Tips for Job Hunting in Australia

According to a new data released by the Australian government, there are still over 159,000 job vacancies across the country today. But the number could be a bit higher since it doesn’t include offline job advertisements or those published in newspapers and other print media.   Also, the country’s stellar economic run last year is predicted to continue until the first half of 2017. This could...

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10 Things To Consider Before Moving to Australia

We've all heard about it: the beautiful beaches, the amazing landscapes, and the wildlife. Indeed, this is how most foreigners see Australia, thinking that the only things they need to put into their luggage when they go here are swimsuits and hiking shoes. But as every one of us knows, a country is not always just about how we see it in films and read in books. Australia is no different, and...

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Getting Around Melbourne: 4 Modes to Choose from

One of the best ways of getting to know a new destination is by getting lost in it. But for a city like Melbourne, where the transport system is efficient and public spaces are safe, running around in circles may no longer be necessary.    There are several ways to get from one place to another. You can use handy apps such as Melbourne's PTV travel planner to help you find the easiest and...

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35 Local Expressions You’ll Hear When in Australia

Australians have a colourful vocabulary, as you can tell by how they endearingly shorten words and get creative with their friendly jabs.    When out on an Outback road trip or a night out downtown, you might hear the following slang and phrases from your new Aussie friends.    Read along to find out what your mates mean and pick up some new expressions to help you get...

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6 Reasons Australia is Amongst the World’s Safest Countries

  There are many misconceptions about Australia. What can be typically seen on TV are its dangerous wildlife, its vast landscapes of forests and mountains that are home to behemoth, endemic animal species - all perpetuating a hazardous environment.   But the recent Global Peace Index released by The Institute for Economics and Peace is saying the opposite. Australia currently ranks as amongst...

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5 Unique Australian Customs Every Immigrant Must Know

Australia is known for many things—its great outdoors, its endemic species, and its friendly people. But we all know that there’s more to these, and perhaps a lot of them could only be discovered and understood when you live or spend time with the locals.   Surely, the laid-back office culture (flip-flops, almost flat hierarchy) and the bizarre taxi rule (back seat is not for individual...

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Everything an immigrant parent should know when enrolling a child in an Australian school

According to the latest data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Australia remains amongst the top countries that offers a world-class education.    It excels in many major categories cited by the intergovernmental economic organisation, scoring either “above average” or “high” in spending, classroom size, teacher salary, government support,...

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5 things to expect from this year’s Australia Day

  On Thursday, Australia will celebrate its most important public holiday again, and almost every Australian is excited. Yes, either they want to join the long list of celebrations across the country, or they just want to simply legitimately skip work and rest at home.   Australia Day, celebrated every 26th of January, or the following Monday in case the date falls on a weekend, has a high...

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