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  1. Skani

    Immigration2Oz Evidence Checking session

    What exactly do you get for your 360 pounds? I have never seen this "Evidence Checking Session" mentioned on PIO before.
  2. Skani

    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    The only white person who'd need to be concerned about that would be the murderer - if he comes into contact with their Maori brothers in gaol. They are tough cookies and they won't be impressed with what he has done to their country....or by his white supremacist fantasies.
  3. Skani

    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    Apparently he has had been in and out of NZ for a number of years using it as a place to "train" as it is easier to get semi automatic weapons there - and has travelled overseas to other countries on frequent occasions since about 2011. I suspect that ASIO have been so focused on ISIS and related terrorism in Oz that they have not considered far right white terrorism as a serious threat.
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    Another Terrorist Attack!!

    You don't need to read his "manifesto" to understand where all this comes from. You can read any amount of anti Muslim, anti immigration, white supremacist material publicly available - including from Australian politicians, Trump etc. and the Murdoch press since the Tampa affair; the likes of Bolt and his "Invasion" articles; Bannon, Poncey Yannopolis (or whatever his name is), Blair Cottrell, Laura Southern etc. etc. It's going to be interesting when he gets into the main NZ prison system. Plenty of scarey Maori dudes there who won't be impressed by his white supremacist ideology - or his complaints about his country being "invaded". Ironic when he crows about his white Anglo heritage and feels the injustice of "his" country being invaded - but is, himself, the descendant of invaders to this country.
  5. Skani

    143 parent visa

    These statistics from the Department of Home Affairs for 2017 - 18 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/research-and-stats/files/report-migration-program-2017-18.pdf (page 17 if anyone is interested): The Non-Contributory Parent category outcome for 2017-18 was 1356 places. As at 30 June 2018, 50,642 applicants remain in the pipeline, The Contributory Parent category outcome for 2017-18 was 6015 places. As at 30 June 2018, 48,595 applicants remain in the pipeline,
  6. Skani

    Adelaide Vs Perth

    I have only lived in Adelaide - many decades ago - and have never visited Perth, but some people complain about the isolation of Perth. It costs a lot and means hours of flying to reach other cities in Australia. So think about that when making your decision.
  7. Skani

    143 parent visa

    Australia is quite ageist in employment practices. Even though you are quite capable of engaging in paid employment there is no guarantee you will be able to.
  8. Skani

    Sunscreen lotions bring it or not from UK ??

    Bring the ones you like but bear in mind that EU and AS/NZ standards for testing sunscreens are different - so an EU SPF 30 may not be equivalent to an AS/NZ SPF 30. The Australian standard requires the sunscreen to survive a certain time in swirling water which the EU does not. So use yours by all means but apply them more frequently when swimming.
  9. Skani

    Another Terrorist Attack!!

    Any one with any respect for human dignity doesn't demand to view another's grisly death just to satisfy their own prurient interest. Just as you don't have the right to view torture, rape or child pornography just because some monstrous sicko chooses to film it.
  10. Skani

    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    I doubt he has any idea where old Zealand is either.
  11. Skani

    Living in Australia - What you need to know

    Where do you live, unzippy?
  12. Skani

    Certificate of Employment Australia

    This "Certificate of Employment" thingy appears to be a piece of internal bureaucratic paperwork created by Global Migrate. It is not required for an Australian work visa and, as Quoll wrote, was mentioned for the first time here only recently (in relation to the same company).
  13. Do you know where you will be living? That's a very important consideration when working out your best option.
  14. Skani

    Brisbane here we come!

    A few basics on living with snakes: don't walk in long grass or put your legs or arms anywhere you don't have clear sight - including stepping over logs, reaching into wood piles or under rocks. Keep your garden clear of anything under which they may hide and keep bushes trimmed above the ground so you can see if anything is there. Have flywire/seurity screens on all doors and windows so that they can't enter the house when doors and windows are open. Block up any holes in walls or floors (they can get through surprisingly small gaps). Don't ever try to catch or kill - not only is it illegal in most cases but that's when people get bitten. If you see one, give it an escape route and let it move away. They don't "hear" noise the way we do but they do respond to vibrations on the ground....so stomping is a good technique if you're walking anywhere you're unsure of. There are reptile rescue organisations: have your local one on speed dial and ring them if you see a snake near the house you want relocated. Just remember to keep a line of sight on it so they know exactly where to look when they arrive. If the weather's been dry don't leave dog water bowls etc. outside: snakes will come looking for water.
  15. Where was your father based with the Sunderlands, bottler? I'm guessing that the survival rate of Sunderland crews was higher than the other aircraft. I agree. I remember as a child having a large fold out map of Europe from the "National Geographic" and my uncle showing me the route they followed through Germany but, apart from the cold and snow which he hated for the rest of his life, he never mentioned the horrors they witnessed - men being shot because they lagged behind etc.. But having read a book called "The Last Escape" which documents the march, I'm amazed too that any of them survived. My uncle credits his salvation to meeting the Red Cross bearing chocolate when he was at death's door - and his favourite plane always remained the DC3 which flew him home to England. His happy ending was marrying just a few weeks after arriving home - the girl who had waited for him since 1939.
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