Australia

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Scottish officials go to Australia to persuade expat doctors to return

March 1, 2016 Australia

Health board officials from Scotland are travelling to Australia to try to persuade expat GPs to return to the country which has a shortage of doctors. The NHS Education Scotland delegates are attending the 2016 Ottawa medical conference in Perth but are also planning face to face with GPs working in Australia who are interested […]

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Australia announces new citizenship path way for New Zealanders

February 22, 2016 Australia

New Zealanders who have lived and worked in Australia for more than five years are to be allowed to apply for citizenship under a new deal reached by the leaders of the two countries. In recognition of a “special” relationship between the two countries the Australian Government announced that it will provide a streamlined pathway […]

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UK’s new health surcharge for Australian and NZ visa applicants criticised

February 10, 2016 Australia

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has hit out the UK over plans to make anyone from outside the European Union who wishes to stay in the country for more than six months pay towards their healthcare. From April 2016 visa holders from New Zealand and Australia, both of whom have large expat populations in […]

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New flights to strengthen travelling between Canada and Australia

January 4, 2016 Australia

People travelling and moving between Australia and Canada are set to gain much greater access under a new bilateral air services arrangement announced by both governments. Over the coming year gateway capacity in this market for business travellers, students and visitors will triple, offering new opportunities for both Australian and Canadian airlines and their passengers, […]

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UK expats are among the highest migrant earners in Australia

December 3, 2015 Australia

Earnings of expats in Australia depend on which visa stream they have used, the country of their birth, their gender and the number of jobs they do, new data shows. The country has a diverse range of migrants but in 2010/2011, the most recent figures available, skilled workers were most likely to be born in […]

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New Zealand sees first annual gain in migration from Australia for 20 years

November 25, 2015 Australia

More people from New Zealand are moving back home, especially from Australia, as the country sees its first annual net gain in migrants from Australia in over 20 years. New Zealand had a record annual net gain, more arrivals than departures, of migrants in the October 2015 year of 62,500. It resulted from a record […]

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Report identifies cities as having crucial role in how people move around the world

November 12, 2015 America

It is estimated that three million people around the world are moving to cities every week, with migration driving much of the increase in urbanisation, according to new research. The movement of people is making cities much more diverse places in which to live. Nearly one in five of the world foreign born population resides […]

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Parents who move abroad see the world in a different way to other expats

October 21, 2015 Australia

Whether it is helping their children take up sport or giving them a better education, expat parents are more likely to stay abroad a long time, research suggests. They value the continuity this provides their family and the desire to have a high quality, stable family life is one of the main factors for staying, […]

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British expats fall out of love with Australia and look to Asia for career opportunities

October 1, 2015 Asia

Australia has fallen from the top spot for British expats abroad to seventh place globally with China, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore now taking the top places, the latest quality of life index shows. It is a change in the profile of the average expat that has seen Asian countries climb the annual quality […]

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International students need to balance the costs when choosing where to study

August 20, 2015 America

The children of expats often have more of an international outlook on life and mrany chose to go to university in a country other than where they were born, but it can cost a lot more in some locations than others. Research suggest that staying in the country where you have been born is likely […]

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More Australians moving to work in stronger New Zealand economy

May 26, 2015 Australia

More Australians are moving to New Zealand to live and work for the first time in almost a quarter of a century, according to the latest published data. The latest New Zealand government figures show that last month it had a net inflow of 100 Australian migrants. For decades, New Zealanders traditionally flocked to Australia, which […]

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Working Abroad Can Further Your IT Career, New Poll Suggests

April 8, 2015 Australia

If you want to achieve a leading role in the IT industry then working abroad can benefit your career prospects, according to a survey carried out in Australia and New Zealand. It found that 58% of IT leaders have worked outside Australia or New Zealand at some point in their career. Of these 46% has […]

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Women Still Less Keen Than Men to Move Abroad to Work

April 3, 2015 Australia

While tens of thousands of people arrive in Australia to live and work every year it seems that Australian women in particular are not so keen to move abroad. Indeed, the workplace gender gap is at its widest among the expat community with only one in four Australian females currently working overseas, according to a […]

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