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  1. I am unhappy with your moderation (to say the least)and as such will be requiring Rob to remove me from this forum forth with.

    It would appear a forum run with heavy influence by the migrant agent lobby, for their convenience (business) has no grounds for sensible debate or in fact the answering of questions posed as to whether or not a migrant agent is at all required.

    The response given was a perfectly thought out post to the question posed and was not directly a challenge to the migrant agency lobby to which I would have known better than challenge on a normal migration query thread.

    The migration agency lobby sought to respond on their own back, as usual found wanting on fact, outside of self interest and were personally abusive to top it off, being unable in other ways to respond.

    The removal of information regarding The Handbook of Immigration, a genuine tool which would have assisted the inquirer no end, to get answers to questions posed, as well as saving a pile of money, as well as useful for other peeps with a common similar question, as well as being sanctioned is unforgivable in my book and totally without just cause. I have reviewed the most recent addition and it is worth its price whether or not a migration agent is used. I can assure you all migration agents have a copy.

    My question would of course be, if the response wasn't wanted, why not remove the question posed? If no one is permitted to pose the question as to the necessity of using an expensive agent, then come clean and inform peeps that only questions to migration lobby agents will be permitted. Not questions about their use.

    The forum has been falling of over fairly recent times. It doesn't deserve people with insight wasting their time .

    I will be contacting Rob now to have my removal complete.

    1. Australia's economy is a house of cards

      Well we take a nose dive and they buy up even more at cheaper rates. The Chinese 'of means' are far more numerous than the entire Australian population, many times. They could between them buy and sell Australia many times. It should be remembered China regards Chinese abroad as belonging to the Motherland and will defend them with the power at its means if deemed necessary.
    2. Australia's economy is a house of cards

      Australia has been very lazy with the usual sell out politicians to the highest bidder. There are plenty of examples of this from the sale of Darwin Port to various agricultural lands of national interest. It is clear China will influence will expand ever more in the future as their tourists dominate, students out rank all other internationals by far, trade dependency and not forgetting the biggest intake of migrants as well as investors in shoring up the housing market. This will enable China to wield undue influence behind the scenes and at a stage influence policy.
    3. Australia's economy is a house of cards

      China is new to the game. The real estate lobby have own interests at stake here, being not happy with crackdown of Chinese funds entering Australia, along with potential government toughening up on Chinese 'investment' in Australian real estate that has challenged local ability to partake especially in the bigger cities. There is a lot more to the game than purely the amount .
    4. Australia's economy is a house of cards

      Well no it isn't and has extensive internal issues. But The state controlled system has challenged the concept of liberal economic democracy and found it severely wanting. It is far from only Australia that is being 'taken over' by China. The process is well under way, in a far more advanced form in certain South East Asian countries Pacific Islands and African countries, where Chinese buy influence and control. You may well consider China being the saviour of Australia, but it will come at a very heavy price. Already Chinese influence is deeply felt. A recent book publican was banned due to criticism of China by the publishers. They are as the Americans before, paying lobbyists within the media and those of influence to ensure the Chinese point is clearly expressed of whatever interest that might be, It is not hard to see where a conflict of interest could easily make Australia a victim of such a policy. China will extract a price for its shoring up the economy on every form from trade, tourism to students .
    5. Is it time?

      We have found the same in Perth. I don't think a single person remains here from late 90's. Loads moved overseas, but also to Melbourne and Sydney. Almost all were foreign born. I thought that was a Perth thing? Looks from your experience, the same thing in Melbourne. But London the same as well.
    6. Moving from Perth to Kalgoorlie

      I do hope you arrive at the answer to your particular issue. Tread very carefully would be my advise and do nothing hasty.
    7. Moving from Perth to Kalgoorlie

      I'd go for a councillor at least for initial point of contact. Such a service will be free.
    8. Moving from Perth to Kalgoorlie

      I believe it has improved though and have met migrants, whom claimed to like it . But no real idea about modern Kal, and I would agree with Paul, err on caution. I think it is good advise to seek out a migrant councillor. At least sort out the legalities.
    9. To use an agent or not to use an agent?

      I thought I might get a bite. Well lets not over complicate things shall we? Nothing like inducing a sense of fear of course, in citing a ten year ban. Fact remains a normal application, completed by an average competent person , without additional pragmatic considerations, when all said and done should not find a problem. As I have stated, if not good at form filling or understanding requirements or have problems with reading or such like, rather expensive paid help may be required. The analogy is of course, far from ridiculous, as all tasks mentioned one could generally be expected to be able to fulfil. One may indeed enjoy the 'luxury' , and preference of having some one else cut their lawn, do their garden, complete their accounts or indeed fill in an immigration application form. The individuals choice, but at least allow them to understand that there is indeed the possibility of a choice.
    10. To use an agent or not to use an agent?

      No one would argue the convenience involved in using an agent. Surely that applies to everything and anything in life? From cutting your lawn to cleaning your house, to doing your accounts and so on. I believe most people of ordinary intelligence will be able to complete requirements quite amply. If there are borderline considerations or don't meet criteria, for a particular reason, there is obviously a chance they may get you over the line. I'm afraid the argument that it is just another cost on top of a substantial amount already paid, is lazy talk, which doesn't wash in the slightest with me. Surely the idea is to save where possible. Immigration is a hell of an expensive operation. One would have thought savings would be welcomed where ever possible.
    11. Moving from Perth to Kalgoorlie

      If you are not to be living as man and wife, on a 457 visa, living apart, how do you reflect on your entitlement to remain in Australia?
    12. Going home

      Not many necessary for the better. Still rather recognisable though in that time frame.
    13. Going home

      Try finding a car parking spot at Cottesloe during summer . For that matter try finding a spot on the beach to swim on a weekend during the morning. Cottesloe Life Saving seem to have commandeered pretty much the entire beach. Full of nippers. Markets are a choice but are lively and full of things going on. Perth doesn't come remotely close in what here terms markets. Far more than bratwursts . I accept if you don't like crowds and lots of vitality and energy Perth will be preferable. But to write an opportunity off to visit London, when in the neighbourhood, is almost sacrilegious.
    14. Moving from Perth to Kalgoorlie

      Nobody can really tell you the best thing to do. Is the job opportunity an improvement on your husbands present position? Is it worth persevering for a short time? Have you been there? It is remote. It is quite outback in locality. It can be rough, in the Aussie style. I have heard it has improved over the years with even a bit of 'class; in places. Not sure to be honest. Not a place I would move to but I'm sure our situations differ. There's a lot to consider. If you don't find work there, will your economic situation be better than present? Are there members of your ethnic community and language group present there?