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  1. How can people be so cruel, RIP little boy :hug: A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his three-year-old son by locking him in a washing machine and turning it on. Christophe Champenois, from Meaux, near Paris, allegedly stripped Bastien naked and shut him in the machine to punish him for a prank at nursery school - throwing a classmate's drawing down a toilet. He is then said to have run the cold cycle wash for a few minutes at their house, in the village of Germigny-l'Eveque. Bastien's five-year-old sister, Maud, told Alice's husband that it was not the first time the boy's father had put him in the washing machine as punishment. Neighbours told the newspaper that the boy had been repeatedly abused - by being locked up for hours in a cupboard and also by being left on a window sill for hours wrapped in a blanket.
  2. A prisoner has been allowed to become a father using IVF by using the Human Rights act even though he is still locked up, it says that his demand to let his partner be artificially insemnated was approved by the justice secretary ......... Kenneth Clarke.
  3. Hi I am applying to emigrate to Oz with my 15 year old daughter. I see from the forms that I should have permission from her father to leave the Uk. However her biological father has had no contact(I left him during my pregnancy) and he lives on another continent( not Oz) There is a blank on her birth certificate under father's name. I am assuming therefore that there will be no issues moving with her...but I though I would check?
  4. Hi there my partner & I are starting out on looking to move to WA. Looks like we might be able to go out on a 457 visa as my partner has the huge possiblity of work with someone not far from Perth. However we got to get past the task of asking the father of my son from a previous relationship for consent to take my son. We have sought legal advice & have decided to go with the option of me asking him first before using solicitors, but I have no idea how to ask him, what to say & what to do All I would appreciate is a little advice from some people who have been in the situation & had to ask & how the dealt with it............. The other thing is do we need his permission before we start the process of getting our Visa's?? I have asked Visa companies & haven't been able to get a straight forward answer :eek: would really appreciate it if someone could help
  5. Not sure who or why, will let you know when I hear something else
  6. So, my visa came through last week. Really excited about the move now. Presently raining outside in London. On the 22nd floor of an office in Canary Wharf with phenomenal views over the city. It has recently been really sunny which has invoked slightly nostalgic impulses as I look over my beloved city and try to take in the sights and remember all the fun things I have done here. However today it is raining and i am happy because this turns my mind's eye towards sunny Brisbane <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape id=Picture_x0020_1 style="VISIBILITY: visible; WIDTH: 22.2pt; HEIGHT: 22.2pt; mso-wrap-style: square" alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75" o:spid="_x0000_i1028"><v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TEMP\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>:biggrin:<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> This time last year I had just bought my dream car (white BMW 325 Coupe), was living in a 1 bed flat in Chelsea with my beautiful Australian girlfriend and was working in a quality job. Four months into that dream and Mrs Gunshow walks into the bedroom "I'm pregnant!" <v:shape id=Picture_x0020_2 style="VISIBILITY: visible; WIDTH: 22.2pt; HEIGHT: 22.2pt; mso-wrap-style: square" alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75" o:spid="_x0000_i1027"><v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TEMP\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape> :huh:Fast forward a year and the car is gone, the flat is gone, i am married, I am leaving my job next week and in 8 weeks we shall be leaving England (and the Premiership <v:shape id=Picture_x0020_3 style="VISIBILITY: visible; WIDTH: 22.2pt; HEIGHT: 22.2pt; mso-wrap-style: square" alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75" o:spid="_x0000_i1026"><v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TEMP\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image003.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>:cry:) to fly to Australia. A lot has changed in that time. Baby Gunshow is due in 3 weeks or so and I am very excited about becoming a father and giving her the opportunity to grow up in such a fantastic country. <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Anyway, enough waffle. I am now looking for a family car and i know this has been posted on A LOT but I am still getting over how expensive cars are. Not only have I been relegated from the Premiership of BMWs to the second division that is Toyota or Ford, but I effectively will be trading in my Eva Longoria for an Oprah Winfrey. Bad times!<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> So lads (or ladies if you also love cars), my question is, what did you USED TO drive before the sprog/s came along and what do you drive now? <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Please feel free to use the hot chick, not so hot chick (or ladies, the hot fella (I have heard women like Hugh Jackman, Will Smith etc), not so hot fella ("Toady" off Neighbours comes to mind, Shane Warne etc)) analogy. This might make me feel a bit better about having to "ride" Oprah for the next 18 years <v:shape id=Picture_x0020_4 style="VISIBILITY: visible; WIDTH: 22.2pt; HEIGHT: 22.2pt; mso-wrap-style: square" alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75" o:spid="_x0000_i1025"><v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TEMP\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image004.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>:nah:<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Also, don't have the foggiest about family cars so this will help me decide what to buy. At the mo, I am leaning towards Rav4, and OLD 3 series, and OLD Merc C200, Nissan X trail, Ford Escape or a santa FE (tough these are pretty ugly). In England I would also consider Land Rover Freelander but I think I read somewhere to avoid these like the plague in Aus.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Cheers guys (and gals!?)....<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Gunz<o:p></o:p>
  7. I have full custody of my daughter from previous marriage and have done for 6 years now. The ex wife through extreme circumstances is not allowed to have ANY contact with my daughters and court orders reflect this. They've also been updated through the years also.. I've been offered a job in Oz which I'd be silly not to take and we all want to go.. However do I need to go to court to seek permission from the ex who's not allowed to participate in her life nor indeed never paid any money for maintenance.?? Is this order I've currently got enough..?? I really don't want to go to court as it will open the circus up again and the whole process is very stressful, especially for my daughter.
