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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, Struggling to get a definate answer, as i read different things about the health insurance requirements for a 457 visa. So was wondering if anyone here has recently been granted. Im a british citizen with a medicare card, no pritave health insurance, and just applied for 457 (26th...
  2. Jobs and work
    Medical groups have backed support for the 457 visa programme from Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce who believes that it is vital for rural parts of the country. There has been a lot of talk recently about changing the 457 visa programme, which allows skilled foreigners to work in...
  3. Jobs and work
    An ageing population means that doctors and nurses from overseas are likely to continue being in demand in Australia. Data suggests that the older generation in the country is set to continue growing by 3.5% each year until 2022 and migration policies are to be adjusted to attract and retain...
  4. International Travel
    Hi everyone! :) I am moving to Australia in late March, and I'm really struggling with deciding what kind of health insurance I should get. I will be in Australia for 1 year, working a part time job. I've read that Travelers Insurance is a good bet, but I've also read that there are some good...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Just wanted to clarify something. I am currently on a bridging visa waiting for my de facto to be approved. (hopefully soon, been 9 months now) I remember reading from somewhere that once i get my de facto visa, i still have to wait for 2 years for a permanent residency to be granted...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Melbourne has been named as the best city in the world to live in terms of stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. It tops the influential biannual list produced by the Economist's Intelligence Unit and has knocked Vancouver in Canada off the top spot that it...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The amount of money Australia needs to spend on the long term care of its ageing population is expected to at least double by 2050 and could even triple, according to a new report. The demand for long term care workers as a share of the population is set to increase by 140% over the same period...
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