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    Citizenship, when to apply?

    Thanks to both of you for pointing this out - I had not appreciated that at the time! For reference (for anyone else who comes across this) the "AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 5 Permanent resident" can be found here: http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/aca2007254/s5.html: "Permanent resident (1) For the purposes of this Act, a person is a permanent resident at a particular time if and only if: ... (b) both: (i) the person is not present in Australia at that time and holds a permanent visa at that time; and (ii) the person has previously been present in Australia and held a permanent visa immediately" So I reckon I can apply once I've gone 4 years from when I got my last RRV in March 2017, a few months before I returned to Australia permanently.
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    Citizenship, when to apply?

    Thanks paulhand - I missed your response.
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    Citizenship, when to apply?

    That sounds plausible too, although I was still a permanent resident. I guess I'll have to wait a few more months. Thanks. Edit, the eligibility page here (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen/permanent-resident#Eligibility) states: "At the time you apply you must have been: living in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years ..." Which I think makes it more clear (I managed to miss that bit in my eagerness after using the residency calculator - which, to repeat, told me I could apply).
  4. billynomates

    Citizenship, when to apply?

    Thanks for responding. This sounds like the most plausible reason - I did have a period when I didn't have a valid RRV, with the last one being granted in March 2017 following a few months since the previous one expired. Perhaps I need to wait until March 2021 (which would be 4 years from an "active" RRV). I can't find any reference to this on the immi site, and the calculator certainly tells me I can already apply.
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    Citizenship, when to apply?

    Thanks, but I'm well in the limits - activated PR in 2010, lived in Aus for 13 months, back to UK, back and forth for visits, then back to Aus permanently Aug 2017, so November 2020 is more than 3 years out of the last 4. Either their system is playing up, or I may have misunderstood things.
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    Citizenship, when to apply?

    Interestingly (aka really annoyingly) that's very close to my own situation, and the online application I've just started to fill in tells me I don't meet the residency requirements, yet the residency calculator does. Guess I will have to call them
  7. Do you have a non-paywall source for information on this?
  8. We spent ages on the phone to various companies to get cover for my parents' one way trip. It seems the insurance companies have no interest in risk at all! Gave up in the end and just took a chance.
  9. Do you have any more information / links on this? I haven't come across this before.
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    Parent Visa 804 or 864?

    I'm not sure those figures are correct - I thought (sorry not done an internet trawl lately) that the 804 was up to 30 years (still not great of course), but maybe as "little" as 6 years?
  11. Sorry - I now find this was noted a few days ago by Lisa De Leon here:
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    Parent Visa AOS Increased By 50%

    Some more info in this news article: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/13/australia-doubles-financial-requirement-for-families-of-new-migrants
  13. I've just seen this news report which may be of interest to some: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/13/australia-doubles-financial-requirement-for-families-of-new-migrants
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    Renting with dogs in Melbourne suburbs

    Some more recent "news" (still only "proposals" and not all necessarily great, and no links to anything official, but at least it's still being mentioned!): https://www.realestate.com.au/news/the-property-couch-new-victorian-tenancy-laws-explained/
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    Renting with dogs in Melbourne suburbs

    There was also some move to make it easier to rent with pets: https://www.domain.com.au/news/victorian-renters-may-soon-be-able-to-welcome-pets-into-their-home-20160722-gqbn5q/ but I can't see if anything came of it.