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  1. If you are up for a friendly game of Football (Soccer) this weekend, or every weekend for that matter get in touch. There are at least 10 of us playing 5 aside at Moore Park opposite the Captain Cook Hotel on Flinders St, normally between Anzac Parade and South Dowling. Playing regularly every Saturday at 11.00am to get in shape, meet new people and have a laugh. I'm English, 25, Male, moved to Aus with my gf and half (1/4) decent at football, always a little competitive, but in it for fun. I am here on a 4 year visa so hoping to make it a long term thing. Skill level absolutely anything from beginner to professional (I will be amazed if any pro footballers appear but you never know). Send me an email if you've got any questions, or with your contact details if you're going to show up. Let me know if its just yourself, or with friends, and maybe a bit about yourself. I'll email confirmation mid week with contact details. You wont need football trainers or boots - though I'm sure it will help. If any one is up for a beer after then I'm sure we can accommodate, we usually do!
  2. Hi All, I've submitted my s175 application online (general accountant) and having paid, didn't upload all the documents until yesterday. Is there a way to conform that I have finished uploading or do I have to wait for them to look at it themselves? Not sure if it's just me but I keep thinking i've missed a trick somewhere?!! Does anyone know the sort of timeline/process that will follow ie does it go to a case officer next? when does this normally happen etc?! I look forward to your responses and thanks in advance!
  3. We're leaving Sydney at the end of August to move back to the UK and will be selling: - Whirlpool fridge/freezer - 18 months old - Ikea 2 seater and 3 seater navy blue sofas and matching footstall - 18 months old - Toploader washing machine - 18 months old - Car - red Renault Clio 16v (2001) Then we'll have a multitude of other odds and sods (kettle, toaster, steamer, cutlery, plates, pots, pans, vases, lamps, bedside tables, desk, office chair, coffee table, dining table, bookcase, printer, home phone, outside table and chairs, BBQ) that we'd like to get rid of... Any takers?
  4. Good Day! Im new here! and been looking for a thread like this for so many times. we're Filipinos. I would like to ask your help..My husband and 2 kids (5 yrs old and 1 yr old) is coming on Canberra on Aug. 20, i would like to ask if anyone out there who can help us to find accommodation, we need house/apartment/townhouse/ for rent for one year..our budget is $400/pw. Really appreciate your help. cciara
  5. Good Day! Im new here! and been looking for a thread like this for so many times. we're Filipinos. I would like to ask your help..My husband and 2 kids (5 yrs old and 1 yr old) is coming on Canberra on Aug. 20, i would like to ask if anyone out there who can help us to find accommodation, we need house/apartment/townhouse/ for rent for one year..our budget is $400/pw. Really appreciate your help. cciara
  6. Hi everyone, I have been reading these forums for a few months now, it's been a good source of information and a nice thing to spend 10 minutes on while at work in rainy London! I know that a lot of posts are quite similar when people make the move but I thought I could share my situation to see if any of you have any golden tips! I've been lucky enough to secure a job with my current employer (a bank) in Melbourne and the company have applied for my 457 visa, I have my flights booked for August 25th and have been reassured that the visa should be in place by then!! I'm currently going through the emotional roller-coaster of being incredibly excited one day to 'what have I done?' the next! But on the whole I'm really looking to forward to it all. I'm 26 and don't know anyone in the city yet so looking forward to getting amongst it and making some friends! In terms of preparation I have opened a bank account, tied up most of the loose ends here in London and seem to think I'm quite well set at present. What I really need to do is arrange for some short term accommodation to give me some time to sort out a more long term solution. Are there any recommended websites or contacts that would be useful? I've been trying to work out where I might like to rent (or share - that's another decision!!!) and I'm being drawn towards St Kilda at the moment (work is on Collins St). Basically if anyone has any wise words or information that maybe useful I'd really appreciate it!! Also if there are any poms that have found anywhere to play football (soccer) or golf I am all ears!!! Thank you!
  7. LYNDAMUMFORD

