May 2006

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  • Perth house prices and rental accommodation becoming sparse - Perth - Optimized blue ocean1

    Perth house prices and rental accommodation becoming sparse

    An article from “the age” makes interesting and in some instances slightly worrying reading for someone looking at moving his whole family lock stock and barrel to western Australia. The long article covers how successful Perth and Western Australia as a whole has become in recent years, how business is booming and how companies can’t […] More

  • Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas May 2006 - ASPC, DIMA, January, Visa - Optimized blue ocean1

    Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas May 2006

    DIMA have finally started advertising the allocation to case officer times. The information is updated weekly so I’ll start posting the latest updates from time to time on getting down under. The most up to date info is also available by sending a blank e-mail to: aspc.processing@immi.gov.au. Processing Information A case officer will be appointed […] More

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    Laura Bingle Topless proving a big hit at getting down under

    I’ve been dabbling with websites for a number of years but this is the first time that I’ve run a website as a diary or blog as they are more commonly know. Since we launched the site in January visitor numbers are slowly starting to increase. The stats for the number of people currently visiting […] More

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    Australian Visa for Business Visits

    If you need to visit Australia on business, even for a very short period of time, you will need to apply for an Australian visa. This article gives some basic details of the three types of business visa available. There are three types of visa available for business visits to Australia. It should be noted […] More

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    Australian Visa – Students’ Visa

    Many people would welcome the opportunity to spend some time in Australia studying and they can, as long as certain conditions are met. Firstly they must be proficient in English language, must attend a course or part of a course full time, and that course must be offered by an education or training provider registered […] More

  • Australian Visas - An Overview - Australia-Visa, australian government, beaches, Friends, migration program, recreation, Visa - Optimized blue ocean1

    Australian Visas – An Overview

    Australia is a popular destination. Gone (or nearly) are the associations with convicts from Mother England and bars filled with muscle-bound sheep-shearers (women not allowed). Now if you ask for someone’s impression of Australia they’re likely to say “cosmopolitan”, “outdoor living”, “beaches”, “scenery”, “Great Barrier Reef”, “sophisticated” even. However, if you want to go there, […] More

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    Australian Visas Tourist and Family Related Visits

    If you want to holiday or visit family in Australia, unless you are a New Zealand citizen, you will need to obtain an Australian visa before you travel. The type of visa you will need broadly depends on what you intend to do in Australia, your nationality and the length of time you want to […] More

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    The blue skys and perfect sunsets in Australia

    One of the (more obvious I guess) reasons why I love Australia is down to the fantastic climate, to at least attempt to personify this I thought I’d chuck up a couple of photos that I took when we took our rekkie to Perth earlier this year. Western Australia must have some of the best […] More

  • The cost to build this house in Perth is approx £200k The land however in a nice area will be much more expensive

    How much house can you get for £150,000 in Perth

    Ok, now I have finally got around uploading a few photos I thought I’d share with you some of the picture that I took inside a show house that we visited in Perth. Nice aren’t they! The majority of the photos (except the last one) are of a house that would set you back approx […] More

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    House buyers suck. Frustrations of a first time seller

    Ok, well, that’s a seriously huge sweeping statement, they don’t really suck but we’ve been pretty let down by a couple of folks who have made appointments to View the house. You get home early to make sure everything looks Ok. Cut the grass, make tea for the little lad so it’s eaten before they […] More

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    The house is on the Market!

    Yay, it’s seems to have taken forever but the house is finally on the market and the forsale sign us up. We went for Halifax Estate agents in the end, not the cheapest but they seem to be doing pretty well in our local area. They wanted us to commit to a 12 week minimum […] More

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    Evaluation Of General Skilled Migration Categories

    Skilled migrants who have been granted visas under the general skilled migration visa categories are achieving significantly higher levels of labour market success than ever before, the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone and the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced today. A major evaluation of […] More

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