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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hello Everyone, I have a question about the Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 820 and our working rights. I am currently looking for employment and most employers want 'Permanent Residence'. When I called the Australia Government - Department of Home Affairs I was told whilst on the Subclass 820...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi all. A quick bit of background: My boyfriend (who is American) and I (Australian) met in Greece last year (August 2016). We hit it off rather a lot, even though we only spent a few days together. He went home to Boston, and I kept travelling Europe... we kept in touch. Then 2 months later...
  3. Jobs and work
    Skilled people who move to Australia to live and work are often dissatisfied with their jobs, particularly when they end up doing something different from what they expected. There are stark differences in the way skilled migrants and Australian born workers view their jobs, with skill...
  4. Jobs and work
    With the Australian Government confirming its new tax regime for working holidaymakers next year a rush on visa applications are expected, but officials are warning young people to be aware of scams. One of the latest has involved agents operating in Malaysia, some linked to tour companies...
  5. Jobs and work
    More than 50 occupations could be removed from the list compiled every year by Australian authorities for the jobs that are most likely to need skilled professionals from overseas. It has already been said that the Department of Health wants a number of jobs, including GPS removed from the...
  6. 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...
  7. International Travel
    A new tax that would require backpackers from overseas to pay tax of up to 32.5 cents for every dollar earned is still likely to be introduced in Australia. Plans for the tax, which has been widely condemned, were announced last year but it was thought that an outcry against would see its...
  8. General chit-chat and news
    People looking to work in Australia can get a quicker result by applying for a general skilled migration visa through the country's SkillSelect programme. This is an online service that manages Australia's skilled migration programme. It helps to ensure that the skilled migration programme is...
  9. Jobs and work
    Officials in Australia are again warning backpackers from overseas to make sure they are being paid correctly for work that they are doing during their travels in the country. It follows the revelation that young people working on blueberry farms at Sandy Beach in New South Wales were underpaid...
  10. Jobs and work
    The resources industry in Australia provides tens of thousands of jobs for overseas workers and there have been concerns about dwindling investment and fewer opportunities due to a slowing economy but now there is good news for the sector. According to the resource industry's employer group...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Reports that some employers have advertised for foreign workers over Australian workers should be referred to the appropriate authorities for investigation, it is claimed. Minister for Employment Eric Abetz said there is a major misconception that overseas workers are a source of cheap labour...
  12. Visas and immigration
    People dreaming of moving to Australia to live often see the country as a land of beaches and barbeques but it seems that Australians do not necessarily have such a rosy view. Indeed, a new survey of more than 43,000 people shows working Australians feel anxious about their living standards and...
  13. Business and investment
    Hey everyone! In September 2015 I'm moving from the UK over to Sydney for 1 year to experience the country, but also to expand our UK based Digital Marketing Agency in Australia. Currently we run everything in the UK, with several online stores and many UK based clients whom we work for. My...
  14. New member introductions
    Hi all! I'm a dutch student and I'm planning on working and travelling in and around australia next year, this will become reality probably! Would love to hear all of your experiences. Looking forward to chat with you! Regards, Mireille (:
  15. Jobs and work
    Hi there! If you are from the uk and have managed to get a job teaching in a secondary school in Australia - could you give me some pointers to get started? Any advice appreciated! Did you temp first, go rural, join an agency etc etc Many thanks
  16. Jobs and work
    Hi, Could anyone tell me if Sydney and Melbourne have good job opportunities for foreigners (Scandinavians) and do companies tend to be interested in qualified foreigners or do they usually favor local candidates? I am an MBA graduate from Finland seeking possible career opportunities in...
  17. Jobs and work
    Working in Australia is one of the main reasons why many expats move to the country and why many more are expected to move to Australia in the future. This is an economy which has grown significantly over the last 20 years due to a mixture of a stable government and forward-looking government...
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