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Abbott has announced his first Federal Government Ministry

2017-07-04T19:19:12+00:00

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has announced his first Federal Government Ministry. Mr Abbott said the incoming Coalition Government will restore strong, stable and accountable government to build a more prosperous Australia. Mr Abbott said this afternoon that Mr Scott Morrison MP would be Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and [...]

Warning: Mistakes in DIAC’s Visa Pricing Table

2014-05-07T22:12:42+00:00

There appear to several mistakes in the Visa Pricing Table on DIAC's website. For example, for Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent) the base visa application charge and second VAC have not been updated. There may be other errors. The MIA has contacted DIAC about this, but until a revised Visa Pricing [...]

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

2017-07-04T19:19:12+00:00

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Living in the World’s Happiest Country Isn’t this what we’ve always dreamt of? Living a life in an environment that keeps one happy? Well, if you’re not sure where this can be achieved, you may want to explore a ‘tiny’ little place ‘down under’ commonly [...]

TOP CLASS EDUCATION

2017-07-04T19:19:12+00:00

World Class Education PISA (OECD Programme for International Student Assessment) assesses the scientific literacy, mathematical literacy and reading literacy skills of 15-year-olds. In 2012, the main focus of the testing was on scientific literacy, with almost 400 000 students being tested worldwide. In Australia, more than 14 000 students were tested in all [...]

WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

2017-07-04T19:19:12+00:00

What is it like? The first thing expatriates in Australia will notice is the down-to-earth approach to business. Australian businesses tend to value fairness and efficiency in the workplace, as well as a healthy work-life balance above all else. All of these make time spent working abroad in Australia a [...]