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Australians complete their Census

There has been a lot of talk over the past week about the census and with good reason. The census has asked approximately 24 million people of 10 million dwellings to spare ten minutes of their time and answer a few questions to collect an accurate representation of the nation. On the official Census night,…

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How a Migration Agent can help with a Visa Refusal

Applying for a visa to Australia can be an involved process irrespective of which visa stream you are applying for. It is an emotional and financial commitment and if the visa does get refused by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) it can turn into a very stressful time. The decision to…

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Queensland property becomes more affordable

A report released by BIS Shrapnel (economic forecaster) has predicted that in contrast to Queensland property prices escalating over 2015/2016, that there will be a significant plateau and potentially a drop in property prices in 2017. This has been forecast due to the combination of the current building boom of new developments and property in…

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Who is Austrade?

As an international investor, if you are looking for the available opportunities for investment in Australian companies and industry,  it is very important that you make yourself familiar with Austrade. So who is Austrade and what do they have to do with investment into Australia? Austrade (the Australian Trade and Investment Commission) is a commission…

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NZ housing boom attracting international property investors

New Zealand is in the middle of a massive building boom with the country experiencing one of it’s highest times of building approvals which are set to increase further next year by another 40%. This influx of new developments, housing and apartments has also seen an increase in interest from not only local home buyers…

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Australia’s prime minister and cabinet confirmed

It was a long process but finally the nation can move forward with the announcement of Australia’s prime minister and his new cabinet in parliament house. Malcolm Turnbull of the Liberal National Party has been confirmed as Australia’s prime minister and yesterday the prime minister announced his cabinet including 15 newly-elected members. Some of the…

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Skilled Occupation List Updated – July 2016

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that the needs of the Australian workforce and economy are being met through the skilled worker immigration channels.  This is to assist Australia in both the short-term and long-term. This particular review was conducted by the Department of Education and Training across late…

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UK’s first post-Brexit PM announced

The United Kingdom has been in almost a transient state since the Leave results of the 2016 Brexit vote induced the resignation of current Prime Minister David Cameron.  Whilst there is still much uncertainty across most of the British population, the announcement of the UK’s new prime Minister did help to restore some sense of…

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A country in waiting – Australian election

The polling booths have officially closed for the 2016 Australian Federal Election, but 4 days on the country seems to be no closer in announcing the government and Prime Minister who will run the country. With the official voting day announced as the 2nd of July, the nation is still in waiting for the announcement…

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Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) introduced by Australian Government

On the 1st of July 2016 the Australian Government announced that the official roll out of their Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) had begun allowing international students an easier and more streamlined way to apply for visas to study in Australia. The news has been welcomed by visa applicants, learning institutions and migration agents due…

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