Month: October 2007

made the move to australia

Migration Agents – Taking the rough with the smooth?

I read an interesting transcript from a speech made by a chap called Andrew Metcalf. Andrew Metcalf is the Secretary for the department of Immigration and Citizenship and he made his speech during an address at the Migration Institute of Australia 2007 conference last Friday. The national conference, held on the 19th of October brought …

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Australian slang words – a definitive guide to Aussie slang

So you’ve decided to move to Australia. The sun shines, the sky is blue and Aussies speak a Language that we can all understand! Ok, the first two points in that last statement are accurate but the latter may be stretching the truth just a little. Welcome to the amazing world of Australian slang words. …

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Australian Values Statement to be signed for new Applications

The Australian Immigration Website reports news of a new Australian Values Statement which will need to be signed as part of the Visa Application in certain Categories. From 15 October 2007, all applicants aged 18 years and over are required to sign the values statement. The statement requires applicants to confirm that they will respect …

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Getting Down Under Australia

Time for a detox

I like beer! Ok, that’s it. I’ve admitted it! Australia’s climate is very conducive to drinking vast quantities of alcohol and I have to say I’ve been downing litres of the stuff. Centuries ago when I first started seeing the missus I was happy to have 1 or 2 bottles of Becks. Gee chuck in …

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Getting Down Under Australia

So where are you heading?

A little while ago I added a poll (which is displayed on the left hand side of every page) to the site to try and get an indication of where folks would be heading to once they move down under. I’m not sure if the poll is a little bias towards Western Australia because that’s …

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