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  1. 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...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia's reputation as a good place to live and work has declined, with expats revealing that they think career prospects, working hours and the country's work life balance are not as good as they once were. The nation is placed 34 in the latest world rankings for expat destinations, down...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Expats see Australia as having a great work life balance but they regard the cost of living as high. Many people who have moved to Australia say that the mean reason for doing do was the quality of life with 45% saying that the weather is very good and overall the country came 16th out of 67 in...
  4. Visas and immigration
    potentially having my visa refused because my daughter has a form of autism. Need help with what i could do to ensure i can stay and dont lose the life that I have built here. I'll try and quickly explain. So i have applied for the 189 skilled visa. My partner is a registered Nirse and the...
  5. International Travel
    Australia is a popular location for people from all over the world but Australians also like to work in other countries with new research showing that it is a thirst for adventure that tempts them to move abroad. Australians don't back down from a challenge, and almost a third of Australian...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Australia is a place for expats who are on the lookout for fun leisure activities in their free time and a great family life, according to global research. Australia outperformed every other country in the leisure options category of the latest quality of life index published annually by...
  7. General chit-chat and news
    We are looking for British families who have emigrated to Australia to take part in a new game show, The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion for BBC One. 5 Star Family Reunion is a game show where eight family members play across the globe in a series of general knowledge rounds in an...
  8. Jobs and work
    More Australians than ever before who have been working abroad are returning home with many doing so for economic reasons, it is suggested. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show a steady increase in the number of people who left Australia long-term but have come back home. Last...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Sydney has been knocked off a list of the world's 10 most expensive cities with the weakening Australian dollar touted as the main reason. The city has fallen from ninth most expensive to 26th in the annual cost of living survey conducted by Mercers, which covers 211 cities across five...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Australian cities have now all fallen out of the global top 30 most expensive locations in the world for expats, according to a biannual cost of living survey. Sydney and Canberra, both in the top 20 a year ago, now rank 31st and 39th respectively, shows a survey by ECA International, a leading...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Western Australia is proving popular with expats as the latest figures show that a third of the state's population were born overseas, the highest proportion of any state or territory in the country. Overall the number of people born overseas who are living in Australia has increased by 1.7...
  12. Visas and immigration
    A new agreement between Australia and the UK means that British visa applicants from south Australia will no longer need to travel to other states to submit their applications. The opening of a UK Visas and Immigration pilot facility in Adelaide, in partnership with the Department of...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Networking and finding where the best jobs are is not always easy when you are an expat in Australia as not all vacancies are advertised. If you are looking for a new job, recruiting experts Hays says that it pays to tap into the hidden jobs market and increase your chance of finding the right...
  14. Jobs and work
    Australian officials are contacting consultancies in the UK to step up their recruitment in key areas where there is a severe shortage of skilled workers. The Australian Tax Office based in Canberra has sent out a global appeal for help in filling key posts. These include data acquisition and...
  15. Jobs and work
    Demand for employees in Australia is expected to reach a seven-year high this year with many businesses expecting to increase staff in 2011, a survey shows. Employment expectations are up two points with 21% of executives saying that they will take on new staff, according to the National...
  16. Visas and immigration
    More Americans are moving to Australia, especially those with degrees in mining and engineering, two sectors that are facing a severe skills shortage. Figures from the Australian government show that almost 7,000 US citizens are currently working on long-term visas, an increase of 80% on the...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Tens of thousands of Irish people are fleeing from their country's economic crisis and more than ever are arriving in Australia, figures suggest. Since the onset of the global recession in 2007, annual emigration from Ireland has steadily climbed from just under 15,000 to almost 30,000...
  18. Jobs and work
    Falling unemployment in Australia means more opportunities for overseas workers as some parts of the country face an unprecedented skills shortage, it is claimed. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Western Australia has the lowest unemployment rate in the...
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