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  1. Pretty simple, 1 persons says a word and next person carry's it on to make a story OK here goes. Suddenly -
  2. hi, i recently applied for a locomotive train drivers job with QR and have heard nothing back. I'm sure the interviews were beginning of november. has anyone else applied? and have you heard back? many thanks. :confused:
  3. I've found out recently from an IELTS marker that going under the word limit, especially in Task 2 (Writing), may cost you a whole band score, because you will get not more than 5 for Task Achievement, after all calculations resulting in approximately one point less overall for those who aim at higher scores (it is obvious that for those who need 5, it is not a big issue). Does anyone know anything about this!? Is it true!? Seems pretty harsh, I should say!
  4. Hi All, My wife and I arrived in Sydney Dec 2010. Now living on Central Coast and Loving the Aussie way of life. We used the same company to move our car and furniture The 20ft Container with our furniture went thru from beginning to end, quite smoothly, although I don't think the company are the best organised or cheapest removers out there. They used Australian firm to handle the final stages of importation. AV are a small company but I was very impressed with their level of service. The Car was a different matter. :arghh: the shippers gave us duff info, and I ended up paying more than expected on Duty. Also, they use a NSW based agent to handle the importation of the vehicle. they were in my opinion are useless! Their staff were discourteous and very poor at keeping me up to date with the proceedings. One of the senior managers called me to apologise and blamed the fact that their staff numbers were depleated by maternity leave. Their mis management of the final stages of the process meant that we incurred costs for extra time hiring cars etc. Our own car actually spent more time on the docks at Sydney than it did at Sea!!!:realmad: My advice? Please PM me for full details of companies involved. PS. Luckily, this is the only real issue we've had, and I would recommend 100% moving to Aus to anyone:biggrin: Martin
  5. Boesman

    Upload word docs?

    Hi, Can't find an answer in previous posts. I have uploaded all my docs as pdf's, but one is too big and I can't split it. If I copy it in badges to Word, can I upload a word document to DIAC? I have tried to ZIP it, but still too big, so will have to break it up in smaller pieces. I do not want to rescan it as it took hours to scan and save 4 years of docs. Thanks Boesman
  6. Arguments
  7. me first..... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz (not sure if it's a word)
  8. I'll go first, you just need to use one word to describe oz starting with A: Amazing. Hoping for a move to oz in the coming year or two.......hoping not three!
  9. Guest

    One word to say . . . . .

    APPROVED!!!!! I am now the proud owner of a partner (Migrant) visa (Class BC) subclass 100 visa!!!!!!! AUSTRALIA HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you PIOers for your support over the past four months or so!!! Kevin xx
  10. Aphra have updated their website today and this is going to be the FINAL word on assessment. Go to www.ahpra.gov.au and on their home page on the RHS under NEWS and click on Update for International Nurses and you will get all the information there. Update for International Nurses (178 KB,PDF) Hope this will clarify things for everyone. Adele
  11. Farrukh Zeeshan

