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  1. Which council would you recommend for the citizenship ceremony ? In my council I would need to wait many months because there is long, very long waiting list. I was thinking in moving to another council area. I live in a suburb of Sydney. The city of Sydney seems a good council but the rents are too expensive. Which council would you recommend ? Thanks ---------------------- Also: Can one change council for the citizenship ceremony ? I was reading comments by other persons that that is not allowed.
  2. The Pom Queen

    Brimbank Council free Graffiti Vouchers

    Brimbank Council is helping residents to remove graffiti from their private property with a removal voucher worth $80. Each voucher, redeemable at Sunshine Paint Spot, entitles the holder to a kit which includes a 500ml graffiti remover, four litres of exterior paint and a paint roller. There is a limit of one voucher per household and each voucher is valid for 12 months. Since the program commenced in March 2011, council has assisted more than 40 residents to clear graffiti from their properties.
  3. Chris&Mel

    Council Rates

    Im trying to put together a budget for what to expect if we ever make it over and for one reason or another i cant find any definitive information on local council rates other than the rates are based on the value of the property. Could anyone give me an idea of what i should expect to pay on a $375,000 house around Port Noarlunga or Onkaparinga. Thanks
  4. Does anyone know if you have to pay council rates for living in a rental property.
  5. cartertucker

    Renting ~ Council tax?

    When you rent a property in WA ~ For long term Do you have to pay 'council tax'? :unsure: (or whats the equivalent?)
  6. Hi all, not been on here for a while so hope youre all ok :biggrin: Anyhow just a question i need answering to do with my nursing ...... I am currently in the process of sending off full assessment to AHPRA , i have a diploma in childrens nursing and need to know if i need to apply for registered nurse or qualified nurse with my qualification? So need to try and contact the Australian nursing and midwifery council but cannot find telephone number anywhere ?????? Also has abody on here had to do extra course's as a childrens nurse in england before going to OZ ? Childrens nursing does not seem to be as recognized as much in Australia sooooo help desperately needed , getting in a real pickle ! Please help i am so confused :goofy: thanks lisa
  7. Guest

    Council Rates

    hello all just a quicky do you pay Council Rates if you rent in perth thanks alan
  8. Hi, We are wanting to emigrate to Australia preferably Perth. However, we want to ask if we are not being too rude, what monthly expenses are we looking at. We spend average £80-90 on a family of 5 for food, 40 on gas and elec each in the summer roughly. Council tax £110.00. We want to have enough for 3 months to allow time for my husband to find a job. How much is fuel? I have heard it is cheaper.
  9. Hi all Just wondered if someone knows if there is an eqivalent to Council Tax & the jobs that go with it? I am a Council Tax officer here in the UK & we are going over on OH trade & qualifications on a 475. Does anyone know how easy/difficult it is to get into local government? Here in the UK its quite a specialized job so if we come across anyone that is experienced we are delighted to get them on board - is it like this in Australia? Thanks to any one that might be able to help/give some advice, Lynda
  10. Hi, I have been advised by a friend in australia that tenants when renting a property are not liable for paying the council tax equivalent in australia, instead its the owners responsibility to pay this, is this true? Generally speaking have people found the cost of living in aus in regards to household utility bills cheaper or more expensive than in the uk? Thanks:chatterbox:
  11. Guest

    Council flat?

