note: this post was created on 17/11: on 25/10 we requested a meeting with the the Visa officer - all requests by email and phone calls were ignored. on 26/11 we received a meeting (by phone).after 18 months and 3 meetings with the Visa office Bangkok we still can't get it right! has our 30 yrs of Biz experience rendered us "Clowns" or has the Visa office Bkk gained nomination for the "Darwin Awards" will the Australian Govt., turn their back on Australian Business?
You might recall Arwee, she was in Perth twice in the last 3 mthsHer life has taken a blow by the might of your Tax paying dollars!!!!
As you know she played a key role in the creation of a unique and Exclusive Tour service Aussie Execs & their team!
03/10 we applied for a visa to fly her back to Perth WA, induct the 1st tour group and lead them to Bangkok
· Tour group: 9 Aussie Biz Execs (3 guys and 6 gals)
Shock and Horror!
Your Aussie Govt., the Australian Visa office Bkk consider her a “bad risk”
and the talk is the tour group are “Suspicious”
The unique tour concept was floated to Aus & Thai Govt., Ministers and they said "it's a Winner"!
The “Sales Manager” of TAT (Tourism Authority Thailand) Australia was flying into WA to endorse the 1st tour – we said “stay away!” we’re bad bad bad bad!.
We asked the Visa office “what’s up” ? They’ve stopped this "Sinister villain" .. becoz!!!
· She was not clear about her travel date? (a multientry visa)
·They consider her visit was “Work” not a “work Activity”?
This is Australia working for Australia!!!!!- NOT!See the audit of the case …
** YOU MUST return to this article every few days to see progress report. It promises to be a riverting example of efficent use of your Tax dollars!!!
some info about Arwee's work 1. Arwee's Forum article promoting Tourism WA2. Aussie Exec Tours Bangkok website photo album 3. Arwee's Employee profile at Auswathai
Hmmm: perhaps she should have tried visiting Aus in an unmarked Boat, on arrival receive Free Lodging, Free education, Free Social welfare and etc., etc., SERIOUSLY - innocent people have suffered because of the "culpable" conduct of certain "Public Servants" (refer audit) we had to cancel events for "Charity & Community", the kids in Bangkok!One Charity group in Bangkok is a group we are trying to support from which is linked to WA. 2010-11-28 removed name of charity group to ensure they are not thought we are using their name for political pressure.FACTS: our 2 Year survey of visa results shows the chaos, it reveals startling evidence of wrongful acts and misconduct (link to the survey at the same page as the audit).Decide for yourself ! are the Australian Visa officers Bkk abusing power or do they serve to Australia.. what the!
Photo collage below of the "conspiracy group" in Perth WA" the word is "approach with caution"!!!
Please distribute to your Biz network.... it's a wonderful example of to "destroy business" W.A. Tourism has sufferedThe audits include the chaos dealing with Tourism govt., WA. Thailand is the 4th largest student visa business customer, we tried tried but our failing tourism office "were very busy" ?If you think Aussie Exec Tours Exec Bangkok is a good idea please click and send this email email@example.comAND If you've had contact with Arwee and feel a slight sense of INJUSTICE drop a brief email to Aussie Govt., maybe you'll get a reply (we can't)reference: Biz Visa Application for Miss Arwee MANIGLUCK
we emailed the Minister for Foreign Affairs: Kevin.Rudd.MP@aph.gov.auArwee (Thai National), employeed by an Aus Based & Aus owned company promoting Import/Export of Aus products... your Public Servants say "No" benefit to Australia...what the!
10-11-17 13.34 email link to Foreign Minister Mr. Kevin Rudd. We will update the article with news as it comes to hand.
