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  1. FOL

    Need a London house sit this Xmas 2019/2020

    -- edit Didn't read properly.
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    Any surfers?

    Join the perth surf kooks group on facebook. Aqesome group who meets multiple times a week to surf throughout perth metro (majority NOR).
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    Evidence of purchases

    What?! Is this something new? Partner visa? Sounds ridiculous that you need to show invoices for furniture... then again, it is the gov...
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    Any surfers?

    Them waves are hitting me @pegg Not so much lately. Recovering from a dirt bike crash that happened a month ago and just arrived in Europe foe a month. Hopefully after that again. Are you practising your paddling and popup on dry land yet?
  5. You want to work less and basically make more? Is that realistic? And why would his work be less stressful over here? Our experience is that part time work is far less common over here than in the EU. P.s. if you eventually want to live in the hills, why not look for a rental and work over there immediately then? You build up a network and get to know an area that you are planning to stay in.
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    i miss lemon n lime bitters

    The liquor store overseas (not UK) actually had the bjtters we used over here as well. The lemon/lime are pretty standard so you should be good to go. But it doesn't sip away as nicely as on a hot summers day in Perth
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    Looking for some advice

    Afaik work as a social worker is doable. Think organisations like child protection, etc.
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    Losing permanent residency?

    If it expired it expired. Buuut you can contact immigration and present your case. In certain cases thwy give you slack and you can get an RRV for your permanent visa. Look around at stories about that and what worked and what didn't. Are you still with the same partner? Is the partner a citizen? If not, things get complicated imho. But I qm no visa specialist just seens some stories on expired visa.
  9. It's what Verystormy says. First see if you are eligible at all. You may have all the willpower and eagerness all you want, but if you don't tick the boxes to be elegible for a visa, there is no chqnce to stay in Australia permanently (legally). After you checked if you are eligible thwn you have to start finding companies who could hire you for the job. Being in Australia (on a holiday visa for example) could make life much easier. Just google for buainess in your industry, use yellowpages.com.au, check job opportunities on seek.com.au etc
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    Perth employment rate

    Just a serial entrepreneur and marketing guy. I don't get how tradies lack work. I've helped quite a few last few months and they got new prospects weekly. Simply by having us advertise for them. But there is so much more to do (but they are usually not ready for it :-))
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    Garden maintenance

    Yes there is and gardeners in general as well. You have cheapskates who want to pay $25/h and those who want a proper job done without hassles and last but not least commercial work. I get weekly requests for gardening, sometimes just lawn mowing (but mostly gardening). Are you in Perth yet?
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    Perth employment rate

    About 2 years ago I was looking at buying a business and they dealt with a middleman in between insurance companies and tradies fixing it. They were swamped with work, but it was tough work. So I can imagine they needed people. Not sure how it is right now. A bit different than the actual claims manager at the insurance company as you don't have to assess claims. But hey happy to tive you the company's name in a private message if you want. I can't be a referral though, I can just give you the name. I'm regards to painters.... If you want to get work as a sole trader I may be able to help you out from day 1 on one conditions; you overdeliver and want to achieve 99% customer satisfaction and you have to communicate properly. If you can do that, you are 90% ahead of tradies over here.
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    I have had my skills mapped from EQF (I think it was called to AQF. That was for my marketing degree. Quite straightforward as far as I can remember. Was 7 years ago though, so don't recall a lot from it and I am not from the UK
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    Nope not me, but how did it go?