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How To Add More Points To Your Australian Visa

Friday May 04, 2018 (09:50:49)

Here in the UK, the Brexit beast is still grumbling about immigration controls, with both sides of the debate arguing their case for firmer or fairer systems.

Existing EU rules mean that citizens of the jurisdiction have the right to roam freely through member nations, living, studying and working where they please. Wherever you decide to hang your hat, you can call home and enjoy the same rights as the permanent residents of that country.   more ...

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How To File US Tax Returns In Australia

Monday April 23, 2018 (09:15:37)

Ah, April… The month when spring starts to feel properly sprung. Gardens shake off the winter blues and come back to life, and lambs gambol around in the dew-strewn paddocks.

At least that’s the storybook version; the grown-ups in the real world are often too busy stressing about tax returns to appreciate the wonders of nature!   more ...

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Which Australian City Would Suit You Best?

Wednesday February 28, 2018 (10:03:20)

If your life’s goal is to move to Australia and you have skills that give you the pick of locations, then there are lots of options on offer for you. Almost nine out of ten Australian residents live in cities, each of which offer their own opportunities and character.   more ...

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How Will The New Australian Citizenship Reforms Affect You?

Monday September 04, 2017 (08:15:59)

The Land Down Under has long been one of the most popular destinations for expats from across the globe because of its high living standards as well as the educational, career and business opportunities it offers. Australia is also more than just a nation with a booming economy; it is a continent on its own, with plenty to see and do. However, things may soon undergo a significant change, curtailing the dreams of many who are planning to migrate to Australia in the near future.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Australian Visas In 2017

Friday September 01, 2017 (10:40:37)

This has been an interesting and at times contentious year when it comes to Australia’s visa system. The government announced the decision to abolish the 457-temporary work visa, which has been the most common visa for employers to sponsor skilled workers to work temporarily in Australia.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Surviving The Australian Winter

Wednesday August 16, 2017 (14:09:46)

Clear blue skies, pristine beaches, a laid-back atmosphere, amazing wildlife, and the great outdoors are just a few of the images that are conjured up when most people think of Australia. It has a booming economy, which has not been affected much by the bouts of recession that have hit the world in the last few decades. Its high quality of life and secure environment have been attracting expats of all ages from across the globe for a variety of reasons, ranging from education, to career, to business, or even retirement. Moreover, there is plenty to see, do, and experience for just about everyone.   more ...

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An Expat Guide to the Cost of Living in Australia

Monday August 07, 2017 (14:50:59)

Thinking about moving to Australia? There’s a lot to recommend it! With stunning landscapes, friendly people and so much to see and do, Oz certainly has a lot to offer.

In general, those in professional sectors can enjoy a higher wage than in many other metropolitan cities globally – however it’s essential to consider the cost of living before you make the big leap, so you can figure out what’s right for you.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Managing Your Australian Tax Return

Friday July 28, 2017 (13:28:16)

It’s that time of year again – tax time. The Australian financial year runs from 1 July to June 30. This is followed by a flurry of activity as people around the country begin scrambling for their receipts to begin what used to be a laborious process of filling out forms and following up on loose ends.

The good news is that these days, filling out your tax return is easier than it’s ever been.   more ...

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Australia - Recommended Expat Blogs

Monday July 10, 2017 (12:28:39)
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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?

Monday May 01, 2017 (13:04:28)
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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 ...