He’s only been in charge for a month however new Australian immigration minister Brendan O’Connor, has announced changes to the Australian 457 Visa program following evidence that one of the country’s main temporary work visas is being abused by Australian companies to undercut Australian workers and has announced a crackdown. The federal government accused some employers… [Continue Reading]
Australia is the only country in the world that has a pre-migration skills assessment scheme with the aim being to help you find out if you have the necessary skills and qualifications to work in your nominated occupation once you arrive in Australia. The skills assessment scheme has achieved encouraging results for skilled migrants in… [Continue Reading]
Wanted Down under, the BBC’s insight into people looking to migrate from the UK to Australia is going from strength to strength with the folks at the Beeb now looking for contributors for Series 8 of the popular down under show. We were contacted by the BBC today with details on how to apply for… [Continue Reading]
We announced back in May that there may be changes afoot to the Australian Citizenship Act which would enable Australian Defence Families to have their Citizenship fast-tracked Yesterday it was confirmed that from January 2013, family members of current and future lateral recruits to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will be eligible for conferral of… [Continue Reading]
Income tax in Australia is the most important revenue stream within the Australian taxation system and like it or not, as a resident of Australia, you’re liable to pay income tax on income from all sources. Thankfully, one exception to this rule are the funds that you bring into Australia when you originally emigrate and for… [Continue Reading]
In January 2006, I was in the midst of making my own journey down under. I started Getting Down Under as a blog to map my own journey to Australia and since those early days Getting Down Under has continued to grow into one of the most respected Australian Immigration websites on the internet.
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