    Anyone off to melbourne 27th aug

    Just thought it might be nice to hook up on the flight if anyone else flys on that day, Malasian airways with a stop over in Kuala Lumpa. (OH said they may keep me for being an umpa lumpa!!!)
  8. Hi Guys, I'm flying out on the 3rd of August at 10pm with Singapore, will be travelling alone and will have three hours to kill before the flight. Anyone else likely to be in the vicinity (airside) and fancy a drink? Its not quite so exciting for me as I am aussie leaving my UK life behind so could do with some company Cheers!
  9. Hi My friend is visiting from the UK in August, its the only time of year she can come and I have explained about how cold it is in Melbourne that time of year. So I thought we could go away for a few days to somewhere warm and sunny...maybe Queensland. Anyone recommend somewhere nice for a short break that will offer better weather than Melbourne in August?? Thanks!
  10. Hi Everyone I have a dilema, I have 3 children but it is my 16yr old that concerns me the most. He is about to take his GCSE's in the UK and we are due to move to Melbourne end of Aug. I have been intouch with the secondary school and have advised me that he will start the end of yr 10 progressing to Yr 11 in Jan 2012. However he will be older than his peers at this stage. I have heard about continual assessment whereby he could use his GCSE as his first Yr of VCE and therefore go into YR 12 in Jan with his age group. Is this possible or did I just dream it somewhere. Any clear advise on this would be greatly recieved, as I am starting to feel a little frazzled by the whole moving lark right now.:wacko: Thanks
  11. My agent says I'm in cat 3 because I applied before the changes but I'm sure it's cat 4 I'm in...??? Can anybody help? Applied Aug 09, 175, hairdresser. Many thanks Alison x
  12. Hi This is what I received from Adelaide processing center Current Processing Dates If your application date has recently come into our current processing date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period. Priority Processed Applications Under the priority processing direction we are currently processing applications with a nominated occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175 VE 175 (e-lodged): 20 August 2008 VE 175 (paper): 20 August 2008 Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged): 20 August 2008 VE 176 (paper): 20 August 2008 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 20 August 2008 VF 475 (paper): 20 August 2008 Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496 UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated. Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885 VB (paper): 4 March 2009 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886 VB 886 (paper): 4 March 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (paper): 4 March 2009 Please note Under the current priority processing arrangements Accountants who now provide an IELTS with proficient English will not receive a higher priority than other applicants. Assessment of cases which fall into priority group 4 will commence once all cases in priority groups 1–3 are finalised. To determine which priority group your application falls under please read the information on the department’s website at: General Skilled Migration Priority Exempt Applications Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 VF 476 (e-lodged): 12 September 2010 VF 476 (paper): 12 September 2010 Skilled – Graduate subclass 485 VC 485 (paper): 2 November 2009 Skilled – Regional subclass 887 VB 887 (paper): 10 September 2010 Subsequent Entrant Applications All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 14 September 2010
  13. Guest

    Meet up ACT between 12th and 15th Aug

    Hi Everyone We would love to meet up with a few of you when we arrive in canberra, is any of you available between the 12th and 15th August in the evening. Please let us know if you are as we are looking forward to meeting up and finding out about ACT and making some friends. See you soon. Lynne
  14. hedgehog

    Citizen cermony 11th aug

    Anybody else on the Gold Coast going to citizenship ceremony at the Art center at 3pm?
  15. Guest

