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elderberry

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  1. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Great News Lavers. First job I found wasn't paid too well either - about 1.5x in $ than in GBP, but that changed with time (and that thing they love here of local experience!). At 2x plus things get a lot easier I'd say - Just avoid doing the currency conversion too much when shopping as you'll only remember those that are much higher here! Glad your daughter is happy with the school, sounds good.
  2. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Wow, you've done so well Lavers, it's like an episode of 'wanted down under' how positively it's gone! I had a rather longer road to where you are, so great work - particularly under current circumstances
  3. elderberry

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Please don't put any more wind into the sails of that petition. It landed up spamming every forum on citizenship. They won't start the tests if it is unsafe to do so, and quite frankly that situation is getting less rather than more certain at the moment. Just be patient, stay safe and be grateful to be in a country with such good healthcare and relatively low numbers at the moment. I'd suggest it is not a priority when we are fighting a battle to save lives, avoid transmission and ensure businesses can survive.
  4. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Good for you Lavers, under the circumstances quite understandable.
  5. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    What are your escape plans now? You still hanging around this pariah state or are you exiting before they get the barbed wire out?
  6. I think I'd get out of Victoria as fast as my legs could take me! I reckon it's going to get worse rather than better. Hopefully you are gonna rent somewhere with a garden for your next 2 weeks iso in Adelaide (or anywhere else as long as you are the right side of the border), so you can at least get some fresh air. Then, finally you should be free!
  7. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    I agree, great choices
  8. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Are you allowed an exemption Lavers? As in taxi straight from your airport hotel to Geelong knowing your final destination is South Australia? If so then (at the moment) you would be outside the lockdown zone by then. Seems the South Australian border is shut for Victorian residents now (except for essential travellers) but of course you're not a victorian. No one wants a Victorian, may as well cut us off and drift into the tasman.
  9. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    I'd forgotten about the secondary quarantine...yeah, I can understand spending a few days en route that being the case. Lorne is a really nice spot, Kennett River great to see koalas naturally in the trees. You could book hotels through the likes of booking.com with free cancellation, just a thought
  10. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Still following your journey Lavers, great to hear as a family you are staying positive through the experience. So glad you came when you did, I remember you posting when was the right time to make the move. Well, it seems that getting in now is becoming harder by the day (and more expensive to boot). I'd save the Great Ocean Road for another day - just get out of this state before you get stuck!
  11. elderberry

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I might be waiting a while then in Melbourne.
  12. elderberry

    Management accountant through experience (not certified)

    I tried to apply for skills assessment initially with CPA when I was a finalist but not qualified (CIMA). They wanted a breakdown of all the modules and pass marks, then rejected my skills assessment highlighting about 6 modules to complete with CPA to be able to be pass the assessment. I then waited a few months, passed my finals and applied again as a member, came back very soon as a pass.
  13. elderberry

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    You pay for lots of things and have to wait. Maybe its just me, but I'd say just be grateful to be in a country with such low levels of coronavirus right now (and it would be even lower if everyone did the right thing) and do all you can in the short term to have a better long term. Immediate fulfillment of your needs isn't that important compared to life and death. Sadly, I think younger people (I'm nearly 50) may be more driven by their desires right now - to have no impact on their freedoms and lives, rather than taking the overall community into account.
  14. elderberry

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Sorry IndianinOz but I am not signing this petition. In fact I think it is quite reckless and improper to push any Government to get your citizenship at the expense of putting other (Australian) Citizens at risk for your own benefit. Why can't you just accept that we are in very abnormal times right now, and, if you want to be part of this society going forward then the right thing to do for your fellow Australian citizens is to be quietly patient and wait!!!!!
  15. elderberry

    Life in quarantine (Melbourne)

    Just realised, will you have to do 2 lots of 2 weeks quarantine now? Welcome to Australia! (Personally I may as well be in quarantine, working, eating, sleeping at home, not allowed in the office, and sadly I think this lockdown starting tonight will expand to more of Melbourne before we get over this)
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