April 2009

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    Important changes to Australian visa holders’ property ownership rules

    Australian visa holders who own or who are looking to buy property in Australia are now subject to updated policies. As of the 31st March 2009, Australian visa holders must adhere to new regulations implemented by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). These include the re-definition of ‘temporary residents’ for investment purposes. An Australian temporary […] More

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    Australian business visas (Skills Stream) capped until July

    Yet more restrictions  on the number of options for wannabe Aussies with the Australian business visa program (under the Skills Stream) being capped until the start of the next financial year, 01 July 2009. The Australian business visa program allows investors and senior executives to settle in Australia so that they may develop opportunities in […] More

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    Yup – I’ve still got a job!

    Hi Guys. Following my last post I thought I’d better write a very brief update to let you know that I’ve still got a job. We offer a subscription service here at getting down under (see the link at the bottom of this post) which enables visitors to our site to receive the latest news […] More

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    Personal Update…

    So I’m sat on the train on my way to work this morning and it’s not going to be a typical day. Sure, the suns still shining, the sky is still blue but today I’ll find out whether or not my job has been made redundant. Like many large organisations, the company I work for […] More

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    Studying your way to a Permanent Australian Visa

    Emigrating to Australia has always been a pretty hard thing to do. Unfortunately for many, the recent economic climate has made these challenges even greater. All is not lost though as there are still other options available. One such option being the Australian Student visa. The folks at the visabureau.com have written a good article […] More

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    Occupations removed from South Australian sponsored visa programs

    So the ACT and NT have already announced their changes to their sponsered visa programs so it was only a matter of time before South Australia followed Suite. Important changes have been made to the South Australian sponsored visa programs, with occupations removed from both the Permanent Sponsorship list and the Provisional Sponsorship list. The […] More