deanr Posted July 16, 2008 Report Share Posted July 16, 2008 Hi everyone,My name is Dean, I'm 33 years old and my rose tinted glasses are officially off. My wife Barbara and I have decided that enough is enough. Coming from Durban, our first choice would probably be Brisbane or the Gold Coast and from what I have read, they sound great. Iâ€™ve been searching for all the negatives on Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well, and so far I feel that they are all minor irritations compared to how we are forced to live here.Our main reason (but definitely not the only one) for wanting to leave is the violent crime. We would like to have a child in a couple of years and cannot see ourselves raising a child under these conditions.I am in IT. I have an A+, MCSE 2000 & NT4, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and also a 3 year international diploma in Marketing Management (IMM) which has been confirmed by VETASSESS. I have 8 years experience in IT. Apparently I will scrape through on the points system if I get at least 7 out of 9 for my IELTS test. My aunt who lives in Maclagan which is about 2 hours from Brisbane has also agreed to sponsor me so I can get additional points.I have started gathering all the necessary documents and I'm writing my IELTS on the 30th August. I have found the information on this site invaluable and I'd like to thank all the contributors.Dean & Barbs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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