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stumpy replied to the thread Chances a US ex felon could get residency on the Australia forum:
expatguywill initially posted:
I understand the need for immigration laws and restrictions but what chances or options would a ex felon have for living in Australia? It's been over 14 years and things are ok now but I'm afraid it could bar me from gaining permanent residence. I may not have issues just to come on vacation but what are your thoughts? How could I get through this mess as I no longer wanna be American.
stumpy replied on April 15, 2014 with:
It would depend on the offence you committed. It may well ban you from ever entering Australia. If you spent time in Jail this will prevent you from ever entering, even as a tourist. I suggest you do an online search to find out more information. I speak from experience having a NZ friend who had spent 3 months in NZ jail and was not allowed to stay with me in Australia, he could only transit through the country and not clear customs and immigration. You could check out the govt website www.immi.gov.au for visa information and applications.
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marialoka replied to the thread Renting or Buying a Home in Australia on the Australia forum:
adminee initially posted:
June is popular time to move to Australia. Many expats temporarily settle in furnished rentals giving them time to look for the right place to rent or buy. Finding a good real estate agent or agency can be key! Do you have an individual or agency to recommend? Please take a minute to post the name and website for your favorite agent or agency. If expats in your area find housing themselves -- without the help of agents, what suggestions would you have for someone starting their search? How do they find the best places? Thanks! Expat Exchange
marialoka replied on April 11, 2014 with:
yeah you are right after I've searched the google for good real estate agents in australia I came up with [url=http://www.valuationswa.com.au/]Perth Property Valuers[/url]
jeremyh2 replied on August 09, 2011 with:
Searching a land without an agent in Australia is unheard of. The agents are very good here. So if you want to fin a land then you should search the best real estate in Australia in Google.
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ghonline posted Sunday Music and Reminiscing Day on the Australia forum:
Join us for our Sunday Concert at Graduate House with Deborah Cheetham, opera singer, Toni Lalich, pianist and Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, clarinet, performing, The Shepherd on the Rock by Franz Schubert and Fantasy Pieces Op.73 by Robert Schumann on 30th March 2014. If you graduated from a university pre-1956, come along also for the Graduate Reminiscing beginning at 11.30am with a 1950s inspired BBQ Lunch from 12.30pm. Family and friends are more than welcome to attend, and please invite along your non-member alumni and colleagues. This is an event to celebrate a special era of tertiary education in Australia and, indeed, the world. We hope that you will be able to join us on the day and look forward to seeing you at The Graduate Union. Ticketing Details: Lunch only: Members $12; Public $18; Concession $16 Concert only (including afternoon tea): Members $30; Public $35; Concession $32 Lunch and Concert combined prices: Members $40; Public $50; Concession $45 Booking Essentials: Book via our website, https://www.graduatehouse.com.au/2014/03/reminiscing-for-pre-1956-graduates/ , or call us at 03 9347 3428 or email us at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au
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ghonline posted Sunday Music and Reminiscing Day on the Australia forum:
Join us for our Sunday Concert at Graduate House with Deborah Cheetham, opera singer, Toni Lalich, pianist and Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, clarinet, performing, The Shepherd on the Rock by Franz Schubert and Fantasy Pieces Op.73 by Robert Schumann on 30th March 2014. If you graduated from a university pre-1956, come along also for the Graduate Reminiscing beginning at 11.30am with a 1950s inspired BBQ Lunch from 12.30pm. Family and friends are more than welcome to attend, and please invite along your non-member alumni and colleagues. This is an event to celebrate a special era of tertiary education in Australia and, indeed, the world. We hope that you will be able to join us on the day and look forward to seeing you at The Graduate Union. Ticketing Details: Lunch only: Members $12; Public $18; Concession $16 Concert only (including afternoon tea): Members $30; Public $35; Concession $32 Lunch and Concert combined prices: Members $40; Public $50; Concession $45 Booking Essentials: Book via our website, https://www.graduatehouse.com.au/2014/03/reminiscing-for-pre-1956-graduates/ , or call us at 03 9347 3428 or email us at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au
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Ms Kelly Gellatly speaks on "University Art Museums: A unique position, a great contribution" at Graduate House for our April Luncheon 2014. Kelly Gellatly is the Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at The University of Melbourne. Prior to taking up the role in April 2013 she was Curator of Contemporary Art (Australian and International) at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, where she was responsible for building the Gallery’s collection of contemporary painting, sculpture, installation, video and (Australian) decorative arts. She also curated numerous exhibitions, including the NGV’s major surveys of the work of Rosalie Gascoigne (2008) and Gordon Bennett (2007). Her last exhibition at the NGV was RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art. Jompet Kuswidananto and Eko Nugroho (2013). Kelly has previously held curatorial positions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. She also publishes widely on Australian and international art including, most recently, the book, 101 Contemporary Australian Artists, which showcases the media, that has been acquired for the NGV collection through the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists. The Ian Potter Art Museum at the University of Melbourne celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. With a collection ranging from antiquities to contemporary art and now numbering over 16,000 objects, the Potter has developed a program, unique to Australia, of innovative object-based learning that enables students across disciplines to engage with and learn from art. It also connects with audiences beyond the University, who have increasingly high expectations about what a 21st century visitor experience entails. In this presentation, Kelly will look at how the University art museum meets these different but complementary briefs and signal new directions for the future. Ticketing Details: Resident Members $10 Non-resident Members $30 Non-members (guests, general public) $40 Concession (non-members) $35 Booking Essentials: Book via our website, https://www.graduatehouse.com.au/2014/04/apr-monthly-luncheon/ or call us at 03 9347 3428 or email us at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au.
