Month: January 2007

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Perth Skyworks 2007 and Australia day

Well, Australia day has been and gone and as I indicated in this post yesterday the photographs didn’t turn out that great (click here for the blurry results). Still it gives you an idea and watching the display in the flesh, the fireworks were spectacular. The 700,000+ crowds that were expected didn’t materialise but some …

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Happy Australia Day!

Well, Happy Australia Day! Its our first Australia day today and we’re looking forward to enjoying some of the activities on offer. A big bonus is that Australia day is a public holiday which is great news as I get a day of work and a nice long weekend too. Apparently for a number of …

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Playing with our sites design

Hey all I’m testing a couple of new designs on our Blog to see if they work any better or not. Feel free to provide any feedback or comments on the design currently in use on the site. When implementing any new site design I’m trying to make the information within our site as easy …

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Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of January 2007

Well, we are into a new year and ASPC have finally released details of the current processing times for 2007. If you have any specific questions in relation to your current processing time, please post these in our forums, thanks. The ASPC is current experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications and regrets the …

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Telephone or email enquiries to the ASPC

The ASPC have published Information on making telephone or email enquiries to their offices. This system has been established to provide consistent and efficient responses to email enquiries and you are requested not to send enquiries to individual departmental officers regarding an application unless specifically requested to do so. The new section on the ASPC …

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Medical Forms now available to download from the DIMA Website

A nifty new feature and useful addition from the Department of Immigration and Multicultulral Affairs. Medical forms can now be accessed directly from the DIMA website for all General Skilled Migration applications. As well as the forms themselves, you will also find a good mix of Information relating to specific health requirements. The information and …

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WordPress 2.1 Ella is live

The latest release of the WordPress blog software we use on our site has been released. WordPress 2.1 Ella, named after Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald brings with it a number of features which I hope to see employed to great benefit here at getting down under. I’ll be upgrading to 2.1 very soon so expect …

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Newsflash – Hot City Bench attacks Yorkshiremens buttocks

Ouch! As Australia and Perth charges towards the silly and extremely hot summer season, I’m often impressed by the buildings and objects scattered around the city that are designed to help make shopping in such steamy conditions a much more pleasant experience. Many if not all the shops in the main Malls (Hay Street and …

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