    Aug practical

    YO I'm at the very beginning of the process so I have nt pulled all my hair out yet ,or sold the house and had my visa revoked. But im doing my brickie practical on the 9th of Aug. So if there are any other newbies like us two who would like any advice about this early stage then feel free to drop us a line. Ditched global visas as well as we just cant afford it and surely it cant be hard to do it yourself ??(famous last words) And to everyone who is in the middle of the **** storm. Dont give up chaps. Laters.
  16. Hello, We are relocating to Perth in August of this year and are looking for tips on: - Nice, family oriented suburbs (north of the river) - good state elementary schools (with an English program if possible) - general do's & don'ts thanks in advance for your guidance & comments :cool:
  17. Migration rules set for revamp AUSTRALIA'S immigration policy is set for an overhaul amid concerns that it is failing to meet the nation's long-term needs, with a record influx of more than 600,000 temporary residents adding to the strain of a growing population. Current issues have been due to no long term strategy because government didn't have one, now they have to..... Want job, will travel Ten years of rapid immigration have been touted as the key to Australia's prosperity. But at what cost? Article is based upon numbers from 2008 when PR and temporary migration peaked, but have been dropping since..... Workforce ripe for the picking. Immigration policy is putting employers' needs before the nation's, with dire repercussions for local job-seekers. The writer has a vested interest Sees migration as a conspiracy to rob Australian workers of their jobs and conditions.....
  18. Hi there, We are arriving in Dee Why on the 14th Aug and would love to meet up with anybody living in the Northern Beaches. I am a secondary teacher, and Danny is in sales, we also have a daughter, Matilda, who is 18 months and would all love to make some new friends!! Please let me know if anybody regularly meets up, or would fancy a drink to help us settle in! Thanks Sarah, Danny and Matilda
  19. hi all,was booked up to go to the beachlands resort holiday park in busselton from 20th-24th aug this year. i will now be in the uk over this period so need to sell on my booking. its for a deluxe spa villa which sleeps 4 (2 bed) and comes highly recommended. cost price for 4 nights is $840, i got 2 nights for the price of 4 and paid $420 and will sell for $350. so really thats a saving of $500 if you tried to book now. its a great deal and i really need to sell the reservation for extra money for my trip back. ive spoken to the resort and they will do a name change for another family to take over the booking. if anyone is interested pls PM me. thanks in advance, jodie XXX
  20. Moving to Oz 12th Aug and will be looking for a car/possibly 2 cars. If anyone will be looking to sell around this time please let me know. Looking for reliable and hopefully fairly new cars. Thanks Nicola
  21. Haven't posted a lot for a while but A BIG THANKS to everyone who has supported us over the past two years! (Yes two years!) We were one of the August 2007 applicants who got stuck in the Capital Investment Fraud scandal in December 2007. Most of you 175/176's won't even know what we're talking about! Anyway, after being "on hold" since Dec 07, we finally got our visa -first last Wednesday (but a clerical error on the validation date took away any sense of excitement - leaving only panic) but now officially re-issued today with a November entry. We will be arriving exactly 1 year after we thought - we've lost thousands on our house and certainly won't be mortgage free - BUT we are ready for another adventure - (we come from a cross-cultural marriage and look forward to notching up another country on to the family tree!) Now - the fun starts....You would have thought with two years to sort everything out we would have (HAAA!) Bank holiday car boot - here we come!:jiggy: Liz, Andrew, Charis 12, Josiah 10 and Daniel 5
  22. Guest

    Least sunny Aug on record!

    Yes it's official the weather in August really was rubbish in the UK being the least sunny on record and the fifth wettest! Least sunny UK August on record Northern Ireland was hit by flooding with double the average rainfall Last month was the dullest August in the UK since records began in 1929, the Met Office has confirmed. There were just 105.5 hours of sunshine, far less than the average for the month of 165.1 hours. This August was also the fifth wettest on record with 139.8mm (5.5in) of rain falling, causing floods in some areas. But John Hammond, from the Met Office, said forecasters expected autumn temperatures to be above average while rainfall would be below average. The Met Office said high pressure around the Azores which usually brings warmer, brighter weather to Britain in the summer simply had not materialised this year. But things have not been all bad. In Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, sunshine levels were 130% of the average. At the opposite end of the country, in Lerwick in Shetland, the sunshine level was 129% of what forecasters might expect. And Mr Hammond said things were looking up for the coming months. "For autumn, we are very much expecting temperatures to be above average and for the season itself to have below average rainfall," he said. Northern Ireland was hit by flooding in August, after receiving double the average rainfall for the month. BBC NEWS | UK | Least sunny UK August on record
  23. Hi to all the people who have just done their skills test not long for the results a couple of days to go just would like to good luck to u all espeically all the 1s how were on the aug 1st with me, james if u have read this send me a pm:arghh:
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