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  1. I am not certain you understand why lockdowns happen. It is to protect health services from being overwhelmed. Simple as that. Look what happens if you don't, which is what some US states are currently doing. Hospitals are full of covid patients. Every ICU is full and 68 major hospitals are about to run out of oxygen. The result of that is that people are dying from the other things that normally need hospital care as the beds are all full and no space to treat them. As for vaccination. Yes, everyone has a right to chose. But, along with any right comes responsibility and the impact on other people's right. So, personally I would support a person not getting a vaccine on the condition they sign away their right to medical care of any description. Let Darwin manage it and remove the stupid from the gene pool.
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    Parent Visas

    You really need professional advice on this. George Lombard is an agent that specialist agent for visas with medical complications
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    Partner visa - self applying?

    Hi and welcome. Partner visas are one of the easier ones to apply for and it shouldn't be too hard to do. If you do get stuck you can always use an agent then or just have the application checked prior to submitting.
  4. No, certain not not impossible to get work. While there is certainly a fair share of ageism in Australia, plumbers are in demand. I would plan on it taking a year to get your license. Earnings are also not paid like an apprentice, you should get a reasonable wage, but not that of someone with a license.
  5. You will need to gain a license. In order to do this you will need to work as a trade assistant for some time such (a bit like an apprentice) and undertake some college courses.
  6. It is a legal requirement for sponsorship to work full time. You are far better to look at permanent skilled visas than sponsored visas which are only temporary.
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    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    That is moot though if you do not qualify for a visa and based on what you have written it is far from certain.
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    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    Do you have a visa?
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    Young Family in UK

    The official list for occupations are at homeaffairs.gov.au however, there is no ranking. Any of them could disappear tomorrow. In order to qualify, you are generally looking at obtaining the relevant qualification and then about three years post qualification experience. By which time, the occupation lists and probably the entire system will probably not resemble today's. As for costs, again, difficult to say, as visa costs increase annually. At the moment, if you were applying now, I would say a total budget of about 30k would be about right to cover visas and making the move. One word of caution. Your life doesn't suddenly get better by moving to Oz, or anywhere else for that matter. Nor is it magically better for children. It has pluses and negatives. Hence why about half of those who go, return to the UK.
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    Covid 19 Impact

    Hi and thank you. My user name is actually my real name. It is an old Norse name. I will try to answer some of your questions. First, with the English exams, there are several different ones available and different people find differences more easy for want of a better word. The PTE exam gets a lit more favourable reviews than ILETS. Also, they can take certain medical conditions in to account. For example I know dyslexics get extra time. So worth contacting them. With regard visas, Australia is in effect not processing visas at the moment. They are processing literally a handful of visas for certain medical occupations. I also suspect that will remain the case for most of this year. Pas for jobs, I would look at seek.com.au to get a feel of what roles are out there.
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    Merry Christmas

    To you, your family and all. Merry Christmas.
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    Points advice please :-)

    If you go down the sponsored route, just be very aware of the issues before.
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    Points advice please :-)

    Go Matilda are excellent. Sponsorship for nurses is certainly possible, but it isn't an option I personally recommend as it is a temp visa and comes with a lot of issues.
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    Points advice please :-)

    I will address your first and last points together. 90 points "might be enough" but it is hard to say as most visas are suspended and very few invites being given, but for those that are, it is for pandemic required occupations such as nurses. The other option is a 190 visa which is state sponsored and is not a competition like the 189. Again, these were effectively suspended but, there are allowances for nurses. Just one thing with points, if you have included points for English, then this needs to be backed up with an English exam such as ILETS. However, I would strongly recommend using a good registered migration agent. For costs, it does vary on a case by case basis, but, a good guide is to allow about 30k in total. A tip with dogs is to allow plenty of time as it can take as long to get them sorted as yourselves. I recommend using a pet shipper and Pet Air are one of the best.
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    Subclass 173

    The wait times for this blew out several times and continues to do so. You are within the wait time everyone else is experiencing
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    Covid 19 Impact

    It is valid for a long time, so it's up to you. Have you checked you meet the other criteria such as you can pass the skills assessment?
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    Covid 19 Impact

    It is enough for a visa, but it won't get you any points. If you want the points you have to sit the test.
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    RRV Covid

    All you can do is try.
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    Melbourne to Perth

    Where would he be working and how long is he happy to commute?
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    Covid 19 Impact

    The state sponsored visas (190 and 491) are closed, though the 189 is open. However, for a 189 to get an invite it would require 95 points.
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    IT Desktop Support and Business Analyst roles

    If you mean available for state sponsorship, then no unless you studied there. Though at the moment, state sponsored visas are closed to new applicants anyway.
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    (re)Applying for 189 Visa

    The RRV would be worth a shot as it is a few hundred dollars. Though they have in more recent times being pretty strict with the criteria of having close ties to Australia. Be aware, if you do have to reapply, it is very different now. For example, to get an invite you will need 95 points.
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    Unless they have brought in a special regulation since Covid that I a not aware of, then correct. Though, in the event of an emergency, I would be confident that would be waived.
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    No. Not until you register
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    Secret Harbour?

    Have you got your visas and if so, what category?