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Old Jan 13th 2011, 10:06 am
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No I think Stones Corner.
Our place was thinking of setting up a scaled down temporary office in Browns Plains but thankfully electricity is now back on in the main office.
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Old Jan 15th 2011, 9:09 am
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Thanks everyone for all the replies, we have a bit of thinking to do now as to whether we go in March or leave it to the end of June when the boys finish school. I guess finding a rental property may be a bit hurdle now as all the rentals will now taken by the vast number of people whose houses have been destroyed. We have PR visas which the last entry date is Jan 12 am I right in saying that as along as we enter before that date we can remain in Australia indefinitely, and then can acquire an RRV when we show significant ties.

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It might be helpful to review the situation in a month's time. There may be a way of comparing the current number of rentals advertised to that in previous years.
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Originally Posted by Al and Jacque View Post
Thanks everyone for all the replies, we have a bit of thinking to do now as to whether we go in March or leave it to the end of June when the boys finish school. I guess finding a rental property may be a bit hurdle now as all the rentals will now taken by the vast number of people whose houses have been destroyed. We have PR visas which the last entry date is Jan 12 am I right in saying that as along as we enter before that date we can remain in Australia indefinitely, and then can acquire an RRV when we show significant ties.

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If Jan 12 2012 is your final entry date then yes, after that expires, if you have to travel then you have to get an RRV. If the date is your validation date then the visa is valid until the final date, by which time you could be citizens so no need for an RRV.
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As per ABCDiamond's email, only a very small area in Brisbane itself has been physically affected by flooding.

Dare I say it, but the media has had a field day with what has happened in the Brisbane area... simply because Brisbane is a large city. But have there been any fatalities in the Brisbane area? Have people lost prized possessions? I can't say for certain but I believe there are zero casualties in Brisbane, and 99% of residents have moved their valuables and keepsakes out of harm's way. Yes people have lost beds, mattresses, sofas. Yes their houses are soaking wet and dirty... but this will all be sorted out in time.

The real tragedies have occurred outside the Brisbane area, where lives have been lost in horrific circumstances, and families have lost all of their possessions, and even their entire homes in many cases.

I don't want to downplay what has happened in Brisbane for one second... my family has been affected and I believe that we will have lost several thousand $ worth of furniture and other bits and pieces due to flood damage; it is too early to know for sure. But really these things can be fixed, cleaned, replaced, dried out, etc.
sorry this post is pure garbage... a 24 year old was killed in brisbane by the floods...i took a walk around some of the areas affect on friday and the companies and house are a complete write off.. you need to learn some recpect far to soon to say shit like this

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but yes plenty of places to stay... also a good time to come as there is a huge feeling of comunity spirit.. people seem to be talking to each other and generally more polite...

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sorry this post is pure garbage... a 24 year old was killed in brisbane by the floods...i took a walk around some of the areas affect on friday and the companies and house are a complete write off.. you need to learn some recpect far to soon to say shit like this

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28 still missing, none from Brisbane, and 16 confirmed dead, with 1 ? being from Brisbane.

Brisbane is not as badly affected as the other areas, and people should remember those areas that were so much more devastated than Brisbane.

Out of the 620,000+ properties in Brisbane, about 30,000 are affected.

Some of the other areas have had 100% of properties affected, and 50% or more badly damaged.
Brisbane had 5% affected, but about 3% badly damaged.

Too many people seem to forget that it isn't only Brisbane that had these problems.
Most of the Brisbane workers that I know, will be back to work on Monday. Some of the outer areas will be affected for much longer than that.
 
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Does it really make any f*****g difference where people come/came from
if they're dead ? Facts and figures state people have died .......FULL STOP
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Governor MacQuarie 200 years ago prohibited building in flood prone areas - since then councils have gradually allowed it (often, one suspects, with backhanders) and the result we can see.

Without in any way wishing to play down the losses, it's about time that "rebuilding" wasn't looked upon with approval. Resettling might be a better attitude. New Orleans, Bangladesh, Condamine etc etc show how much hardship can be caused when people build in unsuitable areas.
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Does it really make any f*****g difference where people come/came from
if they're dead ? Facts and figures state people have died .......FULL STOP
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Old Jan 16th 2011, 12:35 am
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We are in the same boat. We are moving to Brisbane in 2 weeks, for work. I have contacted several of the estate agents to see what is available. We are fortunate to already be in Australia and I will be flying up next weekend to look at homes. If I can offer you any assistance with regard to trying to locate a home in the middle of a disaster let me know. All the realtors I have spoke with appear positive that they will be able to secure us some type of accomondation. Even in the midst of tragic circumstances they appear to be helpful ... I guess it demonstrates a real positive sense of community and I am looking forward to going.
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Be careful you don't lower your expectations needlessly. Even in the current circumstances (or especially) I wouldn't be relying on realtors to be 100% trustworthy. The PAMDA is there for a reason!
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Old Jan 16th 2011, 3:04 am
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28 still missing, none from Brisbane, and 16 confirmed dead, with 1 ? being from Brisbane.

Brisbane is not as badly affected as the other areas, and people should remember those areas that were so much more devastated than Brisbane.

Out of the 620,000+ properties in Brisbane, about 30,000 are affected.

Some of the other areas have had 100% of properties affected, and 50% or more badly damaged.
Brisbane had 5% affected, but about 3% badly damaged.

Too many people seem to forget that it isn't only Brisbane that had these problems.
Most of the Brisbane workers that I know, will be back to work on Monday. Some of the outer areas will be affected for much longer than that.
List of flood victims released. Last one on the list, Van Toan Giang, was in Brisbane.
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List of flood victims released. Last one on the list, Van Toan Giang, was in Brisbane.
Female: Name, age unknown
Residence: Toowoomba
What happened: Reliable eyewitness who saw a female disappearing in circumstances which are different from other missing persons


What the hell does that mean?
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Female: Name, age unknown
Residence: Toowoomba
What happened: Reliable eyewitness who saw a female disappearing in circumstances which are different from other missing persons


What the hell does that mean?
No idea.....not sure I even want to try and guess
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