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welljock last won the day on May 25 2022

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    Sending AUD to UK

    Don't think Moneycorp are acting in Australia anymore, they closed all accounts a few months ago
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    802/101/102 Visa - Adopted Sons

    You would be more likely to get a response on the parent site >> https://www.pomsinoz.com/ I suggest to also post there
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    Bricklayer - White Card?

    Yes you would need a white card to work on sites. For WA it can be done online and is quite a simple process, I don't think you can do it before you get here as you need a WA address (as the other states have different requirements), they now also require you to put on PPE gear for a photo, the vest/top has to have reflective stripes. I did mine through Bluedog training (https://bluedogtraining.com.au/courses/western-australia-white-card) about 6 years ago, it took less than a couple of hours then a phone call 24 hours later to answer a couple of questions (this may now have changed). The link will give you more info
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    RRV Covid

    From what I've read on other forums, it's better (easier?) to get it before.
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    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Funnily enough I got an email from Rockingham yesterday saying they are putting on an additional fast track ceremony in December due to "experiencing higher than usual numbers for 2019/2020"
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    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Don't bet on it, Rockingham is full until March for ceremonies and that was a month ago.
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    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    Don't assume the English test is easy for a native speaker. Try a few sample tests, although they don't cover the writing part
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    Citizenship application- Help required

    I'm sure it's if you've spent any more than 90 days since you turned 18. See here https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/character/character-requirements-for-australian-citizenship Should add I got the certificates then had to send the originals, also been here 4 years
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    Residency vs working visa, suburbs, teaching and GP

    If the 'Working visa' you are talking about is the 'Working Holiday Visa Class 417", which I suspect it is since you mention the 6 months with one employer, you can rule that out as you can't get that visa if you are travelling with dependant children.
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    Transferring visa to new passport

    A follow up on this, it was confirmed that the details have been changed. So 1-2 working days this time.
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    Transferring visa to new passport

    You can fill in the form 929 and email it to 929@homeaffairs.gov.au - when i did it for my son a few years ago it was confirmed in less than 24 hours but that was to DIAC (I think). I've now just done my daughter's and got an automatic email saying it will be done within 5 business days
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    Construction industry

    As a QS myself, with infrastructure experience you would probably be OK, our infrastructure division has been very busy, more so than than construction which has also picked up in the last year.
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    Cost of living -- Sanity Check

    Electric and gas looks high, I think the weekly costs should be monthly ie $150 + $100 month. I disagree with VS about health that's more than what I'm paying for 4 adults but not by much. School is probably about $1,500 per child per year (assuming not private and you get it 'free' from a government school)
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    Private schools close to Rockingham

    There's also Peter Carnley (Wellard), John Calvin (Baldivis - Primary only) and Mother Teresa (Baldivis); Mother Teresa are K-Year 6 at the moment but adding a year until they're K12. Can't comment on any of them as my daughter goes to Baldivis SC, they're not on any performance tables at the moment as the current Y12 is the first but they seem to have a better rep than any of the other Public schools (BSC is an Independent Public School)
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    Citizenship Changes Take Immediate Effect

    It's not a grace year, Arwen mentions it above as part of the regulations:- "must have been a permanent resident for the 12 months immediately before making an application and not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, during the four year period, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before applying." Dunnyboy's legal entry date was Nov 2012 and the four years start ticking from then but he has effectively have to have spend 3 years out of any 4 in the country, so as long as he doesn't leave his 4 years (3 in the country) finishes in Nov 2019. The change now means you have to have been a PR for all four years now, rather than just the last one. Edit: Ali beat me to it.