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  1. littlefoot

    Australia 2019 Federal Election thread

    Agreed, Perthbum. Australia goes backwards yet again, largely thanks to Queensland.
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    Homophobic protests to go nationwide

    A storm in a teacup. These lunatic religious types pop up every now and then. They don’t represent the wider community.
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    Would you recommend using a Migration Agent

    It's possible to apply yourself - many people do and are successful, but at some point you're probably going to want some help, at the very least to calm your nerves about getting it right. The issue then becomes - where do you get your advice from? Somebody else in this thread thought it was a good idea to share a video made in 2016 to help you decide. Therein lies the problem; migration policy and law changes with such regularity, especially within the last year or two, that relying on 'armchair agents' on forums online is a deeply flawed strategy and could easily lead to a failed application and the loss of all the time and money put into it. Getting professional help from a MARA registered agent is definitely the safest way to proceed, and I doubt anybody would argue with that. So it's about whether you want to spend the extra money to secure that safety. I'd recommend contacting a few agents and getting a feel for them. Try Emergico - a family we know who secured their visas through them swears by them. They're popular on the PIO Facebook group. Make sure the agent is clear about what they will and won't do for you, and offers you a contract to sign before you pay anything - one that obligates them as well as you.
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    Visa 190 Moral Obligation

    That is dangerous advice I hope nobody takes.
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    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    So does anyone know if you can submit police checks after you apply? The system flashes a warning that all docs should be attached before submission, but if this isn't strictly necessary, we'd like to get our applications in today. Police checks are probably about a week away.
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    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Yes, there's a specific request for UK police checks in the document request screen. That's only because I've spent over 90 days in the UK. If you haven't done that, I believe you'll only need AFP checks, which Immigration will sort out directly.
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    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Hi all - quick question. I've recently become eligible to apply for citizenship and noticed I needed police checks from the UK. Do I have to attach them before I submit the application? Or can I attach them at a later date?
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    Sort Out My Visa - Are these still going?

    Are the Visa Bureau even still trading? When I enquired about a visa a few weeks ago I got a email off them saying their not taking any more business. Sounded to me like a company on the way out.
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    I know which would get my vote!!

    I'd say well done to Tony Abbott if I thought for a second he didn't remove that outfit the moment the cameras weren't on him and didn't actually do a single thing to help control the fires. Political opportunists who look for photo ops in natural disasters don't deserve praise of any kind.
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    Immigration Minister ignorant of his own law

    Correct, Cez. The Minister doesn't understand the law - it's inarguable.
  11. This is pretty embarrassing stuff... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/21/news-asylumseekers-immigration-government Australia's own immigration minister is hopelessly ignorant of the facts surrounding refugees and asylum seekers. It's not just that he's abusing his position by immorally denigrating the most vulnerable people in the country, it's that he's factually incorrect about the legalities of their method of arrival. This man is clearly unfit for office.
  12. How did it ever affect you, out of interest? No legal boat arrival or asylum seekers (because that's what they were - legal) has ever affected any Australian. The reaction of the Aussies who'd rather believe in things that support their prejudice say everything about their ignorance and nothing about the facts, or legal obligations of their country. To be honest, the popular attitude about 'boat people' is something Australians should feel deeply embarrassed about.
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    Bristol is the best City to live in, in the UK!

    Bath is much nicer than Bristol, at least aesthetically. I've been to Bristol a few times and it's never struck me as somewhere I'd like to live. The trouble with these 'charts' is that they measure lots of things that don't make much of a daily impact in terms of quality of life.
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    I know which would get my vote!!

    What does 'well done Tony' mean?!
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    SkillSelect details Update

    You should be fine then. You'll get your points if applicable. Happy belated birthday