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Working Holiday Visas: How to Apply for a Job in Australia

Welcome to Down Under! You’re arriving at a good time, the weather is starting to warm up and the job market is still busy. As thousands of like-minded individuals arrive from around the world for a few years of good times, new friends and excitin...



The Facts, Figures and Cold Hard Truths of Australia

For many people around the world, including those coming to (or already in) Australia, what they know about the country is little more than a few iconic or stereotypical images, quite possibly all ...


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Into Debbie's Eye - How to Survive a Cyclone

It’s 7am in the morning, 28th March 2017. I sit on my bed, totally in the dark, counting every second as if it’s the last one. The air is humid like I’ve never experienced before, almost unbreathea...


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Working Holiday Visa Eligibility Update

A raft of amendments made to the Migration Regulations took effect from 1 July 2017. This includes machinery provisions that increase the ‘eligible age’ of a Subclass 417 Working Holiday and Subcla...


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Backtrack on Backpacker Tax

The Australian Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, announced on 27 September 2016, that the Australian government would scrap the proposed 32.5% flat tax rate on income earned by foreign working-hol...


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How to Get Sponsored to Work in Australia

5th March 2014 - Time to leave Italy and start a new chapter in my life. Destination Australia! Strong emotions and a bit of melancholy, it was hard to leave my old job, my music band, my family, m...


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FAQ's about 457 Visas

What is a Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 visa? The subclass 457 visa program is designed to meet short-term demand for skilled workers in Australia. For many expatriate employees and their f...


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Overcoming employment challenges on a working holiday visa

As someone who is currently on her third Australian visa, I am often asked about the challenges of finding work as a foreign resident. I meet many people each week who have landed in Australia and ...


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Update on 'Backpacker Tax' 17 May 2016

Today, the Australian Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business, Kelly O’Dwyer, announced that the so called ‘Backpacker Tax’ is to be put ON HOLD until January 2017. Therefore, this pros...


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Working Holiday Makers to be taxed at least 32.5% from 1 July 2016

Despite numerous calls on the Federal Australian Government to reverse their previous announcement to tax certain temporary visa holders as non-residents, The 3 May 2016 Federal Budget contained no...

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