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Abbott recognises migrant contributions at the 2014 Migration and Settlement Awards

Abbott recognises migrant contributions at the 2014 Migration and Settlement Awards

“Once received into our community, a new citizen is entitled to be treated in every way as a fellow Australian. The strength and history of our people have been founded upon this vital principle.” This quote from Sir Robert Menzies, the 12th Prime Minister of Australia, became Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s summation of the essence [...]

Overview of Australia’s migration

Overview of Australia’s migration

The Migration Program of Australia allows people from different countries to migrate to Australia as long as they have the right visa. Migrants can live in Australia either permanently or temporarily, or can remain in the country under the Humanitarian program. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) oversees and manages Australia’s migration, from [...]

Attention expats: Australian cities now more affordable!

Attention expats: Australian cities now more affordable!

A recent report from ECA International has revealed in its cost-of-living study that Australian capital cities are becoming more cost-effective for expatriates. ECA International provides data for the management of international assignees. The firm supplies global companies with information on salary, accommodation, tax, labour law, and quality of life, as well as human resource data [...]

How Australians utilise the internet

How Australians utilise the internet

Australians remain at the forefront of digital innovation, with a mid-2013 Google and Ipsos report revealing that smartphone usage in the country has risen from 37% in 2011 to 64.6%. Australians have also become active users of the internet; different studies revealed a unanimous conclusion that Aussies are spending more time on social media and [...]

Victoria: Australia’s fastest-growing state

Victoria: Australia’s fastest-growing state

The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that the state of Victoria had grown the fastest in the first quarter of 2013. ABS Treasurer Michael O’Brien attributed this trend to ever-increasing interstate migration which also demands improved public services. Below are some essential details of the recent Australian Demographic Statistics released by the ABS. Increasing Victorian [...]

New life in Australia: Beginner’s guide for migrants

New life in Australia: Beginner’s guide for migrants

Starting a new life in Australia as a regular migrant comes with challenges and rewards. A migrant can exert enormous effort into understanding how things work, especially in obtaining the basic necessities in life that come with Australia immigration. Aside from supporting the hiring of migration experts in matters related to Australia visas, the Department [...]

Australia receives high tourist influx from China and India

Australia receives high tourist influx from China and India

With Australia targeting countries with high migration outcomes, recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that short-term migration in the country has experienced significant increase, particularly from China and India. Identifying the significance of the growing travel market from both countries, Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy has encouraged tourism-related businesses to [...]

Be Socially Involved: Interact with Us Through Facebook!

Be Socially Involved: Interact with Us Through Facebook!

National Visas is a client-centred Australian visa company that recognises the importance of interaction with customers. We ensure that people interested in going to Australia—whether to travel, work, or settle—get accurate and up-to-date visa and immigration advice and information from our Registered Migration Agents. In today’s digital age, National Visas employs one of the most [...]

Australia: A new home for Irish people

Australia: A new home for Irish people

The Republic of Ireland experienced recession in 2008 and economic depression in 2009, resulting in unemployment rate increasing two-fold from 6.5% in July 2008 to 14.6% in July 2012. But Irish people were able to find assistance from Australia through an accommodating visa system that allowed many jobless Irish to migrate and re-establish their lives. [...]

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia?

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia?

Being an Australian citizen is a great privilege for anyone eligible to become one. The Australian Government extends several benefits to approved applicants, from receiving an Australian passport and help from an official when overseas, to suffrage and right to be elected to parliament. With Australia’s stable economy and national laws, it is a country [...]

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