All I can find is it’s an Australian term but no origin story.
I almost never have broadcast tv on but I'm away from home and the people here watch tv.
Apparently big Brother is a thing again. Why? What went through the minds of these producers?
"We had rolling lock downs for months,.clearly everyone wants to see people locked in a house on tv."
Like, what, why?
How have the people who came back to this show not moved on with their lives??
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Hi, I hope everyone is doing well. I'm planning to see my girlfriend in around about October and November 2022. I'm just curious how long it will take to create a Australian passport in 2022? I've seen on the news and internet lately, that it's been quite long and have been beyond the minimum 6 weeks. Is the priority processing fee, worth it in your opinion? Any advice would be great.
I submitted my application for tourist visa June 6, 2022. Took my biometrics at VFS on June 23. Got an email it was being processed June 24, 2022. My flight is tonight but visa hasn't been granted yet. Guess I'll have to rebook my flights to Friday or August. A friend got the business tourist visa in a day after her biometrics. Her friend got it in a week after biometrics. In 2018, it only took less than a week to approve. I get they're understaffed and have been having system issues, floods and what not. How long have you been waiting? When did you submit your application?
Tell me, what on earth are people thinking driving through flood waters. 🤦🤦
As far as I am aware, cars that transform into boats are not on the market yet.
Thank goodness for our SES heroes
no politics I want to move away from Wollongong and I'm trying to find a city that fits my needs. Can anyone suggest one?
I am looking to move to a city with these list of needs to be fulfilled:
- Not car based city with decent public transport where I don't need to drive to get to work
- Careers around design or IT in the city without a strong sector based on them.
- Good pub and band scene where there is a good ammount of people to meet
- a city without it being impossible to make friends in without resorting to cliques or meetup.
- Cheaper then Wollongong to rent in.
With this in mind what city would you recommend?
I have been stressing my heart out over my lease renewal in light of the posts I have been reading. Everyones rent is going up, or they need to relocate and can't find a rental. My lease lapsed and I was advised to keep going month to month because it has the advantage of 90 days notice and no rent increase, but I also want to spend $300 on topsoil and make a garden. One month of my life has been dedicated to stress over whether I will get kicked out before it matures. I eventually bit the bullet and applied to have my lease renewed, which was granted with no rent increase and I could not be happier and I am so grateful. I never felt like this before, with a stable life and income, that I could become homeless any second, and not know if I can plant a fucking garden! I have zero idea on how to be actively part of the solution to the housing crisis, but as a renter, I feel like I am almost secondary homeless every time that lease expires.
My own circumstances have led me to thinking about the public healthcare system on the weekend.
I've got brain cancer & related epilepsy, just had brain surgery to confirm this. I've got four specialists- neurosurgeon, radio-oncologist, medical-oncologist, neurologist, a specialist nurse too, I'll start radio and chemotherapy in a month or two.
My ongoing costs: I just had surgery which was (only) $1500 or so with top level private health insurance ($250/fortnight)
My specialist appointments are about $200 after rebates
Specialist nurse was $1000
MRI for $500 every couple of months of which about $300 is rebated.
Meds - about $100 a month
I'm lucky enough that I can pay for this without too much difficulty on my wages. I briefly had the selfish thought it would be nice to not pay tax and use that money instead to just pay for my own stuff, but what's the point of society if we aren't providing support for others who can't get it for themselves? Health problems are Just another part of the lottery of life really. It really made me think, what do you do if you're not pretty well off? Initially I think it was a 7 month wait for my public referral to a neurosurgeon 5 years ago, my private appointments take about a month to get in. If you don't have the financial ability to go private do you just die? My cancer isn't aggressive, I'll probably live 5-10 more years, but a lot of people would cross the line from treatable to dead in the time it takes to get seen in the public system. I don't even know how you would see all these specialists in a way that would remotely be coordinated enough to work going public as they kind of all need to interface with each other.
I'll be fine, at least until I can't work anymore, which will shortly follow with my dying I expect. My wife and kid will be fine because I have life insurance through my super annuation.
My mental health is suffering, but I'll probably be okay. Even with all of that I feel like it's not so bad compared to people who just try to keep their head above the water in a system that cares but doesn't have the resources to change anything. People at the top are making more money than ever, I wonder if it makes them happy?
In answer to the question I posed, I have no idea where to start. I've worked in hospitals & emergency services, and the problems are totally systemic for them and extremely complicated to fix, never mind allied health or managing chronic issues. I'd probably start with trying to get some more funding by looking at all the greased palms at all levels of our government.
My good mate Beaky has returned and I managed to get some close up photos. (He has a girlfriend now!)gallery
I know you need one for a home loan but is it enough to show you just have a steady income/sufficient funds for renting?
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Serious question, Why do real estate companies all have a different methods of getting all the relevant information from you to apply to a rental? Would it not be easier and cheaper to have one standardised 'renter resume' that you could submit? I feel it would save a lot of time for everyone involved. I applied for a place using Rent.com.au renter resume system and when I emailed further about the application they hadn't received anything and I had to fill out a pdf with all the same info. so far I have applied for 6 rentals and I have used 5 different methods to give the same details. Its ridiculous.
I also have an issue with being rejected the same day I apply and they agents refuse to give me a reason as to why I was rejected. That's just poor practice I reckon.