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  1. Jon the Hat

    Spreadsheet crew does Shipping

    Good news Ben! I hope it all goes through for you. We are close to coming off the market and waiting for the Spring now. The market is completely dead where we are. Plan B is to rent the house next year, but will need to save some more funds to do that. Disappointing after feeling so ready to go, but far from a disaster. Just need to pick ourselves up and get on with it! Congratulations Katie, how exciting to finally be there! Glad to hear PSS have been good so far, I was leaning towards them for some reason.
  2. A forecast is just a forecast, no chance there. The Department are not obliged to ask for additional information if they consider they have enough to make a decision - it is the applicants job to ensure they make their case. Again, little chance of compensation i think.
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    U.S. shootings.

    Fixed that for you.
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    Been here a while.

    Immigration isn’t the problem, failure to invest enough of Australia’s wealth in top quality infrastructure is the problem; poor politicians taking the easy way.
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    Removal companies recommendations

    Now is definitely not the time to sell a house. Market is very quiet. Hold.
  6. Jon the Hat

    Bacon, sausages and chocolate

    Unhealthy yes, inedible sometimes. I wouldn't buy twice from a chippy that sold soggy batter.
  7. Jon the Hat

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    On what planet is Carrie his mistress exactly? Give the woman some credit.
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    Police checks for PR

    If you declared the conviction you should be fine. They would have requested more information if needed.
  9. Jon the Hat

    Spreadsheet crew does Shipping

    Despite some very positive viewings we are still trying to sell the house. We are now enjoying the summer and resigned to not moving for a while yet.
  10. Jon the Hat

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The BBC is pretty good at reporting on World events. British politics not so much.
  11. Jon the Hat

    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    We aren't there yet but: 1) Wife is Aussie and wants to go home (for about 15 years) 2) Kids love it when we visit 3) I want to be closer to the water and take up sailing / scuba diving / kyaking / windsurfing again. And maybe rowing. 4) Weather = outdoors = adventure! 6) I like nice breakfasts
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    You would probably have to pay the full rental upfront.
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    Are able / planning to continue your current self employment in Perth i.e. with your existing client base but remotely? If not then you would be asking a mortgage company to lend to you without any work... Sounds to me like this wouldn't work even if it was a good idea. I love South Perth, but we are looking at Applecross High School catchment as it seems a much better school than the high school in Como (which SP is catchment for).
  14. Jon the Hat

    Are we being misled?

    I can't comment on whether you would get an invitation or not, however: The cost is presumably a mix of Visa application Fees and Agent fees. You can check the visa fees yourself. If you are moving on a temporary visa you should do so knowing that you may have to come back after the 4 years. This is simple fact becuase you may qualify today to apply for PR in 3 years, but the AU government can and do change the goalposts regularly, and 3 years is plenty of time for your job to drop off the skills list.
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    Last minute nerves and stress

    The speed of moving with work is probably more of a shock, but you are much better supported and don't have to worry about finding a job and spending a stack of your savings in the meantime. I found the idea of rushing in a couple of mnoths quite alarming, but now that fell through and we are going under our own steam, I am releaxed about moving but worried about finding work when i get there.