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  1. Jon the Hat

    Pound £ on a roll!

    Thanks - looks good but you have to be a resident to setup. I will certainly move as soon as we are on the ground in Perth!
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    To renew or not!

    They might be petty, but I think we can safely assume they Brits will still be in the same queue as the Aussies.
  3. Jon the Hat

    Pound £ on a roll!

    I figure I have a year to keep an eye on it. If it gets closer to $1.90 I will consider it, but effectively I won't be able to access that cash without going to a NAB branch on arrival so it is a little bit of a risk.
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    You must be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this
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    I believe the 482 is tied to the sponsor company, so if you leave then you need another visa.
  6. Jon the Hat

    Pound £ on a roll!

    As has been said before, the long term average is 1.80, so anything up from there is a win!
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    Pound £ on a roll!

    I still think there is a window to come where the UK is vaccinated and open and Australia has to open and will see some spikes. Probably some time next year. fingers crossed for a spike to 2:1 as we saw last year
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    Government reshuffle

    When you appoint a big 4 firm to do work for you, there is generally a clause that the work is for internal use only and it cannot be published to a wider audience. This protects the big 4 from others who might rely on their report to make decisions, and later take legal action against the big 4 firm if they are wrong. If you want a report you can rely on publically it costs a whole lot more money, and might be less useful internally as they make less firm observations or comments.
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    Surfers Paradise versus Surry Hills (Sydney)?

    Unless you are going to blow it all on a boat and a snazzy car I'm not sure I see the point!
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    New mobile phone contract

    I think UK roaming contracts are on a fair usage basis, so if you try to use them a lot in Australia you will probably find they stop working, and you are paying a UK contract and an Australia one
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    What’s the Difference Between Saving and Investing?

    Generally speaking, with savings your money is not at risk, but your returns are generally pretty low. Banks & super funds usually are protected by government schemes to encourage people to trust them. If you invest you have the opportunity to earn more return, but your assets are at risk - ie your share etc can drop in value, or indeed become worthless. There are degrees of risk of course, and you can spread your investments across the ASX for example, when you are more subject to the global or national economy rather than the success or failure of individual companies. Investing is generally a better idea in the longer term as you can ride out the ups and downs. If you need quick access to funds when values are down, you realise your loss and that is that. Good luck!
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    Surfers Paradise versus Surry Hills (Sydney)?

    Whatever you do don't sell your place in Surry Hills! you will never get back in again if you do.
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    Getting OUT of England

    For me personally none - I am very fortunate to have bee working throughout. For the millions of self employed and business owners hanging on by their fingernails every day is swallowing their savings and burdening them with debt they will never be able to repay.
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    Home Affairs accused me of lying

    Not being funny, but I have no doubt people who investigate such things can also google and search forums. I would take this down and call an MRA agent for advice.
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    Singapore or Qatar

    Qatar are fully flexible to the end of the year including refunds, so we went with them, mid September 3 adults 1 kid fare £2560 one way.