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Migration to Australia 2019

04 May 2020 In: Study, Migration, General

Migration to Australia remains top of a ‘wish-list’ for millions of people worldwide. More than 530,000 people arrived down under in 2019, succeeding in their dream of Migration to Australia. More than 7.5 million people living in Australia in 2019 were born overseas, with those born in England continuing to be the largest group, according to latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ABS Director of Migration Statistics Jenny Dobak said new figures showed…

Australia Visa Information

01 May 2020 In: Study, Jobs, Migration, General

Australia Visa rules remain in place with some changes due to the coronavirus emergency. Strict travel restrictions are in place for certain countries due to COVID-19. You should not apply for any visa until you check and comply with the latest government information (below). If you don’t have a visa You can’t come to Australia until you have a visa. Apply for a visa and include proof (such as your marriage certificate, your birth certificate…

Australia Immigration ‘impacted’

29 April 2020 In: Migration, Family, General

Australia Immigration will be affected by the coronavirus emergency, the Treasury department says. Australia’s Treasury department says there is likely to be an impact on Australia immigration intake due to the pandemic but it is too early to says exactly what changes may result. Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics highlight the importance of migration to the Australian economy. Through 2018-19, 537,800 overseas migrants arrived while a record 298,200 left. Australia immigration Almost…

Australia Border Closures

26 April 2020 In: Travel, Migration, Health, General

Australia Border Closures: Some states and territories in Australia have closed their borders to non-essential travel due to COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. Each state or territory has its own entry requirements. The most up-to-date information about entry conditions, forms and requirements is on the government website of the state and territory you are travelling to. ACT Government There are currently no restrictions on cross-border movement between ACT and NSW, beyond those that…

Travel to Australia

24 April 2020 In: Travel, Migration, Health, General

Travel to Australia could be halted for at least the next four months, the government says. Planes could be grounded until August in a bid to beat the spread of Coronavirus, according to government plans to create a ‘COVID-safe economy’. Travel bans could be lifted in New Zealand where restrictions look set to be relaxed in three weeks time. Across Australia the national death toll has reached 76 following the death of another elderly resident…

Coronavirus in Australia ‘Turned Back’

22 April 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, Health, General

Coronavirus in Australia has been reversed and the country has turned a corner in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia was “on the road back,” to some kind of normality, with a fall in new cases and a continuing low death rate. The government says that some restrictions are to be lifted and some elective surgeries like IVF will begin again from next week. Now it’s a case…

Australia remains the ‘lucky country’

14 April 2020 In: Migration, Economy, General

Australia remains the ‘lucky country’ despite suffering the many effects of the Coronavirus emergency. That’s the view of Darrell Todd, founder of thinkingAustralia.com, who says it is still possible to ‘live the dream’ down under if you are truly serious about living and working in Australia. Says Darrell: “We are the only country to have NOT fallen victim to a Recession for 29 years. “The outbreak of Coronavirus will certainly put our economy to the…

Migration to Australia ‘active’

13 April 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, General

Migration to Australia is still a possibility for many people, despite the current coronavirus emergency. Key entry criteria will change but if you are serious about a new life down under you can still ‘live the dream’ – but professional help is now essential. “Ten years ago it was fairly simple to apply for Migration to Australia. But that’s no longer the case, it is far from easy and more of a process now than…

Coronavirus Australia ‘slowdown’

11 April 2020 In: Migration, Health, Economy, General

Coronavirus Australia – Covid-19 could be on the wane as the number of people each COVID-19 patient then goes on to infect continues to fall. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly announced the positive news while warning against wrongful claims that a cure had been found. He said that shutdowns and social distancing must remain in full force, especially during the Easter long weekend. But not everyone is complying and, in past 24 hours, NSW…

Coronavirus Australia ‘bounce back’

10 April 2020 In: Migration, Property, Economy, General

Coronavirus Australia: the current emergency will hit the Australian economy but the country will bounce back, government forecasters say. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is now preparing plans to emerge from the pandemic in good shape, after navigating “the road in” better than most nations. The Australian government predicts that up to 580,000 jobs will be lost as result of the virus lockdown but says that the economy will ‘bounce back’ once the worst…

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