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  1. Coming up to 10 years in Aussie

    We must be very lucky we have just recently moved to a new area. Currently renting after selling a property. Moved due to new employment. We've been in the new place about three weeks. We had a large gum branch fall from the tree in the front garden two nights ago. The very next morning our new neighbour who we hadn't even met yet came knocking and asked if we'd like him to remove and take the branch away( he was heading to the tip and would be happy to add the extra to his load). He came back a few minutes later with chainsaw and cut it and took it away. Money and drinks were offered which were both declined. He was happy to help he said. We are looking to buy in the same area atm. If the house we are renting comes up for sale would love buy it.
  2. How to make it happen?

    Unfortunately as far i'm aware unless either has a skill on the list then no there's no other option. Good luck to you all.
  3. How to make it happen?

    Perhaps i'm pointing out the obvious but you do know the 457 is not permenant visa in regards to your daughter and her family? Could she not get Pr with any skills on the list?
  4. AMA plan to get more doctors in rural areas

    Yes we need more doctors in rural areas that's obvious tried recently to get an appointment and it was a week to get an appointment. We have three clinics here and all were fully booked. However the idea to make student doctors do a year in a rural area is flawed imo. We need doctors who are prepared to stay, you need to build a realtionship with a doctor and it just doesn't happen in rural areas for the most part. In my case over the last few years i find a doctor i like and am comfortable with only to find they leave after a year or two and you're back to square one. We have a lot of doctors coming to our area whom are from non english speaking backgrounds and a good portion of them are very hard to imo understand. I'm curious as to how they pass the english test to be honest. I even had one prescribe me medication that it clearly states in my records i'm allergic to? Which i pointed out to said doctor. Not good enough!!! I agree with the comment about maternity services two of the small rural hospitals in this area have closed their maternity units in the last two years forcing expectant mothers to travel between an hour to two hours to access maternity services.
  5. Debt in different states

    As far as i know no it's not true the debts will follow eventually. Especially if they are for things like utilities, credit card, phone plans etc. In fact they will most likely end up on a bad credit list and even something as simple as getting a phone will prove very difficult. Renting a property will also most likely be hard too.
  6. Aussie weather

    Yes it is a day for staying inside with aircon. Sadly i have to go out shortly but won't be for long Current temp is 44 and still climbing.
  7. Aussie weather

    Going to be hot as in my area. Nothing under 43 for the next four days and up to 45 for two. Yuk!!
  8. If you have all the requirements i'd do it asap. You just never know if your occupation is removed you will have no chance. Good luck.
  9. Centrelink benefit when husband lost job

    I'm fairly certain given the wife is working he would get nothing from centrelink.
  10. The weather in Tasmania today

    Wow we had almost 70mm of rain here in country Victoria last night. To wet to do any work today so a nice lunch out in town instead.
  11. Sadly there are a lot out there who are not nice at all. We've heard loads of horror stories. Many don't stick it out even with us. Farm work is not for everyone and it is hard work i don't deny that. We don't expect people to do anything we wouldn't do though. That is working in extreme conditions too hot too cold we call it a day. No point killing yourself or the workers either.
  12. Flight deals

    I too used to use Best Flights they were really good. Hello World as said no longer have the deals Best Flights had.
  13. Not all as you have said are bad. We run a vineyard and employ a lot of backpackers/holiday visa holders we also have a small two bed unit on site which is quite nice. We do charge for it but not a lot $150 a week. We treat our backpackers/ Holiday visa holder workers well much as we would like our own children to be treated. If they work hard we value them. Some been fab other not so much. We have been burned in the past but judge as we find them. Many we are still in contact with years late and we have employed younger family members years later some have worked others not so much.
  14. Children law

    Personally i wouldn't be going if the relationship is already shaky which clearly it is by what you're saying. Given that the Hague convention would come into play if the father says no to them going back with you. In all honesty a court is unlikely to grant you permission to return either. Do some research on the Hague convention. Many parents find themselves and their children stuck in countries with no option to return to the country of origin.
  15. Aussie Broadband Worst in World

    So i've had an update from Telstra about the internet apparently due to congestion on the line in our area the issue will remain for an unknown period. Could be up to a year?? Odd given it was fine until they started digging and such for the nbn. Fantastic so no fix any time soon. They have however agreed to reduce our monthly charges for both the internet and mobile services with an increased data to the mobiles. So a win of sorts i guess.