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Rupert last won the day on March 16 2014

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  1. Rupert

    New member needs help!

    I am not sure Blossom was suggesting it was an option, in fact it is incredibly difficult for anyone in trades to find sponsorship that is required for a 457. I would think particularly hard for your husband as he has not been in the trade recently. As others have mentioned, it is not the visa but the skills assessment that is likely to be your stumbling block here. Have you had a read about what is required? To be honest, I don't find TRA very user friendly. If you find the same, it might be worth a quick chat with an agent. http://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/Programs/Migration/Pages/Eligibility.aspx
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    No idea why you feel the need for a stupid personal comment, when everyone else me included is discussing the post. If somebody is applying for a 489 visa they are not a citizen or a resident and do not have any rights to fight for in Australia. It is as daft as me announcing I am going to fight for my rights in Japan next week.
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    Newbie, Saying Hi

    Too young for what? :confused: I guess it it is too late now, but it was madness for your OH to be main applicant, waste of time and money and he will have even more hoops to jump through later. You could have sent off a few bits of paper and got skills assessment back in a fortnight for a few hundred. Surely it is not hard for an accountant to pass points test, it is a degree level qualification and IELTS so required anyway, you are nearly there. If there is some issue with proceeding, I would look to switch main applicant. Shame you did not find us sooner..
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    Electrical sponsor

    If you wish to emigrate, looking for job a is not really the way to go. In the unlikely event that you did manage to secure an employer sponsor, you would be almost certainly be on a temporary visa anyway. This means being tied to the employer and perhaps having to leave the country at 90 days notice of the job goes wrong. No as mentioned, skilled migration is the way to go, forget about jobs for now and focus on that pathway. It is the 189 or 190 visa you should read about on http://www.immi.gov.au.
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    Applying for jobs - 189 visa

    It depends what you do, but on the whole, no employers are not particularly receptive and most people will need to be here on the ground.
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    457 or PR any advice welcome

    Try before you buy is a nice idea, the practice though is somewhat different. In that finding a willing sponsor from overseas, in a trade, will be very difficult. I would maybe suggest you try and find one and then consider your options. At the moment the question seems a bit moot to me.
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    Sending the wife and kids first, are we crazy?

    Do you notice that nobody who has made the move thinks it is a good idea? There is a reason for that.. :wink: No amount of money would persuade me to live apart from my OH for two years. If the money really is too good a deal to give up then all stay behind, your daughter will just have to change school twice, is that such a big deal? When I progressed from primary, everybody moved with me so it was not new people, is that not the case now, I don't know? You seem concerned about whether you will cope, you should also wonder about how your family will cope, they are the ones in a strange country by themselves.
  8. It is an absolute no brainier. I don't know why you would even think about a 457 when you have an Australian wife. Partner visa, it is irrelevant who is the bread winner.
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    Sending the wife and kids first, are we crazy?

    I am a bit confused as to whether this time apart is two years as per your first post or just five months as suggested later. Either way though, nope don't do it. Migration is a journey best made as a family. I was on a different flight to my OH, five days apart and I still feel sad that we did not make the journey together! Don't put your family and your relationship under this strain, there is more to life than money.
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    Apply now or later?

    No way of knowing. It might be more difficult or it might be easier.
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    Queensland nurses looking for jobs

    I definitely have noticed fewer opportunities for nurse sponsorship versus when I first started reading the forums five years ago. Rightly so I think, the 457 should be for when there is a specific gap to fill, but Australia needs to cultivate its own too.
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    Advantages of being single?

    I was always happy when single, made the most of my life, travelled, did cookery courses, learnt to dive, had fun. But I thought about the thread earlier and couldn't think of any real advantages, no matter how satisfied I was with life. So I reckon you should all get coupled up. Stacey is just a baby, loads of time and will be snapped up. Pablo seems like a nice chap too, I think there would be more than enough single 30 something women willing. If you are not meeting them in day to day life yet, then seriously I recommend giving them a chance with Internet dating. ETA: sorry just picked on two of you, you were just the two that stood out for me! No other reason.
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    It is what it is.
  14. Oh really do you think? So what percentage of income do you think it is ok to take of a hard working higher income payer then? Because nobody seems to think that the current % is enough as far as I can tell. So I would be interested to hear a figure. Name it. And could I be any clearer. In my real life, I do not know ANYONE, who has struggled as much as I have in my past. I was brought up in abject poverty. So don't assume that people don't understand just because they don't support a benefits culture. I believe the route out of poverty is through work, not benefits. And yes, even if that does mean a 30 minute journey to work.
  15. What is nasty about it? I have worked hard my entire life. I took up a paper round when I was 12, yes 12, in order to contribute to my household. I have not had a penny off my parents since I was twelve, even bought my own school uniform from that age. So no, you get your facts right before you start calling people nasty. I have worked hard my entire life. I have put up with more hardship than most on here could ever dream about. But you know what, I believe in hard work. And when I graduated in 1992, in one of the worst recession in our time, I could not immediately find work and I applied for jobs working on the meat counter at the local outdoor market, I applied for a job working in a knitting machine factory and I took a job putting cherries on bakewell tarts. So don't you DARE judge me or assume I do not know what it is like to be hard up. Because I know as well as anyone on here, in fact better than most. And one thing I have learnt over and above anything else is that you have to get off your backside and work if you want to achieve anything in this life.