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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more

Successful State Sponsorship visa: Gary

You want to go to Australia, but still, you don’t know what it’s like and what to expect when you get over. Get some real-life experience from a client of ours who has recently moved down there. Meet Gary, who has settled in Australia on his skilled Migration Visa. Gary moved to Perth, Western Australia […]

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Potential Reasons for Australian Student Visa Refusal

The decision to study abroad for a period of time is one that a growing number of students make and some of them elect to go to Australia. Student visas generally need to be procured. What are some of the reasons that they might be denied? Past Problems/Issues While many individuals really want to study […]

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Australian and New Zealand featured in the global labour market report of Hays

The global human resources consulting company Hays has published the Hays Global Report 2012. The report features 27 countries around the world and its purpose is to identify skill shortages and their effects on average salaries. Its sections about Australia and New Zealand have found out that both countries face various sector-specific labour shortages. In […]

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Australia needs more workers for its agricultural industry.

The global consulting firm KPMG has recently released a report which warns that the average age of the Australian agricultural workers is increasing. As they approach their retirement age, new replacements will be hard to find. This means, that the agricultural sector may soon face serious labour shortages. The reason for this is that the […]

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