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  1. Guest

    Young female adults

    Hi There We have been living in Baldivis for over 2 years now, our 14 year old has made lots of friends through school but our oldest daughter who is 20 has found it very hard to make friends. She is a lovely person but is quite shy and doesn't really go nightclubbing, so has found it hard to make new friends. Most of the people we have met have got younger kids. Has anyone got a similar situation or are you in that age range and looking to make new friends? I am really worried about her, although she is happy and has a great full time job, I worry she is not making the most of her time here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - from a concerned parent :unsure:
  2. Hi guys This is probably a really silly question and will highlight my ignorance in its full glory! My family and I had originally planned to move to Aus this year when my kids are 13 and 11 years old but for many reasons this will now wait until they finish their A levels. Am I right in thinking that we can apply for the PR (Im a Midwife) in a couple a years and then allow for the 18 months – 2 year handling time, and then the visa have to be validated within 5 years(?) . This way I was hoping that the whole family can travel on my visa rather than wait until the boys are over 18 to apply and they would then need their own visa, is this right?? Thanks for any guidance
  3. Hi advice needed please, My husband has been offered a job as a panel beater on a 457 visa in the Melbourne region with a starting wage of $750 pw. Is this realistically enough for us to get by on? I will not receive any child benefit so until i can find myself a p/t job to fit around the kids school hours this is all we will have coming in... and only able to work p/t not sure how much extra i could contribute even after finding employment. We have no property to sell but will be taking enough money to start us off... car, car insurance, bond, 1 months rent and hopefully some more...we hope to have about £10-£15k. We have looked on the property websites and have seen 3bed properties for around $300 a week...may not be in the best areas but we are from S.E. London. We both need to work over here (uk) so don't expect to survive on a 1 wage income in Australia. The trouble is i have a well paid job here as a practice manager of 3 Dental surgeries and although i only work part time i take home as much as some i know working F/T. I also have no child care as they are looked after by family members. We do qualify for a 176 visa and my husband was planning on doing the AQF111 prior to leaving( he would still need to sit this in Australia due to his age when we apply for PR) even if he accepts the 457 offer. Would we be better off not going down the 457 route and apply for the 176 from the start. That way we could qualify for childcare as we would be permanent residents and hopefully could work for a company that offered a higher wage? any advice would really be appreciated as we dont want to go 1/2 way round the world, muck up my 3 kids education and not be able to pay the bills or have to think if we can afford to turn on the air con when its mid summer.
  4. This is aimed at every older teenager / young adult on this forum. My family and I will be arriving on the Wednesday 10th February 2010. We are a young couple with a daughter Shannon aged 17, son Nathan aged 21 and another daughter Charlotte aged 11. I am extremely worried about my kids being isolated and not gaining good friends in Adelaide. I am not so worried about my Nathan has he is a professional sportsman and has very outgoing nature, but its my Shannon she is more resiliant about our family adventure with our new life in Adelaide. Basically does not want to be in Adelaide. So what I am hoping to arrange once we have settled is to arrange a a BBQ at our place for all you teenagers / young adults to socialise. Hopefully this will not just help my kids but other young people to meet new friends. Maybe some like minded parents can tag along as well lol. Obviously we will not be in Adelaide until Feb, but I will post an update nearer the time. Furthermore I have coached and managed soccer teams for the past 22 years here in the UK, plus my son has been a professional. I am going to look into sorting out a team from scratch and enter a Saturday/Sunday league. Maybe we could call the team PIA FC. What do you think moderators. We could arrange Parents V Kids Soccer match. I understand that you young ones - that it is horrible for us older people/parents trying to get you friends etc, but this BBQ is meant with all good intentions. Hopefully some good can come from this socialable event and you had the chance to gain acquaintances and exchange contact details and sorted out your own future arrangements regarding meeting each other. I look forward to your replies...................
  5. KazzE

    Teaching Adults quals???

