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  • Education in South Australia

    Education In South Australia

    The sixth in our series of articles looking at education in Australia focuses on the Education system in South Australia. Primary and secondary Schooling in South Australia On 1 January 2009, the school leaving age in South Australia was raised to 17 (having previously been 15 and then 16). Education is compulsory for all children […] More

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    Education in the Northern Territory (NT)

    The fifth in our series of articles looking at Education in Australia covers the Education System within the state of the Northern Territory (NT) Primary and secondary Northern Territory school education consists of six years of primary schooling, including one transition year, three years of middle schooling, and three years of secondary schooling. In the […] More

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    10,000 new mining jobs means industry turns to Australia working visa

    A new mine in Western Australia will create 10,000 jobs and place additional strain on the already gaping employment gap, meaning the $7 billion mine owned by magnate Gina Rinehart will rely on Australian working visa holders to operate. Roy Hill, project managers for the mine, said 2,000 of the total new jobs will be […] More

  • Permanent Employer-Sponsored Visa Program Changes Announced

    Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa Program Changes Announced

    Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Bowen has announced significant changes to simplify the process for the permanent employer-sponsored visa program with the changes to be introduced on 1 July 2012. The reforms will improve the program’s ability to: meet Australia’s economic needs respond quickly to labour market demand ensure that limited program places go […] More

  • Education in the Australian Capital Territory

    Education in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

    The forth in our series of artices looking at Education in Australia covers the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Almost all educational institutions in the Australian Capital Territory are located within Canberra. The ACT public education system schooling is normally split up into Pre-School, Primary School (K-6), High School (7–10) and College (11–12) followed by studies […] More

  • Indian Student Applications For Australia On The Rise

    Indian Student Visa Applications On The Rise

    The number of Australian visa applications from Indian students has more than doubled in the last 12 months, according to recent figures, prompting some to claim that Australia is regaining its appeal as a great country to study in. The Australian High Commission in India reported that the number of Indian students applying for an […] More

  • Education in New South Wales - An overview

    Education in New South Wales

    The third in our series of articles looking at education in Australia covers education within New South Wales. The NSW school system comprises a kindergarten to year twelve system with primary schooling up to year 6 and secondary schooling between year 7 and 12. Schooling is compulsory until age 17. Primary and secondary schools include […] More

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    Australian Immigration – Migration Program Planning Levels For 2012

    I know we are already into March but as we’ve not covered this, I thought it might be worthwhile covering the number of places allocated to Australian Migrants during 2012. Australia’s permanent immigration program has two components. Migration, for Skilled and Family Stream migrants and those granted a Special Eligibility class visa and Humanitarian, for […] More

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    Australian Dollar Has Never Been Stronger – Now What?

    The folks over at Halo Financial recently published a really useful technical analysis of the Australian Dollar and the approprateness of buying or selling Australian Dollars based on its current strength Key points taken from the document are as follows: The focus for the Australian Dollar was / is and no doubt will be: 1) […] More