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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am a full time employee at a company in ACT for more than a year now. I got my skills assessed by the relevant professional body through RPL since I don't have tertiary education. My occupation is listed as open in current ACT occupation list. I need to know if I can claim 20 points under...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Sydney and Canberra have become more expensive for expats, moving back into the top 50 most expensive locations for the first time since 2014. They rank 48 and 50 respectively in the latest rankings compiled by ECA International, a provider of information and knowledge to big employers around...
  3. Jobs and work
    Hi, I'm on the verge of getting my Skilled - independent (Subclass 189) visa and planning to settle in Canberra ACT. However, as most of the jobs in Canberra would be in government sector and would require Australian citizenship, is it a wise decision to choose Canberra ACT over other cities...
  4. General chit-chat and news
    Australia could become a regional talent hub as the cost of living for expats has fallen which could lead to more international companies employing people from abroad, it is suggested. The latest cost of living survey from Mercers shows that Australian cities have all dramatically dropped in...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Skilled sponsorship visas for the Australian Capital Territory have now been closed to applicants from overseas due to targets already being met, it has been announced. It means that overseas applicants will have to wait until July when the next round of applications are opened. However...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Harmony Day in Australia has been marked in Canberra with a special citizenship ceremony aimed at reminding people how attractive the country and its lifestyle can be. Some 135 people from 24 countries took part in the official ceremony with some explaining what attracted them to the country...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Australian cities have been rated some of the safest in the world in an era of heightened global security issues and social unrest, according to the latest quality of living survey. Overall Sydney comes tenth in the global list of cities with the highest quality of living in the 2016 Mercer's...
  8. New member introductions
    Hi everyone. Im a 26 year old Doctor from the UK who will be moving to Canberra in Jan 2016 to begin working in the hospital. Would be very helpful to talk to other people from Canberra to get more insight into the city and potential help me out with where the best places to live are. Thanks...
  9. Education
    International research students studying at universities in Canberra, Australia, will no longer have to pay state school fees for their children, it has been announced. Currently, many expats in Australia face school fees of up to $12,000 per child for state-provided education with decisions...
  10. New member introductions
    Hi guys, This is Bhushan from Mumbai, India. I am a Public Relations professional with over 5 years of work experience. I have got my Australian PR ACT Skilled - nominated (subclass 190). I plan to travel to Australia in March. Anyone of this forum from the Public Relations/ Advertising...
  11. Education
    Hi , Anyone out there planning to join the A N U for July-2014 intake. I'm an international student & will be joining the uni for their Master of Computing program. I'm trying to connect with other prospective new students. My request to forum members living or acquainted with Canberra: a...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Dear All, I am going to apply for ACT nomination. I need help regarding Settlement Statement. I am very confused about how to start this and what is the right format for this. Can anyone please help me by giving any sample statement or the format? Thank you in advance! :) :) Regards...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I would like to get suggestions on good immigration lawyers in Canberra. I am not sure of good lawyers here. Also can you please suggest how much they would charge per appointment. Thanks. Regards, Vinusha
  14. Travel questions
    Hey guys, I'm a 23 year old male and I will be hitting Oz in 2014 with a friend. She has family in Perth so we will be staying there for 6 months and working on our WHV. After that we want to try and do as much of the East Coast as we can on as little money as possible. She has a drivers...
  15. Jobs and work
    Hi I am a new member and have applied for a PR under State Sponsorship category for ACT . I would like to know what are the average payscales for a person who has been in the Travel Industry in a Managerial category for about 7 years now with a complete experience of around 12 years in the...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Canberra ranks as Australia's second most liveable city but although it has good schools and healthcare services it lacks quality affordable housing and a good public transport system, a survey has found. According to Canberrans, the city's most positive attributes include being a safe place...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Adelaide is Australia's most liveable city followed by Canberra while Sydney is the worst, according to a survey of city residents. The national survey by the Property Council of Australia asked more than 4,000 residents of capital cities to rank the importance of 17 key attributes such as...
  18. International Travel
    Canberra is the capital city of the Australian Capital Territory, an area surrounded by the state of New South Wales. The standing population of the city is 340,000 and is essentially a purposely built capital of the nation. The declaration of Canberra put an end to the rivalry between Sydney...
  19. International Travel
    The capital city of Australia is Canberra. It is located at the Australian Capital Territory and the largest inland city Down Under. This city is well-planned metropolis, with areas of modern urban areas and green lush reserved areas. The city sits on breath taking coastlines and beautiful...
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