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New survey reveals what Australian companies want from top job prospects

December 8, 2014 Jobs in Australia

If you are looking to move to Australia in a managerial role, some new research may provide insight into what the best companies are looking for. Australian companies look for different skills and traits in their managers compared to the best global companies, according to a study by advisory firm Hay Group. It found that […]

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Profitability is key for Chinese investors in Australia

November 20, 2014 Money, Business and Finance

The main reason for Chinese people investing in Australia is profitability, according to a new survey that is released at a time when more visas are being made available to high-earning Chinese business people. The search for profitable investments outranked the need to secure resources or access to global markets, the research conducted by KPMG […]

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British minister calls for more business ties with Australia

November 4, 2014 Money, Business and Finance

Australia is the top destination for British people moving abroad, according to the annual HSBC expat survey, but the two countries also have major economic and business ties. According to Hugo Swire, British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Australia and Britain have a unique bond and their shared strengths should be […]

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New entrepreneurship opportunities launched in Australia

July 4, 2014 Australia

If you are thinking about starting a new business in Australia, now is the time to do it, with the launch of new opportunities for entrepreneurs. According to Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane, a new era for industry development has begun, focussing on investment, jobs growth, and new opportunities. He said the government was working with […]

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More temp and contract jobs on the horizon in Australia

July 3, 2014 Jobs in Australia

More temporary and contracting jobs are set to be available in Australia with a new guide showing that some 16% of businesses expect their employment of such staff to increase in the next 12 months. The data from the 2014 Hays Salary Guide also shows that 65% of employers in Australia already use temporary or […]

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Australia sees number of visitor visas rise

June 24, 2014 Australia Travel

Australia continues to be popular with visitors from all over the world with the latest figures showing that more than 3.1 million visitor visas were granted in the 12 months leading up to the end of March. The number of visitor visas granted to tourists and business people was up almost 6% compared to the […]

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Inquiry into Australia’s business innovation and investment visa programme

April 25, 2014 Australia

Politicians in Australia are currently delving into the Business Innovation and Investment Visa Programme which has failed to attract the number of people expected. The programme, which was launched in July 2012, has three visa sub classes and was designed to attract overseas entrepreneurs take up business opportunities and diversify business expertise in Australia. It […]

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New report sets out reasons to invest in Australia

April 23, 2014 Australia

Australia is keen to attract more foreign investment with a new report saying that the country is an excellent place to do business. The 2014 Austrade Benchmark Report presents Australia’s attractiveness as a business and investment destination using key economic, financial and demographic data. Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, said that it […]

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Calls for faster paid for visa processing in Australia

April 14, 2014 Australia

Premium visa processing should be offered to people arriving in Australia who are willing to pay extra to be fast tracked, it is claimed. It means they would be able to pay to skip long queues at immigration and customs under a plan backed by the Tourism and Transport Forum, Australia’s peak tourism industry body. […]

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British entrepreneur explains how trip to Australia helped his business

March 28, 2014 Australia

A British entrepreneur has explained how he used expert advice to help expand his business into Australia. Mark Butcher took control of MyHairDressers.com in August 2010. It is a subscription based service providing online training for hairdressers and he wanted to boost it in countries like Australia. It gives its members around the world quick […]

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Australian immigration department to cut red tape

March 20, 2014 Australia

A number of regulatory changes are being made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia as part of a wider government led initiative to cut red tape. These changes include streamlining the process for businesses that use the APEC Business Travel Card by reducing costs and helping facilitate small businesses travelling […]

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