    As a returnee, what would be my standing as an single Age Pensioner in getting a council flat or even a house? Of course it depends on the area but in general what are the criteria?. I would be interested in getting away from the cities.
  12. Hello All Could anybody tell me the deal with council rates and renting in Brisbane. Would be looking to rent for first year or so when we get there. I think I read in another post that the landlord pays the council rates but I can't seem to find it again. Thanks in advance for any info. Thanks Matt
  13. November 17, 2009 AUSTRALIA CANNOT WATCH IDLY WHILE ASYLUM SEEKERS FACE RETURN TO SRI LANKA The Australian Government cannot remain a passive bystander while asylum seekers on the Merak boat face the risk of return to Sri Lanka, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) says. RCOA president John Gibson said the organisation was alarmed by media reports that the Indonesian Government was considering returning asylum seekers whose claims were yet to be examined. “Given our Prime Minister’s much publicised intervention to prevent the boat now in Merak from reaching Australian waters, Australia has a moral responsibility to do everything it can to ensure that refugees and asylums seekers on that boat are not returned to a situation where they may face persecution,” Mr Gibson said. “Australia must now urge the Indonesian Government to allow UNHCR officials full access to the asylum seekers on the Merak boat and consider what actions Australia can take to rebuild trust and goodwill with the government and people of Indonesia. “Australia is increasingly being regarded as a wealthy nation which has no qualms about shifting its responsibilities for refugee protection to neighbouring countries with fewer resources. Not only is this perception damaging Australia’s reputation in the region, it threatens to undermine longer term efforts to build regional cooperation on refugee protection.” Call for gesture of goodwill to Indonesia RCOA members at today’s Annual General Meeting in Melbourne supported a resolution calling for the Australian Government to make an immediate allocation of 500 additional refugee resettlement places, as a practical gesture of Australia’s preparedness to work constructively with Indonesia to find solutions for refugees in the region. Mr Gibson said the additional allocation would increase Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program for 2009-10 to 14,250 places, a figure slightly higher than the 14,144 refugee and humanitarian visas granted by the Howard Government in 2005-06. “While this would be a small step at a time when Australia’s annual migration program is around 170,000 places, it would be an indication of Australia commitment to sharing of responsibility and to working with UNHCR and our neighbours to find genuine long-term solutions to pressing humanitarian concerns. “This gesture would, we believe, create a positive basis to begin a constructive dialogue between Australia, Indonesia, UNHCR, other countries in the region and civil society about increasing the range of protection and resettlement options as part of a new regional strategy to protect people facing persecution. “Any strategy must involve humane reception standards, credible processing of claims (including returns only with safeguards to ensure that human rights will not be violated) and access to timely durable solutions for recognised refugees, including resettlement in Australia and other countries.” Mr Gibson reiterated RCOA’s recent calls for a mature and honest debate and political bipartisanship on this issue.
  14. Hi folks... I wonder, could someone please tell me how the rates (ie. council tax equivalent etc) is calculated in Perth please..... Also - is this payable when renting? (LAHA etc) Thanks for your help
  15. Dear Friends, The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, today announced the establishment of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution. The council will provide independent advice on the implementation of measures associated with the government’s immigration policy initiatives including New Directions in Detention and the national rollout of the Community Status Resolution Service. ‘The Government’s focus is on resolving the immigration status of people quickly and fairly while ensuring they are treated humanely and with dignity and respect,’ Senator Evans said. ‘The council will provide independent advice on policies, services and programs to achieve timely, fair and effective resolution of immigration status for people seeking asylum or other migration outcomes in Australia. ‘The terms of reference and membership of the council reflects the range of expertise required to implement the Government’s New Directions in Detention policy.’ The council, which succeeds the Immigration Detention Advisory Group, will meet for the first time on October 21 to identify priority issues to be addressed over the next two years. The IDAG provided valuable advice on the adequacy of detention services, accommodation and facilities at immigration detention centres around Australia. The new council will also advise on the suitability of facilities and service delivery arrangements but its major focus will be on assisting the department with strategies to resolve a person’s immigration status in a community setting rather than in a detention centre provided they pose no risk to the community. The council will be chaired by Paris Aristotle AM, director of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and a former member of Immigration Detention Advisory Group with more than 25 years’ experience in the field. Other members will include: * Air Marshal Ray Funnell AC (Retd) – former Chief of Air Force and a former member of IDAG, Air Marshal Funnell will serve as the deputy chair for the group * Ms Kerrin Benson – chief executive officer of the Multicultural Development Association * Mr Noel Clement – general manager of domestic operations for the Australian Red Cross * Ms Caz Coleman – project director of the Hotham Mission asylum seeker project * Ms Libby Lloyd AM – chair of the former National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and was recently appointed to chair the Violence Against Women Advisory Group * Dr Maryanne Loughry – associate director of Jesuit Refugee Service–Australia. Dr Loughry is a psychologist, a research scholar at Boston College and the University of Oxford and a member of the Governing Council of the International Catholic Migration Commission * Associate Professor Harry Minas – director of the Centre for International Mental Health, University of Melbourne and the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit, he is a former member of IDAG and chair of the Detention Health Advisory Group (DeHAG) * Associate Professor Nicholas Procter – Associate Professor, school of nursing and midwifery, University of South Australia * Dr Jamal Rifi – Dr Rifi is the 2009 NSW Local Hero of the Year and Recipient of 2007 Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission Award. He is a former Commissioner for the Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW, a general practitioner and an active community volunteer * Professor Samina Yasmeen – director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia and a current member of the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council (AMAC). ‘I believe the new group will provide valuable perspectives and their community links will help to strengthen the provision of community services to immigration clients in support of timely case resolution,’ the minister said. The minister acknowledged the work of members of the previous Immigration Detention Advisory Group. ‘I’d like to acknowledge and thank the valuable and long–standing contribution of members of the Immigration Detention Advisory Group since its establishment in 2001,’ Senator Evans said. ‘Their independent expert advice provided to the previous and current government has been greatly appreciated.’ Information about the Council for Immigration Services and Staus Resolution (CISSR) – Terms of Reference is available on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's website. Ref: Minister announces new immigration advisory council Thanks Ritui
  16. If you are like us and have spent so much coming backward and forward to Australia would you buy the above mentioned as they are slightly cheaper? They have all the space and garden but obviously there is a stigma attached. I mentioned snobbery before on another thread but actually how many of you would consider it or just buy a tiny terrace for the same money instead? Now i am not a snob at all but DO worry about outside influence on the kids so i would consider one on an okay estate i suppose. I certainly wouldnt buy one that has the surrounding houses all boarded up (you know the type of estate i am talking about). How many people would or wouldnt buy one even on an okayish estate?? Just being nosey and wondering if it is still the big stigma it used to be.
  17. Guest

