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  1. elderberry

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Application in, let the waiting begin
  2. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    Can see why you are called Nemesis. Aren't you worrying too much about too many what ifs for something that hasn't even happened yet?
  3. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    No that is not the issue. When this came in, Australians had already been told not to go overseas for weeks beforehand. We are now maybe 8 weeks beyond when this came in, where that call has continued as well as some special repatriation flights to bring Australians back. Us taxpayers are paying for this - to ensure we can stay safe with new arrivals. Yes they have been using nice hotels at times in Sydney and Melbourne - with no tourists allowed in why not use crown hotels for example in Melbourne? After all, you are stuck in a room for 14 days, so I guess they've made that as nice as they can. It's got nothing to do with market rates of hotels in what people would need to pay coming in for quarantine. There is security to pay for to stop people leaving their rooms, food, ongoing medical checks and testing etc. It's a choice to come here, not fair that the rest of us need to pick up the bill. I'd rather they charge new arrivals and spend equivalent money on hotel rooms (non-quarantined) for essential workers that are forced to live separate from their families to keep them all safe.
  4. elderberry

    Quarantine on arrival in Oz - how to book??

    It may be a hotel but it is a quarantine - they cannot leave the hotel rooms for 14 days - no mixing, no use of facilities.
  5. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    I doubt it, as it wants the tax return from the previous year....
  6. elderberry

    Quarantine on arrival in Oz - how to book??

    https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/while-youre-away/returning-australia#travellers
  7. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    I agree
  8. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    I agree with you. I reckon it will become chargeable in a few months, and thank goodness Australia is doing so well with this Covid so far
  9. elderberry

    4 items to be shipped- tiny amount!

    They must have a laugh at us arriving back with our British goodies! Yeah, I wonder that too, seems it might be a while before it's possible to go back to the UK again
  10. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    September is a nice time to come here - you can get some warmer days (cold nights tho and don't expect UK type of insulation..think more living in a tent) I'd happily skip June, July, August - 3 months of winter is too much for me!
  11. elderberry

    4 items to be shipped- tiny amount!

    Another accountant...Ken you're on the money! Yeah, you're right, same with Branston....far more expensive here. Luckily I quite like vegimite so that one doesn't bother me! On my visits I pre-order deliveries of shoes, sneakers (wide feet difficult to find what I need here) & clothing to bring back with me
  12. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    No indeed that's true. I think it's a small price to pay (loss of freedom) to keep all of us safe. I really can't see them opening up the border to international travel (except maybe NZ) before next year. Once we get beyond repatriation of Australians back here I think that 2 weeks quarantine should be chargeable for all new arrivals as part of the airfare surcharges.
  13. elderberry

    4 items to be shipped- tiny amount!

    I wouldn't bother with the marmite - just means greater inspections needed for foodstuffs. You can buy it here (our mate) if you have too. Alternatively, bring it in your luggage to here and declare it - I did this with Branston pickle once and all OK - now found that can be bought here too!
  14. elderberry

    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    Qatar have continued to operate throughout. My parents managed to get back to UK a few weeks ago no worries - but it was switched to LHR. Seems quarantine in Adelaide and Perth is getting better reviews than Sydney/Melbs but pot luck I guess. Getting near to their travel date (out 5 weeks or so), prices ramped up quickly. Can't see you having many other options for a while somehow, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if you get less options as less people remain to return to Au and only temporary visa holders can leave and have gone!
  15. How many more ways are you going to try and ask the same thing? As per your messages to me and back, you should seek the advice of a migration agent. Getting an RRV yourself as a basis of thinking that that will resolve getting your family here after not meeting the arrive by date for each of them doesn't sound like a good plan to me - without agent advice.
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