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  1. Marisawright

    Partners occupation is listed on skilled list..

    Only one person can apply for the visa. Then the husband or wife and children get included as their dependents. So yes, she should apply for the visa and you go along for the ride. She needs to check whether she can get enough points. Probably best to hire a good migration agent to help you through the process. It's pretty complicated these days.
  2. I'm not an expert but I'd say it's obvious: if you quite one day after visa grant, then it's glaringly obvious that you let the application continue even though you knew you wouldn't take the job. That's fraud. Whereas if you resign a month or two after visa grant, then that's long enough for your circumstances to change and no one can prove your intentions one way or another.
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    "Being Australian is in my blood" - this is the heart of the matter. You don't have to find reasons why you need to be back in Australia, you just do. Some people have a deep connection to their homeland. They don't necessarily love it, in fact they can see all its faults: it's just that they never feel quite right unless they're on home soil. Often, they don't even know that's how they feel until they move to another country, and realise that "something's missing". There are people on these forums who are living in Australia and think the lifestyle is great, they have a better career, they like the place - but they are yearning go back to the UK once they've made their money, because there's a part of their soul that's missing, and no amount of money or sun can make up for that. I think that's how you feel about Australia - but have you considered, maybe your husband feels the same way about the UK? Maybe he realised, when he got back to the UK after your last stay in Australia, that he was "home", and it felt so good to be whole again, he hates the thought of leaving. No doubt he can see the advantages of life in Australia so he feels foolish saying he can't bear the thought of leaving his homeland. He may not even be able to put it into words. If that's the case then I feel for you. If you're both equally attached to your homeland, then there is no answer because there's no halfway point - either you stay in the UK so he'll be happy and you'll feel homesick for the rest of your life, or you stay in Australia so you'll be happy and he'll feel homesick for the rest of his life.
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    I'm so sorry to hear it hasn't worked out. To be honest, I've been reading your posts on these forums, and I had a strong suspicion your husband didn't want to move. I wonder if your hubby is like mine - if I want to do something and he doesn't, he won't say so outright. Instead, he'll find some excuse to delay it for x amount of time. Then when that time is up, he'll find another excuse to delay it again. And so on. It drives me mad. As far as I'm concerned, that's lying. The way he sees it, he's being kind because he's not "killing my dream", and maybe he thinks he'll feel differenlty by the time the deadline looms - but of course, he never does! You might want to bear that in mind if you have the conversation on Wednesday and he holds out another hope of moving "in five years" or whatever. If he's like my oh, it probably isn't true - he's just trying to keep the peace.
  5. Marisawright

    Electrician 489 Visa

    Office workers need to be close to Brisbane to find work, but as an electrician, you're lucky - there are lots of reasonably-sized towns in Queensland where you'd find work. That way you could get the classic Aussie lifestyle without the big commute, and cheaper housing. Are there other reasons you want to be close to Brisbane, like family?
  6. Marisawright

    Where to start? Perth and Perth living.

    We're obviously talking at cross purposes. I was replying to a post saying there were no late-night eateries in the Sydney CBD because of Gladys Berejiklian's lockout laws. There never have been many late-night eateries in the Sydney CBD, all the time I lived there. Trendy inner suburbs, whichever city you're in, are more likely to have such places - but the average visitor wouldn't know they were there.
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    Where to start? Perth and Perth living.

    Northbridge is a quiet leafy suburb, about half an hour's drive from the CBD on the other side of the bridge. What would it have to do with the discussion?
  8. Paddington and Double Bay used to be significantly more expensive than Bondi Junction, maybe that has changed. I would avoid Bondi because the commute time will drive you round the bend.
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    Where to start? Perth and Perth living.

    What Toots says is true - if you know the right suburbs you can find late-night places. But the post I responded to, referred to the CBD, and there's nothing within walking distance and never really has been.
  10. Marisawright

    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    I'm an immigrant. I never assumed I had a "right" to live in Australia. Australia will accept the people they want to accept, and that's THEIR right. If you get accepted for a visa, you are lucky. If you don't, you are unlucky. You have a better chance of success than winning the lottery, but it's still a lottery. If you want to migrate to Australia, you are supposed to stay in your own country and apply from there. Then you can get on with your life while you wait to hear if you've been successful. If you choose to use a backdoor method which involves staying in Australia on a bridging visa, you've created your own difficulties so you can hardly complain.
  11. Marisawright

    489 to 887 PR with State Sponsorship

    At the moment, it's a moral obligation only, so theoretically you could get away with what you propose. However, as others have said, the states are heartily sick of sponsoring people, only to find they never turn up. We've heard whispers that NSW has started cancelling such visas, though some people question whether the states have a legal right to do so. Whether it's true or not, the bad news is that it's likely to be true by the time you get here. There is a groundswell of public anxiety about the number of migrants crowding into our major cities, so the government is talking about making it compulsory for new migrants to stay in their sponsored region for at least two years, or their visa will be cancelled. The current government may not last long enough to pass the legislation - but given the public mood, I think it's likely the new incumbent would implement it anyway.
  12. If you're willing to go West, you'll get slightly more for your money than Bondi Junction with the same convenience. I like Summer Hill - nice pub, restaurants and cafes, train station. Not a big shopping centre but just down the road from Ashfield. A few more stops on the train than BJ but still a fast service. If you're tempted to stay closer in (Stanmore, Newtown), watch out for aircraft noise. If you're prepared to consider bus, then don't overlook Randwick. Shops, pubs restaurants, supermarkets, and closer to the beach for a similar price. No trains, but find somewhere close to the bus stops on the High Street and you can be in the CBD very quickly - the bus picks up at a few stops in Randwick, then it gets straight on the Eastern Distributor and flies into town.
  13. Marisawright

    Any expats living in Cairns?

    I'm sure there are expats in Cairns but most of them won't be on these forums. People join PomsinOz to do their research before they move. Once they arrive in Australia, most never come back to these forums again unless they're unhappy or need help with a question. A handful of people stay active because they've made friends on the forums and enjoy chatting, but they are in the minority, I think.
  14. Marisawright

    Where to start? Perth and Perth living.

    No, can’t blame her. I lived in Sydney for thirty years and it was never easy to find a place to EAT after nine pm. The lockdown only affected night clubs really
  15. Marisawright

    457 to 482

    Then you need to find out. If he is not MARA registered, do not trust him.