    A word of warning and suggestion

    A word of warning for those who were not able to apply for visa and are worrying now.:policeman: Please STOP worrying Have a wonderful idea:idea: Just chill out, and have a couple of drinks and enjoy the night out with friends and loved ones :jiggy:as no one can do anything unltil the new SOL is out. I will not tolerate any SAD feelings or mood.:policeman:, so you should better chill.
  12. Hey Guys, For those flying to / from Oz, please please make sure you walk around the cabin etc and take precautions to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. My mum n poor dad came over a month or so ago for a visit. During this time my dads feet and legs swelled even though he wore flight socks. We didnt really take too much notice, thought it was normal (mine took a good week to go down when we came out) and he was also very jetlagged so tended to sleep quite a bit here (plus the fact hes getting on a bit). They returned home about 3 weeks ago. Anyhoo, I get a phone call from my mum last week to say that my dad had Deep Vein Thrombosis. His legs had been "playing him up and were still swollen" so he took his self off to the docs then the hospital where it was confirmed. Fortunately he is getting treated, is having to inject himself twice a day in the tummy and hopefully it should sort itself out. He will still be able to fly but will have to get injections in the future. So..... please please make sure you walk around during the flight, keep your legs and feet as active as possible - wear flight socks. I hate to think how bad it could have been.
  13. Hey Guys, For those flying to / from Oz, please please make sure you walk around the cabin etc and take precautions to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. My mum n poor dad came over a month or so ago for a visit. During this time my dads feet and legs swelled even though he wore flight socks. We didnt really take too much notice, thought it was normal (mine took a good week to go down when we came out) and he was also very jetlagged so tended to sleep quite a bit here (plus the fact hes getting on a bit). They returned home about 3 weeks ago. Anyhoo, I get a phone call from my mum last week to say that my dad had Deep Vein Thrombosis. His legs had been "playing him up and were still swollen" so he took his self off to the docs then the hospital where it was confirmed. Fortunately he is getting treated, is having to inject himself twice a day in the tummy and hopefully it should sort itself out. He will still be able to fly but will have to get injections in the future. So..... please please make sure you walk around during the flight, keep your legs and feet as active as possible - wear flight socks. I hate to think how bad it could have been.
  14. Hi all I was about to post asking if anyone had any experience with a particular shipping company and the 'preview post' had x'd out the name saying it was a censored word. Cue confusion from me and alarm bells about this particular company. Can anyone tell me why a particular shipping company may be a censored word or if this is a common occurrence? Thanks! :unsure:
  15. I RECENTLY WENT BACK TO THE UK FOR A WEEK. I WAS OVERLOADED ON LUGGAGE BY 15KG. I WAS GIVEN THE OPTION OF PAYING 200.00 GBP TO HAVE IT FLOWN WITH ME OR TO PAY 150.00 GBP TO GET IT SENT ON A HEAD. IT HAS COST ME DEAR!!!! I PAID THE 150.00. GBP AT HEATHROW. HOWEVER, I HAVE HAD TO PAY A CUSTOMS CHARGE, HANDLING CHARGE AND EXTRA DELIVERY!!! 9 days @45/day + gst = aud. 405.00 + gst =$ 445.50 CUSTOMS CHARGE, 90.00 AUD, DELIVERY EXTRA 30.00 AUD. I SHOULD HAVE PAID THE EXTRA 50 POUNDS AT HEATHROW!!!!!:mad:
  16. Guest

    A word of warning..

    Some months ago, as part of an overseas recruitment drive my partner & I were persuaded by the Australia Govt (QLD) to join them here to improve a specific industry capability, which was seriously lacking within Govt. (and I believe still is). The sweetner to even contemplate wrapping up the stumps and heading for the airport was a significant financial incentive (25% on base salary) and whilst this was contracted to be for 2 years only (plus a small print clause which gave rights to revoke if 28 days notice given) I was "sold" the impression that this incentive was so entrenched in Govt remuneration "it was here to stay and would simply be catastrophic to remove it". Unfortunately, catastrophe has arrived and the Govt have now revoked this incentive based upon a "market review" that appears to believe the industry capabilty is not as dire as it was when introduced. Clearly, and understandably the seriousness to the financial situation was not foreseen and with budgetary pressures all around, something's got to give. What does this all mean? In essence, the incentive partially funded a property liability back in Blighty, which is now under threat and despite taking all actions to downsize, eat beans all week and maybe live on the local park bench, it may mean havng to go back to UK. :sad:The moral of the story, don't be mislead, eyes wide open to AUS employers with so called financial sweetners to work in Aus and possible subsequent about turns. The best of luck to everyone moving here.
  17. ok so thought i knew the process but the more i read the more i go 'huh?!?' So we are going it alone after speaking with some really lovely agents we have decided that financially going it alone it better - for my blood pressure i have to disagree but hey no never been one to back away from a challenge!:unsure: Anyway - proceeding with a 176 visa to WA. Skills assessment sent off so just waiting for that, from here can i please just clarify the process... 1)get, hopefully, my positive skills assessment back 2)apply to WA for sponsorship 3)all fingers and toes crossed they say yes and we get sponsored......after this bit i get confused!! i see people 'font loading' meds and police checks etc to DIAC, how do you that? or cant you do that until the state sponsorship docs have been submitted to DIAC from the state? Does DIAC only get involved with you Visa once the state contact them and OK your sponsorship? Also, i have a partner so i need to do a defacto, i know all the stuff i need for that but does the defacto bit come after i have, hopefully, got the visa from DIAC or is it all done at the same time!?!?! CANT TAKE THE PRESSURE!!!:confused: Please someone help my poor brain understand the process, theres just so much to get my braincell around. thank yooooooou!
  18. Guest

    is s**t not a swear word.