    Hi, has anyone had a teaching adults qualification assessed in Victoria? or anywhere in Australia? I am trying to find out what if anything I need to do to be able to tutor Childcare workshops/courses here in Victoria. I used to do workshops on various childcare issues as part of my job in the UK and want to be able to do that again as my part of my job here in Australia. :wubclub: thanks Karen.
  6. Hi I am looking for some advice on any projects that are currently in Brisbane QLD area, I currently work in a mother and baby project that helps teenage mothers cope with their new baby and help them eventually live independently. I love my job and would like to carry this on once I get to Brisbane. I have looked on seek.com and cant find anything. I am happy to volunteer to begin with. Does anyone know of a project like this in Brisbane or any homeless projects?? Thanks very much
  7. I recieved this message today in an e-mail and thought i would post here for people to see how easy it is to be tricked over the internet. It is long BUT please read it. After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and get on-line. She logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on. She sent him an instant message: ByAngel213: Hi. I'm glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home today. It was really weird! GoTo123: LOL. You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you? Don't you live in a safe neighbourhood? ByAngel213: Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination coz I didn't see anybody when I looked out. GoTo123: Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven't done that have you? ByAngel213: Of course not. I'm not stupid you know. GoTo123: Did you have a softball game after school today? ByAngel213: Yes and we won!! GoTo123: That's great! Who did you play? ByAngel213: We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look like bees. LOL. GoTo123: What is your team called? ByAngel213: We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are really cool. GoTo123: Did you pitch? ByAngel213: No I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before my parents get home. I don't want them mad at me. Bye! GoTo123: Catch you later. Bye. Meanwhile.......GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search for her profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out. He took out a pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far. Her name: Shannon Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985 Age: 13 State where she lived: North Carolina Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall. Besides this information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just told him. He knew she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon until her parents came home from work. He knew she played softball on Thursday afternoons on the school team, and the team was named the Canton Cats. Her favourite number, 7 was printed on her jersey. He knew she was in the eighth grade at the Canton Junior High School. She had told him all this in the conversations they had on-line. He had enough information to find her now. Shannon didn't tell her parents about the incident on the way home from the ballpark that day. She didn't want them to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball games. Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn't be so overprotective. By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following her. Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at her. It was then that the memory came back. She glanced up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely. He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when she looked at him. He didn't look scary and she quickly dismissed the sudden fear she had felt. After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach. She noticed his smile once again as she walked past him. He nodded and she smiled back. He noticed her name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had found her. Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few blocks to Shannon's home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned to the park to get his car. Now he had to wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go to Shannon's house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat there until time to make his move. Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in the living room. "Shannon, come here," her father called. He sounded upset and she couldn't imagine why. She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the sofa. "Sit down," her father began, "this man has just told us a most interesting story about you." Shannon sat back. How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him before today! "Do you know who I am, Shannon?" the man asked. "No," Shannon answered. "I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123." Shannon was stunned. "That's impossible! GoTo123 is a kid my age! He's 14. And he lives in Michigan!" The man smiled. "I know I told you all that, but it wasn't true. You see, Shannon, there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You named the school you went to, the name of your ball team and the position you played. The number and name on your jersey just made finding you a breeze." Shannon was stunned. "You mean you don't live in Michigan?" He laughed. "No, I live in Raleigh. It made you feel safe to think I was so far away, didn't it?" She nodded. "I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn't as lucky. The guy found her and harmed her while she was home alone. Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and there on-line. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even realising you have done it. I hope you've learned a lesson from this and won't do it again. Tell others about this so they will be safe too." "It's a promise!" That night Shannon, her Dad and Mum all thanked God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic situation.
  8. Guest

    Young Adults in Canberra

    Hi Guys We are just completing Meds and Police Checks after having our case officer appointed last week and now starting to feel that our Emigration to Canberra is getting closer and closer. We are coming with ACT Sponsorship on a 176 visa, and hopefully as a family of 5, including my wife and three daughters. My daughters are 21, 20 and 17 and are now wondering what their future life in Canberra may offer. So any insights from people living in Canberra would be greatly appreciated, so that their minds can be put at rest about having stuff to do. Other sites are more negetive about Canberra but mostly these posts come from people who have never been there or just visitted and this can not possibly offer a qualified view. So please any feedback from Canberra residents would be greatly appreciated warts and all. thanks
  9. hi could anyone let me know how much the costs are for a 175 visa 2 adults and 3 kids thanks martin