...and in fact I need a Resident Return Visa the instant I get my passport, else technically I have to be “returned” to Canada straight away. D’oh! But — naturally — I need my passport first in order to get an RRV. Does anyone else see a problem with that?
Aaaanyway... I’ve got a set of “welcome-to-Canadia” papers on their way across the Nullarbor to me now, so in principle I will be at LCA2006 and can now set about finishing the arrangements.
Meanwhile, I’ve also applied to be Australian again to help with the paper trauma next time I need to travel overseas, and possibly also to head off the possibility of expiring RRVs or other bureacratic insanity.