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Hello everyone! As mentioned above on the title.. I am Indonesian, but because my adopted mother was Australian, I have an Australian citizenship and passport, I spent my university days there, I have my Master's degree, and I have been working in the creative field since 2009. However, I am planning to relocate to New York sometime in the near future, and I will be looking for an employment in the creative field, either in an art gallery, a museum, or at an educational institution. I was just wondering what kind of visa is most suitable for my situation, and if anyone have had experiences with obtaining a US visa, please share with me.. what are the kind of things I need to prepare for, how long does it take and what does it take for me to get a US visa? Thank you very much for your kind attention.. will be looking forward to your replies. Cheerio! Regards, Alexia.
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ghonline posted Twilight Lecture and GU Tastings on the Australia forum:
Ms Robyn Arianrhod speaks on 'Mathematical love stories: Writing popular scientific biography and history' at Graduate House for our Twilight Lecture along with GU Tasting before and after the lecture. Robyn Arianrhod is a writer and mathematician. Since her radical student days as an activist in the counter-culture, she has been interested in lending the ‘two cultures’ of humanities and science, and this is reflected in the blending of genres that is characteristic of her writing about science. Her books, Einstein’s Heroes: Imagining the world through the language of mathematics, and Seduced by Logic: Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution, have been published internationally, and have been shortlisted for several national literary awards. Robyn received her PhD from Monash University for a thesis on Einstein’s theory of gravity. She taught for many years in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash, where she is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow working in the field of general relativity. She is an examiner in Monash College’s Foundation Year Program, and a member of its Board of Studies. She is also a technical reviewer for the American Mathematical Society. Over the years, she has taught mathematics in a variety of contexts, including a special program for disadvantaged students at Victoria University, and in programs for Aboriginal students and for women. In 2005, she was awarded a six-month literary residency at the Australia Council’s Keesing Studio in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and she has been a guest at writers’ festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Oxford and Rome. In 2013, she returned to the Cité des Arts, and was also a Visiting Scholar at the American University in Paris. Dr Arianrhod’s Twilight Lecture will begin with her own rocky love affair with mathematical science – an affair that eventually led her to view mathematical physics as one of the most sublime and unifying examples of human creativity. She will talk about the lives and work of some of her scientific heroes and heroines, and about how she became inspired to write about their ‘mathematical love stories’. Ticketing Details: Resident Members FREE Non-resident Members $20 Non-members and guests of Members $25 Concession $22.50 GU Tastings before and after the lecture are included in the price. Booking Essentials: Book by Monday, 17th March via our website, telephone (03 9347 3428), email at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au or in person at the venue, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton.
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ghonline posted Summer/ Autumn Barbeque on the Australia forum:
'The Graduate Union welcomes new graduates to the new academic year! Along with Melbourne School of Graduate Research (MSGR) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), join us in launching the graduate new year. Resident Members FREE Non-Resident Members $20 Guest and Non-Members $30 Concession $25 RSVP by emailing us at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au or contact us at 03 9347 3428.
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Professor Ross Garnaut AO, presents 'How are we managing the dog days?' for our March Monthly Luncheon. Professor Ross Garnaut (AO) is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and is currently a Professorial Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He is the author of numerous publications on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific and has also had longstanding and successful roles as policy advisor, diplomat and businessman. He was the Senior Economic Adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1983-1985) and subsequently served as the Australian Ambassador to China (1985-1988). Professor Garnaut has presented the Garnaut Climate Change Review to the Australian Prime Minister, examining the impact of climate change on the Australian economy and providing potential medium to long-term policies to ameliorate these. Professor Garnaut’s latest book, Dog Days: Australia After the Boom, describes how the immediate spending of revenues from the early twenty first century China boom pushed Australian incomes, consumption and real exchange rate above anything previously known. The passing of the boom leaves Australia facing great challenges to maintain high levels of employment and to preserve as much as possible of our recently elevated standard of living. We need a new reform era, built on shared restraint and acceptance of private adjustment in the public interest. This is hard in the political culture of the twenty first century, where corporate and other interests are accustomed to getting the policy they want. How we are going so far in facing up to the challenge will be the topic of discussion for the March Monthly Luncheon. Ticketing Details: Resident Members $10 Non-resident Members $30 Non-members (guests, general public) $40 Concession (non-members) $35 Book via our website or call us at 93473428 or email us at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au
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