Queensland

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Property industry has a key role in re-building Queensland

February 10, 2011 Australia

The property industry has an important role to play in the re-building of Queensland after the state’s devastating floods in term of restoring investor confidence and creating more resilient communities, it is claimed. According to the Property Council of Australia governments at all levels are appropriately still intensely focused on the immediate clean up after […]

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Immigration officials arrive in cyclone hit Queensland to assist expats and tourists

February 7, 2011 Australia Immigration

A Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) team will visit regions in the north of Queensland affected by Cyclone Yasi this week as part of its regional outreach programme. Officers will travel to regions including Tully and Innisfail to provide support to temporary visa holders, including overseas workers and tourists who may be concerned about […]

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Visa holders in flood hit Queensland should seek advice, immigration dept says

January 10, 2011 Australia Immigration

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) said it is working to support visa holders in Queensland and northern New South Wales who may be affected by the devastating floods. A spokesman said that DIAC is aware there are significant numbers of temporary visa holders, including overseas workers and tourists, as well as migrants, in […]

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Queensland issues its new list of skill shortages as it unveils its latest state plan

December 10, 2010 Jobs in Australia

The Queensland State Government in Australia is trying to attract more skilled workers who can positively contribute to its workforce. As part of a its State Migration Plan it has issues an updated list of eligible occupations for state sponsorship as it battles with critical skills shortages in many areas.

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Flooding Hits Australian Suburbs

September 7, 2010 Australia

The state of Victoria experienced severe storms resulting in massive flooding in the adjacent areas of Australia’s second most populous state. According to emergency services, “Victoria has seen continued severe weather across the state and we are now seeing the result of the heavy rainfall events with major flooding and in some cases evacuations in […]

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Australia Ranks High in Cost of Living Survey

July 9, 2010 General Information

The Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2010 listed Australian and New Zealand cities as among the best places to live in for expatriate workers compared to other Asian cities in the region. Amongst the Australian cities listed in the survey, Sydney ranked 24th overall followed by Melbourne at No 33, Brisbane at No 55, […]

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Queensland to Improve Waste Disposal Program

June 9, 2010 Australia

Tired of being dubbed as Australia’s dumping ground, the Queensland State Government would limit the use of sanitary landfills as a waste disposal system and will create more environmental jobs in an effort to help save the environment. Queensland generates more than 32 million tons of waste yearly and has one of the worst recycling […]

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Moving to the Sunshine Coast

December 23, 2009 Australia Travel

A region located in South East Queensland is the paradise locale known as the Sunshine Coast. On normal days, the population of the population of the area is a little over three hundred thousand. During the peak summer season, an additional fifty thousand tourists and seasonal workers converge on the area just north of the […]

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Brisbane City Guide

August 12, 2007 Australia Travel

The capital of Queensland is Brisbane and comparatively is third in size to Sydney and Melbourne. This bustling metropolis provides much of the needs for an individual and family immigrating to Australia. It is an eclectic mix of urban city center, diverse cultural heritage and rich natural flora and fauna. Not all the city has […]

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