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  1. JetBlast

    The IT field Thread

    Here in Adelaide we are really struggling to find decent IT people. Only managed to find 2 decent systems engineers since Christmas.
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    I thought I would add a screenshot from the form that states the criteria.
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    Health Insurance

    Thanks for taking the time to reply
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    Health Insurance

    I was wondering if I can bump this please?
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    Notice Period

    Thanks to all those whole replied. In the end I didn't take the job. There were other things in the contract and my gut was telling me not to take the job.
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    Moving to Adelaide

    Hello, I moved from the North West to Adelaide. I love it and feel at home. Im sure you will also like it!
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    Passport Renewal

    Someone took my passport photo on my iPhone. I just took the photo against a white wall and with lots of natural light. They accepted it with no dramas.
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    Health Insurance

    Hello, I am 29 on a 489 visa, I have been in Australia since June 2019. I am looking to get health insurance for 2 reasons. 1. If I get it whilst under 30 it will be cheaper for the rest of my life. 2. So I don't pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge. I have spoken to a few people and received conflicting information and I am a little confused. I was wondering if someone can help with a few questions please? 1. Is there some kind of Waiting / hold time before I can use / take out private health cover please? Some people have said I do? 2. Some people have said that you don't pay the Medicare Levy & Medicare Levy Surcharge on a 489 visa. I do have a reciprocal agreement card. Is this true please? 3. What is the minimum cover required so you don't pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge please? 4. How is the Medicare Levy Surcharge paid? Is it taken out of my wage or maybe via the tax return? If I take out the insurance how do I arrange not paying the Medicare Levy Surcharge please? Thanks for the help
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    Holidays Outside My Regional Area

    I don't have that much holiday so all good! Thank you both for taking the time to reply.
  10. Hello, I am fortunate enough to have a job that has a healthy amount of annual leave. I am keen to use this to visit other parts of Australia and overseas. I am on a 489 visa sponsored by SA. I am wondering if there is a maximum period of time I can be outside of the state please? I won't be living or working outside the regional area just visiting. Thanks
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    Moving to Adelaide Suburbs

    I live in Adelaide and I would avoid Hallett Cove. All the poms seem to go there and the Aussies look down on it a little. Im here to integrate not segregate myself. I would avoid areas north of the CBD as many are quite rough. In particular avoid Elizabeth, Salisbury and the surrounding areas. South of the CBD are nicer areas. Mitcham, Unley, Belair. East and West of the CBD are nice.
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    Notice Period

    Good Morning, I am based in SA and I have been offered a new position as a senior manager. I am reviewing the documents and the notice period is 6 months. Is this usual please? My current position (manager) is 4 weeks. 6 months seems quite excessive. Thanks
  13. I wouldn't have thought that would count no. You're not residing in the country, just visiting. For the sake or 6 weeks it's not really worth the hassle and risk. Just apply for the 887 6 weeks later than you planned.
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    489 or 190

    Mine where 12 months from the medical. However someone I know who was granted after me had first entry 12 months from grant.
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    489 or 190

    FYI - The 489 visa has now finished and has been replaced by the 491 visa. You cannot apply for the 489 anymore. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-work-regional-provisional-491