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Agree strange post as I'm sure most people who move to Australia have finding work very high in their list of priorities. More importantly do people think the change in government may end up with a tougher approach to immigrants thinking of the recent news and those entering without permission?
Things have and will continue to toughen up in UK regardless of what Europe thinks and tries to impose. The change of government towards the right (as in Aus) usually ends up in more introverted policies which sometimes IS important but could be bad news for many potential immigrants especially if this goes hand in hand with a tightening economy.
Thames Migration appointed Jun12, VETASSESS passed July, EoI Aug12, IELTS retake 8.5 Sep12, EoI and 189 visa application Sep12, CO appointed Oct 12, Medicals, Police checks Nov12, Visa Granted 11/01/13. Now located in Brisbane, secured great employment and quickly establishing roots. Yes it really is the lucky country.
Australia is far too expensive living on benefits only. Only imagine living in Sydney or Perth with this kind of exorbitant rents there! The benefits wouldn't even last to pay for rent. I also think like many said before, that migrants come to contribute to Australian economy and not exploiting its welfare system. The UK and Europe have better welfare systems by the way, in Australia everything at Centrelink is means-tested anyway, so people with huge savings after the 2 year waiting period would get nothing. For example, if my partner would loose his job, my income and our savings are too high to make him eligible to get any centrelink payments.
IELTS 01/2011; TRA 03/2011; SS SA 05/2011; visa 176 lodged 06/2011; visa grant 08/2011; arrived in Adelaide 02/2012; Australian citizen 08/2016
Would anyone disagree if I make the statement that, "there is no point in coming to Au if you haven't a PR because the benefit system here in Au is much better compared to the Uk".
so the answer to this is YES, people would disagree with my statement, also the system must be better as members on this thread who couldn't claim in the UK are able to claim here in Oz.
It's something that I have observed and listened to from quotes made by 190 holders and 489 visa holders
190 holders have better securities and access to centre link , where as 489 holders are self funding for 2 years.
IMO, there are people who come over here to use the system to their advantage, just like certain minorities move to the UK to use the system over there.
its a debate that has been raging in the UK for years and possibly why some Brits leave the UK to come to Oz. Therefore, there must be some ( no mention of race, colour or creed in the OP) who come here to Oz to use the system to their advantage. Just like the UK.
Its just an opinion and a statement, but how many on benefits would go back if they had their benefits taken away.
Nobody would go back as nobody seems to have committed themselves on this statement.
It might have been a strange question and statement, although it is an open debate in the UK and over the years caused controversy. Does it seem "strange" because it has been asked by a Brit, on a poms forum, towards Brits who are migrants in a foreign country?
Asking a question is a learning process! If nobody asks, nobody learns.
Last edited by Guest11535; 13-10-2013 at 10:52 AM.
I don't think anyone learnt anything here. 190 visa holders still have a two year period where they can't claim most benefits.
Sorry, I stand corrected Blossom, I learnt something.
Then so do I. ;-)
What a load of rubbish!! Just a dig at the people with PR visa's I think!!
What you must take into account is the amount of money (thousands) and time (years +) spent obtaining a PR visa is massive, compared to obtaining most temporary visas. It's got nothing to do with benefits at all, the majority of people know how they are going to manage before they arrive in Australia, and if they haven't got a job, most people certainly have the funds to manage until they get a job. Giving or taking away benefit payments from families is certainly not going to make a difference to whether you should come here in the first place or go back to the UK. Like I said in my earlier post, maybe its worth spending the time and money on obtaining PR visa before emigrating.
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I wasn't having a dig, too old for that,....if asking a question and making a statement (I accept maybe a controversial one) is wrong or deemed as having a go, I am sure that Admin and the Mods would have removed the post. Just like the previous threads regarding "too many migrants" there will be controversial posts that may be uncomfortable for some to read.
if you feel that I have offended PR's then I am sorry for that, I did not mean to offend.
Not offended at all just found the whole topic odd. ...
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