    Council Tax owing in the uk

    Hi Has anyone been in Australia and not sold their house and are liable for council tax? I have had my on the market for 12 months, been in Australia for 12 months, now i have had email from my old local council saying that after 6 months of leaving it empty apparently i am elligable for council tax $1000 AUD. Has anyone else experienced this I mean we dont have the bins emptied or use street lighting or any other council services as we are on the other side of the world. What if i dont pay does anyone know if they can get me to pay some how from Australia,, will the australian police arrest me for non payment of council tax? Someone must know?? Help
  18. Guest

    uk council tax

    Hi Has anyone been in Australia and not sold their house and are liable for council tax? I have had my on the market for 12 months, been in Australia for 12 months, now i have had email from my old local council saying that after 6 months of leaving it empty apparently i am elligable for council tax $1000 AUD. Has anyone else experienced this I mean we dont have the bins emptied or use street lighting or any other council services as we are on the other side of the world. What if i dont pay does anyone know if they can get me to pay some how from Australia,, will the australian police arrest me for non payment of council tax? Someone must know?? Help
  19. Guest

    uk council tax

    Hi Has anyone been in Australia and not sold their house and are liable for council tax? I have had my on the market for 12 months, been in Australia for 12 months, now i have had email from my old local council saying that after 6 months of leaving it empty apparently i am elligable for council tax $1000 AUD. Has anyone else experienced this I mean we dont have the bins emptied or use street lighting or any other council services as we are on the other side of the world. What if i dont pay does anyone know if they can get me to pay some how from Australia,, will the australian police arrest me for non payment of council tax? Someone must know?? Help
  20. Poca&Dan

    Council Tax

    This may sound like a silly question, but do you have to pay council taxes on your home like over here, is it dependent on which territory you go to?
  21. We have moved to Truganina from Newark (Nottinghamshire) in May 2008, My husband (James, 28) is English and I'm an Aussie (Ruth 30), we have two children one born in Australia (4 year old son) and the other in England (2 year old daughter). We are looking for other couples or families in the area that would like to get together from time to time with and without the kids. If your in the wyndham council area...point cook, tarniet, truganina, hoppers crossing, wyndham vale, werribee and in need of some friends then I hope to hear from you. Feel free to PM me...
  22. hummy

    council tax mess

    Hi all I hope there is someone who can help me with our problem: we will shortly be applying for a skilled visa, and obviously I will need to get in on my partner's visa. We were told that we need to prove at least 12 months relationship status, the easiest way being the council tax. We have been living together for over four years now, but only my partners name is on the council tax as we never bothered with more details after we moved in. Can we now go back to the council and ask them to put my name down and possibly even backdate it? I have all my letters etc going to this address so could prove it no problem. Many thanks!!!
  23. Hi Guys, We hopefully will move into rented accommodation within the next month as we should complete on our house. I was just wondering what happens to council tax when you rent ? and if you only sign a rental for 6 months do the council have to take account of that ? - Hopefully its an easy question for those who have done this already.
  24. Guest

    Council Rates

    Does anyone know what the council rates are for Adelaide? Trying to find out on the adelaide city council website but the information is a bit vague (unless I'm looking in the wrong place!) Also, most things that we've been looking at in our research seems to be payable fortnightly (or the quotes are fortnightly)...is this the norm? Does this apply to pay days with regards working...not that it really matters, just curious.:unsure: Cheers!
  25. Hiya I've already done a search for this and it throws up tons of threads that I need to trawl thru to find it!! Is there a monthly council tax payment in Victoria?? I'm hoping to move to Melbourne in February and this'll affect my budget a fair bit. Thanks :err:
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