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Shahidsubzwari posted Buying a property on the Australia forum on July 28, 2014:
Does buying a property gives PR in Australia for retirees? If not, then what is the best way to get work visa/ PR in Australia? Kindly reply
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ghonline posted August Luncheon with Professor David De Kretser on the Australia forum on July 27, 2014:
Come and hear Prof. David De Kretser speak on 'Research and Science: You never know where it will take you' at Graduate House's monthly luncheon. Professor de Kretser is a reproductive endocrinologist whose academic career at Monash University included appointments as Professor of Anatomy, the founding Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research and Associate Dean for Biotechnology Development. In 2003, he was named a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor. He served as the 28th Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011 and is a Companion of the Order of Australia. He resumed his research career at Monash University in April of 2011.
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stumpy replied to the thread Can i file PR for my mother then get her on Visitor Visa on the Australia forum:
jstrosh initially posted:
Hi, I have an Austarlian PR visa and am planning to move to Australia in September 2014. My mother is a widow and is dependent on me. I am searching for ways in which I can get her to stay with me without any interruption of having to return to india every year. Only way possible is PR but here is the problem. I was first thinking of filing her Visitor Visa(subclass 600) and getting her to OZ and then filing for her PR (subclass 884 or 864) . Then filing Bridging till the result of PR is out so she could stay with me without having to return to India. Biggest Problem here is that the Visitor Visa(sublass 600) has 'No Further Stay' condition imposed on it, and this condition prohibits anyone to file any further Visa on top of it. Thus filing PR after getting her on Visitor is not an option. Thus the second thing I am thinking is filing her PR first and then getting her on Visitor Visa. PR would take 12 to 24 months and on visitor visa she can stay with me for 12 months so that at least reduces the PR visa waiting by 0 to 12 months. But I am not sure if this option is allowed. Can anyone tell me if I can apply for her PR and then get her to OZ on Visitor Visa? Please also let me know if you know of any other solution so I can have my mother stay with me without having to return to India. Any help much appreciated.
stumpy replied on July 18, 2014 with:
She would have to be outside the country for PR processing
jstrosh replied on July 01, 2014 with:
Ok thanks for your reply. Can i instead do this? Apply for the visitor visa now, as she is anyways not eligible for PR till january. Once she has visitor Visa , I then apply for PR and then get her to travel on Visitor, which was already granted, till the time her PR is in prgoress?
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Major General Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld speaks on "Being a brain surgeon: What is it like?" for our Twilight Lecture at Graduate House on 23rd July, 2014. Also come join us for GU Tastings and taste some of the finest wines and more, before and after the lecture. Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM, OBE, CStJ works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University as a Professor. He is Head of the Department of Surgery and the Division of Clinical Sciences in the Central Clinical School at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct. His main research interests are traumatic brain injury and bionic vision. He is one of Australia’s leading academic neurosurgeons and senior military surgeons and is internationally recognised for his neurotrauma research and teaching. He is President, Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne. Ticketing Details: Pricing: $25 Concession: $22.50 Booking Essentials: Book by Monday, 21st July 2014, via our website or call us at 03 9347 3428 or email us at or in person at the venue 220, Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053.
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oneonlyliveonce 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
oneonlyliveonce replied most recently with:
I used craiglist worldwide
marialoka replied most recently with:
yeah you are right after I've searched the google for good real estate agents in australia I came up with [url=]Perth Property Valuers[/url]
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of International School of Western Australia (ISWA) in Perth, Australia
Review-of-International School of Western Australia (ISWA)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
We have a gym, school fields, and playground. There are extra-curricular activities and clubs, and most families participate in community sports and activities as well. A lot of Australian sports are played within a club system and not a school system. For example, my sons play basketball, and the best basketball is played through the club system. Kids from every school come to participate. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Can anyone give me the latest reviews about this school. Perth is on our relocation list but I am not sure about the schools in perth. We are now at an international British School and if we move to Perth my eldest has to do her IB there.
A reader replied recently with:
I also have children at ISWA and have very mixed feelings about the school in general. We moved here from the states and have tried an Australian school and ISWA. Education in Perth is very different than education in the US. The only advantage to ISWA is they operate on the northern hemisphere calendar. Parent involvement does not exist and the administration wants to keep it that way. It is really ashamed considering the amount of professional spouses that aren't working. There are not any sports through school and when the school is approached to a parent volunteering to coach a team the administration flat out tells you they are not interested. I am not sure avoidance is the right choice. It is probably better than anything else but it falls short of satisfactory.
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dunstanvicenta replied to the thread teaching in Australia on the Australia forum:
ron1 initially posted:
I´d like to get some information about the possibilities of teaching French and Spanish in Australia, specially in Sidney or Brisbane. My question has to do with the offer and the demand of these languages in the country. I have a degree in Languages and I´m going to move to Australia to improve my English. I thank you in advance for your help.
dunstanvicenta replied most recently with:
It's good to know that you're interested to learn English in Australia. With regards to your plan to teach in Sydney , I don't see any problem at all. Just do the necessary requirements and if the luck is in your side then go for it. For further information you can always go to our website. I'm sure Google will be very happy to help you as well.
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liesa replied to the thread moving to Darwin on the Australia forum:
liesa initially posted:
Hello, I am planning to move to Australia and Darwin is one of our destination city. Please help any information about living cost, job prospective and the culture of the city. I am in Supply Chain and currently live in Singapore where I spent past 14 years in Georgia. Thank you and appreciate all advise. Bless, Liesa
liesa replied most recently with:
Hello, Thank you for your kind response and information. I really appreciate it. I have read some information on web about the best area to live and the cost of rent as well the others bill such utility, water, insurance, etc, but they are very different variety from one source compared to others. Please advise and appreciate for any suggestion. Have a nice weekend. Bless, liesa
dunstanvicenta replied most recently with:
Darwin is a clean, peaceful city. The weather is good . The cost of living is quite high but if you have a good job everything will be fine. Darwin is a multi-cultural city so you can just imagine the blending of each culture into one. Pretty interesting though. Welcome to Darwin.
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liesa posted Moving to Darwin on the Australia forum:
Hello, Please help for any advise about Darwin. Bless, Liesa
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Mike75 posted Ship a car to Australia from UK on the Australia forum:
Hi everybody Does anyone know a good company to ship a car from UK to Australia? Thank you
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