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Sailed SS Australis out of Southampton 1977.Arrived October in Adelaide via Melbourne 1977.Liverpool/London 1987 - 1992
Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.
it's a tough one, but i would at least validate the visa, expensive trip i know but it keeps that window open.
I would be lying if i said trade jobs were plentiful, but there is other work out there.
Location and price of rent is hard, i reckon you would be looking between 300 to 400 bux a week on rent. you will need the rooms.
Good luck with your decision, a very hard one indeed at this present time, but as pointed out. Things will change.
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
I have been doing research as we have permanency would we qualify for Family Tax Benefit Part A and B and would we also be entitled to Rent Assist and Education Tax Refund. Don't want to sound like i'm sponging but after working out Estate Agent fees, Aclass licence fees, flights etc looks like we will only have about 10/11k to get by on till employment comes along although working it out hopefully would get 967.54 a fortnight in benefits from FTB and rent assist do you think that is possible Once again thanks for all your advice as OH is still dead set against and every bit of ammunition helps.
As I understand it, Aus banks are more tightly regulated and the country has closer industry ties with Asia. As much as recession will have a direct effect in Aus, I don't see it as being anywhere near as bad as the UK, or as long lasting.
Once you understand that you can't have endless periods of growth without a recession it is possible to see it as a big dipper. From everything I've read though it is expected the UK will have at least 2 more quarters of decline (this actually puts the UK into Depression - 4 consecutive qtrs of decline) and then it will start seeing growth.
Then just because there is growth doesn't mean the world is rosy again, but it does mean it's not getting worse, and your right it will take many years for unemployed to get back to work and to feel anything like it was 18 months ago, but things will improve bit by bit, and whilst it's improving there we may still be declining here.
So all i was suggesting if it's possible to wait 9 months - 1 year and the UK stops quantative easing, the exchange rate will start to slide back in favour for the brits, and as our house prices are likely fall a little over the next year it could prove to be a better time to migrate.
But it's all a gamble to try to ensure you get as good a start as possible.