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  1. LouDYorkie

    Flu Shots

    Had my flu jab on Friday last week. Felt for the last couple of days as though I’m about to come down with something but hoping it’s just a small side effect rather than having caught flu before my vaccine takes effect! OH won’t get vaccinated for Flu despite him having every travel vacc available. So I won’t exactly be full of sympathy and care if he catches something nasty!
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    Financial assistance

    I’m not sure what financial support for migrants you refer to in the U.K. but no, I don’t think there’s assistance for temporary visa holders on a 482 unless negotiated with and provided by the employer.
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    Do I pay too much taxes ? Thanks

    No one could tell you that without knowing what you earn. Go to an online net pay calculator for Australia, plug in your numbers, say whether super is included or excluded and it will tell you have much Tax you should pay. Hopefully though you are doing tax returns each year, so if you are over or underpaying tax, you will certainly find out then.
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    Permanent Residency Queries

    Part of applying for the visa is based on you committing to the rules placed on you and fully intending to honour them. You appear to be concerned about not honouring them and how far any potential repercussions extend. I don’t know the answer to this, other topics on this forum have explored it though and the general consensus appears to be that this kind of activity is frowned upon at best but has unknown consequences down the line at worst.
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    Calling All MAC Experts!!

    If you think you have all you need, just turn your Mac off and on again (yes, that old IT trick). It should start normally, if it does-great, you’ve saved yourself a trip. If not, take it to Apple. Going forward, back up as you go although I really would recommend cloud storage-it’s easy to set up and accessible from anywhere! They may even help you at the Apple Store...
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    Permanent Residency Queries

    Hmm, this is not how I understood children were dealt with. I thought that a child would only be a citizen if WHEN THEY WERE BORN one of the parents was ALREADY a citizen or permanent resident. You may need to verify the child’s status as it sounds like both you and your partner are temporary residents, making the child a temporary resident currently.
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    What to watch - Recommendations!

    I’ve liked both the books and the series. I do wish George Martin had completed the books but as he didn’t I’d say the TV shows are better-quite rare for me to say that. Today I’m prepared, I’ve just got my FOXTEL Now subscription so I can tune in for the next few weeks to see the last season....I’m a little excited!!
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    Starting Out in Sydney?

    Temporary visa holders have to pay for schooling in Sydney even at the state schools... at least my friends did when they lived there. I don’t know what it cost but I know it was a burden to my friends and ultimately they went home because they couldn’t afford to stay there.
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    A 457 Story!!

    I don’t doubt that this happened, but it is not allowed and your friend should have challenged it.
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    186 - is it worth a shot? 60K Salary 261313

    I don’t think it is illegal. The rules are different for the partner of a Masters Degree student. I thought they could work full time.
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    186 - is it worth a shot? 60K Salary 261313

    I think it’s okay if the student is a researcher or doing a masters?
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    186 - is it worth a shot? 60K Salary 261313

    Are you working full time for $60K? Or are you limited on your dependent visa to 40 hours a fortnight? I know of someone who had that restriction so although their salary sounded low, they were only allowed to be part time.
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    British Bulldog/Snub Nosed Pets

    As I said it’s self imposed but in full sun at 26 degrees they don’t walk far at a reasonable pace (maybe 2.5kms) before seeking shade, water and are panting a long time after getting home, it seems to take more of a toll on them. 26 after the sun goes down, they fare a little better but I still prefer it to be cooler where possible. The optimum for my two is about 20-23 so we can walk and run-then it is me who wants to slow down first [emoji23]. Also depending on the time of day the bitumen gets hot, too hot for me to hold my hand on so way too hot for their paws.
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    British Bulldog/Snub Nosed Pets

    We have 2 boxers and we live in Brisbane. We didn’t transport them here so can’t help with that but one is dark brindle and does have breathing issues but she does just fine. They have a shaded paddling pool to cool off in and they like to lay on the tiled floors. We walk them at first light in summer, I get up around 4:15-4:30 (and go to bed early). I have a self-imposed rule that I don’t take them out during the day when it’s 26 degrees or over and I don’t run with them when it’s approaching that. You soon discover what is too much for each dog :)