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  1. Guest

    Defence housing?

    Hi I'm trying to real up on the pros and cons in investing in defence housing. Is this something anyone has invested in, in Australia? If so, love to hear your stories if you don't mind sharing?
  2. We seem to hit a bit of a major issue. My husband is an Aeronautical Engineer and some of his work is naturally in the defence industry i.e. government. The government only employee citizens, except in exceptional cicumstances i.e. when no Australian could possibly fill the position. This means he is really struggling to find work as agencies are not interested as this whole issue is too hard for them and if he applies direct to the government he gets rejected because there is always someone else who can do the job even if he maybe the best candidate, not that they ever interview to find out. We know this is the case as he has spoken to the people he has been rejected by. Has anyone got any ideas? Our visas need to be activated by April and it seems to big a risk to go to Australia with this issue and no job. Help!
  3. Elsewhere, someone was criticising two of Sydney's 'gems'! Well, nobody would ever call Parra Road pretty but it is Sydney's historic route to Parrmatta, going back over two hundred years now. I would never enjoy driving it in the rush hour but outside of that it's not unpleasant to travel and you certainly get to see a lot of Sydney. I think you'll find that all the big cities have their own version too. Redfern? I used to say that I would not venture there after dark without an armed guard but it has much changed over the last few years. There were always some pleasant historic terrace-lined streets - George and Pitt - the same George & Pitt in the CBD - and the narrow streets in between. You can't beat a location so close to the City and to Sydney Uni & Technology Park. I got off the train one Friday night about 9pm, stopped for a meal in Redfern Street, then carried on walking back to Surry Hills. There's a new & trendy little quarter around the corner of Chalmers & Redfern Sts - pubs, cafes, restaurants. I often do my supermarket shopping at Woolies opposite Redferen Oval beacause it's the one supermarket where I can park right outside the shop. Maybe I just look at Sydney through those rose-coloured binoculars and I'm looking from the wrong end. I've said it before - it's Australia's 'Big Apple'!
  4. Hi all, I thought i'd put something on here as it can't come to anything less that my proper searches done to date. I work for BAE Systems (Defence Contractor) as a Senior Commercial Officer (started 5.5 years ago as an Estimator) with very extensive knowledge of the function (Estimating, Procurement and Contracting). I am looking for roles within a similar field (incl. Construction) for short term work (as only on a WHV) in Melbourne. I've applied for literally 100s of jobs but nothing has come of it - not even an interview (I assume it's the visa thing!). Do you guys know of anything around or am I "urinating in to gale force winds" as it were? Cheers, Stuart
  5. In my short time as a member of this forum I've seen a lot of things said on the subject of emotional blackmail. The majority comes the the "victims" and very little (if none ) is put up in defence. After pondering on this subject for a while I believe a little compassion and understanding is required for the so called victims. What you need to do is imagine yourself in their position. For example, If your child that you have breast fed(mothers), changed its sh1tty nappies, dropped off/picked up from school, pained over the adolescent years, bailed out financially, comforted emotionally, and all the other things that goes with bringing children into the world - suddenly says to you they are upping sticks and moving to the other side of the planet and taking you beloved grandchildren with them, it must feel like having their hearts ripped out. Us on the other are on a fantastic adventure with high hopes and expectations with our whole lives ahead of us. What have we got to be mad about? All I'm saying is; you only get one mum and dad, give them the same understanding that they have given you all of your lives and cut them a bit of slack. Here's to all the Mums and Dads that we are leaving behind:notworthy:
