Year: 2008

Getting Down Under Australia

Rules Eased for the Purchase of Property by Temporary Residents of Australia

The Australian Government has announced a relaxation in its policy affecting the purchase of real estate by temporary residents living in Australia. Currently, all temporary residents and non-residents (including businesses) must notify the Australian Government through the Foreign Investment Review Board of their intention to acquire residential real estate, and must comply with post-purchase conditions …

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Migration program gives priority to those with skills most needed

An interesting and useful revision for those applying under one of the skilled Migration programs. The Rudd Government will revise the migration program for the second half of 2008-09 so that skilled migrants who have a confirmed job, or have skills in critical need will be given priority for a permanent visa to come to …

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Subclass 457 Integrity Review Final Report completed

On 14 November 2008 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Senator Chris Evans, released the report of the Visa Subclass 457 Integrity Review conducted by industrial relations expert Barbara Deegan. The Temporary Business (Subclass 457) Visa is the most commonly used program for employers to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia from a period …

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‘Pub Quiz’ questions to be dropped from Australian Citizenship test

For those migrants who call Australia home, becoming an Australian Citizen is something that many aspire to. As well as being able to call yourself a real Aussie, for migrants there’s also the added benefit of being able to come and go as you please without having to reapply for entry into Australia after the …

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Fantasy Homes Down Under – UKTV Style looking for participants

Fantasy Homes Down Under is a new series coming soon to UKTV and we’ve been contacted by Sarah, a member of the Fantasy Homes down under team, who are looking for people to take part in their new 5 part TV Series planned for 2009. “We are looking for British expats who are living in …

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Australian First time home buyers the winners as grant increased

The federal government has announced a $10.4 billion package to help Australia counter the global economic crisis and first home buyers will be among the major beneficiaries. The global financial crisis has entered into a new phase and Prime Minister Rudd’s Economic Security Strategy is designed to strengthen the Australian economy in the face of …

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