Not good news for anyone
Not much I can say about this bureaucratic bull****, doesn't do much for promoting Australian business
Can’t imagine any reporters or pollies taking any interest in this, nothing in it for them
It sucks but as you know the pollies will always stand behind the “judgement” call
Rudd is worth a try but I wouldn’t expect anything from the duddster
I would try sending thru the media, Howard Sattler / Paul Murray they are good at stirring up something like this or even try Liam Bartlett at 60 minutes
17/11 - 5.10pm reply from the Visa office Bangkok (Australian Public Servants, serving Australians)the content of the email from the Chief Migration officer is (not verbatim, we used their translation system) it reads:-
It is noted you confirm you had ability to respond to a request for an urgent meeting but you decided to ignore it for 14 days.
or another translation is 1. Sorry, I was "out of the office on business for 2 wks", I had access to your email titled "urgent", I decided to ignore it.2. After 14 days I checked your "urgent" query with my staff, they claim you have been fully appraised (refer audit "no replies")3. I checked Arwee's application. a. it did not include the words "highly specialised" (nor could my team comprehend that, from the 40+ pages of supporting docs, nor during the phone interrogation of Arwee, or your detailed email answer to queries. The fact that we ignored your request for meeting/s before a decision was made, to ensure the officer had sufficient innformation will not be answered. b. we did however find the sufficient words to form the opinion that work is "ongoing by nature" and therefore you now advise you that you used the wrong visa application form! e. we did not notice that you gave us written statement that you already verified with our office that this is the correct visa form and we do not consider that relavent?4. we trust this will assist you!our answer is at the bottom of this post:-17/11 AusWathai Media flew into Thailand to join a major seminar co-hosted by Aus & Thai Government.The critical bilateral message from the Seminar is captured in our photo collage1. L.I.F.E. (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, Efficiency) Life without Flexibility is a LIE 2. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid/Short)Photo collage below shows Arwee (labelled a "bad risk" by the Aus Visa office Bkk) attending and meeting Aus & Thai Govt officials.See Auwathai report report "making TAFTA work for you" We Estimate a loss of aud$1,000,00,000 due to obstacles with Aus Visa office Bangkok!!!Seminar Presenter: Aus Trade commissioner declared a 30% increase in Biz Visa to 9,000 in last 12 months? According to the Visa office Bangkok - their work is Highly Specliased and their work is not "ongoing in nature" Post seminar meeting with B.O.I. officials suggest we co ordinate a roadshow to Perth WA with BOI. We requested a meeting with B.O.I to advance talks which will focus on the obstacle is "how do we convince the "Aus Visa office bkk" to stop obstructing AusWaThai which sabotages the link for Bilateral Trade West Australia and Thailand. Sadly we are now calling upon a foreign Country to help us convince our own Govt that we as an Aussie owned Business (Import/Export) Australian product is "a benefit to Australia!"19/11/2010 our reply to the CHIEF MIGRATION OFFICER Aus Visa office Bangkokthe following is not verbatim, we have summaried it, we include a link to the emailDear ChiefI was not able provide a proper reply on 17/11/2010 as I was in the airport boarding a plane to Thailand for participate in a Joint Aus & Thai Got Seminar titled "making TAFTA work for you"
I wish to consider you are a good leader with good intent. I sat before you and your Poxy in 2009 and 2010, listened to the obstacles we face based by the perception of your officers &/or guidelines. We absorbed the criticism objectively and consciously applied changes. In May 2010 I emailed you a report of our work, it was offered under the title of “Goodwill” showing our transparency and a williness to collaborate for the benefit of Australia.
The co host Aus & Thai Govt Seminar was attended by approx 180 Biz people
The key points of seminar are shown in the photo collage, these KEY points gave great relevance to Business relationships, our experience is your officers don't understand or support them, consequently they do not serve business, rather they obstruct.
Please confirm you agree or disagree1. with the critical key message by the co hosted Aust & Thai Govt Seminar, that good business people must apply the principles of L.I.F.E. and K.I.S.S.
2.That the visa officer/s that assessed Arwees' application have demonstrated the elements of L.I.F.E. and K.I.S.S.
Finally, as the chief (Leader) of Aus visa office Bangkok, having had meetings with me and therefore know the “specialised nature of our work”, what elements of L.I.F.E. and K.I.S.S. do you propose to fix the problem.Our email reply (available to anyone on request), extensively wastes a lot of time answering innocuous issues that could have been resolved in a 5 minute phone call. =============================================================