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  1. LouDYorkie

    Future in Australia

    I’m guessing it includes all food etc...and a deep clean of the room
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    Future in Australia

    I think the NT have already said anyone landing there has to pay for themself. Despite it being mandatory. They suggested it would be around $2500 per person
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    Applying for PR through ENS - Laid Off - COVID-19

    It does seem as though they might be waiving waiting periods. It was on 7 News tonight, the head of Centrelink was talking about it.
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    High blood pressure- stress!!!

    If it is high they will very likely want to know the cause, or at least that it is under control. Best to go to the doctors, if they prescribe pills and the BP normalises then the next visit for the visa medical may just be a tick in a box. You have to address it. Yes, you may be delayed if they close due to Covid-19, but this is potentially a medical issue that needs addressing anyway, regardless of a visa!!
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    Applying for PR through ENS - Laid Off - COVID-19

    Ordinarily there are waiting periods for residents who are not citizens. Check the CentreLink website-for Jobseekers I believe it says you must have been resident and in Australia at least 4 years to be eligible. But who knows how they will deal with it under the current circumstances.
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    High blood pressure- stress!!!

    There’s obviously different reasons for having high Blood Pressure so it probably depends on the reason for it whether you fail a medical or not. My high blood pressure is easily managed by my Meds and so had no impact on the outcome of my medical.
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    Face Masks

    They’ve never liked people working from home. I was originally told we had to be in the office to be collaborative and productive but that’s not my experience with other similar organisations. It’s an old fashioned view in my opinion but there are definitely some who add to the problem by doing no work and not being contactable when “working from home”.
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    Face Masks

    I still have to go into the city (Brisbane) for work. Yes, we could easily work from home but we aren’t allowed to until such time it is mandated by government.
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    Face Masks

    I am confused by the gloves. A shop worker last week was wearing them whilst filling shelves, blowing his nose then working the till as I went to pay. It looks like people are being told to wear them, but don’t know when to change them and I doubt they are using sanitiser in the same way they might if they had bare hands so possibly more risk of infection as they are not being properly educated!
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    Gardening in Containers

    I have a couple of vegepods. Things grow quickly in there. Things that do well are herbs, chillies, peas, globe zucchini, leafy greens, baby Dutch carrots, beets etc
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    I think the paper form only asks for the last 10 years whereas online they ask for all. I also travelled overseas a lot for work and I listed it all because I couldn’t find anything to say I didn’t need to. I didn’t add a spreadsheet I entered it into the form.
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    An FOI will likely tell you what is contained in your records, so you can see what had been done potentially. But they wouldn’t tell you why it is taking so long unless your Case Officer had written that in your records- and why would they?! A lot of people on here comment about FOI’s but really they mean very little. It certainly doesn’t mean it gives your Case Officer a nudge to resume their review of your application.
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    Away in Raratonga for a couple of weeks

    My OH has been looking at a trip to Raratonga, I’d love to know what it’s like! Any tips etc...
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    Are you hoarding? 'hamsterkauf'

    No, but plenty of people are. I went to Coles at the weekend to buy groceries to make a big chilli con carne, struggled to get rice!! Then went to pick up toilet paper and there was only one type available and not many of them...I thought what I’d seen on social media was tongue in cheek or exaggerated. I didn’t realise people were actually buying out all the toilet paper!! [emoji23] Pasta was also rare-except the more expensive stuff [emoji2360] Buy buy buy!!!
  15. The soggy U.K. chip shop chips are my favourite! But it’s funny how tastes change over time so I may say the same in a few years... You can get Sarsons Malt Vinegar from time to time in Coles. I occasionally buy it with my proper mint sauce [emoji16]