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  1. Marisawright

    Can a Former Resident Obtain a TSS Visa

    If you get the TSS then it would cancel your PR which would be a shame
  2. Marisawright

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Because it's not about population. A Londoner would never say, "I am not English, I am Londonish". A Scot would never say, "I am English". Scotland reluctantly entered a union with England three centuries ago and it has been an uneasy marriage ever since. The reality is that the "United Kingdom" is and always has been a union of countries. In that sense it's actually more like the EU than the USA or Australia, which are a union of states.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    But that's the whole point. Scotland had a referendum on independence once. They were persuaded, by a raft of promises from Westminster, that staying in the union would be better. Most of those promises have been broken or failed to materialise. So now we know the truth, we can have another referendum with a better idea of what we're in for. I am not in Scotland, but over the last three years, I've watched my relatives in Scotland discuss the impacts on great detail and I'm impressed by their grasp on the financial implications of independence. Even if Scotland can't get back into the EU, there's good reason to think it will be no worse off than staying in the union, and probably better.
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    My Experience Living in the NT

    I agree that the Northern Territory is different from anywhere else in Australia - however, it's worth pointing out that every state is different. For instance, people who love living in Sydney tend to find Perth boring, whereas people who love living in Perth find Sydney too frenetic. I can't quite put my finger on the difference between Melbourne and Sydney, but although I miss Sydney's beauty dreadfully, I find everyday life in Melbourne suits me very much better. And so on. For that reason, you'll find people who have something negative to say about every state and every city, because everyone's tastes are different. But it would be true to say that in my 30+ years of living in Australia, I have yet to meet a person who liked Darwin, and the most common opinion I've heard is that it's a "difficult place to live". Of course it is going to appeal to the outdoorsman who loves the bush, but contrary to the Crocodile Dundee publicity, they're in a minority in Australia!
  5. I don’t see why he doesn’t just travel on his Australian passport
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    ACCA member (Internal Auditor)

    It's not looking good. There is a shortage of highly experienced accountants to fill senior positions in Australia. However, there are far too many accountants at lower levels. That is why the points requirement is so high and that is not likely to change much, IMO.
  7. No, he doesn't have to leave on that passport. You prove residency by showing documents which have your home address on them. That could be an electricity bill, a bank statement, etc. in your name.
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    question about my granted 482

    One small point - I hope you're aware that it may be hard to leave your current company. It won't be just a case of finding another job, you will have to find an employer who is willing to take over your sponsorship. Many employers are reluctant to sponsor because of the time and effort involved. If you leave your current employer without another employer to take over your visa, you lose your right to live in Australia and you'll have to go home.
  9. Marisawright

    HR by profession to start the process of immigration

    If your skill is only on the short term list, then you cannot immigrate. You can get a contract to work for 2 to 4 years, but then you must go home
  10. Marisawright

    Planning to purchase at auction

    When you bid at an auction in NSW, it's binding. You've bought the property and you're bound by that contract - you can't do any negotiations and there's no backing out! So you need to do all your research before the auction, because it's too late to do it afterwards. Therefore you need to instruct your conveyancer now, tell them you're going to be bidding at auction and ask them to check the contract and do all the necessary searches etc. I hate auctions for that reason, because you can spend a lot of money on conveyancing for property after property and sometimes you may never get a bid in. Be aware that the guide price given by the agent is nearly always lower than the price the owner is looking for, sometimes by a large amount - it's supposed to be illegal to underquote in NSW but it's still rampant.
  11. Marisawright

    Planning to purchase at auction

    If no one will start the bidding, or if bidding stalls, the auctioneer is allowed to make a fake bid to start the ball rolling.
  12. Marisawright

    Cerebral Palsy

    There you go, you have made a good discovery. It does not sound as though your daughter will need expensive lifetime treatment so you should be fine.
  13. So you didn't actually read/listen to the judgment, then? There had been testimony that it was impossible to move Pell's robes aside sufficiently to commit the offence. The judges considered the testimony, and then personally examined the robes. They found that the testimony was not correct and that the vestments were capable of being moved.
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