  8. Hi all, my partner and I are just getting our stuff together to lodge 176 visa. Our agent has asked for full birth certificates with parents names. My partner's birth certificate does not have his father's name on it, does this matter? My partner is going to ring his dad about getting his name added, but I am just thinking timewise does it matter or not? I am not sure how quick this can be done. Thanks for any help in advanced. Lucy.
  9. I am having a problem with the Online Visa Application form. According to the online form, Provide details of ALL your family. Include family members that are not accompanying you to Australia as well as deceased family members. My father left me, my mother and my siblings some years ago. (Technically my parents are still legally married). I have placed my mother as my non-migrating dependent. My question is, do I still need to put my father in the Other Family Members section?
  10. :noxmas: Can anyone out there offer any advice ? After finally finding a way to make our dream come true and be told we could emigrate to Australia our dreams have now been totally crushed by being told by the children's father that he will not give his consent to us going. After all the talk of how they could have a better life and education he has decided that this country offers a better opportunity. Yeah right !! Is anyone else in, or has been, in the same situation ? Any ideas of a way round this ? I can't believe we can come this far only to fall at the last hurdle. Spending the rest of our lives in this country will seem like a life time prison sentence ! Any ideas or advice would be gratefully appreciated.:noxmas:
  11. Just found this site and wondered if anyone knows the law regarding taking children to oz. I'm a divorced mother and my ex-husband won't give consent to take my two teenagers. I need to go because my whole family is there except one brother. But he is going soon too, with his family! I don't want to be left on my own and would like my children to have more family around them too.
  12. Hi, Happy New Year to all! We are currently considering a move to Perth, I travelled and worked around Oz a couple of years ago stopping off in Perth. As much as there is a great deal to consider for our move, our main and very big issue is that of my partner's daughter who is currently 7. Myself and my partner are not married but she has a daughter from a previous marriage. Her ex husband does see his daughter twice a week but these have to be supervised visits and he pays no maintenance. Does anyone know and can give advice please on whether we would be able to legally move her to another country without the father's permission and if we needed his permission but he refused to give it, whether we could do anything to legally to change this etc. My partner's daughter has stated that she is more than happy and actually quite excited about the prospect of moving to Oz, does this have any bearing on the matter. Furthermore, due to the cost of living here we have not resided together and therefore have no joint bills etc to prove our relationship. Would this matter? We would appreciate any advice that anyone can offer. Thank you very much :0)
  13. Hi All We got our 457 the other day, 3 weeks to the day, so we are packing up and heading out on the 4th Dec. My wife is thinking of her parents. Her parents are resident in the UK, one daughter is already an Australian citizen and the other daughter (my wife) will be Australia on a 457 from the 4th Dec. What is the best visa for my wifes parents, they are in good health but dont have loads of cash or a house to sell. They are 68 and 69 years of age. Thanks Rob
  14. My step children are busy surprising their Dad for next Sunday.. a trip to Melbourne on Saturday, celebrating at the Red Spice Road:tongue: Restaurant. He doesnt know his kids are arriving from Perth the very same day so we can celebrate in style. Anyone else celebrating Aussie Father's day or do you still keep to June? Susie:wubclub:
  15. Hey all, Just looking to find out if it is possible to get priority on a 309 Partner Visa under certain circumstances. My wife's father was diagnosed with bowel cancer in March 2009 and had chemo for 6 months. After the chemo treatment finished in September the scan after the treatment in October revealed the cancer had spread to his liver and 2 tumours had developed. In November 09, he had major surgery to remove the 2 tumours from his liver. All seemed to be going well after the op and was healing well. The subsequent scans had come back clear, which was brilliant news. So basically since November last year he has been tumour free. Then, this morning my wife got a devastating call from her father saying that the scan he had yesterday has revealed 2 new tumours on his liver. As you can imagine, she was shocked and devastated. Just as we thought everything was going well, we get this terrible news. So now the urgency to get to Australia has increased dramatically. My question to you good people is, is there a way\chance that the visa application for me (I'm Irish. Wife is an Australian) can be prioritized? We are sending in the completed application next week and was going to see if I could talk to a supervisor to have it looked at quickly. We were hoping to get over at the end of September giving us the 4 months they say it can take to process and then a month to organise flights etc. But obviously it is more urgent now and we need to bring our arrangements forward. We'll have a copy of the scan report from his doctor next week as proof. What do you think? Thanks a lot. E.
