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After some thought Diane - your signature sums you up. Or it did until you changed it, was something to do with having no tolerance.
IMHO - no it is not time to stop migrants coming in.
We are coming a 457, our sponsor flew my OH over for the interview - there is still a genuine demand for some skills, our visa came through in ten days.
We will be paying a massive amount of tax, bringing in a considerable lump sum and spending lots of money, we will be paying our own way, not taking a single freebie and I will probably do some fund raising. Can you say the same for your daughter in the UK?
The UK is under some considerable financial difficulties and so we have to move to ensure our standard of living remains comfortable. I am sure others have similar circumstances.
Diane - do not judge others based on your own double standards and do not assume that as a 'Moderator' you can expect no-one to answer you back.
Good luck to all POMS who are thinking of making the move, do not give up based on one unhelpful post, I am sure that not all of the Australian poplulation has the attitute of "Shut the door I say"
Last edited by Xhako; 04-05-2013 at 03:40 AM.
No of course Xhako, take no notice of me at all. I am sure with your OH's trip here and your research from Sheffield you are far more familiar with the economic situation here than someone living here could ever be. So glad you are here to set everyone's minds at rest.
And of course no Australian would ever resent a migrant coming here, specially one earning so much money and paying so much tax into their economy - they should be bloody grateful to you for sharing your wealth and experience with them, and all those Australians, and any other migrants, out of work because they are too lazy to go out and find a job can look up to you as a shining example of how they could do well, if they only tried.
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Since when has telling people the unpleasant facts (as well as the pleasant ones) been 'unhelpful'? I would have thought encouraging people to set themselves up for failure is more 'unhelpful'.
Oh well - none so deaf as those who don't want to hear.
The sad thing is that all those who are ready to make the move will find a completely different set of economic circumstances from those that pertained when they started the migration process. I can understand that it is disappointing to have gone through all of that to find people telling you that things may be more difficult than you can imagine. Migration was hard enough when the houses/food/utilities here were comparatively cheap and you came over cashed up from a UK house sale and with a good prospect of reasonably paid job. Then you just had to deal with homesickness, marital discord and disaffected older children (not to mention jibes from Aussie workmates about Whingeing Poms).
My genuine advice to you is to take off the rosy specs and listen to what the generally helpful people on here are trying to tell you - don't just hear what you want to hear.
This thread is forgetting one thing. How many Australians are leaving this country to work overseas??? Stop immigration and the only people who'd be happy is the aboriginals they would get their land and lives back. Saying that with the resources and skill mix you get from migrants houses are built better, car's are built safer, health-care is improving and yes education has become competitive. To win the job you've not only got to be good you've got to be exceptional. At the end of the day most Australian's prefer quality services over worrying about which country that person has come from that's delivering it.
Saying that like all countries this country does not like bludgers...
It's not that they're wrong, just worded in a really accusatory, angry, sarcastic way. I think a mod should be somewhat impartial (or at least friendly) and Diane isn't.
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