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    Carer's Visa subclass 116

    I think the carer visa is a permanent visa although could be wrong.
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    Carer's Visa subclass 116

    One of the big negatives to that idea is should the OP’s father pass away during the wait (they have even said themselves it’s very likely) then I assume the bridging visa is cancelled and they will have to leave the country. They would be building a new life there knowing that at any time they would be going back to the UK.
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    Carer's Visa subclass 116

    You say he indicated that’s what he would like. What about you, is that what you want. Can you afford to not work while caring for him. I get he may want you there but it’s a very big ask to expect someone to uproot and move, especially when there’s various different care options available to him in Australia. Also I believe there’s a long wait for such a visa, I’m not sure how long.
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    Mortgage requirements from Aus to UK

    Assuming you need a mortgage then yes, you will need jobs as you’ll need to be able to evidence the income to afford the payments. There’s not the longer wait times with new jobs as was once the case. If you have a contract of employment and are in that employment you should be ok. If you think you will find employment quickly it might be worth looking at Airbnb rather than take on a rental. You can often get a descent rate if you commit to a longer period. Your payment upfront for 3 months is worth the owners offering a lower rate.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    That’s what I thought. Nice if you can afford it. They were either very rich or decided to live on benefits? I’m not really sure what the OP meant.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It’s called learning to live with it. It hasn’t gone away and may never do but we can’t hide away from it for ever. There is a very long list of things that can and do harm us, sometimes even kill us and that list has an extra thing on it now. That’s life even though we wish it wasn’t. For those that are terrified of it, there’s the option of staying away from crowds to try and avoid it. For the majority of people, life goes on and just as with all the bad things that can happen to us, we hope we don’t become one the unlucky ones. In the meantime, we have lives to live. You’re a long time dead so enjoying life to the fullest when you’re alive is a must for most. It’s all good though, people can and should do whatever makes them happy/comfortable, without judgement.
  7. Australia Home Affairs have updated their website. For anyone lodging a 143 visa now they have quoted - ‘We estimate new Contributory Parent visa applications lodged that meet the criteria to be queued are likely to take at least 12 years to be released for final processing’ It won’t be what people want to see but important they realise it before putting much time, effort and money into starting the journey.
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    Do you believe Prince Andrew ?

    When did they tell you that?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Will you be getting it?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I agree. Far too many do fluffy degrees and wonder why they end up with a job they didn’t need a degree for. You certainly don’t have to have a degree to do well. That said it’s never a bad thing to have one on your CV. I’m not a degree pusher nor do I have one. For the right reason and the right people they are great but it’s certainly not always the right choice.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    So they are the same as every other student then. My son is in his final year at uni and he has a student loan. That’s the way it is. I do know how much doctors earn and I know in the early years it’s not a lot. That’s why I said ‘given their salaries as they progress in their profession’ It’s reasonable to assume that a consultant earning in excess of 80k (often far higher with private work/overtime) is unlikely to need to be chipping away at their student loan for decades. I do agree with you though, students take on big debts. For most of them it pays off but there’s a lot of graduates out there that have jobs they could have got straight from school. Not only are they down on their uni fees, they’ve also missed 3 years of full time income they could have had instead of being at uni. That will add about £50k of lost money into their built up debt. Mind blowing.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Doctors in training receive a generous bursary which takes quite a chunk off their tuition fees. I don’t think your figures above have taken that into account. They’re also very unlikely to be paying them back over a 25 year period. I’d imagine most doctors would have cleared the debt off long before that given their salaries as they progress in their profession. The interest rates charged on student loans are far higher than what you would get on most savings accounts so it would make sense to overpay on the student loan if you had surplus. The cost of university is a daunting prospect for all students, it’s what you have to do if you want a certain profession. All students have to hope the payback is worth it. You often have to put in to get out more.
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    They do seem to have a good reputation. I know someone moving back to Australia towards the end of this year. I mentioned Petair to them simply because of what I’ve seen on here. They phoned them up and were impressed with them. They will be using them too. Their dog is an Australian born dog and lived in Australia from birth until the owner made the move back to the UK last year. They have decided to return and will of course be taking their dog with them. Hopefully they will qualify for the 10 days quarantine because of that.
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    Moving with older children

    It’s not fair that your mum is putting this pressure on you. You do what you think is best for your own family. Your mum should want that too. Her ideals should come way below what’s best for her child and grandchildren.