43. 1999 – My Fatherland

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, Under the shade of a coolibah tree. And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, “Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?


1. Independent Executive

1. Independent Executive

On 2 September 1999, I was granted a subclass 457.223 (7) – (Independent Executive Business – Long Stay) visa for four years and as the holder of this visa I first entered Australia on 24th March 2000. My wife and my child were included on this visa as dependents. I visited Australia previously on June 1999 when I entered as the holder of 456 visa, which is a three months tourist visa.   Business plan…Money  In this four year period, we were eligible for Australian Permanent Residency following my business’ fulfillment of three main conditions: having spent a certain period of time in Australia as a business owner; having a certain amount of annual turnover and employing at least two Australian Permanent Residents.