy the age requirements for this visa - https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/39contributory-parent You mentioned in another thread that your parents were 50 and 55 - so they don't fulfil the age criteria (which is currently 65 years and 6 months).
  4. 189 independent skilled visa

    This from the government website: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/189-
  5. It definitely is. Agree with Bobj - the poster seems to have it confused with basa fish (imported from SE Asia).
  6. If that were true there wouldn't be nearly 2 million British born people currently living in Australia - and around 200,00 still arriving each year.
  7. Ancestry visa - legal adoption papers

    I would contact the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. They would have been the authority responsible for changing your birth certificate and should still have copies of the relevant adoption details: http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/
  8. Tassie Talk

    Oh wow....that's wonderful! They were so devastated by the fire and it was such a special place that I thought it might be all too much to start over again.
  9. And I had light snow falling at my place that same morning. Then the next day...it was 20C.
  10. Maybe not if living in deepest darkest Sydney...though the surburban fringes would be different. However, If he moved to my Hobart suburb he could witness wallabies and possums devouring my garden every night ....much like thousands of other locations around the country.
  11. Yes it is. In the previous census (2011) almost 30% were born overseas and 46% had at least one parent born overseas. So it has changed a little, but not much.
  12. Cost of Living Melbourne V Manchester 2017

    Probably from this website www.expatistan.com
  13. Cost of Living Melbourne V Manchester 2017

    Yes...cost of living comparisons are rather meaningless without comparing incomes.
  14. Cost of Living Melbourne V Manchester 2017

    Greater London = 607 square miles Melbourne = 3857 square miles
  15. Cost of Living Melbourne V Manchester 2017

    Australian agricultural producers do not receive subsidies - unlike those in Europe who receive billions (in euros or pounds). Therefore they either cover the real cost of producing their crops - or they go broke/get out. The Oz government also imposes an alcohol excise tax on wine. Am not sure if there is an EU equivalent or how they compare.