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    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
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    Working In Australia [Temp 1]

    I told you guys we had a shortage of qualified planners. Our professional association has now started to address the problem - see the link. I'll let you know if anything interesting comes out of the inquiry.

    I will probably make a submission about simplifying the work visa arrangements for US Citizens (Kiwi, Canadian and British Planners have it easier) given your apparent oversupply. Please feel free to make your own submissions or post comments/information you would like me to use.

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    Wow, I find it amazing that an entire continent is being deprived of planners. My question is how noticeable is the lack of planners to every day, common citizens. Does the local guy walking down the street make note that there is a zoning violation? Or does the girl driving to the Mall notice that the area around the mall is not pedestrian friendly?

    I think that they should have more planners, and it is great that the country is trying to change that, and the city that I work in, is unsure if planners have any value.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    I do hope that they make it a little easier for American planners to come to Australia to work. I would love the opportunity to practice planning in another country, particularly Australia (a country friendly to Staffordshire Bull Terriers, the breed of dog that I own). Sign me up!

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    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
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    Citizens deprived of planners?
    Michaelskis - I'd say most people only notice the shortage of planners when they lodge a development application and it takes 100+ days to get a decision, even for something simple.

    Staffordshire Bull Terriers
    Trail Nazi - I'm afraid that due to our quarantine regulations you will get into the country a lot easier than your pets. They will be quarantined for (I think) about 90 days while you pick up the tab for their board.

    The Council I work for currently has 6 vacancies for planners 3 senior, 1 intermediate and 3 entry level. I am expecting a seventh (intermediate level) in the next week or so for medical reasons. One of the senior positions recently closed advertising (Urban Design specialist) and we received no applications. The other two seniors close next Monday. Dan posted the adds on the old Cyburbia for us - here is another link.

    If you are interested personally, email me and I will arrange to email job listings to you.

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    Originally posted by Rem@Sep 8 2003, 11:26 PM


    Staffordshire Bull Terriers
    Trail Nazi - I'm afraid that due to our quarantine regulations you will get into the country a lot easier than your pets. They will be quarantined for (I think) about 90 days while you pick up the tab for their board.

    If you are interested personally, email me and I will arrange to email job listings to you.
    I don't mind my beasts being quarentined. I know it goes with the territory whenever you ship dogs. Luckily, when I imported my 2 dogs from Holland, I didn't encounter any of that. Currently, I am in the process of shipping a dog to the UK and it is a 6 month endeavor in paperwork prior to the dog even being shipped.

    BTW, the US likes to import Staffies from Australia since they have some good stock. (Little known secret - I show dogs, and yes, the movie Best in Show is very similar to the real dog show world.)

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    Love that movie.

    Dog breeding is a very popular past time in Australia though I am surprised we export to the US. I always assumed US & Europe had the longest/best breeding lines.

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    Any chance of my finding a good canine companion down under there? I am partial to Australian shepherds.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Originally posted by Cardinal@Sep 9 2003, 01:00 AM
    Any chance of my finding a good canine companion down under there? I am partial to Australian shepherds.
    When Australian shepards were being considered as a recognized breed by the AKC, they tried tracing the lines back to Australia, but they could not be proved. It is an American breed. You should check the AKC's website for the Aussie's breed page and contact the club person in charge of breeder referral. They can sometimes help you with foreign breeders.


    BTW Rem, the Australians do an excellent job with the terrier breeds. You are correct about England/Europe have a long line of breeding, but some of the breeds are better in other countries. You just have to know your breeds. The other hot spot for my dog's breed is South Africa. Now, they have got some kick*** Staffies. My mom knows several big breeders and judges in Australia who have some of the best dogs around in the breed.

    Sorry for the dog tangent.

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Originally posted by Trail Nazi+Sep 8 2003, 08:10 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Trail Nazi @ Sep 8 2003, 08:10 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Cardinal@Sep 9 2003, 01:00 AM
    Any chance of my finding a good canine companion down under there? I am partial to Australian shepherds.
    When Australian shepards were being considered as a recognized breed by the AKC, they tried tracing the lines back to Australia, but they could not be proved. It is an American breed. [/b][/quote]
    Darn. So they really are not barking with an Australian accent?
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    On the dog tangent.

    Our second bloodhound, Rose, came inutero from South Africa. Her mother was shipped bred had the puppies here, recovered for awhile was shipped back bred. Sounds inhumane, but it is probably a good way to improve genetic lines in small populations.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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