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    Quote Originally Posted by dancermum View Post
    I know what happens to a letter you write to the PM/a Minister/your local MP (nothing)
    I may be the exception to this rule, but the federal MP for my electorate is such a lovely guy and has done a lot to help and support DH and I with problems we've faced with immigration, centrelink, etc. DH was assaulted and couldn't work for 6 months, we faced a lot of issues with treatment, etc because he isn't a citizen or permanent resident. it was good to have the support of our federal MP.

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    Argh, I know a lot about a lot too but can't say anything. Damn confidentiality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrstuilawa View Post
    I may be the exception to this rule, but the federal MP for my electorate is such a lovely guy and has done a lot to help and support DH and I with problems we've faced with immigration, centrelink, etc. DH was assaulted and couldn't work for 6 months, we faced a lot of issues with treatment, etc because he isn't a citizen or permanent resident. it was good to have the support of our federal MP.
    That's awesome! It's more what happens when your MP refers your query to the federal government who don't really have that amount of control over individuals' circumstances most of the time. Although I did have a colleague here in Canberra who managed to get a woman's Centrelink benefits fixed up because she read her letter and was like "no we can't let this happen." So you're right, it can happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheekyChicken View Post
    Elijah's mum, do they have to tell you about the suicide or did it just come up in conversation? Also once you now do you have to tell prospective buyers or tenants? I know there are people who wouldn't wan to live in the home after those circumstances and it would be horrible to find out after your purchase from gossiping neighbors etc.
    Yes you do now, you ( the owners) have to disclose to the agent upon signing any material fact that may have an impact on decision making during a property transaction that then we have to disclose to any potential buyers , which can mean anything from building faults to someone dying in the home , it's only relevant to that particular owner so any previous owners we obviously have no idea , we had to do this recently as the husband of one of our properties was shot in the driveway and killed which is why the wife was selling

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    In regards to the train one, a friend who drives told us if they look likely to hit someone they are told to drop To the floor - best way to avoid seeing the horror I guess. Yuck
    One I would like to know is whether it's true that people kill themselves at the casino all the time? We heard when crown opened it was happening
    Almost daily. Oh but that may be better for the rumors thread sorry!

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    2trunks - we heard the same thing when I worked at the Casino. We also heard from creditable sources that Crown has a morgue (sp). Probably true. And that they were allowed to move dead ppl before the police arrived - don't know if thats true though.

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    oh and i do know for a fact that it is very common as crown for ppl to p1ss and sh1t at the pokie machines or around the corner etc. They won't go the toilet.
    GROSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSudgestionator View Post
    Deserama (sp sorry) yes I want to know what and what also please.
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    what and what??

    DH has requested that when he dies he gets cremated immediately, he doesn't want anyone doing anything to him.
    Depends on what you want to know really. As for funeral stuff, it's pretty TMI and could upset some people.

    Button - I'll ask dh about the cremation when he wakes up and I'll be back. From memory I don't think he's able to do it legally where absolutely nothing is done....but I'll have to check, can't remember. It was dh's last job, before the one (2.5-3yrs ago) he has now so my memory is hazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserama View Post
    Depends on what you want to know really. As for funeral stuff, it's pretty TMI and could upset some people.

    Button - I'll ask dh about the cremation when he wakes up and I'll be back. From memory I don't think he's able to do it legally where absolutely nothing is done....but I'll have to check, can't remember. It was dh's last job, before the one (2.5-3yrs ago) he has now so my memory is hazy.

    ok cool, I am fascinated - I know they have to clean you up, drain your blood and use lots of chemicals and wierd things. I also heard they put plugs in your holes, you get a nappy and sometimes you get spray painted/glued etc. Anyway, if you want to PM me the intricate details Im happy to hear them.

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    Yeh so am I! So many times I've asked dh to tell me all about what he's been doing...he was also a mortician so yeh I got to be privvy to lots of things. Can't remember them all now.

    I do remember this one bloke who was hit by a train and his face was messed up, and him and another bloke who was more experienced than him (he needed help with this one) but him back together again using glues and make up etc..without a photo and he looked exactly like he did when he was alive. Even the family commented that he looked exactly the same - it was fascinating!


 

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