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    Are you vegetarian/vegan or thinking about it?

    Yep that was interesting but definitely missing a few points. We are clearing and destroying natural habitats to farm animals, which is not sustainable, I know they say a lot of the land is marginal but there is also a lot of previously rich and diverse land areas which are being cleared which...
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    Are you vegetarian/vegan or thinking about it?

    I used to be very much against vegetables, hardly would eat any, but I've grown up a bit. Also trying to do our bit so we do hellofresh (not sure if its available in South Africa) 3 times a week and generally do 2 of the 3 meals as vegetarian, sometimes more. It's really useful in learning how...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Yea salaries where a black box because even all the websites / salary surveys etc don't seem to give the true picture. I was in a slightly different position and I think quite a few expats arriving in Australia are in a similar position. Basically if you don't have any Australian experience you...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Haha yep the good old Australian housing dream! I would say relatively speak most of things aren't bad in terms of cost of living, luxuries are cheaper! Since moving here I've manage to get my salary to grow a fair chunk and just realise more and more that it's possible to get paid more haha...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Fitzroy Island in QLD. We ended up going to Fitzroy Island while in Cairns it was a great spot with nice walking track around the island and beautiful scenery. Main reason for being in Cairns was the great barrier reef, but it was also the rugby world cup finals so we watched South Africa beat...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Yep the change is generally constant, I remember in the time I started gathering the documents I needed for my own application to lodging, the points shifted around and I had to actually select another skills category because I didn't meet the points requirement in my original one. Think the...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Ah hectic that's pretty close to my timing. I got here in May 2016. I recon your ceremony date will be close because they have resumed doing online ceremonies and they can now also do it in groups of 10 to 15 people, apparently in the last batch of online they were done individually. Mine took...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    I have lived in Melbourne through all the lockdowns, I don't agree with how anything in those videos were handled, but police have also resigned because they don't feel right implementing those laws. Ultimately if you agree with it or not, if you break the law (again if you agree it should be...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    I just actually got a text to say my Aussie passport has been posted to me! Tasmania - Wineglass Bay incl Wallaby + Joey I have been to Tasmania a couple times, it really is beautiful down that side of the world, but it is pretty cold most of the time!
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Yep that's all I started with as well. Got here on a sponsorship then applied for my own skilled visa. The job market is Aus at the moment is really good, but this is driven by the borders still being closed! I do recon that once our borders open up that the government will open the flood gates...
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Haha clearly saffas don't like moving to Australia
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    MyBB'ers in Australia

    Inspired by the thread MyBB'ers in the Netherlands - I thought it would be good to run a poll to see how many MyBB'ers we have in Australia and where most people have settled and just for some general chit chat! Happy to answer any questions anyone has but some background to kick off. I live...
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    Best SA bank while temporarily overseas?

    I've lived in Australia and maintained my FNB account - I have not had any issues in using it (quite frequently when I first got here) while being in Australia do various things. Everything can be done via the app, in saying that I actually still have my South African Mobile number laying around...
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    PS5

    Feel bad for all you guys! Saw the crazy pricing in South Africa! It's insane, here in Aus disc pricing 750AUD. Were preorders sold out in South Africa? Counting down the days!
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    Investing in Silver Bullion

    Yea I'm not against this, it's just harder to go bulk buy these items (silver R1/crowns).
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