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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi, My girlfriend (Thai citizenship) has applied for her masters degree in Melbourne and one of the questions on the application was whether she had ever been refused a visa to Aus before. In 2014 and again in 2017 she was refused a tourist visa due to supposed weak ties to her country. In...
  2. Jobs and work
    G'day and thank you for your interest in my humble topic. My other half is an art historian, specializing in East Asian art and...even more arcane...she has a penchant for Chinese ceramics of the Middle Ages. :D The arrival of our daughter has forced us to think long and hard about our...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hey everyone, was hoping for some input from you wonderful people. I've read a lot of very valuable things here, but I can't find anyone chatting about the similarity of the two 'History of your relationship' statements both sponsor and applicant write. I think my partner's statement and my own...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Dear all, I have tried to look for an answer to my question on this forum, but I haven't been able to find it (sorry if I've overlooked anything ;) ). We are currently busy with the application for the ENS 186 TRT visa and of course they want to know everything, including dates of where and...
  5. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia is celebrating its 70th anniversary, with the publication of a history of its challenges and aims since 1945. It was initially just called the Department of Immigration when it was established by Ben Chifley, Australia's...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I have done a search and couldnt find my answer, I met my partner through a friend and began an online relationship 10 months ago, We fell in love, decided to get engaged, spent a month together in her country (Vietnam). We have proof of contact, many photos including the engagement...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The rich diversity of Australian immigration is being celebrated in a new exhibition that also explores the origins of people who have come from more than 200 different countries. A Greek girl, sent across the world to marry a man she'd never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life and...
  8. Visas and immigration
    It is now easier for everyone to try to trace their roots in Australia as records providing details of more than 14.5 million people who traveled to the new colony, and later to the new country, during its first 135 years of European settlement are available online. The Australian Immigration...
  9. Issues and current events
    ERROL FLYNN AND TRUE HISTORY Errol Flynn, an Australian-born film actor, was popular for his romantic roles in Hollywood films and also for his flamboyant lifestyle. Flynn was born in Hobart Tasmania 100 years ago today, on 20 June 1909 and I write this prose-poem as a sort of...
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