Category Archives: Visa

you say you want a resolution

For the past few weeks, Lisa’s had one song stuck in her mind, with the line “ball of confusion” (the Love and Rockets version – gotta love that 80’s hair!) playing endlessly. The ball has finally been sorted! When last … Continue reading

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that’s what the world is today

Have you ever had the feeling that some things are moving really quickly in one direction, others are lagging behind, and some just not going in the right direction at all? And things you thought should be simple are way … Continue reading

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Stand on one foot and hop.

“Ok, now do it on the other foot. Now reach behind your back with your left arm. Good, now with your right arm. You’re right [Oz for OK]…now go get a blood test.” These were among the instructions we received … Continue reading

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“The festival will start small…”

This was a line in the Daily Advertiser article about the first Wagga multicultural festival, that took place last Saturday.  We heard about it a few weeks ago, and were thrilled at the thought of food and entertainment from around … Continue reading

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Permanent Residency

Have you ever tried to prove that you lived somewhere when you didn’t actually live somewhere?  Or prove who you are when the requirements of proving who you are fall outside of what you are able to provide? We’ve had … Continue reading

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Pay as you go

And we’re here!  After about 19 hours in the air, and about 6 more waiting in airports, we arrived in Wagga on the afternoon of July 7 and checked in to The Lawson Motor Inn, where we are staying for … Continue reading

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Boring political post

A couple of weeks ago, one of Dan’s colleagues asked him if he was going to their union meeting, where they would be informed about salary negotiations for next year. In his typically sensitive and caring way, he responded “Why … Continue reading

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