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June 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Poms in Paradise- Michael

So Michael has ''calmed down and mellowed'' !!!! what was he like before?! he is one live wire!

Added by Paul Rowland on June 29, 2011 at 20:57 — 1 Comment


my husband is australian and we are planning a move back in november. he has been on at me for 9yrs or so to go and gave up last year as he was tired of trying. i didnt feel able to leave my family here. however at the begining of the year i said.. lets go and it was full steam ahead, plans in full swing, no hesitation but then i went to see my mum about the whole thing. she never said dont go but said she would really miss her grandchildren and seeing themn grow up. my little boy is 4 and…


Added by Claire Nicholson on June 27, 2011 at 10:50 — 3 Comments

Agent- vote yes or no?

Hi Everyone,

Looking for a quick vote as whether to use an agent or not? Did you go it alone, how was it? fairly easy or wish you had used an agent?


Added by Paul Rowland on June 25, 2011 at 10:33 — 7 Comments

What Goals Do You Have for Your New Life Down Under?

Up until my recent decision to move to Australia (as discussed in my previous post here) I have to admit that when it came to school work, university and my career I have often been guilty of pretty much coasting through life. 

Sure, I have done alright in school, thanks to pushy teachers and caring parents (apologies to you both!) that wanted to see me do well, and then I…


Added by Kevin McAuley on June 14, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Why Australia? - What Was It Made You Move Down Under?

I don’t think that anyone would dispute the fact that Australia appears to be a uniquely awesome country. With that said, not everyone wants to visit there and even fewer would be prepared to up sticks and shift their entire life abroad leaving family, friends and loved ones behind. So why do people give that up and risk it all for a new life down under?


I can only speak for myself but I know that my reasons would fall very much into the same categories as many others…


Added by Kevin McAuley on June 13, 2011 at 21:06 — 2 Comments

New Skills list is out

Skills list from 1st July 2011 announced.

Added by Paul Rowland on June 8, 2011 at 18:57 — No Comments


Looks like you can get 10 points under the new test for a Diploma (though its at the DIAC discretion)

Added by Paul Rowland on June 8, 2011 at 18:55 — No Comments

Spouse Visa Granted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well the waiting is over got the email today from my case officer today to say that m subclass 100 permanent residency spouse visa has been granted!!!!  I have to get over to Oz before Feb 21st 2012 in order to validate and then we are good to go!!  Probably can't afford a holiday to Oz between then and now so looks like I might have to go and enter Oz sit in the airport and then come home again!  Starting to get excited now although the thought of having to get rid of all our junk first is… Continue

Added by Laura Balling on June 6, 2011 at 22:03 — 4 Comments

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