  6. OK, before I go any further, I am one of the BIGGEST cricket fans you will ever meet. I have been to several Ashes series, etc, and appreciate what cricket means to many people, BUT. This last test has shown that Turkeys were not the only ones to get a good stuffing over the festive period: http://s1.b3ta.com/host/creative/63724/1232798231/cptpout5s.jpg Ponting has become the target of some pretty awful press releases and utter vitriol. As I said, I am a huge cricket fan and always will be, even though I am an 'adopted' Aussie I will always cheer for England in the cricket, and would love nothing more than England retaining the Ashes with some great victories. I am not and cannot defend what Ricky Ponting did last night with reference to remonstrating with the umpires, cricket is steeped in rules and regulations, and one of those rules is that the umpires word is final, to question him is just not 'done'. But pressure takes it toll on us all in different ways, we all react differently, at certain times. Lets be honest, we have all acted in strange ways when 'pressure' is applied, it just so happens that we are very rarely in the glare of the worlds press. What I am saying is this. That whilst Ponting as captain should rightly take some of the blame, after all as the 'boss' in any field when things go wrong we should be held accountable to what goes on, but. Ponting can only work with the resources he has at hand. The players in the current Aussie side are 'apparently' the best in Australia. It's not wholly Pontings fault if these platers do not perform on the day, it is THEIR responsibility to a certain degree. But what I find really annoying is this. Ricky Ponting has served HIS country well, he at times was and hopefully will be one of the all time great players to watch. A true great in the modern day era of test cricket. Some of the SAME press and SAME supporters of Ponting when things were going WELL, are now using every means at their disposal to vilify, castigate and attack him at every opportunity. Some of the press coverage has been so vitriolic that you would think Ponting was a member of the Manson family many years ago. Bloody hell, I've seen less ferocious attack made against 'real' criminals and arses. I am NOT saying that Ponting doesn't deserve some of the criticism, of course he does. But what is really bugging me is that the SAME institutions and people who once hailed Ponting a great have now drawn their dagger and he must be wondering where the next stab in the back will come from. Again, not saying that he doesn't deserve a certain amount of criticism, I am the first to say that if a player isn't playing well we as the general public should have our right to say what is going on. But the ONE thing that you will NEVER be able to accuse Ponting of is lack of pride in wearing HIS countries jersey. This is what drives the man on, no matter his weaknesses, Ponting has always taken great pride in wearing the jersey/colours of Australia. To accuse him of anything less, (which has been said) is tantamount to treason. The man at this present time is under huge pressure, and we should be bale to highlight that at the moment he has some issues that need ironing out. But the Australian press and to a lesser degree the people of Australia have let themselves down on a massive scale. Memories are short I'm afraid. Have they forgotten the times when Ponting was a true great and showed the way, I'm afraid they have. The bloke at the moment must feel if the whole of Australia is against him, and rightly so. I don't feel sorry for him at all, but I do feel that the way he has been treated over recent weeks is tantamount to cruelty and bloody mindedness. People are to quick to forget what he has done in the past, and the PRIDE he has shown in wearing the colours of Australia. In short, though I long for an England victory, I can't help but feel the press of Australia, and some of the people of Australia have shown their true colours. They should be ashamed of themselves on so many levels. Of course I want England to win, but not at the expense of one mans sanity. Ricky, if you ever get to read this, (which you won't,:biglaugh:) though I would love you too lose this Ashes series I remember the so called good old days when I would watch you play cricket, and you indeed had no competitors. You were at times second to none, and it was a pleasure to see you. It's such a shame that this fella has become the 'whipping boy' of a nation because he is at the moment on a massive losing streak. Certain sectors of Australian society should be ashamed for the way they have acted, and I for one will not forget them. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  7. Guest

    Defence Security Clearence

    Hi All, Anyone out there know if you can get Defence Security Clearance if you are on a PR visa? I have MOD clearance here in the UK and Met Police so not sure if that will count towards it anyway. Any comments welcome Regards Steve
  8. Hi All Its Denise again from Tanner Menzies... thanks so much for all your resumes and emails.. I will certainly try and help all of you so keep them coming and keep on with the referals. I need your help ....... We have just won a major contract and need up to 70 systems engineers ideally who have worked on major defence projects in realtime (air traffic control systems would be a major plus) ADA C++ experience Please pass this email on to anyone you can think of that has these skills or background. My client will arrange 457 visa's (4 year working with a view to PR) and pays an excellent relocation package. please email me at..... dcole@tannermenzies.com Many thanks D