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Gold Coast is hotspot for New Zealanders moving to Australia

There’s a lot to love about the Gold Coast situated in Queensland, Australia. Beautiful beaches, amazing weather, tourism, theme parks, great schools – the list goes on and for good reason.  The Gold Coast is Australia’s biggest non-capital city offering the facilities of city living without the crowds. With an estimated 3 million domestic tourists…

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Tertiary qualifications improving chances of employment in Australia

With the number of skilled visa applications to Australia increasing every year, the competition between applicants is proving that having a tertiary qualification is becoming a distinct advantage in finding employment. The Australia Bureau of Statistics has released figures showing that the number of successful skilled visa applicants holding a tertiary qualification has risen from…

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Knowing your sponsorship options as a business

Any business owner knows the value of a good employee and what a difference their contribution can make to a business. So when that golden employee is currently working for you through a skilled visa, what are your options as an employer if you are considering sponsoring them? There are several steps you need to…

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SkillSelect Invitation Rounds for August

There have been a few changes from the usual occupations listed on the Australian Governments SkillSelect program.  The most significant one being the amount of the Pro Rata Occupations which has been doubled from 3 to 6. An occupations becomes classified as Pro Rata when an above-average number of Expressions Of Interest has been lodged…

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Skilled migration targets Tradespeople

A recent review of the required skills for Australia has highlighted a new skill set that is in high demand and it isn’t IT. There appears to be a significant shortage of tradespeople so much so that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have advised that if you have 5 years experience but no…

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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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