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AUSTRALIAFORUM.COM RULES - we ask that you observe the following rules in all areas of the forum including Visitor & Private Messages unless stated otherwise
  1. is an interactive site. Please treat others here the way you wish to be treated, with respect, and without insult or personal attack. Personal attacks will NOT be tolerated. Trolling on this site is not tolerated, that being deliberately inflammatory posts, and trolls will be removed from the site immediately.
  2. Registered migration agent are required to have their MARN in their signature. Failure to do this may result it being removed from
  3. Don't post a case officers full name and position number. You can only post the case officers initials. This is to protect the privacy of the case officer.
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  8. As this is an English speaking forum, all posts must be in English. Any posts that are not in English will be removed.
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  10. Do not post publicly in full or in part any PMs or emails sent to you without the permission of the sender.
  11. Sending unsolicited commercial mail via the PM system and sending abusive messages via the PM system will not be tolerated.
  12. If a forum members asks you to stop sending them PM's you are to cease sending them PM's immediately.
  13. Multiple user names are not allowed, and anyone discovered having them will have their posting privileges removed. Shill posting and deceptive posting is strictly not allowed in any form.
  14. is not a platfom to discuss legal action against the Australian Government and/or Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  15. is a platform for people to talk about their visa options we do not allow advertising of protests to go against a decision made by Australia
  16. does not allow for insulting comments about Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). They are doing the best job possible with the resources they have so please have respect for the case officers.
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    • You may not make posts to promote commercial, personal, or not-for-profit websites, products, or services.
    • Don't therefore post unsolicited URL's in threads unless a specific request for information has been requested by a poster.
    • Self-promotional links to your blog, video channel, product, business, etc. are limited to your forum signature if you are an Active Member. Active members (those with a 5+ post count) are allowed only one link (no extra wording, lines of text, slogans, no large text size etc.). No one is allowed to post self promotional links in the main forum areas.
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    • Links that advertise other competing forums will be removed immediately.
    • Premium members are allowed to post unsolicited adverts in the marketplace section only. Premium members are also allowed enhanced signatures which maybe upto four lines of text and include a promotional banner with multiple links.
    • Increasing your post count in order to advertise or self promote, post links, promote your signature, etc. is not allowed.
  18. Using a username, user title or avatar that is an obvious domain name, company name, product name or service description will be removed. This is out of unfair promotion considerations as well as trademark implications. Email addresses are also NOT to be used as a username. Premium members are allowed promotional avatars. Forum Vendors are exempt from this rule.
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    • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to us for all the purposes specified above
    • is not defamatory
    • does not infringe any applicable law and
    • does not breach our abuse policy as outlined within these rules
  22. This Website is only for use by individuals over the age of 18. You should not use this Website if you are under 18.
  23. Software restrictions are placed on new members with less than 5 posts. This means new members are not allowed to post external links, use the private messaging facility, have a forum signature or a forum profile. After posting 5 good messages we upgrade members and these restrictions are lifted.
  24. You may not use the forums to solicit donations, votes, or participants for surveys, contests, petitions, or product testing. Employment requests/offers are limited to the Marketplace forum and subject to the Marketplace Rules.
  25. Posts advertising missing persons are not allowed, unless there is police involvement. Contact a moderator before posting.
  26. Political posts are not accepted and will be deleted.

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