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2015

  1. Jobs and work
    Panel beaters and cabinet makers have been added to Australia's Skilled Occupation List (SOL) which means they can apply for a visa under the country's skilled migration programme. Cabinet makers and panel beaters have been added to Australia's Skilled Occupation List. Urban and regional...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia is introducing new flexible residency arrangements for the Significant Investor Visa from the beginning of July, it has been confirmed. There will also be other changes from 01 July covering the entire Business Innovation and Investment Programme (BIIP) which was created to attract...
  3. International Travel
    Getting to and from Australia is set to get even easier this year with major airline deals offering more flights to and from the United States and China. Qantas and American Airlines have announced an expansion to their relationship which will see the US carrier fly from Los Angeles to Sydney...
  4. Jobs and work
    People looking for jobs in Australia could find that employers are looking for fewer temporary and contract roles and moving towards a higher level of permanent positions in the months ahead. They should also not expect big salary increases this year, according to the 2015 Hays Salary Guide...
  5. Visas and immigration
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  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm Ram and I've been on a 457 since June 2015 (valid until 2018). However, my employment contract got terminated on 12 Jan 2015, and I was able to find a new employer and apply for a transfer of sponsorship on 28 Jan 2015. Can someone advise me on how long the 457 transfer applications...
  7. International Travel
    Expats and those heading for a new life will have more choice flying to and from Australia in 2015 with a number of new routes being announced. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced plans for a second daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and...
  8. Jobs and work
    This year is set to see a high demand in Australia for skilled professionals who can diagnose time or cost inefficiencies and then offer solutions to improve business performance, it is claimed. According to the latest quarterly report from recruiting firm Hays, as long as employers want to...
  9. Jobs and work
    There are likely to be more jobs for nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and dieticians in Australia in 2105, according to health service recruiters. Recruitment firms forecast steady employment growth across the health sector next year as new hospitals in several states open their doors, while...
  10. Jobs and work
    People looking for new jobs in Australia may find it harder in the New Year, as the latest employment survey shows that hiring will remain relatively modest going into 2015. The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, which asks the hiring intentions of over 1,500 employers in Australia for...
  11. International Travel
    Tasmania is not usually at the top of the list of places to visit in Australia, but all that could change after it was named one of the world's top 10 regions to visit in 2015. It currently sits at number four in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2015' report, which is an annual collection of...
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