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  1. Visas and immigration
    The Australian State of Victoria is the country's powerhouse in terms of population growth with the latest data showing that people are moving there from other regions and from overseas. The figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that the population in Victoria has increased by...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia has long been a popular choice for expats, especially from the UK but a new survey suggests that this trend may be changing as three people leave for every one that arrived. The trend is particularly noticeable in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland with overall some 76.1% of...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Visa holders who are on bridging visas and those who do not have valid paperwork are being urged to talk to immigration officials under a current round of regional visits. The latest programme will visit south west New South Wales this week where immigration officers will be available to...
  4. 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...
  5. Jobs and work
    Hello - I'm a software engineer, currently employed with an MNC in India. I was planning to pursue my Master of Engineering program from Australia and applied for a Master of Professional Engineering course in University of Wollongong, NSW. I got an offer letter from the Uni yesterday and i am...
  6. Visas and immigration
    The population of New South Wales is projected to grow from 7.2 million in 2010 to 10.6 million in 2051. However, average annual population growth is expected to slow from 1.1% in the last 30 years to an average of 0.9% over the next 40 years. The projections assume net overseas migration to...
  7. Business and investment
    People moving to New South Wales and buying a home for the first time face paying more when changes in stamp duty are brought in as part of a plant to increase interest in buying new properties and thus give a boost to the building industry. They will no longer be exempt from paying the...
  8. Visas and immigration
    The New South Wales Government has announced its State Migration Plan added a number of new occupations to its list. The plan includes a cap on the number of skilled migrants that can be sponsored by Industry and Investment NSW each year from the agreed NSW State Sponsorship Eligibility Lists...
  9. General chit-chat and news
    New South Wales remains the most popular choice for new arrivals to Australia with more than have of them professionals. The state though has seen fewer arrivals that mirror a countrywide drop in migration, a new survey shows. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship's (DIAC) Settler...
  10. General chit-chat and news
    The Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2010 listed Australian and New Zealand cities as among the best places to live in for expatriate workers compared to other Asian cities in the region. Amongst the Australian cities listed in the survey, Sydney ranked 24th overall followed by Melbourne...
  11. Business and investment
    New South Wales (NSW) announced recently that people who purchase a new home are exempted from paying stamp duty under the $140 million Home Builder's Bonus program. If they qualify for the program, families and investors could save up to $22,490. For first time homebuyers, the figure could...
  12. 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...
  13. International Travel
    One of the hardier and down to earth metropolitan areas in Australia, particularly the state of New South Wales is Newcastle . It is the second most urbanized area in the state and is the location of the Lake Macquarie Local Government. It is located north by northeast of Sydney, about 162...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Wales and is the largest city in Australia. This metropolis is populated by over four million people and has a land area of 12,000 square kilometers. It has become one of the most multicultural cities in the world as it is the major destination for...
  15. International Travel
    The state capital of New South Wales is Sydney and is hands down the most populous city in all of Australia. The population has been estimated in 2008 nearing 4.12 million people. The city sits in the southeast coastal region of Port Jackson. The city is named the Harbour City because it is...
  16. International Travel
    Located in the state of New South Wales, Newcastle is acclaimed as its second most populous area. One particular feature of the city is that it is completely surrounded by beaches. It is also where the oldest seaport in Australia is located making the city's economy and commerce around the large...
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