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Australia - Recommended Expat Blogs

Posted on Monday July 10, 2017 (07:28:39)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Australia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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How Will Changes To Australia’s 457 Visa Affect Expats?

Posted on Monday May 01, 2017 (08:04:28)
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Australia has for many years been a top destination for expats wanting to exploit work and lifestyle opportunities, but for many their future dreams ‘down under’ may be curtailed.

That's because the country has unveiled plans to abolish the 457 visa programme which is aimed at attracting skilled migrants to the country.

The 457 visa is being replaced with the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.   more ...

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New In Town? Explore What Canberra Has To Offer

Posted on Monday April 17, 2017 (08:49:51)
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Canberra is the capital of Australia and is also known as the ‘bush capital’ due to its abundance of nature reserves and national parks. It is home to a smorgasbord of people from varied backgrounds, including students from all over the world who come to attend the prestigious universities it has to offer. People who relocate here are generally employed in one of the many government, political or media offices that are situated in the city.   more ...

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Writing A Winning Resume For The Australian Job Market

Posted on Friday April 14, 2017 (07:39:49)
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Landing that job overseas - whether it be the elusive dream job, or just a position that suits you well enough to make the big move - takes time, persistence and a good marketing document to catch the attention of prospective employers.

CV or resume: just to clarify, this is easy-going Australia and what you call your piece of paper generally doesn’t tend to matter. We know what you’re getting at.   more ...

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First Aid Tips For Expat Parents In Australia

Posted on Thursday April 13, 2017 (06:55:31)
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It’s always dangerous searching for medical advice online. A query about a simple headache brings up alarmist horror stories about exploding brain tumours from shrill amateur surgeons.

Another search that brings alarming results is anything to do with Australia. You’ll stumble across horrific lists of giant spiders, evil snakes and aggressive jellyfish, as if every animal on the continent is out to kill, maim or otherwise upset your day.   more ...

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How Much Does It Really Cost To Live In Sydney?

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:32:55)
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The cost of living in Sydney is notoriously high, and it usually makes it onto the top 10 list in the world. But, like its expensive cousins, for many expats the price is worth it. With its beautiful beaches, famously good weather, iconic scenery, and plenty of entertainment, Sydney is a popular place to live.

This leaves many people wondering how much it really costs to live in Sydney. Is it as bad as all that? On a scale of Bangkok to New York, Sydney certainly sits on the higher end of the scale, and while a budget can help, some costs are unavoidable.   more ...

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A Guide To Child Care And Early Learning In Australia

Posted on Wednesday March 08, 2017 (12:35:46)
The task of finding child care and early learning options for the little ones can be daunting for any modern-day parent. In Australia there are many different services available for kids aged from birth to 5 years, and a variety of terms to describe them. Sifting through the array of options is enough to send anyone into information overload, but the good news is that with so much available you’re bound to find what’s right for your family. Here’s what you need to know to set you on the right path.   more ...

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Is Queensland Australia's Funshine State?

Posted on Tuesday January 10, 2017 (10:38:39)
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Queensland, located in northeastern Australia, is the second largest state in the country. More than half of its territory lies above the Tropic of Capricorn. Queensland is known for its stunning coastline and endless pristine beaches. It is also endowed with national park forests, rolling plains, rich tropical rainforests, forest covered mountains and vast wilderness.   more ...

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Australia - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Wednesday January 04, 2017 (21:35:51)
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Australia and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Coastal Towns And Cities In Australia

Posted on Thursday November 10, 2016 (15:39:21)
(c) Patty Jansen
Many of the country’s most famous destinations are located on the coast. While Australia is a huge country, there are vast swathes of it that many expats will not get to visit and they do not have large towns or cities in them for work purposes (though they do have lots of mining operations which offer expats well-paid jobs).   more ...