Roberta2

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  1. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Roberta is signing out for a while. Off soon to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba. Grandfather was in the famous Charge, with the Fourth Light Horse Regiment. Turnbull will be there of course. They all love to wrap themselves in the flag.
  2. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Report it to DIBP. There is always someone dumb enough to fall for a scam.
  3. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Looks like a scam or a con. They will probably ask for your bank account details when you want to apply for reimbursement.
  4. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    The Bill will be thrown out unless it passes the Senate by 18 October. The High Court will not have resolved any of the citizenship cases by then. Senator Xenophon has not given a date for his resignation. Senator Sinadinos is on leave for health reasons; he will be given a pair. So nothing material has changed.
  5. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Parliament is still in recess.
  6. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    No one can predict what this Senate will do. We saw Nick Xenophon and Pauline Hanson in an alliance of convenience last week in relation to the new media laws. Xenophon outfoxed Pauline, of course.
  7. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    I meant when did Dutton ever say the bill was 100% non negotiable? I would be very surprised if any cabinet minister would say any such thing, given the nature of the Senate.
  8. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    When did Dutton say that?
  9. Brisbane - best suburbs for young professionals

    I wonder if they have really learned much. The whole area west of Montague Road is a flood plain. The aborigines told the Europeans never to build there, for good reason! Time will tell, in the next big flood. I did buy a unit there a while ago, but kept the latest flood map in my hot little paw as I trotted around. But of course it doesn't matter as much if you are renting. Certainly plenty to choose from now.
  10. Brisbane - best suburbs for young professionals

    PS. There is an open Facebook group called Keep West End Weird. It will give you an idea what goes on there.
  11. Brisbane - best suburbs for young professionals

    Yes, the public transport in West End is excellent. Bike paths are being improved too. It's only about a 20 minute walk to the CBD. Easy walking distance to the public pools, restaurants, parks etc on the river at Southbank. Not sure I would want to live too close to the river though. Severe flooding in 2011. I went to the West End State School fete recently - it's a very diverse area, with quite a lot of public housing, many students living in shared houses, but rapidly becoming gentrified. Median house prices are now well over a million - which is expensive for Brisbane. It has elected the first Greens Councillor in Queensland, who is stirring the pot quite a bit, and the Greens and the Labor Party are at daggers drawn for the forthcoming State election. The West End Community Association is very active. Probably the most interesting Brisbane suburb.
  12. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    What has the NXT said about the proposed four year requirement?
  13. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    The Senate committee report doesn't determine anything. It's just a report. Not binding on anyone. What matters is the deals that will be struck among the Senate crossbenchers. With this crossbench, just about anything is possible.
  14. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    What would be the point - since both parties have said they oppose all provisions of the bill?
  15. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Not likely. These are extreme views. However, I don't think the current one year PR requirement will stay either - two years seems more likely. But just guessing like everyone else.