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    $42 Billion stimulus package announced

    We’re well past Christmas however Kevin Rudds Government continues with the handouts, announcing today that Low and middle-income earners will receive a $950 bonus as part of an extra $42 billion of spending in its latest bid to defy the economic gravity that is dragging down economies around the world. The spending package, over the […] More

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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 […] More

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    Rules Eased for the Purchase of Property by Temporary Residents of Australia

    The Australian Government has announced a relaxation in its policy affecting the purchase of real estate by temporary residents living in Australia. Currently, all temporary residents and non-residents (including businesses) must notify the Australian Government through the Foreign Investment Review Board of their intention to acquire residential real estate, and must comply with post-purchase conditions […] More

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    Changes to Australian Working Holiday Visa programme

    Significant changes to Australia’s popular Working Holiday Maker Visa came into effect on 1 July 2006. The changes give holiday makers the opportunity to work and study for longer in Australia and the chance to extend their visa for another year by offering an increased selection of seasonal jobs in regional areas. Working Holiday Maker […] More

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    Australian Visa for Business Visits

    If you need to visit Australia on business, even for a very short period of time, you will need to apply for an Australian visa. This article gives some basic details of the three types of business visa available. There are three types of visa available for business visits to Australia. It should be noted […] More

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    Australian Visas – An Overview

    Australia is a popular destination. Gone (or nearly) are the associations with convicts from Mother England and bars filled with muscle-bound sheep-shearers (women not allowed). Now if you ask for someone’s impression of Australia they’re likely to say “cosmopolitan”, “outdoor living”, “beaches”, “scenery”, “Great Barrier Reef”, “sophisticated” even. However, if you want to go there, […] More

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    Australian Visas Tourist and Family Related Visits

    If you want to holiday or visit family in Australia, unless you are a New Zealand citizen, you will need to obtain an Australian visa before you travel. The type of visa you will need broadly depends on what you intend to do in Australia, your nationality and the length of time you want to […] More

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    Evaluation Of General Skilled Migration Categories

    Skilled migrants who have been granted visas under the general skilled migration visa categories are achieving significantly higher levels of labour market success than ever before, the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone and the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced today. A major evaluation of […] More

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    Australian government Successfully Matching Skilled Workers to Employers

    The following is the text of the Minister’s announcement for the budget of changes to the skilled migration program. It should be read with her announcement on Monday of the points and technical changes foreshadowed to the skilled migration program arising out of the evaluation program I’ll put that in a separate post. Strangely, the […] More

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    History of Australia

    The first human habitation of Australia is estimated to have occurred between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago. The first Australians were the ancestors of the current Indigenous Australians; they arrived via land bridges and short sea-crossings from present-day Southeast Asia. Most of these people were hunter-gatherers, with a complex oral culture and spiritual values based […] More