Quote Originally Posted by steph&neil View Post
there is a company called Kinsure that for 175 GBP (sorry dont have the symbol!) will get you back to the uk when a loved one is seriously ill or passes away - cant be on pre-exsisting illness, but it offers peace of mind that if you need to get back to the uk you wont have to worry about the airfare, (there are restrictions on age & it covers the whole family for return flights,

thanks for the info, had no idea about this, definately handy to know for an emergency, hope i never need to use them tho!

I think when living in Oz you should really get yourself in the mind frame that you just can't fly back for every family emergency, as much as you feel you ought to be there, it's financially impossible and if you can't live with that then perhaps migrating isn't the best idea.