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Bristle last won the day on October 29 2018

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  1. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Thanks, hope all is well with you.
  2. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Citizenship ceremony invite received for Australia Day. 13 months from application to ceremony.
  3. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    My application updated to “approved” today, now the wait for our ceremony invite.
  4. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    OH and I had the test on Monday. She got 95% and I got 100%. Her application was approved the same day but I am still waiting.
  5. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    It's also due to processing of applications being halted for six months when they were trying to change the length of PR required and making the English test harder which didn't get through Parliament. People were still allowed to apply creating a huge backlog. Not worried about the test as have tried some sample ones. Will read through the necessary info nearer the time.
  6. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Received our test dates on Tuesday, 8 months and 1 day after application.
  7. Bristle

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    The website is saying that processing from lodgement to ceremony takes 14 months in 75% of cases and 17 months in 90%. I have seen recently that someone from Darwin completed their citizenship in 7 months so there seems to be no real system as people who lodged earlier are still awaiting a test appointment.We lodged at the end of December and are awaiting a test date.
  8. Bristle

    Pink Concert Tickets

    I have 2 tickets for the Pink concert on Wednesday July 4th for sale if anyone is interested. General Admission Standing.
  9. Bristle

    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    If you are able to sleep on a plane it might not be too bad, we only managed a small amount of sleep. We arrived into Heathrow at 5.30am and after collecting our hire car travelled to our home town arriving just after 9.00am. We had a few things to do and managed to get most done in the first day. We met family in the evening and got to bed about 11.00pm. The funeral was the next day and we lasted until 8.30pm before having to go to bed. On the third day we managed to catch up with one friend and finish the things we needed to do before a family meal in the evening. We then travelled back the next day. Three days flew by and both of us didn't feel too jet lagged. The flight back seemed to drag and the jet lag really hit us once we were back in Perth. On reflection we would probably look to do a one stop flight in future, even if only a short stop, to break up the journey. At times we were looking at our watches and realising there were several hours to go. With a stop you can break the journey into smaller time segments in your head. 9 days may be tough to get a lot done but it all depends on how well things are planned.
  10. Bristle

    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    Just had to do return flight for a family funeral. Outbound trip on Monday was 17hrs 20min and return was 15hrs 45mins. Seats were not bad with plenty of legroom, had an extra seat for return so even more room. Food was alright with 3 main courses and plenty of snacks and drinks. Only one hot option for breakfast so if you like omelettes, great. Cabin crew were great on both legs of the journey. We had a short three day trip so found two long journeys without a break to be very tiring. Would consider using it again if we had a longer turn around time.
  11. Bristle

    Citizenship questions

    We are ready to submit our application but having difficulty getting our photos and Form 1195 Identity Declaration endorsed as don't seem to know anyone who is a citizen, has known us for a year and is on the profession list. oh well, will keep on trying.
  12. Thanks, she is really enthusiastic about the opportunity to work there and is trying to do as much preparation as possible.
  13. Thanks Ali, OH has always worked in Public Sector but has only been able to get casual work. She has had 3 interviews for pools and been successful only for them to be cancelled. The last time she was verbally offered a full time post but it has now been withdrawn due to budget changes.
  14. My OH is having an informal meeting re possible nursing positions and wondered if there are any mental health nurses who work/have worked there who could help with information. TIA
  15. Bristle

    Rubbish radio

    I found the same so listen talk radio stations, must be showing my age.