    is it not a swear word, today i heard it said on the radio, yesterday live on the news on t.v. and the teachers at my daughters school use it frequently?.
  19. Would anyone be able to give me a rough idea how much tax someone would have to pay if for instance they were earning $60,000 are year? Is it like the British system in that you pay more the more you earn or is there a fixed rate also if you were to earn vastly less is there a tax free amount like here?:huh:
  20. Guest

    Word of Warning

    Hi there not been on for a while - well we're back in the UK. I couldn't settle, wasn't sleeping, eating or generally functioning as an adult. I know there are loads of you who have gone and made a real success of things and hats off to you - well done, but it wasn't for me. I thought i had got things straight in my head try it for a few years and if it doesn't work out come home, well what i wasn't prepared for were the feelings of being struck by a steam train, feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety . My word of warning would be, Be sure - absolutely sure its for you before you go, we have a fair chunk left over from our house sale but we also used alot to get there. If poss rent your house out because despite recent media getting back on the property ladder is no walk in the park. Thankfully both myself and OH got our jobs back with same terms and conditions and kids are back in same schools and nursery, we also shipped our furniture which meant a long wait for it to come back but at least we didn't have to buy all new. My life has been a complete car crash until recently and we are finally feeling settled. As soon as i touched down back at Heathrow it felt absolutely right. We have also had an offer accepted on a house. I know lots of you will say you should have given it longer but my gut feeling was this isn't right and now we are all back here it feels soooooo right. Thanks to everyone for your help and good luck to all of you who are going, OZ is a beautiful but very different place. :nah::nah:
  21. ali

    A Word of Thanks

    I just wanted to say thank you to all the 'grown ups' we take time to answer queries on the young ones threads. Their fears are often just the same as ours and people responding to their posts make all the difference. So .... thank you (you all know who you are) Ali xx
  22. Guest

    Word Of Warning To The Ladie

    For all of you waiting on your visa's a word of warning...............this could be YOUR ol' man this time next year!!........http://www.youtube.com/watch? Lesley x
  23. Hi All…. Here's one for you to get your thinking caps on for…. I recently noticed that when I jokingly called Samozsoon NESH on a recent posting…. a few of you didn’t know what Nesh meant…. So it got me to thinking about all the little words we use in everyday life that might not be understood by other people…. Then it lead me to think of all the words that are used in Oz…..!!!! So I was thinking of writing a few down that I know of and was hoping that you could tell me some that you know…and hopefully expand my knowledge of the English and Oz language…. So here goes for my effort…. UK TERMS · Nesh – To call someone Nesh you are jokingly saying they are cold blooded and can’t stand the cold…. ‘oh stop being Nesh’ (North West UK word) · Bustin – To mean…Great Good …. From the Midlands · Gennil – NW word to mean allyway (excuse spelling!!) OZ WORDS Tinny– Can of beer/drink Roo – Kangaroo Barbie – BBQ Chook/Chuk – Chickens POM – UK person in oz Can anyone confirm that a Billabong is a BIG pond??? So there you go….. now it’s your turn!!!...HAVE FUN Minx:wub:
  24. :v_SPIN: Hi All, here in oz still learning the aussie lingo,and the meaning of words that mean one thing in the uk and something different here in Oz....... can you add to my list (just a bit of light hearted fun) UK OZ Thongs = nickers flip flops = thongs beer = grog horny = toey trousers = pants crisps = chips cv = resume sausages = snags female = sheila hello = g´day
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