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Lifestyle in Australia not affected by the economic crisis

November 14, 2013 Australia

  Australia is a good place to live compared with other countries and performs well in many of the 11 measures monitored in the Better Life index by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. The country tops the global table for civic engagement and is above average for health, housing, personal security, environment, jobs, earnings, […]

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Student visa application process to be simplified in Australia

November 7, 2013 Australia

New measures to take effect early next year will simplify student visas for overseas applicants seeking to study in the country. The new government says that it wants to attract more of the best overseas students and make Australian higher education one of the country’s most important economic areas. Scott Morrison, minister for immigration and […]

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Immigration figures re-open visa debate in Australia

November 4, 2013 Australia

The annual report from Australia’s immigration department has reignited a debate over the number of visas being granted, particularly to young people from abroad eager to work in the country. The debate highlights the opposing sides of the argument regarding how many people should be allowed to work and for how long as well as […]

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Top digital marketing experts needed in Australia

October 17, 2013 Australia

Australia is facing a severe shortage of skilled professionals for digital marketing technology jobs, according to international recruitment experts. The rapid evolution of digital marketing has created a ‘digital disconnect’ in which the jobs market in technology, and more specifically digital marketing technology, is hungry for skilled workers. Digital marketing is set to change radically […]

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Trade and investment with Indonesia a focus for Australia

October 3, 2013 Australia

Australia is looking to boost trade and international investment with Indonesia as key meeting of senior government officials takes place in the country. New Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to visit Indonesia as his first official trip overseas sends out a clear message that the two countries have opportunities to increase cooperation, according to the […]

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Western Australia job shortage warning

May 13, 2011 Jobs in Australia

Western Australia is facing a period of sustained economic expansion driven by more than $220 billion of resource and infrastructure projects in the next five years creating major job opportunities. It is not just the resources sector that will be recruiting as labour needs are changing, according to the state’s Training Minister Peter Collier. According […]

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Report highlights the importance of Australian tourism for job creation and the economy

April 22, 2011 Australia Travel

Tourism in Australia is expected to continue to thrive and create jobs in a growing industry that is a vital part of the economy, according to a new report. Tourism is most important economically in the Central Northern Territory, Phillip Island in Victoria, the Whitsundays in Queensland and the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, […]

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Experts believe that flood impact will not seriously dent Australian economy

January 13, 2011 Money, Business and Finance

The Australian dollar is expected to continue to rise this year and should reach parity with the US dollar for several months, economists are predicting. Though there are concerns that the devastating floods in Queensland could affect the economy with one expert saying it could cut up to 1% from economic growth.

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Australia Employment Figures Rise in June

July 12, 2010 Australia

According to latest economic reports, unemployment rates have been at a seventeen-month low at 5.1%. Another strong indicator of the economy is the increase of a half a cent of the Australian dollar against other currencies. This shows that the Australian economy is strong and would remain strong in the next few years. The greatest […]

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