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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 8:52 am   #46
 
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Because the majority of new immigrants will sell their house in the country from which they are coming and will have a lump sum to exchange. Clearly the more you get in A$ for your lump sum, the happier you will be.
Exactly, if you are an immigrant you want to get as many dollars to your currency as possible, it is a no brainer. No rate is going to make everyone happy.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 11:30 am   #47
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Because the majority of new immigrants will sell their house in the country from which they are coming and will have a lump sum to exchange. Clearly the more you get in A$ for your lump sum, the happier you will be.
Not the ones I know. Let me see. Out of the 4, 457 holders in my office, each and every one I know has kept hold, and renting out their property in the UK.

In fact, out of all the recent British migrants I know, not a single one has sold their property in the UK.

Anyone using a temporary visa as a method of migration would be mad to do so.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 11:55 am   #48
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We've tried selling our house but no joy so will be renting it now. I'm Australian, and wife/kids going on a spouse visa, but renting gives us some security should we not settle. Also, prices are rising here. We'll reasses in a year and see if it's worth selling.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 1:50 pm   #49
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Not the ones I know. Let me see. Out of the 4, 457 holders in my office, each and every one I know has kept hold, and renting out their property in the UK.

In fact, out of all the recent British migrants I know, not a single one has sold their property in the UK.

Anyone using a temporary visa as a method of migration would be mad to do so.
As far as I am concerned migrant = permanent visaholder. I'd probably say Expat if I meant a 457 visa holder.
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As far as I am concerned migrant = permanent visaholder. I'd probably say Expat if I meant a 457 visa holder.
Yes I think we tend to use the term migrant for those planning on staying permanently rather than temporary workers.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 8:24 pm   #51
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As far as I am concerned migrant = permanent visaholder. I'd probably say Expat if I meant a 457 visa holder.
Many expats use temporary visa as a path to permanent migration.
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We don't use the words properly these days. To migrate is a temporary thing (like the birds), whereas to emigrate suggests leaving permanently. And those people permanently settled in their new counties are immigrants not migrants.
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We don't use the words properly these days. To migrate is a temporary thing (like the birds), whereas to emigrate suggests leaving permanently. And those people permanently settled in their new counties are immigrants not migrants.
So if I permanently settle somewhere, then move again, again and again, permantly settling, what am I?
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So if I permanently settle somewhere, then move again, again and again, permantly settling, what am I?
Poor.
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So if I permanently settle somewhere, then move again, again and again, permantly settling, what am I?
well in that case you would be permanently unpermanent

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So if I permanently settle somewhere, then move again, again and again, permantly settling, what am I?
I think you would be me :-)
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$1.91...rising fast!

And AUD < US$0.87...there goes my frequent flyer points buying pyramid scheme!
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Its gone. Time to pack up shop and move on.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/marke...230-302fb.html
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Its gone. Time to pack up shop and move on.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/marke...230-302fb.html
The last time it was 0.80 was in 2010 - Australia was booming
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