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How Will The New Australian Citizenship Reforms Affect You?

Posted on Monday September 04, 2017 (08:15:59)
The Land Down Under has been one of the most popular destinations for expats from across the globe, because of the high living standards as well as the educational, career and business opportunities it offers. Australia is 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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?

Posted on 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 ...

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New In Town? Explore What Canberra Has To Offer

Posted on Monday April 17, 2017 (13:49:51)
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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 (12:39:49)
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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 (11:55:31)
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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 ...