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  1. annagilda

    Where would you live in Tasmania?

    Tassie's great, cost of living is not as cheap as some people might have you believe, very comparable to the mainland and a lot of things have to be freighted down, but it's a wonderful thing. One thing to be mindful of, is that if you end up going at all rural, access to health services as you age can be quite limited. Hobart and to a lesser extent Launceston have all the things you'd need, but don't move to the east or west coast and expect easy access to services. Overall, I love Tassie and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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    Podiatry Jobs

    Hi Nicola, I've been here for 4 years now and am a Podiatrist, Trained in Plymouth and worked in the NHS. I work for a high risk foot service for one of the state governments. It's pretty fab, a bit different. Give me a shout if you'd like any information.
  3. I have mixed feelings. I know it's the right thing and we need to suck it up and do the right thing. As a frontline healthcare worker who got sick here in Tas last time around, I'm really happy with the decision, but I'd love to go and visit friends and family elsewhere. We'll get there though. it's the right call.
  4. Yaaaaaay! So exciting!. x
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    It certainly has been wild! I left work this evening and got absolutely drenched!! Did you hear the thunder this morning at about 4:30? So loud!! It was kind of cozy all tucked up in bed listening to it, but it was a bit hard getting up for work a couple of hours later. Haha!
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    Lush! We're off Kayaking on Sunday at Lake Barrington. Thats perfect weather
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    It's been glorious the last few days.
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    Yes, it's definitely better than a couple of weeks ago, but it still seems to be pretty cool in the afternoons.
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    I wish this wind would quit.
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    It really was beautiful yesterday. I went for a Kayak down the Cam River in Somerset. This morning was a bit ropey, but this afternoon was beautiful. Back to the grindstone in the morning, so won't get to enjoy the weather this week in Devonport, but the forecast for next weekend is looking alright. It'll probably change half a dozen times before then though.
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    Health examination help

    Are you sure your health check won't be valid? If you apply for a new visa within 12 months of a health check, then I'm pretty sure they just use that one, unless anything has changed.
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    Thinking about 489

    If you are eligible for the 190 and the sponsoring state is offering you a 190, I would take the PR as soon as possible. Which state are you applying to? I'm on a 489 which has worked well for me, but I'm single, applied at the end of a working holiday visa with noting much to lose, it's tough not having PR. I can't undertake certain study that work want to put me forward for as the costs are too high, I can't buy a house without all sorts of astronomical fees and the wait for PR is a decent one, even once you meet the 2 year obligation. I'm still in my 20s (just) and am single and having the craic, so it works for me, but I don't think I would want to bring a family out here on anything less than PR. (Although people do it with great success.)
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    489 to 887 PR with State Sponsorship

    I'm on a 489 in Tasmania. I was sponsored by Tassie to be here and work here, I've been working in the health service for 2 years on a mixture of a WHV, then a bridging visa and will have held my 489 for 1 year next week. I don't think it's fair to get a state to sponsor you and not intend to stay the 2 years. I don't think that's right. I'm very lucky in the respect that I love Tasmania, I'm having a ball. I was able to secure employment in my specialised field and I couldn't imagine not meeting my obligations, so I realise there's an element of luck in that. But, it just feels wrong to say I'm going to do something and not actually follow through. I'm not sure what the law says, but morally, if I bailed to another part of Australia, Tasmania would well be within their rights to tell me where to get off.
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    Migration agent recommendations?

    Thanks Ali, I'll send a little message and see how I go.
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    Migration agent recommendations?

    Hey lovely POMS. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good migration agent please? I have what I think is a reasonably unique situation and I'd like some advice (Willing to pay some fees) I have had some iffy advice in the past from an agent, which turned out to not be right, so am just looking for some recommendations. Thanks a million. Anna.
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