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    Unhappy Leavin on a jet plane???

    Lately Ive been stuck on this idea that i really want to move to australia.even if i can only get 2 years it will be worth it. But Iv been browsing the net and making a few calls and the furthur I fall down the rabbit hole,the more depressing it looks. My research has shown me that I need 25k cash before they will even consider giving me a visa, then I'll need a further 20k when I go over there. I dont know what to do. I thought that by doing a trade i would be opening so many doors for myself but it seems as though I will be stuck here forever. I could save, but the nice gentleman on the phone said that australia is closing its doors and im running out of time. I Wish i knew of a cheaper option, like getting sponsored, but It doesnt help when I dont know of any companies overseas. To to it all off I can only get a south african passport. Does anybody have any valuable advice that they would be willing to share with me for free?

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    Nope ..............I love this country and would not leave. Dont have any problems with anyone wanting to leave tho, but Australia would be the last place I would go to !!! I have a brother in law that moved there a few years ago and believe me it is not all what it is cut out to be. But good luck ........... I would make sure that you get a job first as it is very difficult to get one once you are there - they prefer to hire their own before others.

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    protectionism... in these difficult times most countries are looking after there own before others...
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    last time I checked, they work on a points system in terms of elligibility to go over. There are some industries that give you more points than others (ie the stuff they don't currently have a strength in). This was a little while ago though, and I don't know your full reasons for going over. So I guess that's a starting point.

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    As far asI know they still work on a pointssystem but it's fluid. They constantly change the points your qualifications are worth depending on their job market requirements. I know nurses and dentists scored very highly not so long ago but this may have changedalready.
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    yea i took the points test and scored over 65 so im accepted. but wat does that mean for me? I still gotta pay like 45k. its insane but I think its the only way im ever gonna get over hey. maybe I should just bite the bullet and do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordo View Post
    Does anybody have any valuable advice that they would be willing to share with me for free?
    I agree with Kevin. Why choose Australia? The people talk funny, they have "barbies" in stead of braai's (who wants to go play with dolls?) 3/4 of the country is desert, they have more flies than Egypt, there are more poisonous snakes than most countries, they have annual fires and sometimes floods too. They don't have Castle.

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