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We guarantee the most up-to-date new stories about the challenges, opportunities and experiences relating to migration to Australia, which are written by local and international reporters exclusively for you.

Jobs in Australia

02 April 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, General

Jobs in Australia are available despite the current coronavirus emergency. We are recruiting Registered nurses, Enrolled nurses, Midwives, former nurses who have their AHPRA registration or are willing to apply for, and want to return to work. Candidates can be seeking casual work or permanent and ongoing employment down under. Jobs in Australia include medical and healthcare workers, service sector personnel and emergency services staff. If you have an interest in aged care, rehabilitation, or…

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

02 April 2020 In: Migration, Health, Family, General

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial will begin soon in Australia to test a preventative vaccine for COVID-19 healthcare workers. Melbourne University will begin an Australian trial to test whether an existing vaccine can help prevent healthcare workers becoming sick with COVID-19. Professor Kathryn North, Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Melbourne Children’s Campus, says that 4000 healthcare workers from around Australia will be recruited to take part in the multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial…

Home Working Top Tips

02 April 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, Family, General

Home working top tips to help your day: Coronavirus is changing the way we work. Home working will be the norm for the foreseeable future due to the increased risks associated with coronavirus. What’s going on around the world is unprecedented. In such a short amount of time, many people have had to change the way they work. Here’s a few ideas for those of you who are having to work from home. Stay at…

Coronavirus curve ‘flattening’

01 April 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, General

Australia’s death toll from Coronavirus has reached 21 but the curve is flattening, according to the Australian government. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says that less than 100 of Australia’s 4860 cases have required intensive care treatment. But the news was tempered with a warning that the coronavirus will not be defeated without a vaccine which could be 18 months away. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged businesses to start producing medical supplies, while Australia’s…

Coronavirus vaccine ‘within months’

01 April 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Coronavirus vaccine tests are due to start soon. Human testing of a coronavirus vaccine could start by September. Drug maker Johnson & Johnson says it aims to make a vaccine ready for use in early 2021. Global efforts are underway to develop a vaccine for the virus that has killed almost 35,000 worldwide, but it could take a year to have a vaccine ready. A patient was dosed with Moderna Inc’s vaccine in an early-stage…

Visa holders in Australia

31 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Visa for Australia: Visa holders in Australia must apply for a new visa before your current visa expires. You may be eligible to be granted a bridging visa that will keep you lawful until a decision is made on your visa application. Click link to see what you need to do to stay longer. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/visa-about-to-expire/stay-longer No further stay condition (includes 8503, 8534 and 8535) – This means you can’t apply for most other visas until…

Australian visa applications

28 March 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, General

Australian visa applications have been disrupted by the coronovirus. Applicants should be aware that some services relating to the visa application process may be impacted by COVID-19. We are aware of issues accessing the VEVO system for certain visa holders. If you can’t use VEVO to check your visa status and conditions, you can still access your visa grant letter and visa conditions online using your ImmiAccount. VEVO – https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/already-have-a-visa/check-visa-details-and-conditions/check-conditions-online ImmiAccount – https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login Visa cancellation…

COVID-19 Advice for travellers

27 March 2020 In: Travel, Migration, General

COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. Where travel is essential, travellers should follow sensible guidance to prepare for their trip and reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 while this outbreak is ongoing: Be aware of, and keep up to date with the latest official advice offered by the country you are departing from or travelling to during this COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict…

Aussie Entry Restrictions

26 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Aussie Entry Restrictions are in place that will affect those seeking to enter Australia. Many countries and territories, including Australia, have introduced screening measures including temperature checks, health/travel questions, quarantine and entry restrictions at border crossings and transport hubs. If you have recently been in a country affected by the virus you may need to be quarantined, or you may not be allowed to enter or travel through a third country. If you decide to…

Coronavirus Travel Advisory

25 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Coronavirus Travel Advisory: Most governments now advise people against all non-essential travel worldwide, including to Australia. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Its caused by a type of coronavirus Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office Unprecedented Border Closures The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel…

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