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Jan 5th 2014, 9:14 am
Replies: 1,019
Views: 152,593
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

My in-laws applied for the CPV 173 last year Aug from the UK and were told by their agent to expect a 12-14 month wait for a case officer. It has now been almost 17 months and they are getting very...
Oct 30th 2013, 1:18 am
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By lynetteh

tourist visa for teenage sister: sponsored family stream or tourist stream

Hi everyone
I am thinking about offering my teenage sister a gap year in Australia living and travelling with us. She would need a 12 month tourist visa. (Unfortunately South Africans are not...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2013, 11:43 am
Replies: 143
Views: 18,268
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Giving up on Oz

Come down to Melbourne. The weather is much more moderate here, with just enough properly hot days for the beach/BBQ but virtually no humidity or annoying insects. :)
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2012, 7:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Best iPhone app for online banking?

Westpacs app is also very straightforward. You need to remember a customer number and a password
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2012, 7:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Private Health Care on 457

My brother in law is this week sending his his 457 visa application. His company is an approved sponsor and has already received the position nomination approval. Should he apply for private health...
Forum: Australia
Apr 26th 2012, 3:04 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,784
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Having a baby in Australia

It totally depends on the obstetrician. Some will happily give you a c-section and others won't. Mine always said that ultimately it was my choice but he spent a lot of time convincing me that I...
Forum: Australia
Apr 25th 2012, 12:11 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,784
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Having a baby in Australia

No unless you have had a previous c-section it is going to be difficult to get an elective on the public system. I have heard of women claiming to need electives due to strong fear of childbirth etc...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2012, 11:50 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,138
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Nursery places for 3 year olds and funding

Fish that sounds like a great option!
Geordie sorry for the confusion I created. Yes the examples I was giving were for Victoria. I thought NSW would be the same as the also have Kinder, but it...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2012, 11:06 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,138
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Nursery places for 3 year olds and funding

MadMuvva there is a prescribed curriculum for 4 year old kinder. It is for between 12 and 15 hours per week. It is heavily subsidised but not completely free. From 4 year kinder they go to Prep (for...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2012, 1:40 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,138
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Nursery places for 3 year olds and funding

The work, training, study test is applicable for the child care rebate, where 50% of the child care fees are paid for. The child care benefit is available, depending on your family income, up to 24...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2012, 12:53 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,138
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Nursery places for 3 year olds and funding

I am a stay at home mum with a 1 year old and a 3 year old. My 3 year old is not in any form of care. I would have to pay full day care fees of $80-100 per day (while working mums get half of this...
Apr 3rd 2012, 3:46 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Has anyone on here had to get permission from biological parent to emigrate?

Is there anyway you can help entice his decision? You say he pays no child support. Maybe you can tell him that if he does not support your move that you are going to come after him for child...
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2012, 3:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,566
Posted By lynetteh

Re: pound denominated check in an Aussie bank account?

:thumbsup:
I'm going to start practising pathetic in the mirror now!
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2012, 12:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Melbourne suburbs and job opportunities

We are from South Africa/Zimbabwe originally, but lived in the UK for 3 years before moving to Melbourne. (and prior to that lived in the Netherlands and the States)
We rented a furnished apartment...
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2012, 8:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,566
Posted By lynetteh

Re: pound denominated check in an Aussie bank account?

Thanks everyone!! It is not a large amount of money so the exchange rate wont make a real difference, and it is too small a sum to use a forex company from UK to OZ, so I am thrilled to hear that the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2012, 8:34 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Melbourne suburbs and job opportunities

I have just reread your original post and it sounds like you and your GF are child free? So I feel compelled to let you know that Point Cook has no real night life to speak of, just a few family...
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2012, 7:56 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Melbourne suburbs and job opportunities

We live in Point Cook. When we originally moved here it was supposed to be a temporary stay before moving to a "better" suburb. Almost 2 years down the line and we are staying cos we love it :)

On...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2012, 8:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,566
Posted By lynetteh

pound denominated check in an Aussie bank account?

Hubby and I have received in the mail two checks from his late grandmothers estate made out in pounds. Will we be able to deposit these checks here in Oz or do we need to send them back to the UK to...
Forum: Australia
Mar 17th 2012, 12:29 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,508
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Point Cook, Melbourne

The reason for that is very simple. The vast majority of home burglaries in Point Cook are burglaries from unoccupied homes that are still under construction. Thieves stealing doors, sinks, etc. This...
Forum: Australia
Feb 28th 2012, 8:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 8,603
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Schools in Point Cook

The latest Naplan results are now out. This is where the government attempts to compare schools using standardised testing. The exercise is controversial and certainly has its detractors but if...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2012, 4:17 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,508
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Point Cook, Melbourne

We arrived in Australia 18 months ago. Affordable rentals are quite scarse in Eltham so our plan was to move to Point Cook for one year in a cheap rental and then move out to Eltham once we had some...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2012, 3:46 am
Replies: 13
Views: 8,603
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Schools in Point Cook

I live in Point Cook and am watching the schooling situation closely as I have a three year old. Out of the state schools in the area Seabrook is by far the best performing with an excellent...
Jan 24th 2012, 11:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Assurance of Support for Contributory Parent Visa

Westpac also have a branch in London and are very helpful in setting up accounts. They will even verify your ID in the UK (normally has to been done in OZ) so that you can start transacting with the...
Jan 24th 2012, 11:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Initial Entry to Australia and Being Pregnant

It is completely fine. I was 18 weeks pregnant when we arrived, just let our CO know. Dont think she even replied. The only stressful thing about moving when pregnant is to make sure you book your...
Forum: Australia
Aug 16th 2011, 3:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,407
Posted By lynetteh

Re: Immunisations - Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis Vaccine (dTpa)

The childhood whooping coffee vaccine wears off over time and so even if the OP has had it as a child she will need a new shot. The Aus government is providing free adult whooping cough vaccinations...
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