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  1. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population growth has stabilised at 1.4% per annum but this is down compared to the 2.2% recorded in 2008, according to new data. This is positive news for the nation's economic outlook, according to the report from investment bank UBS which also shows that fewer immigrants are...
  2. Visas and immigration
    More than half of voters believe immigration to Australia over the past 10 years has been too high, according to a new poll. The Essential poll, commissioned by television station SBS, found 59% of people born in Australia think immigration is too high and 60% of those born overseas also...
  3. Jobs and work
    New jobs adverts in Australia are increasing which means more job opportunities in the country with real estate and construction showing the biggest overall rise in demand. There were 2.7% more new roles advertised on SEEK in April compared with the same month in 2015 and while the rate of...
  4. International Travel
    Australia continues to prove popular with people from all over the world with the latest data showing that there were 796,700 international visitors during February 2016. This is an increase of just over 10% compared to the previous year, according to the figures from the Australian bureau of...
  5. Visas and immigration
    If you are looking for a new job in Australia then marketing, engineering and operational management departments are likely to see the most new openings for permanent staff in 2014. Some 56% of companies in Australia expect to increase permanent staffing levels in their marketing departments...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Expats moving to Australia can expect slower salary increases in the coming year, with only those in high demand roles likely to see their wage packets increase more than 3%. Unless you are in a high demand role, the average salary increase is forecast for less than 3% in Australia, with cost...
  7. Visas and immigration
    One of Australia's largest mining projects is attracting hundreds of applicants for certain positions and also proving popular with skilled overseas workers. The Roy Hill iron ore mining, rail and port project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has received more than 5,500 applications...
  8. Visas and immigration
    More people than ever are living in Australia's major cities and they are projected to see their populations jump even further in the next 40 years with Melbourne becoming the largest city. New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the nation's state capitals packed...
  9. Visas and immigration
    People who have arrived recently to live and work in Australia are positive about life in the country but there are occasional pockets of dissatisfaction and some racism, according to new research. The latest Mapping Social Cohesion Research report, which is Australia's largest study of...
  10. Visas and immigration
    It is the lifestyle in Australia that attracts hundreds of thousands to emigrate every year but it seems that most of them also like the big lights of the city. Those from overseas are more likely to live in major urban areas, with half of all migrants living in Sydney or Melbourne according to...
  11. Visas and immigration
    The government's vision for developing northern Australia is an exciting nation-building opportunity that, if managed well, can help provide the whole country with a more prosperous and secure future, it is claimed. According to the Business Council of Australia developing the region will...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Despite worries about a contracting economy, the employment outlook in Australia is positive for the second quarter of this year with 22% of employers expecting to employ more staff. Overall Australian employers report favourable hiring intentions with only 11% expecting a decrease in staffing...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Statistics from various departments in Australia show the changing face of immigration and how more young people for overseas are able to work and study in the country. In the 1970s international airfares were well beyond the reach of many people and at the time of the 1976 Census there were...
  14. Visas and immigration
    New research confirms evidence from recruitment agencies that Australia is going to need a lot of skilled workers in the data analytics sector which is gearing up to be a major challenge for companies of all sizes. The sector is also of increasing importance in the areas of local and national...
  15. Visas and immigration
    People willing to work in the regional areas of Queensland rather than the popular area around the state capital of Brisbane and the Gold coast could benefit from fast tracked visas under a new proposal. The state is currently drawing up a major plan that looks ahead 30 years and part of it...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Australia is continuing to grow with its population having risen by 1.8% in the 12 months to the end of June this year with overseas workers adding to the increase. Data shows that Australia's population has increased by around 407,000 people to reach 23.1 million Figures also show...
  17. Visas and immigration
    A study of Australia's top 100 companies has shown a significant rise in the number of companies reporting on corporate responsibility (CR,) meaning that they are more transparent and open about sustainability. In the world's top 250 companies, Australia comes joint fourth in terms of...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Jobs confidence is rising in Australia and many businesses expect to be recruiting in the New Year with multiple skills in marketing, data skills and understanding of social media set to be in demand. In 2014 it is forecasted there will be an increase in demand for IT project managers and...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Pay rises across the world are in decline and Australian wage earners are not immune, according to the latest pay forecast data from global management consultancy Hay Group. The Australian market will underperform compared with global pay rises which are forecast to rise by 5.2% Salary...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Telstra, Google, Qantas and government and public sector jobs are the most sought after in Australia and the internet plays an increasingly bigger role in job searching, a new survey has found. 65% of employees surveyed said they only use the internet to search for a new job The survey by...
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