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  1. doing a geographical

    Best films

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    Citizenship, Brisbane office

    I'm eligible. Anyway back to the original topic, anybody know the citizenship timeframe in Brisbane? Cheers
  3. doing a geographical

    Citizenship, Brisbane office

    Hi, Just about to submit my application for citizenship in Brisbane... Does anybody have any idea of the timeframe for it? Many thanks :biggrin:
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    QLD police fines

    Probably
  5. doing a geographical

    QLD police fines

    Well, yes they could. But that would be an arrest.
  6. doing a geographical

    QLD police fines

    Or if they'd filled their quota for the day :laugh:
  7. doing a geographical

    QLD police fines

    Fair enough, but if you read the post you would have seen that I was asking if they have the power to arrest you if you refuse to give details, and would they?
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    QLD police fines

    How's the view up on that high horse? And why are you making the assumption that it was me I'm talking about and not my friend? Yes the cops are the good guys right?? And 350 bucks for talking on a phone while riding through a park is okay?? Get real!
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    QLD police fines

    I don't think they do! Unless you're under arrest you could refuse to go to the station with them. What are they going to do, drag you there??
  10. doing a geographical

    QLD police fines

    Ok but is there a trick to get out of these disproportionate fines?
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    Removing immigration agent from visa application...

    My agent was also really terrible. They were slow and on some areas and seemed to have a really bad rapport with the skills assessing body. In some areas I had more knowledge them the agent, which didn't reflect on them well at the rates they were trying to charge. Luckily I pulled out early at the TRA stage before the agent could drag the application's feet any longer. It certainly won't be detrimental to the application or your chances. ps Hi lebourvellec it's been a while!
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    QLD police fines

    Hi, A friend got fined $350.00 for talking on a phone while cycling really slowly through a PARK! I want to settle a debate with another friend. I'm wondering, if you refuse to give the ID or tell them your details when they try to fine you, do they have the power to arrest you? And would they bother? I'd want to know under which law it is that you are obliged to tell them your name or give them ID. My mate recons they would just arrest you and you'd get in further trouble. Any thoughts??
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    Chefs in Australia

    Chefs on the mines don't get $100k+ a year. More like 70-80. Head chef might be on that, but you'll earn that extra 20k!
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    Chefs in Australia

    Exactly right! You'll get good salary, but you'll be working 70-90 hours per week when on site. Generally it's not paid amazingly but there are some gems out there which pay $40-$50 per hour. Also you have to consider if it's casual or full time. Casual rates will always be more because there's no holiday pay and zero job security.
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    Chefs in Australia

    I've been working as a chef here for a few years. Every place is different, but I must say it seems like small business in the trade over here don't always treat the staff very well. It all depends on what level your OH is. Also over here a good temperament, good customer service skills and diplomacy are expected. The days of chefs shouting and throwing pans are basically gone!! Agency work can be quite boring. And you basically just feel like a spare part in the kitchen. Although as a poster said before, if you work under an ABN number (self employed) and invoice the client you can charge much better rates. BUT technically you need your own insurance, which is expensive. And the pay is much better when you translate it back to GBP. But you have to take into account the currently strong dollar, and living costs here, which I think are more. People may disagree on that. Good chefs are needed in Australia. Lots of people here call themselves chefs but have no clue how to work with fresh produce. If your OH has a good pedigree he will find a good job here no problem.
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