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    RabbieBurns is sorry to inform you...

    ... that you'll all have to put up with at least another 3 years worth of me gloating about the australian sun, sea and sangria..

    Got news this week that Ive been approved for a Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457) visa which is valid for 3 years... so big thanks to my employers for sorting that for me.

    Was currently on a Working Holiday Visa, having arrived here in April '09 with nothing more than a backpack and delusions of granduer. Picked up a job in a School last October on a 1 month contract, so I must have done something right to have kept getting it extended.

    RabbieBurns is one happy chappy!

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    Congratulations mate.

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    Cheers!

    Been unable to work for them since the middle of September due to constraints on the previous visa, so looking forward to starting back on Monday...

    just at the right time too. Rather than sit at home and conserve, Ive blitzed through my savings on a trip back to scotland and other holidays round australia, so the first paycheck is more than welcome!

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    Nice one! My brother keeps trying to persuade me and the better half that it would be a good move for us too.

    Good luck with it all.

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    Thanks!

    Is your brother out here already?

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    Another potential floor to kip on when I take my gap year

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Thanks!

    Is your brother out here already?
    He's been in Melbourne for about 15 years now. We went over for his wedding last Christmas / New Year.
    He owns a business in sports management, so Oz is perfect for him. The number of sports venues in Melbourne alone is amazing.

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    Its no wonder this country is so dominant in world sports with the amount of sports venues.. And the majority of them are free, state run facilities too.

    For example, I play football on a bit of parklands on a tuesday evening, and its kept like a bowling green by the council, and the floodlights just have a simple on/off switch for anyone to use them..

    In scotland we had red clay/ash football parks with junkies needles and broken glass on them..

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    There are more 50m pools in the Wogga Wogga area than the whole of the uk :

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    Congrats

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    Congrats to you. I know a few people in Oz, mainly OH family. Got a bed if we ever go over there.

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    Nice one!

    OH has a 4 year visa granted for working out there, but due to the age of our teenagers moving out there is just not an option. Exactly the wrong timing for their GCSEs and A levels.

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    Congrats Rabbie, crack open a cold one, whack another shrimp on the barbie and enjoy yourself.

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    Congrats. I keep eyeing Oz myself, but need to get my finances cleared up before I do it properly.

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    Congrats I guess..... now whats the number for that terrorism hotline *whistles*


    (joking... or am i)

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