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  1. rtritudr

    Flown to aus?

    Masks are mandatory on all flights to Australia.
  2. You're supposed to do the visa application first, then the exemption application with the TRN to link the two. Doing it the wrong way may add unnecessary delays to your visa approval, or in the worst case cause it to be put on hold indefinitely (some were waiting for over a year for their visa application).
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    Returning citizens to Australia

    Which can't happen if the border to WA is closed.
  4. If you supplied your visa TRNs correctly then you don't need to do anything else.
  5. Unless you have an exemption, a 651 visa per se does not qualify you to enter Australia, you'll be refused boarding.
  6. I don't think the reason matters for an inbound exemption, as long as you qualify as a family member. Thankfully outbound exemptions are no longer applicable. Of course, if you don't qualify automatically for an exemption (e.g., not a family member or parent of an Australian citizen/permanent resident), then the reason will be the sole criterion for assessing your application and it becomes crucial.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    There is speculation that the dip is due to the half-term break so the weeks coming up to Christmas might reverse this trend.
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    Speed up Child Visa 101 process?

    Exactly. Get in and if the current policies stay in place you don't even have to go offshore for the 101 to be approved.
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    Qantas flights and COVID-19 vaccinations for 16 year olds

    The intention is let such children quarantine at home, and therefore they should not take up any hotel quarantine space which is extremely limited (210 per week in Sydney). However, you are at the mercy of your airline but since it's Qantas, hopefully they should understand the rules better than a foreign airline. https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19/COVID-19-vaccinations#fully-vaccinated https://www.health.gov.au/news/returning-australian-children Returning to Australia If you’re returning to the ACT, NSW or Victoria with a child 12 to 17 years old who isn’t fully vaccinated, they must undertake a PCR test within 24 hours of arriving and quarantine at home for 7 days. They must take a second PCR test on day 5 of their isolation period.
  10. Assuming it remains the same as the current exemption process, you first apply for your visa, then you apply for the exemption immediately with your visa application TRN so that the two applications are linked. Once your exemption comes through then the visa will be approved.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    The divergence between the UK and the rest of Europe is quite intriguing. Apparently it's mostly down to mask wearing and the use of AZ: https://www.ft.com/content/34582534-4510-4d45-bcba-2f9e04005309
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Studies have shown that the vaccinations not only protects the breastfeeding mother, but it also extends protection to the baby through IgA antibodies.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Bear in mind the recent case numbers in the UK are an underestimate because one of the major labs has just been suspended for producing a large number of false negative PCR results: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54923641
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    Medicare Entitlement Statement

    What about lodging the returns now, pay the Medicare surcharge, and then filing an amendment once the MES comes through?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I think the main reason this lockdown hasn't worked is because the government no longer has the political will to enforce sufficiently stringent policies. NZ showed that they can reduce the R rate to less than 1 using their Level 4 policies, albeit not small enough to end the outbreak quickly enough before they too ran out of political will and went back to Level 3. They are now betting on vaccination just like NSW/Victoria. Yes you always have non-compliance but I don't think it has been demonstrated that the non-compliance is the main issue here this time around.