Hugo and Hannah are married. Hugo is an agricultural economist and Hannah is an architect. In addition to their principal residence in Melbourne (a house in South Yarra), they own a block of land near Inverloch which they had bought in 2005. They had always intended to carry on a small farming business on the land but had not yet started the business.
In July 2017 Hannah was offered a very good job in Sydney. In addition to a generous salary package, she was offered a $50,000 inducement amount to encourage her to take the job and a $70,000 allowance to cover costs related to the relocation.
Hannah decided to take the job. She started work in Sydney in August 2017. Hugo stayed in Melbourne to sell the house and the block of land. He planned to move to Sydney as soon as everything is finalised with both the properties.