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  1. During an office clean up last week one of my staff found an old copy of the Sydney Morning Herald from 1969. It contained an article about British migration (to Sydney) and interestingly many of the topics covered in the article are still echoed 42 years later in the posts on PIO. The following is an extract for those that might be interested. Number migrating<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> In March (of 1969) 16,836 British migrants arrived in Sydney, setting a new record for monthly intake. This will push the total number of British migrants coming in for 1968/69 to a figure well above expectations, possible to a new high of 175,000. And as a consequence, next year’s migration target will be set ever higher. A boom year for migration and a boom year for real estate in Sydney. <o:p></o:p> Housing costs<o:p></o:p> Suburbs close to the centre of Sydney have seen rentals and house prices soar into the realms of fantasy. The British migrant can expect to pay $35 a week more for a flat big enough to accommodate a family. While bargains such as five bedroom, three-storey houses in excellent condition can still be purchased for as little as £2,500 in the provinces, migrants are aghast to find that very ordinary three bedroom bungalows in the Eastern Suburbs are fetching $40,000. Moreover, he will quickly learn that prices are not going to drop.<o:p></o:p> Accommodation on arriving<o:p></o:p> New arrivals unable to afford accommodation are housed free in the old Nissen huts and barrack like structures. these are painted in rather unexpected pastel pinks and greens in an attempt to relieve the institutional look. The insides can be frankly ghastly, as in one we saw, crowded with beds, personal belonging, damp cloths and accumulated junk. But another was as presentable as any economically furnished suburban house. The answer lies, to some extent, in the state of mind of the occupants. Regardless, the Nissen huts must strike a chill into the heart of new arrivals as they must stay there until the husband is earning and can pay the average tariff charge of $6.20 per head per week for accommodation and full board required for accommodation in the new brick units. One new arrival claimed the rugged conditions found in the Nissen huts and barracks were useful for separating the sheep from the goats.<o:p></o:p> Reasons for migrating<o:p></o:p> New arrivals list the long term welfare of their children as a primary reason for migration. Husbands are also seeking to provide their family with a new beginning away from a class driven society where they can earn higher wages and provide a better standard of living.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Successful migration (comment provided for article from Migrant club in UK)<o:p></o:p> Not everyone can take settling into a completely new way of life in their stride. Naturally there are problems, though we encourage our members to carefully research Australia and to undertake migration with the intention of assimilating. We are happy to report that, to our knowledge those who have undertaken their research and are migrating with the intention of assimilating are settling. None of our former member has returned home.
  2. I was wondering if a 176 visa stays valid when returning offshore. Imagine I have the visa, and want to return back to Europe, does my visa stays valid too? Can I use it again like when I should want to return to Auz after 8 years?
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    Albany caravan stays

    Hi all is there such a thing as $100 a night to stay in a caravan in albany wa there seems to be a few listed but then as soon as you look further into it, there a difference in price straight away we are a family of 4 2 adults 2 children at the moment we finding it a bit difficult to find anywhere cheaper than $875 per week regards just want somewhere cheap to stay until we find a rental
  4. hi to all if anyone knows of any caravan parks around albany area in Wa please reply i have had a quick look but cannot find anything under 90/100 dollars a night which i think is a bit highly priced we will be there on the 8th march 2011 and may stay up to a few weeks,but this doesnt seem to bring the price down much lower as apose to a 1 night stay thanks in advance ps_ would it be beneficial to join the big 4 member ship before hand to sva eon some costs or is this more for touring
  5. Hi, I hope I dont upset anyone...... and I am not trying to take business from these companies here online that offer short term accommodation for reccies ect..... BUT I see that some people cant afford a seperate house for reccies and need to keep their costs down.... But what about others that have made the move that could offer a room in the own house for a hell of alot less and it helps owner make a few quid and visitor has far cheaper accommodation:huh: ????? Any thoughts on this?
  6. Hello I wonder if any of you have come across this My Dad wants to visit my sister in Melbourne for more than 3 months, in fact he would like to be in Australia from Nov 06- Sept 07 be in UK for 6-8wks and then go back again. first problem which visa to go out on? second problem is travel/medical insurance, where to get travel insurance for trips of longer than 45 days to cover medical expences etc or can he buy medical insurace in Australia once there? he will be 70 in Oct before he flys (a very fit 70yr old!) thanks for any help Kazz