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Australia dumps 457 visa for skilled overseas workers

Australia dumps 457 visa for skilled overseas workers
The popular subclass 457 visa category allowing skilled overseas workers to take jobs in Australia has been abolished. The Australian government’s announcement came as a shock to skilled expat workers hoping to enter the country to work and eventually gain permanent residency. Around 90,000 expatriate workers are already on the visa,...

Kuala Lumpur crashes out of 100 best cities for expats

Kuala Lumpur crashes out of 100 best cities for expats
Kuala Lumpur has crashed out of the list of the world’s 100 most liveable cities due to pollution and increasing crime. Petty crime and dangerous air pollution levels have forced Kuala Lumpur out of the 100 world’s best liveable cities listing. Once rated as the 25th out of a long list of countries, KL’s rating is now a lowly 126th....

New Zealand welcomes back its expats

New Zealand welcomes back its expats
Kiwi expats are now returning to the country of their birth in droves, followed by Australians deserting the waning Oz economy. Decades ago, as expats from the UK and other Western countries were arriving in large numbers, New Zealand nationals were upping sticks and leaving to find their fortunes in Australia. Over the last several...

Aussies chase the Australian dream by moving overseas

Aussies chase the Australian dream by moving overseas
According to Oz expats, it seems that chasing the great Australian Dream is best done from overseas rather than in the home country. Escalating property prices, inflation and stagnation are all reasons why Aussies who still believe in the Great Australian Dream are choosing to chase it by becoming strangers in a strange land. Everything...

Oz tax reforms to affect Australian and international expats

Oz tax reforms to affect Australian and international expats
The latest changes in Australia’s housing affordability laws are likely to have an effect on property sales tax liabilities for Australian citizens and associated property taxes for expats living and working in the country as well as property investors. Firstly, Aussie citizens living overseas may lose their Capital Gains Tax exemption...

Personal finance and childcare costs worrying for expats in Australia and New Zealand

Personal finance and childcare costs worrying for expats in Australia and New Zealand
In spite of acclaim for almost every aspect of expat life, New Zealand and Australia are criticised by expats for high childcare costs and the cost of living. The majority of recent expat surveys have heaped praise on both New Zealand and Australia for their quality of life, education and healthcare, criticisms have been noted concerning...

Trump visa crackdown detains Oz expats at USA borders

Trump visa crackdown detains Oz expats at USA borders
Australian expats and tourists are now being pulled up at US borders, with the USA’s projected new visa system expected to ban some from entry. Since Trump was inaugurated as US president, Australian travellers are becoming victims of increased surveillance at US airports and border crossings and those applying for visas are now...

Rolf Harris wants to emigrate to Australia upon prison release

Rolf Harris wants to emigrate to Australia upon prison release
Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris wants to return to his native Australia after he has been released from prison. The former TV entertainer, 85, is likely to be freed next year and, according to sources, wants to emigrate back to his homeland. He has reportedly told family and friends of his intentions to quit Britain, where he first moved...

Spain down to third most popular emigration destination among brits

Spain down to third most popular emigration destination among brits
Spain is no longer the most popular destination among emigrating Brits, with both Australia and the US leapfrogging the Iberian country in the latest statistics on UK citizens relocating. The Mediterranean nation has long since been the most common place for Brits to emigrate to, with its climate being a major pull factor. Also a key...

Employment report shows more Irish emigrants seeking to return for work

Employment report shows more Irish emigrants seeking to return for work
Irish employers have revealed that there has been a recent increase in the number of job applicants looking to return to their homeland from overseas. Between January and March, CPL’s Employment Market Monitor learnt that the UK, Canada and Australia are the three countries from which Irish citizens are looking to return from, while 63...