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Australia could double annual migration by 2054 and boost economy

Committee for Economic Development of Australia report says the increase would bring enormous economic benefits for the average person. With better long-term planning around population growth, infrastructure, urban congestion and the environment, Australians would benefit greatly from annual permanent migration doubling by 2054. Australia could double its annual permanent migration over the next 40 [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Boost the migration intake but relieve population pressures on big cities

Australia has a lot to gain from ramping up its migration intake but the current flow of new arrivals into Sydney and Melbourne will not be sustainable unless policies change, a report says. Annual permanent migration could be doubled over the next 40 years and deliver "significant per capita economic benefit", research by lobby [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

New Australian visa and points test changes for skilled migration

A new category of visa to attract and retain the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent is now open to new applications. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the Government was driving economic growth through innovation, including through our Business Innovation and Investment visa program. "The new Entrepreneur visa provides a [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Christmas dinner abroad: what expats miss most

If you live overseas, or go away for Christmas, which festive fare do you crave? Or are you happy to be far from turkey, sprouts and all the trimmings? Whether you long for mince pies, figgy pudding, pigs-in-blankets or roast turkey, festive cravings are a powerful thing – particularly when you are spending Christmas [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

How many migrants does Australia take every year?

Just how many people move to Australia every year? It seems straightforward, but ANU migration researcher (Henry Sherrell) and Inside Story contributing editor (Peter Mares) find that it is anything but. Towards the end of ABC TV’s special “Sovereign Borders“ edition of Q&A last week came an intriguing but frustrating back-and-forth about the number [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

New statistics show more Australian are moving overseas

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that more Australians are permanently moving overseas to take advantage of business opportunities. The Australian Bureau of Statistics say in the year to April, more than 92,000 Australians permanently departed the country, an increase of nearly 5.5 per cent on the previous year.While New Zealand was [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Your first months in Australia will be hard, but it’s worth it

Expat Bob Kiernan tells the story of how he and his wife established two pet care businesses in Australia. Bob Kiernan, 53, and his wife Karen moved to Bellbowrie, a western suburb of Brisbane, with their daughter Elizabeth, seven, in 2007. They now run two pet care businesses. Why did you decide to move [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Australian Liberal Party faction demands total ban on immigration

A division of Australia's governing Liberal Party will debate whether the country should end all immigration and ban all refugees, after an incendiary motion was put forward calling migrants "criminals" and "bastards". The move, if it came to fruition, would presumably also stop New Zealanders from migrating across the Tasman, due to fears about [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Brexit: Australia to team with NZ to negotiate new trade, immigration deals

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced Australia will team up with New Zealand in a bid to negotiate new trade and immigration deals in the wake of the Brexit vote in the UK. He has also ordered an urgent review from Treasury officials and diplomats over the implications of Britain's exit from the European [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

New survey reveals relocation costs in 75 world cities

Average Move Costs An online provider of moving services has created a ready reckoner for average move costs in the wake of Brexit and data on Millennials’ hunger to relocate. Movinga’s survey into the relocation plans of 5,000 potential Millennial movers (aged 25-35) found 50 per cent of the sample are looking to relocate [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Australias overhaul of Temporary Activity Visa immigration scheme

Changes to Australia’s Temporary Activity Visa scheme come into effect on 19 November 2016 with the intention of simplifying application requirements and procedures. Effective 19 November, Australia will overhaul its Temporary Activity Visa scheme, which provides the immigration route for short-term work assignments in Australia. The changes will consolidate several visa categories, amend sponsorship [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

How much 457 visa-holders get paid and where they come from

Taking a deeper look at the governments facts and figures Australia’s 457 Temporary Worker visa program is on the lips of lawmakers again as both the government and the opposition promise to tighten eligibility requirements for businesses and applicants under the scheme. According to a departmental report issued in June 2016, there are almost [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Emigrating to Australia: ‘I’ve learned that home is home’

Moving to Australia at just eleven was daunting but taught me lots about myself, writes Aimee Murphy.  Check out this awesome article from student Aimee Murphy who writes about her experience of moving to Australia. IT WAS FEBRUARY 2011, the worst day. Deep breaths and 1,2,3. This was something my dad taught me. I [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Australian capital cities have super diverse populations

Migrants living in Australia has increased Australia is a nation of immigrants and just as the number of migrants living in Australia have increased, so to have the source countries diversified, new research shows. Indeed, according to Nathan Taylor, chief economist of Australia’s economic development committee (CEDA), Australia’s major capital cities now exhibit what [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Meet three women breaking the ‘men’s work’ stereotype

From plumbers to electricians and removals companies, women are thriving in industries and areas once typically dominated by men — and they’re bringing along their own unique ways of doing business. Below are three such businesswomen running businesses in industries that are heavily dominated by males. They’re all Queensland based, with big ambitions to [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

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