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  1. Visas and immigration
    Immigration is becoming a major issue ahead of the general election in Australia in July with views being expressed that the country should be tougher on who it allows to enter the country. There has always been a divide between those who welcome highly skilled workers and those who believe...
  2. International Travel
    A plan to introduce a higher rate of tax for young people in Australian with working holiday visas has been postponed until at least January 2017. Backpackers who work during their holiday in the country currently pay no tax on income up to $18,000 but the government had planned to introduce a...
  3. Jobs and work
    The Australian government has released its new skilled occupation list for the coming 12 months which is dominated by trades and IT professions as well as nursing. The Skilled Occupation List and Consolidated Skilled Occupation list for the year 2016/2017 becomes effective from 01 July and...
  4. Business and investment
    Doing trade with Australia is set to become faster and more streamlined with the unveiling of a $70 million programme creating a trusted trader environment. The Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) programme, a partnership between Government and private industry, is aimed at enhancing trade by...
  5. International Travel
    Extra security checks are now being carried out on all outbound passengers at Australia's international airports as well as those arriving in the country. As part of the country's attempts to combat terrorism everyone boarding a plane is security checked. Airport officials at check in desk will...
  6. Jobs and work
    The Australian Government is seeking views on its proposed new entrepreneur visa which is being created as part of the country's National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). NISA includes a range of initiatives to drive prosperity by putting innovation and science at the centre of the...
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