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Moving from Australia
« on: December 31, 2007, 05:37:58 am »

I'm living down under and was at one point considering starting up my own free state project here in Australia. Our smallest state, Tasmania, only has a population of 493,000 and is disproportionately influential in the national debate. So if libertarians here would focus their efforts on Tasmania we could be very influential. But we have a very small libertarian community in Australia and it's unlikely to succeed.

As I'm young I have the luxury of planning my life and am considering signing up to the New Hampshire free state project instead. My sister was born in California so is eligible for birthright citizenship. Given I'll be university educated, how easy would it be for me to get permanent residency and eventually citizenship (I'm an Australian citizen)?
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 12:33:33 pm »

Rochelle is the resident expert on our nation's "immigration policy." I wouldn't completely discount the idea of setting up an FSP in Australia.  Just set terms for a vote on one province or town, then hold an online discussion for potential movers, count ballots, and viola.  During that time, the media attention helps you recruit lots of new members.

Or maybe that will just give you something to do while you wait on Uncle Sam.

Failing that, you and I could take advantage of the new civil union law, and move in together in wedded bliss--liberty bliss that is.  Hey, there's nothing in RCA 457 that says we have to be gay.  Read the law.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 06:54:59 pm »

Failing that, you and I could take advantage of the new civil union law, and move in together in wedded bliss--liberty bliss that is.  Hey, there's nothing in RCA 457 that says we have to be gay.  Read the law.

I like the way you think.

"This is Bob, my hetero life partner."
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008, 02:57:44 am »

Hey, I don't make the laws.  I just follow them like a loyal, dutiful citizen.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 12:54:47 pm »

Have you heard about the Hutt River Province? Is this guy wacky or is he onto something? I heard that he was going to start issuing passports.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 05:27:15 pm »

Then he'll be perfect for the FSP.  How do we get him here, quick!
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 11:46:54 pm »

Rochelle is the resident expert on our nation's "immigration policy." I wouldn't completely discount the idea of setting up an FSP in Australia.  Just set terms for a vote on one province or town, then hold an online discussion for potential movers, count ballots, and viola.  During that time, the media attention helps you recruit lots of new members.

Or maybe that will just give you something to do while you wait on Uncle Sam.

Failing that, you and I could take advantage of the new civil union law, and move in together in wedded bliss--liberty bliss that is.  Hey, there's nothing in RCA 457 that says we have to be gay.  Read the law.
I don't think the Feds recognize civil unions or even Mass-style 'gay marriages'.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008, 05:02:31 pm »

It might be better than they didn't.  Can you imagine how many freestaters would "marry" guys in other countries?  We'd have at least two hundred new movers with funny last names and accents.

I just need to make sure I get a good looking one... and that I'm not the one wearing the dress at the wedding.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008, 08:11:06 am »

It might be better than they didn't.  Can you imagine how many freestaters would "marry" guys in other countries?  We'd have at least two hundred new movers with funny last names and accents.

Count me in. Even my fellow countrymen can't get my name right, and I speak like the people in Minnesotan 'Ole & Lena' jokes.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 06:55:42 pm »

I can't tell what half these immigrints are talking aboot.  Their accent is so thuhk you can't harly read what they're sayin, haf the time.

Doncha know.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2008, 07:55:35 pm »

great ideas people. i'll investigate all marriage options in addition to other less exciting ways to get permanent residency.
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Re: Moving from Australia
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2008, 10:38:04 pm »

I dunno, but it may be worth it to get some kind of student visa or something, and get some time established.  This is another reason for establishing an accredited college.  College should be cheap and flexible (like a community college) but also really good, so that you're not wasting time.

I know that workers who are able to get a sponsor are able to retain work visas, but I don't know all of the rules, there.
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