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    Dependent(newborn) visa for a PhD scholar parent

    Just curious as have someone i know may be looking to do a PHD.........PhD scholarship in an Australian university............how did your hubbie go about getting the scholarship if its ok to ask
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    Car insurance costs

    Have found NRMA to be great since we came here
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    Duvet dilemma for South Queensland

    Bring it you will need it....................In Noosa and on colder nights you will reach for it .................once you get acclimatized :-)
  4. I think one of the University has a dive club, open to all, and may work out cheaper also. Google should find it. Very expensive to dive here
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    Buying a laptop

    Can you buy VAT/GST free in Canada if you are leaving
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    Mobile phone providers

    Aldi mobile...............
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    Australian Bank Guarantees

    Re Aus Banks " In a world of carefully crafted, cautious messages, Fitch ratings director Andrea Jaehne cut to the chase when asked why Australia's banking system was so safe and solid. "I wouldn't call it safe and solid," she responded." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-27/australian-banks-not-so-safe-and-solid-fitch/7451740 I think i would lodge only the Max Guaranteed in any Bank. Open a Couple of Accounts if needed Personally I think there are tough times ahead for Australian Banks. If a Royal Commission is called for make that even tougher. I also would wait a little longer for making large transfers. AUD may be going lower but who knows...............
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    Expired permanent residents visa

    Your fathers illness will do also anything else, family reasons, job reasons, any family illness, kids schooling if you have any etc..........Your PR visa does not expire its the travel part so you should be able to apply for an RRV while here .............
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    Secret Hideaway Sunshine coast

    In Noosaville two years and quite happy............take a walk up the National Park on the right from Main Beach Noosa and watch the Surfers, head out to Boiing Pot look out and further if you like. Drive down the end of Hastings St and through the National Park to the Spit at the River mouth beautiful views......... never tire of it Little Cove is lovely also for a swim. Was going to stay here but did not have the chance seems to have great reviews and handy to the River in Noosaville and close to everything - - Montpellier Boutique Resort.........looks good fro kids.....Gastons near the roundabout in Noosa is nice plenty of choice really. Like Moneypennys also at the end of Hastings st. Coolum is worth a stop also to have a look around...............Buderim is also nice...............Maleny lovely, a bit more inland but worth a visit [h=1][/h]
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    Making an offer on a house

    +1............If in doubt...........walk away.....always go with your gut...........there will always be another House
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    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    Maybe someone can advise...........I have a friend who is thinking of coming over later in the year or maybe next year. Currently teaches in an International school in Europe, English Speaking. Teaches Maths at Secondary level. Qualified in Ireland not sure exactly what level he has. But has done some University studying etc not sure for how long exactly Can he get employment in an International School in Sydney without jumping through all the hoops needed for State Schools ie matching up qualifications etc he would not be adverse to doing more studying I imagine but initially would just need to get work. Or is it all the same whether it is International or State. ..........Many thanks for any tips
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    Are we too old at 70 to think of returning to U.K.

    Life is too short.......doesn't matter who is at fault...........someone has to say sorry or whatever.....whether its right or wrong as the elder statesman youre hubby should bite his tongue and do the deed for the good of all and sort it out before any move
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    Best exchange rate/service for transfering money to Oz

    +1 on CF...............Use currencyfair all the time and have not found a better option yet for rate, convenience etc
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    Expired permanent residents visa

    Left Aus in 1990 on PR Visa and came back in 2014 on RRV.....so yes it can be done. You need compelling and compassionate reasons as to why you were not back in Aus in those years
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    Permanent visa confusion

    +1 get your citizenship application in. Once its in I think you can travel but you need to check that
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