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Travel Advice Australia

25 March 2020 In: Travel, Migration

Travel Advice Australia: There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia. The Australian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. From 2100 (Australia Eastern Daylight Time) on 20 March, all travellers will be stopped from entering Australia except for Australian citizens or permanent residents. British nationals who are permanent residents and are currently outside of Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival…

Open For Business

25 March 2020 In: Jobs, Migration

During these difficult times, our thoughts and good wishes go out to everyone affected directly and indirectly by Covid-19 and to all health workers on the front line. We want to let you know that thinkingaustralia remains open for business, with a number of our staff working remotely on a daily basis as normal. Restrictions have been put in place globally to combat the spread of the virus. thinkingaustralia fully supports these measures, we also…

Australian Government abolishes 457 Visas

20 April 2017 In: Migration

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated that he is ‘putting Australians first’ by giving them priority for jobs currently open to foreign workers On 18 April 2017 in a shock move, Australian Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that the Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa (“Temporary Work Skilled visa subclass 457) and replace it in March 2018 with the stricter “Temporary Skill Shortage” (TSS) visa. The implementation of the reforms will begin immediately and…

Emigrate to Australia: Trump No 1 Facebook star

13 December 2016 In: Migration

Emigrate to Australia where Donald Trump, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and shark attacks made up the top three Facebook posts. Around the world over 289 million people created 10 billion likes, comments, shares and original posts between March and US election day in November. Aside from Malcolm Turnbull, right-wing Aussie politician Pauline Hanson was the only other politician to make the top 10. See below for this year’s Top 10 “most talked about” Facebook subjects…

Emigrating to Australia: hospital waiting times

01 December 2016 In: Migration

Emigrating to Australia: a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that after adjusting for the number of hospitals included, admissions from public hospital elective surgery waiting lists increased by about 1.7% on average each year between 2011–12 and 2015–16. Amid rising admissions, waiting times remained relatively stable over the same period. Jenny Hargreaves spokesperson of the AIHW says: “In 2015–16, the average waiting time (the time within which 50% of…

Emigrate to Australia: first white woman Down Under

27 November 2016 In: Migration

Emigrate to Australia: where Miss Jane Page, born in Stokesly, North Yorkshire, was the first white woman to settle permanently in Victoria. In 1832, aged 16, Jane Page left Stokesly in North Yorkshire UK and emigrated to Freemantle with her family. Her father was a sea captain with the East India Company who reported that he was ‘much pleased’ with the colony in Victoria. In 1836 Jane arranged to marry Stephen Henty to whom her…

Moving to Australia for popular garden birds

26 November 2016 In: Migration

Moving to Australia you’ll find colourful and noisy Miner Birds came second as the country’s most-recognised bird. Black and white Magpies are the third most frequently-noticed species of garden bird. The Rainbow Lorikeet has spectacular colourful plumage – likened to a Hawaiian shirt. Almost 1.4 million birds were counted in this year’s census, according to BirdLife Australia, a 40 per cent increase compared to the previous year. Moving to Australia: Aussies’ top garden birds The…

Moving to Australia: hospital waiting times

17 November 2016 In: Migration

Moving to Australia: All patients who required clinical care immediately were seen on time, compared with 77% for those requiring care within 10 minutes, and 67% for those requiring care within 30 minutes. That’s according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare who say that waiting and treatment times continue to improve, even as the number of people attending hospitals is increasing. In 2015-16, there were 7.5 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments…

Emigrate to Australia: US trade worth $2 Trillion

12 November 2016 In: Migration

Emigrate to Australia and enjoy economic stability in one of the world’s richest countries where two way trade with the US is worth $70.2 billion each year and is increasing all the time. As economic and military ties with the US continue to grow, so have levels of trade and investment. In 2015 two-way investment between Australia and the US was valued at $1.45 trillion. “While America withdraws from its direct interests in Europe the…

Emigrate to Australia: skilled workers wanted

24 October 2016 In: Migration

Emigrate to Australia where more than one in four workers Down Under were born in another country. Since 1945, immigrants and their immediate descendants have accounted for over half of Australia’s population growth. The foreign-born population as a share of total population is higher in Australia than in any other OECD country, except for Luxembourg and Switzerland. “Australia is actively looking for skilled workers and will continue to need more workers for many years to…

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