Actually I ‘feel’ Australian because this is where I grew up. I was 6 when our family arrived from the UK in 1956. When I returned to live in the UK I had an Australian husband and 2 Aussie children with me - we didn’t think about it back then, 1978. We had right of entry to the UK and Australia. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
One of my children lives in the UK and the other in Perth, WA.
Each visa extension I have applied for has cost money. The original one was $50, the first extension $120 and the second one $1300. I’m not asking for anything for nothing . I haven’t cost the Australian taxpayer one cent and I’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars.
I had hoped I might get some helpful advice rather than what feels to be criticism