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  1. MacGyver

    Partner Visa Onshore - Not in Aus yet

    If you are a genuine poster I wish you luck with your application, I hope you get the outcome you're looking for. I am not convinced you are genuine though as your replies seem unnecessarily abrasive and designed to get a rise out of others.
  2. MacGyver

    Partner Visa Onshore - Not in Aus yet

    It has nothing to do with the feelings partners have for each other. It is about meeting the criteria and evidencing it thoroughly. A usual situation would be two adults, living together in a defacto relationship for more than 12 months, with shared financial commitments and accounts, lots of evidence of cohabitation and sharing every aspect of their lives. An unusual situation would be anything that differs from the above. In the first scenario the couple could easily evidence meeting the criteria on their own, in the second scenario the couple would find it difficult to meet the criteria and would therefore risk a visa rejection. In those circumstances spending a couple of grand to avoid wasting over 7 grand might be considered money well spent on a migration agent
  3. MacGyver

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The euro is a separate debate. The fact that Scotland would meet the criteria for membership was the focus of your statement. The presumption I have done no research is false
  4. MacGyver

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Why not? Scotland has been a member of the EU for 40 years. I appreciate that is currently as part of the UK but the Scottish Parliament has been passing law in Scotland for 20 years, all of which already alligns with EU requirements. Senior EU members have repeatedly stated that it would be a very simple process for Scotland to rejoin The EU if it wished to do so. The biggest barrier was thought to be Spanish intention to veto any such application but senior Spanish officials have recently and emphatically debunked that notion. You give away more about yourself than the EU or Scotland with this statement
  5. MacGyver

    What is traditional British food?

    The Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy described it as eating a giant scab! It really is quite delicious though
  6. MacGyver

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I think as things currently stand the UK hinders Scotland, I don't think Scotland hinders the UK. "Need" is difficult to answer. I think there are many in Scotland that need the UK as part of their individual sense of identity (reflected in approx 50% for and against independence in polling). As a country though I don't think Scotland needs the UK, no. I do wish the current setup worked but Scotland is being dragged in a political and economic direction it is screaming loudly against. Unfortunately nobody is listening. I don't think anyone needs that to be honest and a big BJ from the Tories will be the final straw
  7. MacGyver

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    England imports more than it exports. Scotland is the only part of the UK that consistently exports more than it imports. England currently benefits from power and water exported from Scotland that it would have to pay for in the above scenario. Whisky and gin (Scotland produces circa 80% of UK gin) are multibillion pound industries that are currently reflected in Englands GDP due to departing the UK from English ports. Scottish fishing waters are among the richest in Europe. Then of course there's the oil against which the UK debt is leveraged to secure lower repayments, not to mention the tax receipts from it. The nuclear naval base at Faslane in Scotland would have to pay "rent" to an independent Scotland until such time as another facility could be built. England has sadly neglected many of its traditional industries and relies very heavily on the financial sector in London. I am not convinced of its wealth post UK
  8. MacGyver

    Your favourite city in the world

    I always think of Sydney and Edinburgh as stunning places to visit as a tourist, with immediately obvious beauty and a lot of surface level attraction but dig deeper and move away from the tourist spots and there isn't as much there. Whereas Melbourne and Glasgow can be a bit ugly on the surface with rough edges, but dig deeper and there is real depth to their charms and both ooze life and energy and "culture". I personally prefer the gritty appeal of Glasgow but Edinburgh is a beautiful city by any measure
  9. After posting the above, we just received our 309 grant today. Absolutely delighted but have asked our agent if immigration can be contacted regarding the 100 given our relationship exceeds the 3 years. Good luck everyone
  10. Hi folks, Been following this thread for a while so thought I might add our details while we wait: Applied 309/100 via London using agent Visa lodged - 04/01/2019 RFI (police & health checks) - 14/02/2019 RFI documents submitted - 11/03/2019 We hoped the fast RFI might lead to a fast grant but still patiently waiting...
  11. MacGyver

    Its legal but you don't agree with it?

    It makes no difference. You can't learn to be gay, just as you can't learn to be straight. You're born one or the other. Its a bit like young adults growing up with a mum and dad but who are attracted to same sex partners. Many try to resist those feelings and try to be "straight/normal", but learn to be themselves over time. Even if a young adult grew up with same sex parents and wanted to be like them, it wouldn't change who they were attracted to
  12. MacGyver

    Its legal but you don't agree with it?

    Aspartame, E numbers, hormones and all the other horrible artificial sh!t they add to food we buy in the supermarket
  13. MacGyver

    Its legal but you don't agree with it?

    I've seen many children absolutely thrive in same sex foster placements through my work. I've worked with many children who live with same sex couples and display no confusion and experience no issues with bullying or substance abuse. I think there isn't enough evidence to say it's a bad thing for children. I appreciate my professional work experiences are not the same as an objective scientific study of the matter but I can only discuss what I've observed. I think kids are miles ahead of us all when it comes to gender and sexuality etc...they really just don't care one way or the other. It's all us folk from older generations that grapple with it. I grew up in a traditional family with mum at home and dad at work. I was never aware of any sexuality between them and was entirely unaware of their sex life (thank god). I don't see any difference with a same sex couple.
  14. MacGyver

    Its legal but you don't agree with it?

    It is important children have positive role models, the genitals the parents happen to have is unimportant. It can certainly be debated that it is not important for a child to have male and female parents. I'm sure we would respectfully sit at opposite sides of that debate and both entitled to those opinions. I shouldn't detail this thread any further. All the best
  15. MacGyver

    Its legal but you don't agree with it?

    Stability, love and at least one secure and stable attachment to a parent or caregiver is best. Sex, gender, sexuality etc have absolutely nothing to do with it. I appreciate there may be other factors that impact people's views on this (eg legitimate religious beliefs); however I would respectfully disagree that an abusive mother and father relationship is better than a loving and caring father and father or mother and mother relationship for children. The important part is the nature of the relationship children are exposed to (respectful and loving) not the sexuality of the parents in that relationship.