Month: February 2009

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Australia versus the UK – Is Australia really the answer?

As the British economy hits rock bottom, thousands of skilled workers are looking abroad to start up a brighter, more stable life in a different economy. Traditionally, Australia and New Zealand have been a favourite destination for British skilled migrants, but it seems now their economies are also feeling the rippling effects of the American …

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Slowing Australian economy to reduce number of migrant places

An interesting post made on our forums has been getting quite a bit of attention recently. The story goes that Chris Evans, the Australian Immigration minister has announced that Australia will cut its annual immigration intake for the first time in eight years due to the slowing economy and weakening demand for labour. The story …

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DIAC’s report shows growth in Australian skilled migration

The 2007-08 Migration Report released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) shows that Australia’s migration programme is well on track to reach its targets and fill critical skills gaps in the job market, and that the UK continues to be the major source of Australia’s migrants. The report shows that at the end …

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Legislation changes – No need to panic!

Just under a week ago I wrote about some planned changes to the Australian Immigration legislation. There were some concerns that these changes could cause problems for folks currently undertaking the migration process but thankfully it’s nothing to get to excited about. The legislation  changes announced today are titled: Amendments in relation to special purpose …

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New body to regulate migration agents announced

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans has announced a new body to regulate migration agents, which will run as a separate entity to the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). From July 1, a new Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) will manage the regulation of migration advisors, and take the responsibility from …

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Shell Beach – Monkey Mia

I thought I would save the last entry in the recent series of Blog entries following our Western Australia Road trip to Shell Beach. Shell beach, just a few Kilometres south of Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is an amazing place. From a distance the beach looks like any other ‘amazingly beautiful’ tropical beach with clean …

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Monkey Mia Dolphins – Enjoying the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Once we had decided to embark on our Road trip around western Australia, we had two options. Option one: head down south towards the wine regions of Margaret River where we would spend the week touring the local wineries amongst beautiful landscapes, getting slowly drunker by the day OR Option two: travel north to see …

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