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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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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Brisbane, Australia
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
In the end, it's told me more about myself than anything else - what my own values are, what kind of person I am, what I need out of life. Even if you don't fit in the place you are now, at least you know what's important to you, so you can choose your next place with more awareness. (Continue)
DanteLuiz replied most recently with:
Hi, I'm from Adelaide originally and moved to Brisbane 2 years ago. Like the city, Love the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast is too crowded for my liking...but the ONE thing wrong with this place is QUEENSLANDERS! I've been among them for the better part of two years and they have zero culture, zero manners, zero class, so many bogans it's unbelievable, even the NZ population living towards the south are bogans, rampant racism, so much white trash (especially in nearly every direction approximately 10 kms outside of Brisbane City, and they're really not so friendly. They're fanatical about their rugby and they really try and shove it, AND EVERY OTHER PART OF THEIR CULTURE down your throat. It's terrible! You get it from the people, papers, TV, everywhere...There are exceptions among the people to be sure, but that is what I've found the vast majority to be like. There's this huge naivety about Queenslanders and they're way too comfortable within their own borders, almost to the point of rejecting input from outside and being culturally primitive. Best method to get around this, find social groups and try and blend in. I've been to Sydney, Melbourne and grew up in Adelaide and have no complaints about those places (except that it's too damn cold). The one thing Adel, Melbs and Syd have in common is that they are by far and away culturally richer than Brisbane. Example: Italian buddies i know would retch at the coffee sometimes served here...but never in Syd, Melbs or Adel. Perth doesn't merit a mention, I loathe that place. Honestly, I like this place, but I much prefer the company of migrants from other states, as well as internationals. There are plenty of chances here, but whether you wish to stay or leave depends on your own tolerance levels.
MargfromTassie replied recently with:
I am an Australian, having been born and lived in Melbourne for over 50 years. This is a big country - the size of the continental US. Our 6 states ( NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia) and 2 Territories ( the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory) are all quite different from each other and their capital cities ( Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Darwin and Canberra) are hundreds, even thousands of miles apart. Once a city gets too big ( over a million?), I think that they all lose something and the people become more materialistic and status conscious. This is a generalization of course. On the other hand, you don't want to live anywhere too parochial or narrow minded. Having retired a 5 years ago to the southern island state of Tasmania, I find the people here to be very friendly and unpretentious. Many retired age mainlanders are also moving here now to escape the summer heat of the northern states and to enjoy the seasons. We have a lovely temperate climate here on the north coast of Tasmania, not dissimilar to central and southern France. I have travelled extensively abroad and throughout Australia and have found two of the friendliest places of all to be New Zealand, Tasmania and South Australia. Like Queensland, they are all beautiful scenically too, but the residents are nicer and not so self preoccupied. But wherever you are in the world, people's experiences are different. If one is to eventually feel a real bond with a new place, it is always important to make an effort to join clubs, organisations etc in order to make friendships and so gain a sense of belonging....
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ghonline posted June Luncheon with Mr David Pledger on the Australia forum:
Mr David Pledger speaks on 'Collaborate or Perish: The End of The Specialist' at Graduate House on 4th June 2014 for our Monthly Luncheon. In 20th C Europe the word ‘collaborate’ was associated with the traitorous practice of ‘working with the enemy’. This century, it has the more productive association of ‘working together’. As an artist whose practice is characterised by collaboration across artforms, sectors and oceans, his view is that those who have a deep understanding of collaboration as a principle of knowledge creation and communication can offer great benefits to future society. David Pledger will talk to these ideas and present work on a current artistic project, Running Man, working across neurology, cardiology, exercise physiology, sport, live performance and interactive technology. David Pledger is an intermedia artist working within and between the performing, visual and media arts. His design and direction have received numerous nominations in theatre, dance and opera from the Victorian Green Room Awards. He is a recipient of the Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award and the Kenneth Myer Performing Arts Medal for his work as a director and actor in live performance. As a writer, he has been commissioned by Circe Films, SBS, cinemedia, Sydney Opera House, Playbox Theatre Centre, Theatreworks and through the Victoria Commissions and the Major Festivals Initiative. Ticketing Details: Resident Members $10 Non-Resident Members $30 General Public $40 Concession $35 Booking Essentials: RSVP by Monday, 2nd June, 2014 via our website or by phone (03) 9347 3428 or email or in person at the venue 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053.
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