  16. I am a Permanent Resident of Australia and my girlfriend is a citizen of United States and has a one year old son from a previous relationship. She has never been married or been in a defacto relationship with the father of the child. The father abandoned the baby and the mother while she was pregnant. His name does not appear on the birth certificate either. The father has no contact with the mother. My partner and I are planning to get married in October, 2009 in Australia and then apply for an onshore Partner Visa. We worry that immigration will want the biological father's consent in writing for the child to migrate to Australia. What should we do? I have been told by a lawyer that since the father's name does not appear on the birth certificate, it gives us a bit of a leverage. However, I am not sure if that is sufficient to prove that the mother is the sole guardian of the child. What can we do to help this child migrate to Australia?
  17. My kids are 10 and 12. I would love to take them back to the uk for a year in about 3 years but am going to have to go to court to do it and so was wondering if anyone had had any success or even obstacles that I could learn from. They do see their dad and there are no "major" issues just we dont get along and so he would not agree to it I know !!! Thanks.:arghh:
  18. Hi IM NEW!! im about to get the wheels in motion moving to Oz, i have parents living in oz and im desperate to live with them, i have a child who's father left us a few years ago, he see's him a couple of times a month and pays nothing. i have done a small amount of research and up to now i see that im either going to have to get him to sign a form letting me take our child (not likley to happen) or go to court, i know im at the tip of a very large iceberg but has anyone been in my situation and moved/moving over to oz? any help/advice/motivation would be brilliant!
  19. hi folks we are just filling out form 80 to send off with our application and my husband can not remember his father's DOB as he died many years ago. does this info have to be put on the form, has any one any ideas on how we can go about finding this info out, as no remaining relatives to ask tracy
  20. Hello Everyone Might be grasping at straws here but had a thought!! My ex husband and father of my children was born in NZ which is obviously on their birth certificates. We have no contact with him and he left the UK last year and now lives in Australia (Perth) ..... in hiding somewhere from the CSA ( another story). I was wondering if we can use their descent to help us get into OZ ..... long shot I know but maybe?? Thanks Jen x
  21. Hi All Just wondering if anyone knows the legalities of emigrating with children. They are 10 and 16, I am remarried and have no idea where their father is although he is in Australia / New Zealand somewhere!! I have a maintenanace order that is with REMO who are trying to locate him in Australia. The Court Solicitor said that I will have no issues taking them as I can prove they cannot locate him and as he is in Australia himself it is in their best interests to be there too. Surely it cant be that simple ............. or can it??? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Jen xxx
  22. hey, hi everybody i'm getting a lot of conflicting evidence about emigrating to aus to be with my four year old son who is already out there. does anyone have any advise that doesn't entail ringing an agent? why is it that some authorities tell me i can use a parenting visa while others say no such thing exists. i can apply for a business visa but is there any other consideration i could be thinking of? where do i find the facts? has anyone been through the same ordeal?? many thanks
  23. Hi fellow Poms I am looking into relocating to Peth after finishing my studies in UK to live near my Dad in Perth. He has permanent residency while I am a british born citizen. I was just wondering whether anyone knows of any jobs that are available to people with UK LLB degrees. Or if not whether a Post Graduate degree in Comparitive Federalism will help me into a government studies/policy area or something like that.:GEEK: I also want to bring my fella with me. He's a Distributions Warehouse Supervisor on Night shifts. Thanks for any help everyone. x :unsure:
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    :mask:Hello all any advice?? My daughters biological father is not on her birth Certificate, nor has he been in contact for 9 years, never paid a penny and as far as my daughter is concerned my partner of nine years is her dad, (she does know the truth) so how does that work with the visa and taking her out of the country. Any ideas Thanks Samx
  25. Wendy don’t worry, far from having the stuffing knocked out of me, like a little boy who has just discovered Father Christmas doesn’t exist, I’m fine really. Infact I’m quite happy and looking forward to our move to Melbourne next year. Well prepared now and aware of what to expect. Couldn’t be happier, beautiful city chosen, nice area decided on, funds all in place for a new home, funds all in place for wife’s new salon, golf course round the corner, bar in clubhouse, wads and wads and wads of $’s in pocket, retired from the husstle and bustle, and still only 45, no work needed, life's just one big holiday. Naah Can't agree with you, I think old Santa does exist after all Sweetie, Cheers :biglaugh: