• @EB81BA" I am very surprised rather shocked how Australia is violating the right to leave a country ! I would definitely understand they could make it extremely hard to return back but I don't get the rational behind making it so difficult to leave on compassionate grounds "From a human rights pe...

  • @Greta78Unfortunately, July is looking a bit optimistic, according to a Sydney Morning Herald article dated 21 May ('Universities propose ''secure corridor'' for international students', if you wish to read it). There's also an article in The Australian (behind a paywall) which I haven't looked a...

  • @Lisa BThat's gutting. Sorry to hear of your experience. Here's hoping you get your exemption pronto.

  • @TheFreqFlyerLeaving aside the idea of freedom of movement between states and territories, as it has inter-jurisdictional complexity...Article 12(2) of the ICCPR is qualified by Article 12(3):"3. The above-mentioned rights shall not be subject to any restrictions except those which are provided b...

  • @landed in hong kongGreat post. I agree with that 100%.The ICCPR should be incorporated into Commonwealth Law by an Act of Parliament. That would clear up misunderstanding and unhelpful (mis)interpretation.Perhaps we should lobby our local MPs?I have a bit of a shopping list of law reform needed ...

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  • Retaining Qantas Platinum in Asia

    Jul 05, 2019, 11:00 PM

    With all due respect, Ourmanin, I read rwSydney's post in its entirety. However, I'm not au fait with the BAEC programme. I wanted to know more about how its lifetime membership compares with the QFF lifetime membership programmes.In the post, rwSydney cited a list of benefits associated with the...

  • Retaining Qantas Platinum in Asia

    Jul 05, 2019, 06:22 PM

    Originally Posted by rwSydney I have lived in Australia for 13 years but have continued to be with BAEC. I do fly to the UK twice a year and have an address I can use in the UK for correspondence though.I find BAEC to be much better than Qantas for many reasons. You get confirmed points upgrades...

  • Cheers dimiVery informative and articulate response.

  • Cheers dimi,Further Googling tells me that AAdvantage has EQMs (Elite Qualifying Miles) which I gather you can accrue with credit card purchases. However, EQMs aren't the the same thing as lifetime miles. I gather EQMs go to your current AAdvantage status.But I'm rather staggered to find that Ame...