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  1. I had to laugh (somewhat nervously) when Morrison said that China's refusal to take Australia's exports had NOTHING to do with the fact that he accused them of 'causing the virus'. Nothing? Seriously? You need to stop repeating what Trump Towers is saying ScoMo.....its time Australian politicians led and not followed.
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    Moving in Queensland

    We've lived in Hervey Bay now for 16 years and wouldn't live anywhere else. Good infrastructure (60,000 population), a massive health sector for employment, beaches (no crocs!) and one of the best voted climates in the WORLD! We're approximately 3 and a half hours north of Brisbane by road and a couple of hours to the Sunshine Coast. We live in paradise! PS If you don't want crowds or crime, then DON'T move to Southport.
  3. Certainly a profession in demand. Have you thought more about the regional areas in NSW? Sydney is a BIG place and not one I'd like to live in (we've been in Queensland for 20 yeasr) and there are some lovely regional cities including rural and coastal areas.
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    Soon to be nurse emigrating to WA

    Holiday first if you can afford it as it'll give you some appreciation of what Australia is all about - it's not the UK with more sunshine. If you do holiday here, try and get a feel for living here; in other words don't treat every day like it IS a holiday. Do the normal things, go grocery shopping, drive into the city at 8am...... We made the move over 20 years ago and love it but it's certainly not for everyone.
  5. Having no job to come to would be my biggest concern. Australia, particularly Sydney is VERY expensive due to the cost of just living What is your profession that got you in on the skills shortage if I may ask?
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    Vitassess chef tecnical interview

    Have a look at this written in 2017. Link:
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    Visa application

    While you're on a BVA, the whole point is for awaiting a decision for a permanent visa isn't it; otherwise why you would be on a BVA? Sorry, I'm confused. A BVA is granted AT THE SAME TIME as you apply for a more substantial visa.
  8. Very broad question indeed. Obviously make sure you bring ALL your personal affects (DL, Passport, Birth and Mariage etc etc). Of more concern is that you mention 'getting a job'. Have you got a job to come to? How did you get PR without one?
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    Brisbane suburb for a pre-move re

    Do you mean motels? There's a string of them along Kingsford Smith Drive and these are only a 5-10 minute drive to New Farm/Fortitude Valley...
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    Where to start.....Adelaide?

    Too true. If you give us an indication of your budget we could then recommend suburbs that might fit in. As other have said, the Hill and East/North East are good as too are the beach side suburbs from Brighton northwards....
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    Brisbane suburb for a pre-move re

    New Farm, Fortitude Valley and West End would be my pick...
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    Moving to Hervey Bay

    As others have stated; there are jobs EVERYWHERE, you've just got to try that bit harder to find them and be prepared to take your 'not ideal' job first to get into the marketplace. We moved to Hervey Bay back in January 2006 and people we met then said 'there's no jobs here you know'. Within 2 weeks we both had full time jobs. Be prepared to do the hard yards first to live in Paradise!
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    Where to start.....Adelaide?

    Hi, here's hoping you can get the citizenship! We used to live in Hallett Cove and Morphett Vale (not too far away from there either). Port Noarlunga is a poorer area to be honest (apologies to anyone living there), Hallett Cove is better but has its problems. Henley Beach is considerably upmarket compared to those other two areas...
  14. Welcome to the Australian workforce where the number one priority is profit.
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    3rd world scenario again grrr

    Try living in NZ! When we were there, even in a slight rain shower the power went off!