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  1. Skani

    Why aren't raincoats showerproof any more?

    Have you tried Kathmandu? I haven't checked their current offerings but they used to have a waterproof guide for their coats and jackets: https://www.kathmandu.com.au/womens/jackets-and-vests.html?p=1
  2. What kind of "care worker"? Child care, aged care, disability care? And what level of qualifications for her area?
  3. Yes...and apparently one of the girls has died since the last filming. I assume they will touch on that in parts 2 or 3. I guess 70 Up will depend on whether Michael Apted is up to the challenge. They will have formed such a strong bond with him over the years it is unlikely any one else could take over the role of interviewer.
  4. Yes, it is inaccurate. When statistics were kept on permanent overseas departures the number of Brits leaving was about 28% of those arriving - but about a quarter of those leaving were not returning to the UK but to a third country (probably a high proportion were company transfers).
  5. It was on SBS at 7.30 pm yesterday. Part 2 to be aired next Monday night at the same time.
  6. Skani

    Israel Folau

    The Biblical reference is very clear that "master" in this context is an employer. They're very good at selectively quoting whatever fits their particular bigotry. I wouldn't waste a keystroke on that pompous parrot Jones.
  7. Skani

    Israel Folau

    If he were living his faith he'd live the bit about obeying your master even if he seems harsh - and in this case his master is saying we don't want you vilifying other people in public while you are employed by us.
  8. Skani

    Israel Folau

    He was told off the last time he did it....and warned about the ramifications of a subsequent infringement.
  9. Skani

    Israel Folau

    If he were an employee of Baker's Delight standing out the front of his shop in his uniform haranguing people with his religious views his employer would have every right to sack him - especially if he had done it once before and been warned not to do it again. This is no different. He can hold whatever beliefs he wants. He can harangue others with them when he's a private citizen again but, while he's an employee of the organisation, he has to abide by its code of conduct. As you are defending him, I trust you'd have no problem with a Muslim AFL player telling all non Muslims we'd be going to Hell too?
  10. Skani

    Israel Folau

    Every high profile sportsperson has a code of conduct written into their contract - what they are allowed to do or not do (including in their private time). He breached this on a previous occasion and was warned of the consequences if it happened again.
  11. Skani

    Israel Folau

    He has not been sacked for his religious beliefs. He has been sacked because he did not adhere to the code of conduct he agreed to when he signed his 4 million dollar contract. Any contract of employment has conditions. If you don't like them, don't sign....go find another job.
  12. Skani

    State Of Origin

    It's rugby league - between Queensland and New South Wales (the 2 rugby states). Big deal there ....apparently.
  13. Moving to another country is very stressful, even when both (or all) of you are totally committed to it. If your relationship is already wobbly then moving is going to place it under even more stress.
  14. You need independent legal advice for this: it is not the same as bringing your own biological child into Australia and you will have to provide much more information. In fact, in some Australian states (NSW, Queensland and the ACT) it is illegal to make such an arrangement outside Australia. You will find information here : https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen/by-descent/international-surrogacy-arrangements
  15. Skani

    Migration to Canada

    This is hardly the place to get information on migrating to Canada. Try Canadian websites with Canada experts such as this forum https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/
  16. Skani

    30th anniversary of the massacre

    Self interest - financial profit. The same with Saudi Arabia.
  17. Skani

    Finance in older age

    I have to say as a widowed 72 year old I live a very comfortable life here on superannuation supplemented by part age pension (about a quarter of the total). It's not an extravagant life but I don't go without anything I need and can do everything I want to do. Even a part pension is helpful in reducing costs such as car registration, council rates and electricity bills. Having said that, I do own a home mortgage free: I would not feel as comfortable at this stage in life if I were having to pay rent on the open market.
  18. Skani

    Finance in older age

    About 70% of over 65's in Australia receive a pension and around a third of these are part pensions. Most of the latter would be supplementing superannuation income.
  19. Skani

    143 visa

    At 30 June 2018, 48,595 applicants were waiting for a 143 visa (up 8.3 per cent on the number - 44,886 - at 30 June 2017). 6015 places were granted between July 2017 and June 2018. This is from the official Aus. government Migration Report 2017-18 (page 17 near the bottom of the page) https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/research-and-stats/files/report-migration-program-2017-18.pdf
  20. School zone maps here: https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ This is a link from a website with more general Victorian education information and was up to date as at 29 April 2019: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/zones-restrictions.aspx
  21. Skani

    Holiday/guided experience

    There are guided travel companies but I doubt there would be any linked to employment opportunities. This is because a visa to work in Australia is restricted to certain occupations only and applicants are also required to have a certain level of formal qualifications and a number of years of post qualification experience. You should first investigate whether you are eligible to apply for a work visa before thinking about any further problems such as where to live. The list of occupations is here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list
  22. Skani

    Climbing Everest means nothing these days.

    Several deaths in the last few days have been blamed on bottlenecks - including on the descent - causing delays for hours by the hordes trying to use the same narrow track.
  23. Skani


    For your dad: until 30 November 1973 British citizens could apply for Australian citizenship after living in Australia for 1 year. They did not have to attend a citizenship ceremony. If his parents did that - and included him on the application - then he would still be an Australian citizen. If they didn't then he has to become eligible the same as anyone else - he would need to be granted Permanent Resident status and have lived in Australia for at least 4 years preceding the application for citizenship. For yourself, a child born after 25 January 1949 can become an Australian citizen by descent only if he/she had a parent who was an Australian citizen at the time of the child's birth. A child in this situation born overseas does not obtain automatic citizenship: he/she has to make formal application.
  24. Skani


    It doesn't, particularly as the highest earning Australian residents end up paying zero or very little tax (courtesy of your friendly "creative" accountant). But it appeals to the personal greed "I'm alright" gene which wins votes.