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    British supermarkets vs Australian supermarkets

    We had Supabarn in some suburbs in Sydney too. Very nice. I miss Harris Farms, they don't seem to be in Melbourne at all.
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    Moving To Adelaide

    I suspect if you'd made an immediate threat to go to the Tribunal, they would've changed their tune. They would've known full well that they're required to take every effort to relet. Sadly, too many dishonest agents rely on tenants not knowing their rights. Interesting that Adelaide agents insist on you renewing the lease for another 12 months. Under the terms of the standard fixed-term lease, it's automatic that once your initial term expires, you just go on a periodic tenancy (i.e. rolling lease), without any need for further paperwork or discussion. That mechanism is written into the fixed-term leases in SA in exactly the same way as in NSW and Victoria. In NSW or Vic, you may be asked if you'd like to sign up for another year, but most agents just let the lease roll over (I suspect because it means they don't have to do any paperwork!). I wonder what they'd say if they said you must renew the lease and you said "no, thank you"? Would they really insist you move out and give themselves all the work of finding a new tenant? It's not as if they can threaten to evict you on the day the fixed lease terminates, because they can't stop the lease turning into a periodic lease. They have to give you a month's written notice and it can't be conditional (i.e they can't say, "renew the lease by .... otherwise take this letter as notice").
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    Someone stole my fridge!

    ....and if you're going to remove my reply, then please remove your nasty accusatory post too.
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    Someone stole my fridge!

    @calNgary, I'd have thought as a moderator, you'd be taking action against the OP rather than the rest of us. Check their other posts. He/she has openly admitted to being in breach of their current visa. He/she has set up a home in Australia with a long lease, furniture etc while on a tourist visa. He/she has posted, more than once, that they have no intention of ever leaving Australia with or without a visa. Either they are a dishonest person or they are deliberately trolling or they have some serious mental issues. Either way, I wonder if it reflects well on PomsinOz to allow a member to boast about their illegal status on this forum, which could be seen as condoning such actions.
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    Someone stole my fridge!

    Ah, but a condition of that visa is "show ticket" which means he must hold a valid air ticket to leave the country. And he has stated several times that he has no intention of buying one. So he's in breach of his bridging visa.
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    Moving To Adelaide

    I'm not sure why you'd see September as such a milestone? I can see it means he doesn't have to start a new school year in the UK, butif he starts in September/October in Australia, back in primary school, he'll be joining at the tail end of the school year when everything is winding down, and then in February 2022 he'll presumably start the new school year in secondary school, not necessarily with the kids he's got to know in primary. Comparing it with finding rentals in the South of England a few years ago, I don't see much difference, frankly. Real estate agents touch up photos and misrepresent properties, so you'd be a fool to take on a rental in either country without viewing it first. Therefore an Airbnb or a holiday flat is a must. Most people book 4 to 6 weeks and that's enough. You can always extend if not. Look at sites like Stayz as well as Airbnb. The only real difference we found with renting was that British rentals were more likely to be 6 month leases. But breaking a 12 month lease is not a big deal. All you have to do is notify the landlord/agent in writing. The landlord may ask you to pay for their advertising fees and admin costs to re-let the property, which is reasonable in the circumstances. The new tenant gets a new lease so there's no lingering liability. It's only a hassle if the market is slow, because you'll have to keep paying the rent until they find a new tenant, even if you've already moved out. Agents may give you a funny look when you ask about rolling leases, but that's because they don't recognise the jargon. Once a 6-month or 12-month lease expires, it automatically becomes a "periodic tenancy"--in other words, you stay in the property under a month-to-month lease. @Johnny Kash - No sensible landlord/agent is going to offer you a month-by-month lease, especially if you tell them you're only planning to stay long enough to buy a house. Why would they, when they've got a queue of genuine long-term renters ready to sign up? If you were trying to rent out your own place, which would you choose?
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    What’s the Difference Between Saving and Investing?

    Ah, I see what you mean. However I don't feel as though the debit card system helps with that. Because it's a card, it still doesn't feel like money. I guess if I was sailing closer to the wind financially and couldn't be sure there was enough money in the account, it might make a difference. I used to love the old cheque card in the 1970's. The bank gave you a card which guaranteed your cheques up to £50, so all the supermarkets and shops accepted cheques. My cheque book had a page at the back to list your transactions, so as I used my cheques, I could keep a running total. It made me feel very in-control of my spending, which is probably why banks stopped using the system, lol.
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    Someone stole my fridge!

