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Old 09-26-2013, 10:25 PM
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I'm the Australian in the relationship and I'm not against people being on centrelink and yes I've been on it in the past when I was in between jobs and I don't have problem with anyone who genuinely needs assistance going on it. I just resent people who don't have any similar support in their own country thinking they can have a free ride here. Kobo is out every day looking for work and he is looking well below his skill level he will take anything offered to him even cleaning (and yes I've done cleaning in the past when no other work available even though I'm a legal practice manager. )

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I see. Thank you , very much for clearing that up. I am sure Kobo will be snapped right up, for work. For those of us with graduate degrees, and dependent children, ( I am sure, right, you have children)? I am able to feed mine, thanks to Centrelink. I am so so grateful that you are able to support your Ghanian partner and able and willing to do so indefinitely, if that happens. Wishing you the best of life.

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I think Centrelink benefits are not available to new migrants for 2 years, just to discourage freeloaders. It is difficult for the new migrants to find jobs especially if they do not have a support base here in Australia, but I do think that if you coming here on skilled visa, you should be able to find a job even if it takes some time. Just don't be picky, grab whatever you get initially. Once you are settled in, then you can go about getting your dream job.

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:01 AM
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It is very competitive to get work in Australia right now, more so in the regional areas. If you're in a major city (Melbourne or Sydney) things will probably be easier, but I live in the Hunter Valley of NSW and even the most menial job will attract anything up to 600applicants. I have been looking for a permanent job for 2 years now without luck and I am highly skilled and incredibly motivated. I have a job interview this afternoon where they have already told me that I am shortlisted out of 300 applicants, so you can imagine the quality of people looking for work too.

If you are thinking of coming to Australia without the ability to support yourself financially for an extended period (years maybe) or with great in demand qualifications I would reconsider your position carefully.

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I'm the Australian in the relationship and I'm not against people being on centrelink and yes I've been on it in the past when I was in between jobs and I don't have problem with anyone who genuinely needs assistance going on it. I just resent people who don't have any similar support in their own country thinking they can have a free ride here. Kobo is out every day looking for work and he is looking well below his skill level he will take anything offered to him even cleaning (and yes I've done cleaning in the past when no other work available even though I'm a legal practice manager. )
What are his skills? maybe we could help with some contacts


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What are his skills? maybe we could help with some contacts
Well, I may not be the original poster but I have an almost complete Masters in Adult Education but because I don't have TAFE qualifications I am not considered worthy. 5 years as a University Tutor and can't even get a job at bloody Coles or Woolworths.

Lost a job last week because I didn't look good enough for them.

Maybe you guys can help me with a job.


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Kobo has a daughter. . We made the difficult decision not to bring her out with us yet until we are financially stable . We spent our life savings fighting with diac these last 2 years so we are left now with literally nothing so no other children Rebekah. But he is here now and for that we are eternally grateful. I no life is no bed of roses whether u are living on centrelink or struggling on one average income like us but after having spent quite a few years living in 3rd world countries (Cambodia and Ghana) we are just happy to be together in my country at last

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Wow how old of a daughter? What a journey. Maybe you can see the daughter in future she's not a young kid is she?

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Chicken I wish everything eventually works out for you, hubby n kid....Oz is a great place if you are prepared to drop down a few rungs from what you expect you deserve because of this ''im so qualified'' caper...even better than the cannot buy my favourite food here, brigade.....good on you girl!!!!!

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Actually, some food are better over here, because the best chefs can make a better living over here.


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