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Old 01-09-2014, 11:58 AM
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If you're not prepared to fully support your new partner in that situation, then you probably need to reconsider your interpretation of the term commitment.

This is an immigration forum and, at the risk of sounding like a bleeding heart, there are people who are in genuine need of government assistance and compassion, before a couple with no dependants and a six figure salary.

And, for clarification, I am not referring to myself in that sense. Moreso, the people who are on endless waiting queues due to lack of CO's in overseas Embassy's and within the department itself at home. And many of them are in third world countries, and many under genuine fear for their safety. Additionally, if you consider the current governments attitude to immigrants, this situation is highly unlikely to improve.

Like I said. First world problems in this thread.

I would be truly thankful for my six figure salary, the chance to live in Australia and move on to more pertinent matters.

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Old 01-09-2014, 09:29 PM
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Again, chill out and take it easy guys.

I was just asking a plain question as I didn't know how it works. You don't know my exact situation neither do I yours, let's not judge anybody.

I think you might have been a bit too sensitive with the 'unlucky' word. If you had a two, three or four figures salary and you were entitle to any Government benefit (CentreLink, tax return, whatever it is), I can bet you that you all would apply for it, wouldn't you? Same here. 'Unlucky' my girlfriend won't get any help from the Government because of me, 'Lucky' that I have got a good job.

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Old 08-14-2014, 02:15 PM
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This situation worries us too....we are about to move back to Australia and my partner will earn around $900-$1000 a week the time we have paid tax, rent (at least $300) and all the bills we will have hardly anything left for's disappointing for me as an Australian citizen to have to go without any help during my studies when most of my friends are in relationships and still collecting youth allowance while they study because they were not forced to register as a 'de facto' couple.....

I do feel really guilty having my partner work to pay for everything knowing even with a part time job i cannot contribute much while studying.....not only do people on youth allowance receive food/bill money but also rent assistance and half yearly bonus's to help cover text book costs.....again we won't see any of that.

I've never been in the business of hunting benefits but i think when you're studying it is just makes me sad i'm ineligible when my parter really doesn't earn a lot of money..... It's going to be a struggle for us that is for sure.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:05 AM
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As an Australian citizen you can still get help and as any normal Australian couple they take into account your partners income to determine if you qualify for Centrelink or not ... with $900 per week I would guess not.

When I was with my ex I could not get any assistance when I studied because of his income I only got some assistance when I split up with him and was like $250 a week!

Unless it has changed in the last 5 years I never got money from Centrelink for my textbooks.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:21 PM
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Vmoo you still might get something. $65000 commission might not mean your guaranteed that income. You might only earn $10000 commission. That your right even if someone is earning a million dollars, people will see what they can milk to government for. Its human nature. People may call you out for it, but if its legal and your girlfriend can get money from centre link, why not?

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Old 08-16-2014, 07:43 AM
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If I could make $130K per year and call myself "high-income", then I guess my partner does not need to get less than $12K ($450 x 26 weeks) from Centrelink. What a greedy world we live in!

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