    It's true that it's unlikely the police would check their status but I'd expect most illegal immigrants to be unwilling to risk it.
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    Flights to UK now

    Your definition of being able to support yourself may not be the same as theirs. If you check recent issues of the UK newspapers online, you'll see a lot of Britis being thrown out of Spain because they didn't apply for residency before the Brexit deadline, and now they can't meet the financial requirements for a non-EU passport holder. However, judging on your current record, I'm surprised you're even asking. No doubt you'll arrive on your tourist visa and then just stay and hope no one notices.
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    crafty folks of Perth

    Have you thought about how you're going to ship your stuff? If you're getting your own container, then don't cull your crafting materials - pack the lot and bring them. I'm not a crafter but I've heard that materials are more expensive here, especially yarns. Ditto if you're getting a Movecube (which comes highly recommended here). You pack that yourself, and you will find you have lots of odd nooks and crannies to fill.
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    Someone stole my fridge!

    He can't call the police because he's in the country illegally. Check out his other posts, it's entertaining.
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    IELTS - academic to boost points

    Wait a minute, you're not the primary applicant, so you doing the test won't help.
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    Relocating from UK - Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Help

    Just to clarify, this is a great opportunity for your son to have an adventure in another country but it is NOT migrating. A 482 allows you to live in Australia while your husband is working for that company, and it only lasts 2 to 4 years. Then you must all go home. The company may have mentioned that once he has worked there for 3 or 4 years, he can transition to a permanent visa and you can stay forever. That's not strictly true. The truth is that there's a possibility that he might be able to apply for a permanent visa, if the rules haven't changed by then (which they do, often) and if he's still eligible. It can take a year or more, during which you're in limbo wondering where your future lies, and there is no guarantee his application would be successful. I would not recommend anyone with anxiety issues even contemplate it, because the chances of success are low and it's very stressful.
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    Flights to UK now

    Not quite true, it is still possible for a foreigner to obtain residency in Spain. It’s just that before, Brits didn’t have to meet employment or financial conditions whereas now they do. Which probably excludes the poster
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    BUPA insurance transfer from Aus to UK

    Like I said, ring and ask
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    What’s the Difference Between Saving and Investing?

    I confess, this question confused me. To me, "saving" is the act of putting money aside for a rainy day. "Investing" is what you do with those savings. You might invest it in a savings account, or in superannuation, or the stock market, or property, or gold, or...(and also, what you invest in will change over time). I'm wondering if the OP equates "saving" with squirreling money away in a bank account, whereas "investing" means playing the stockmarket? @Parley, the idea of putting aside 10% of your salary first, before anything else, is very common. It makes sense. I don't agree about not using credit cards, though. For me the message should be, never carry debt on your credit card. I think it depends on the individual too. If you're the kind of person who can't control their spending, then obviously they're not a good idea. But if you're the kind of person who can pay it off religiously every month, they have lots of benefits. When interest rates were high, using my credit card (with 55 days' interest-free) meant I could leave my money in my savings account for longer. The card makes it easy to track expenditure. I also get reward points--my annual fee is $59 and each year I redeem at least $100 in cashback. Then there's travel insurance and the fact that when travelling overseas, it's hard to hire a car without one.
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    BUPA insurance transfer from Aus to UK

    It depends what kind of insurance you have with them in Australia. If it's the usual Australian health insurance for residents, then I looked into it myself a few years ago and was told it's not possible. The simple solution is to ring them and ask them.
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    No response from Home Affairs

    He (she?) said that there isn't a "no further stay" condition on the bridging visa. The thing is, it's a special kind of bridging visa. All it does is give you a few days/weeks to book a flight out of the country. That's why there's a "show ticket" condition. I must admit that's why I thought it was a genuine case because it's such an odd bridging visa and I'd expect that the average person wouldn't have heard of it.
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    No response from Home Affairs

    Hmmm. Now I'm wondering. Maybe you are an illegal and you've just realised that Immigration monitors this forum. ...
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    No response from Home Affairs

    I don't believe you. In fact, I don't believe anything you've told us. It's all very vague and a total invention.
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    No response from Home Affairs

    Oh really? How convenient.
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    No response from Home Affairs

    We got that impression. Frankly I hope you get caught. It's selfish, dishonest twits like you who ruin it for everyone else.
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    No response from Home Affairs

    I hope you have a medical certificate that certifies you as unable to fly, then. No reason you can't get a medical appointment wherever you're going.
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    Flights to UK now

    The total number of cases so far is 62 out of 9.2 million doses given n the EU (of which 14 have died).
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    British supermarkets vs Australian supermarkets

    I'm not sure that's true. I feel that the problem, in Australia, is that Coles and Woolworths have been virtually a duopoly for a very long time. They've only had to compete with each other and neither of them has been innovative. If one of them had done something new and exciting, the other would've had to follow suit, and it's never really happened. I don't see it as "bashing". I prefer living in Australia hands-down, but I can still recognise that in general, the shopping is better in the UK. I'm not getting hot under the collar about it, though. It's just a fact of life - a nice benefit if you're living in the UK, and a minor irritation if you live in Australia. There are pros and cons to every country and this is just one example.
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