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Apr 16th 2013, 1:48 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,036
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: 10 years in the making but so worth it

Thanks for all the comments. It has been a long road, even now I sometimes cant believe we got there in the end. Cant wait to have the passports in my hand to make it real.

My Dad and his wife...
Jan 30th 2013, 7:57 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,036
Posted By Watt Dabney

10 years in the making but so worth it

I am a forum poster from old, I doubt many will remember me as our journey started over 10yrs ago but with the grant of a 189 visa today we will be able to apply for citizenship in 1yr and officially...
Sep 13th 2011, 1:28 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By Watt Dabney

Trouble transferring funds from UK

We have been out of the UK for 10yrs and have no UK bank account.

We are about to inherit a lump sum, which we planned on bringing over with a forex transaction.

Problem - the solicitor will...
Forum: Australia
Mar 27th 2011, 12:08 am
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

This is interesting, I have just spoken to another friend who is on 457 and applying for PR whose son is at school with my son. She has been told he cannot have a LUI number because he is on 457.
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Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2011, 9:34 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

See what I mean about officialdom not knowing!!! She definately said there were problems in him getting his QCE points because of his visa.

I just don't ask the question anymore, the school sees...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2011, 9:17 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

A well thought out and rational response, with good points made.




This is something I am finding to be a very valid point...finding a visa that 'fits'.
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2011, 3:34 am
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

I can always hope I suppose!

In the meantime the plan is to wait 1yr, by which time hubby will have been in his new job 1yr (even tho he will be 45), I will have hopefully secured a permanent...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2011, 12:59 am
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

Oh and I forgot to add my daughter recently suffered from an incredibly rare (in kids) medical condition, which was life threatening. This we are pretty sure (pending blood tests) successfully...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2011, 12:01 am
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

Yep I know I can't convert in the technical sense, was just using the word cause we are already here and on 444, meaning there are other options such as ENS and state spons etc.

PR won't work for...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2011, 9:26 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

HAVE YOU REALLY HAD A LOT OF THREADS LIKE THAT!!!!

Just shows I don't pop my head in often enough!

Well for the record....I don't feel disadvantaged at all I feel damn lucky, and quite...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2011, 8:46 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

Shame ..........I hoped we were gonna end up with a thread about the slightly odd feeling of being here on a 444 and the trials and tribulations of converting to PR.

Paula

(dual Pom and NZ'er...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2011, 10:40 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 10,392
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Kiwi's discrimination complaint upheld by Aussie tribunal

The 444 visa is a funny one indeed. We are on it and very grateful for it, esp as we may have missed the boat for converting it to PR (over 45, recent job changes blah blah). We love it here and...
Mar 22nd 2011, 9:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: NZ Citizen becoming Oz citizen

Well our situation just gets more complicated (our own doing by the way!!!).

Hubbby has just changed jobs.....so no ENS for him for a yr, and he turns 45 in a couple of months.

My job is a new...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2011, 11:17 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 20,627
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Don't get me wrong folk in Oz ask me where I hail from just as much as folk in NZ did, bit there are distinct different undertones to the enquiry.

Example of one yesterday at work, client - "where...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2011, 7:55 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 20,627
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Let me just say this, I have been called a pom equally as many times if not more over in Australia, and it dosen't bother me one jot......never has never will....in fact I find it quite endearing.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2011, 6:21 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,627
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Agreed, I moved to Brisbane with the same attitude and desire to 'fit in' as I had when we moved to NZ. The reception was however VERY different, Ozzies are very much more relaxed about the whole...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2011, 5:48 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,627
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

What an interesting thread.

On the subject of being NZ'er, Pom, Kiwi. As someone who is English, emigrated to NZ became an NZ citizen and now lives in Oz on an NZ passport I have a little...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2011, 1:16 am
Replies: 332
Views: 91,420
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

Ha ha that had crossed my mind too Rascal !!!

To be fair he is real busy, Oz gets ya that way so much to do, be it fun times or major career development........so many opportunities so little...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2011, 1:14 am
Replies: 332
Views: 91,420
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

oh I know him.......and he is a naughty boy :sneaky:

Give him his do's he has been really really busy of late he hasn't even managed some cheeky comments about the temp of his pool for his UK...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 22nd 2011, 11:02 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 91,420
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

ooooooh Ian you are such a naughty, naughty boy :sneaky:

You are just one big tease arn't you.........and you just love it :sneaky:

xxxxxx

Must catch up soon x
Jan 4th 2011, 8:33 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: NZ Citizen becoming Oz citizen

This is very interesting........ what kind of evidence do they require to know the work is skilled......I mean he works for a very high profile engineering company designing race cars.........to me...
Jan 3rd 2011, 2:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: NZ Citizen becoming Oz citizen

Hi JAJ

I was very interested in your statement 'may not need to do a skill assessment for ENS'.

My husband could apply for ENS but as he turns 45 in June is very put off by the skill assessment...
Jan 2nd 2011, 12:49 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By Watt Dabney

How many points for my Australian degree?

Hi

This is prob one for an agent, I am trying to work out how many points my Australian nursing degree is worth?

Its an undergraduate degree from a Qld uni, 3 yrs of study Bachelor of Nursing...
Oct 7th 2010, 1:30 am
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Watt Dabney

Re: My Australian Bachelor of Nursing degree still does not give me enough points!

I am already counting on getting full points allowance for english through taking the IELTS (not done it yet).
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