Month: July 2013

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Banking In Australia

Banking in Australia really isn’t that different to banking anywhere else in the world. It helps however to have an idea of what you are looking for before shopping around for your first Australian Bank Account. There are currently over 20 banks in Australia with the ‘big four’ being the Australian New Zealand Bank (ANZ), …

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Perth Most Expensive City In Australia

We’ve already written about Perths high rental prices. Now the Western Australia capital is is the spotlight again with Perth now ranking as Australia’s most expensive city and the eleventh priciest to live worldwide. Numbeo, a website that claims to collate the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, now rates the …

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Australia State And Territory Nomination

Since 1 July 2012, SkillSelect is the only way you can be nominated by a state or territory government for skilled migration. Since May 2013, state and territory governments across Australia have nominated almost 20 000 intending migrants and more than 10000 of those have been granted a visa. SkillSelect provides an effective way for …

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eMedical Improves Australian Visa Processing In 100 Countries

Collaboration between the Australia and Canadian Immigration departments has resulted in more than 100 countries now having access to eMedical, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) new electronic health processing system that enables more efficient and cost-effective visa processing. eMedical is an updated and improved version of the former ‘eHealth’ system used to record …

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Tony Burke – Australia’s New Immigration Minister

The guy was only sworn in back in February however Brendan O’Conner is on the move due to a recent re-shuffle following Kevin Rudd’s re-election to the position of Australian Prime Minister. Within his new position, O’Connor picks up the role as Minister for Employment and Minister for Skills and Training Support. Although not a …

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Australian 457 Laws Changed To Protect Local Jobs

New laws to strengthen the 457 temporary visa system will ensure employers only use the scheme to fill genuine skill shortages, and look local first before hiring workers from overseas. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor said legislation that passed through Parliament today would protect local workers and ensure young people did not miss …

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