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  1. Marisawright

    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    Yes, that's what I said.
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    Inheritance tax

    I think it's different if you're non-resident as well?
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    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    That wasn't the drug companies wanting to shut it down, that was the drug companies wanting to control it, so they can make money from it. If tonyman's friend was being strong-armed by a drug company who wanted to steal his research I'd believe it.
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    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    The government couldn't have closed it, because it's a private college run by a private company. The government could have withdrawn recognition for their courses (which happens sometimes if they're not meeting requirements, it happened recently to a college in Box Hill), but I don't think that's what happened. Here's the notice - they went bust: https://www.teqsa.gov.au/latest-news/articles/administrators-appointed-parapharm-pty-ltd-trading-paramount-higher-education On another note, in a university, part of a lecturer's job is to do research. In a private college like Paramount, that's not the case. Lecturers are employed to teach. He may well have been using the college's facilities to do his research but it wouldn't have officially been part of his role.
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    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    This is another bit that doesn't add up, as if the government is so desperate to silence him that they'd close an entire college, they'd make sure no other educational institution would take him on. Especially as all they really had to do was have a quiet word with the management of the college and get him sacked. Looks like Paramount was a private college.
  6. Sad for the family, but you can't apply for a visa knowing the conditions, and then complain when the conditions are applied.
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    Property Manager delayed response - Melbourne

    I still think you'll get faster action if you ring them up and warn them you're going to complain.
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    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    I'm not saying you're lying. You believe him, so you're telling the truth as far as you know it. Even from what you've said, though, there's something about HIS story that doesn't add up so it rings alarm bells to me. I do remember there was a doctor in Perth doing radiowave therapy for cancer that was pooh-poohed by everybody but apparently got good results, but I'm not sure he's even alive any more. Found it https://www.rife.de/radio-wave-cancer-therapy.html
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    That's fine if it's a house but if it's an apartment block, the client is the developer and he doesn't give a rats either. It is a joke as you say.
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    Property Manager delayed response - Melbourne

    So did you ask them to give you the name and phone number of the third party provider? Did they explain why they couldn't give you that information? If they won't give them to you, explain that in that case, you will be making a formal complaint to Consumer Affairs. You may get a different response. If the windows are leaking and you're in an apartment block, it's the strata manager that's responsible, so that's who the agent would have contacted. You should be able to find the strata contact numbers on a notice board somewhere. If they say they haven't been contacted, then you know the agent is lying! If the appliances are documented in the condition report and the lease specifically says that all contents are the responsibility of the landlord, you're entitled to have them repaired. Do check the exact wording, though, as sometimes it's a grey area. Note that if you want repairs done, you must put them in writing, which means an email. Text messages are not enough. Make sure you are following the correct procedure for reporting faults, depending on what the agent asks for. Some agents have a particular email you must contact or a form to fill in.
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    Property Manager delayed response - Melbourne

    Have you asked them for the name and phone number of the third party service providers so you can chase them up? What kind of lease do you have that a vacuum cleaner and TV are included in the lease? That's extremely unusual. I suggest double-checking the wording of your lease to see what the provisions are relating to things that are not fixtures and fittings.
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    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    Forgive me for being sceptical. My brother-in-law was a fantabulist. He could tell stories that sounded incredibly convincing, backed up by all kinds of "facts". I was completely taken in at first, until he decided to start telling me negative stories about my OH. We were just engaged at the time and for some reason, it seemed like he wanted to break us up. Luckily, I was already very close to their mother and had often sat listening to her stories on Sunday afternoons, so I had her version of events already, and it dawned on me that he was making things up. A lot of his stories were big-noting himself. He was a mechanic, but at his funeral, we discovered that most of his friends thought he was an aerospace engineer. Not only that, but he'd won an award from British Aerospace for inventing some piece of machinery for them. In fact, he'd been able to retire in his forties because of it. In reality, he got a big compo payout, abandoned his wife and new baby and went to live in a small country town. (We didn't tell them the truth, BTW)
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    No, it says she's eligible for DASP because she originally held a temporary visa. It says, "If you had only ever held a permanent visa and not a temporary visa, you wouldn't be able to submit a DASP claim". I bet she will only be able to claim back the super she paid while she was on the temp visa, too.
  14. The basic difference is: The 189 and 190 are a competition, and if you don't make the grade, your application expires, you've lost all that money and you'll have to start all over again with a new application for a different visa. The partner visa route is long and expensive, but it's not a competition. If you have a genuine relationship and you provide all the required evidence and meet the criteria, you will get the visa eventually.
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    Hitch hiking Perth to Melbourne

    I don't believe it. It should be easy enough to check if the uni has closed down, but if so, I very very much doubt the closure has anything to do with his research. You'd also have to wonder, if the government is willing to take such drastic action to shut him up, how any university in Melbourne would be allowed to take him on...not to mention why he's so hard up he has to hitchhike.