Month: January 2009

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Wild Budgies and Zebra Finches – Australias local pet shop

Since arriving down under I’ve already written about the wonders of the bird life here in Western Australia. Coming from Northern England, the most exotic birds we saw were the pigeons we’d often see waddling around. The poor things normally had a toe missing or stumpy foot due to a close call with a piece …

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South Australia temporarily re-opens capital investment pathway to skilled migration

The South Australian Government has finally reinstated the capital investment pathway to Australian skilled migration for those who lodged their visa application before September 1, 2007. After 13 months of patient waiting, those skilled migrants wishing move to Australia using capital investment scheme can now finally proceed with their Australian visa application. On the 1st …

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Our Western Australia Road Trip

It’s been a while since we arrived in Australia and even though we have been living down under for over two years now we have still to undertake any kind of extensive travelling. We have always been very busy since the day we arrived down under. To begin with we had to find somewhere to …

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Additional IELTS tests for student visa holders with visas ceasing 15 March 2009

In response to the current demand for IELTS test results for candidates with Student Visas expiring by 15 March 2009, a number of IELTS test centres throughout Australia have opened emergency places on February 7 and February 21 2009. There are additional tests available in Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Rockhampton and …

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Victoria Announces Changes to Sponsorship Occupations

The Australian state of Victoria has announced sweeping changes to the list of occupations that it deems eligible for state sponsorship under the class 176 visa for emigration to Australia. Migrants to Australia who seek permanent residence have the option of applying for a subclass 176 visa, if they are unable to pass the immigration …

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Australian Visa Processing Timeline as of January 2009

Hi folks and let me take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year! Hopefully 2009 will bring many opportunities including a new life down under. Updated Information on skilled migration applications being processed in the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre (ASPC) and Brisbane Skilled Processing Centre (BSPC) can be found below To discuss …

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