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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, Posted this in another forum. Interested to hear from others here too. For 190, BSMQ requires me to have an offer of employment from my employer foe 12 months. I have spoken to my employer and they will only be writing that 'employment is ongoing', NOT 'employment is ongoing for 12...
  2. Visas and immigration
    It plays host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April and the Australian state of Queensland is set to see it population continue to soar. Queensland is popular not just with people moving from other parts of Australia, but also with people moving from abroad. (By JR-stock/Shutterstock.com)...
  3. General chit-chat and news
    If you are living in Australia seeking a change of scene then you are more likely to have moved to Queensland than any other part of the country, official figures show. Queensland, known as the sunshine state, has seen the highest number of interstate arrivals over the past five years with...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi! Visa situation: I'm currently on a working holiday visa 417 and I've applied for a partner visa 820/801. I will be put on a bridging visa (a) when my WHV runs out in November until a decision is made about my partner visa. Work situation: I have been asked to work for a company in the...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Australia continues to be popular for work, life and travel, with the latest immigration figures showing that there was a rise in short term visitors of 0.8% in April month on month. Overall, the figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that in trend terms, arrivals recorded...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello all, I have been reading a lot of threads that talk about registering their De Facto relationship in order to help out with fulfilling requirements of a Partnership Visa. I did some searching in regards to registering a relationship in Queensland, however, I could only find info about...
  7. Visas and immigration
    I am currently applying for my 820 visa. I need to get an RCMP clearance letter and need to get fingerprints taken at a local police station in order to get this. Has anyone else been to a police station in the Brisbane area to get the fingerprints for an RCMP check and how easy or difficult was...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Australia has long been a popular choice for expats, especially from the UK but a new survey suggests that this trend may be changing as three people leave for every one that arrived. The trend is particularly noticeable in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland with overall some 76.1% of...
  9. Visas and immigration
    A series of new initiatives in Australia are being put in place with the aim of making locations outside of capital cities more attractive to long term settlement. It is well known that overseas job seekers tend to want to live in the big cities like Sydney and Melbourne but the government is...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Im 15 and my family and I are moving out to Australia next September, we decided we'd wait for to me to finish my GCSE's in England. My only concern is what I will be doing about my education over there, will I have to go back to school? From what I've tried to research I have found that...
  11. Cost Of Living
    Hello there! I'm thinking of moving to Australia, Queensland (gold coast) and am wondering what the average weekly/bi-weekly or monthly cost of groceries is? Just looking to see if I can get a rough estimate. Thank you :)!
  12. New member introductions
    Hello from the Sunshine Coast! We moved to Oz in Sept., 2013. I came in on a visitor visa while my partner already had his permanent resident visa (and transferred within his company from the U.S.) Feb. 19, 2013 - Applied for Partner Visa Feb. 20, 2013 - Bridging Visa approved May 23, 2014 -...
  13. Business and investment
    TIDDOX Disposables is looking for distributors and sales agents, for its premium range of commercial and industrial wipes and cloths, with established channels into the following markets: Hospitality, Aged Care, Child Care, Commercial Cleaning, Automotive, Industrial/Manufacturing. Training and...
  14. Visas and immigration
    People willing to work in the regional areas of Queensland rather than the popular area around the state capital of Brisbane and the Gold coast could benefit from fast tracked visas under a new proposal. The state is currently drawing up a major plan that looks ahead 30 years and part of it...
  15. New member introductions
    Hi, I'm new to the website. I'm off to Rockhampton soon from London to start a new job (I am a returning citizen). My hasband is British and is awaiting a partner visa (Hopefully wont take too long). We have a 2yrs old son who is coming with me straight away. Is anyone else here moved to...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, My situation is quite unique as I haven't found too many posts or people applying for 461. I am a US citizen, my partner (same sex relationship) is a NZ citizen who has been here in Australia for 9 months now (Subclass 444). Due to her NZ citizenship, we can only qualify for the...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, My situation is quite unique. I am a US passport holder, my partner (same sex relationship) is a NZ passport holder here in Australia for 9 months now (under Subclass 444 automatic Visa). We started our relationship in December 2011 where we met in NZ. I was on vacation there...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Three people have been arrested in Queensland after a joint law enforcement investigation uncovered a 25-year-old case of passport fraud. It will be alleged in court that the three, an American man aged 66, a Danish woman aged 67 and an American woman aged 42, used fraudulently obtained United...
  19. Housing
    The new Queensland Coastal Plan that shows areas projected to be at risk between now and 2100 by rising sea levels and cyclones has been criticised by the Property Council of Australia. According to Queensland Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia Kathy MacDermott, the Plan...
  20. Business and investment
    Australia is pressing ahead with trade and investment links in the Middle East despite continued unrest in the region. A major business mission will visit Queensland from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman in 2011, it has been announced. The decision comes...
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