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    Drink Driving Conviction

    Hi Delboy , Thanks for the reply . I'll make sure to declare it to the police on all my forms , booze buses or not it's something I definitly won't be doing again ! Thanks a mill . Dan
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    Drink Driving Conviction

    Hi Guys , A couple of years ago I was stupid enough to get into my car after having a few pints , got caught and I lost my drivers licence . It was the most stupid thing I've ever done , the implications are massive and always seem to come back to haunt me . It's a BIG MISTAKE ...don't ever even think about it , it's so not worth it ! I'm getting my licence back in the coming months . I've VIC SS sorted and am in the process of getting the main application in , meds , police , Ielts , etc .. I will need to swap my new licence within 6 months of arriving for a VIC licence. Does anybody have any experience or have heard of anyone who has had any experience when it comes to swapping their licence to an Oz licence when they have a disqualification for drink driving under their belt ? Will they refuse me a licence outright ? Make me start as a provisional / learner - start from stratch all over again ? I've checked on the vicroads.au site but they won't let you ask them online this particular type of question . If anyone has any ideas / info I would be so grateful . Thanks Dan
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    Medical Test

    Thanks for the replies guys , I'll get onto my doctor and get a letter explaining the situation , hopefully that should be ok . I really appreciate the advice ! Thanks & good luck Dan
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    Medical Test

    Hi , I'm hoping someone out there might have some advice regarding the medical check in regards to the matter outlined below . I was recently signed off work for 3 months due to acute stress and was in receipt of social welfare for the 3 months . I have since left this job for the sake of my sanity and am currently on job seekers allowance . I'm mid way through my application , filling out forms whilst waiting for my skills assessment to come back . On the Medical examination form the following question is asked - Have you ever had : A hospital admission for a psychiatric condition or extensive treatment for depression or anxiety? My question is - should I bring up the fact that I was not fit for work for those 3 months due to stress ? ( never any prior stress episodes in my working career ) I wouldn't consider what I had a psychiatric condition or 3 months off work being extensive treatment for depression or anxiety? The job was highly pressurised and in the end saw me sitting in my GP's office with a valium script in my hand - this went on for 3 months until I decided to quit the job . Since leaving that particular job I'm fine again but I'm a bit nervous about bringing it up in case they assume that I'm somebody who cracks at the slightest bit of pressure and might be a burden on the Australian health system . They also ask - Have you ever had : Government financial assistance for medical reasons? The answer is yes - 3 months worth I don't know whether to stay quiet and answer no to both questions as there is basically nothing wrong with me - was just in a nightmare of a job and was signed off for 3 months and then quit . Do they check your social security number you fill in on your medical cert to see if you ever made a claim or is it even worth bringing attention to it ? Anyone have any ideas or had any similar experiences with this type of situation in regards to answering the medical questions ? Cheers Dan
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    going it alone with telecoms

    Nice one Luke , it's always good to get the word on the street , If there's a buzz around the town ..it's probably safe to say there's probably a bit of work there too ,things here have dried up big time and I have a feeling it's only a matter of time before a letter arrives on my desk dropping a bomb ..it's happening to people I work with every day . Seems thousands are to heading to sunnier climbs , think I might give Perth a go . Thanks again ..take care of yourself Dan
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    going it alone with telecoms

    Thanks Neil , I'll check it out cheers dan
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    going it alone with telecoms

    Hi folks , I'm consulting with a migration agent at the moment and my application is going to be under the 176 State Sponsorship path . We discussed the options of SS and what I'm hearing is WA is doing pretty well economically speaking and could be a good contender for work prospects . I work in telecoms - anyone know the score in WA for this type of work ..is there much going on ? Reading the boards and looking at every thread where Perth / WA pops up I'm all over them trying to suss the place out . From what I can make out WA seems like a lovely place to be with the laidback lifestyle, weather and great for kids etc .. but me I don't have kids and it's going to be just me taking the plunge . From what I can see most people live family lives out in the suburbs , being from the city I'm kind of worried I might get there and go stir crazy alone in suburbia . I guess my question is - is there a SS location that might suit a single guy better than WA before I sign on the dotted line ? ..anyone who has been in a similar situation or has any advice / input I'd really appreciate it . Thanks Dan
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