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  1. Brexit

    In Tapatalk, tap the post and it will turn a light cyan color and will bring up options as shown below. Click 'More' and a report post option will become available
  2. Media Request - MasterChef

  3. Expat Mortgages - a solution?

    Well, looking at the Total exemption full accounts they filed with companies house last year, the Net current (liabilities)/assets were (£3,079). For a company dealing in financial advice, that personally wouldn't fill me with confidence.
  4. Some 65 per cent of Australia's 1.7 million recent migrants and temporary residents were employed in November 2016, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today."Around 9 per cent of recent migrants arrived with their employment confirmed, while 46 per cent spent up to three months looking for their first job," said Denise Carlton, Program Manager of Population Statistics at the ABS . "An estimated 82 per cent of skilled migrants who were the main visa applicant were employed as at November 2016.""Around 65 per cent of recent migrants arrived in Australia with a non-school qualification, more than three quarters (76 per cent) of these holding a Bachelor Degree or higher. Approximately one third (36 per cent) of recent migrants had obtained a non-school qualification after arrival in Australia. Of these, half (50 per cent) had obtained a Bachelor Degree or higher."The 2016 Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey collected information about migrant employment, education and household income of those who have arrived in Australia over the past 10 years. Almost one third of recent migrants who have had a job in Australia reported difficulties in finding their first job, with the most common reason being a lack of local work experience and references (65 per cent) followed by a lack of local contacts or networks (31 per cent).An estimated 43 per cent of recent migrants who had been employed since their arrival received help to find their first job. Assistance most commonly came from friends or family (74 per cent), followed by Centrelink or an employment services provider (17 per cent). Ms Carlton said: "Since 2007, about 1.9 million people aged 15 years and older on arrival have entered Australia - equivalent to 10 per cent of the total Australian population over 15 years of age." Further details are available in Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2016 (cat. no. 6250.0) available for free download from the ABS websitehttp://www.abs.gov.au. Recent migrants are defined as people who were born overseas, first arrived to live in Australia (for one year or more) after 2006, were aged 15 years or over on arrival, were not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival, do not currently hold New Zealand citizenship and have permanent Australian resident status. Main applicants are generally the person whose skills or proposed activities in Australia are assessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as part of their visa application. They will usually have been specifically identified on the visa application form as the 'main applicant'. Temporary residents differ from Recent migrants in that they have a temporary visa, not a permanent visa. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.
  5. HSTS

    Implemented some more security measures this week, as a result, the site now gets an 'A' on securityheaders.io
  6. Agent or not?!

    You can use the search facility at https://www.mara.gov.au/
  7. Banks / Health Insurance

    Hi, you can open a bank account before you arrive with most of the major banks eg: National Australia Bank: https://www.nationalaustraliabank.com/nabglobal/en/banking/migrant-banking ANZ - http://movingtoaustralia.anz.com/global/en/ Commonwealth - https://www.commbank.com.au/personal/can/moving-to-australia.html All have branches in the Castle Hill area as well For Health Insurance, if you're just looking at insurance to satisfy the 457 visa requirement while you move over then have a look at https://www.457visacompared.com.au/457-visa-health-insurance/ If you want more comprehensive health insurance, you can compare at https://www.comparethemarket.com.au/health-insurance/ Furnished Rentals: https://www.domain.com.au/rent/?postcode=2154&ssubs=1&features=furnished http://www.realestate.com.au/rent/in-castle+hill%2c+nsw+2154/list-1?misc=furnished&source=location-search https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/sydney/castle-hill
  8. Petrol Prices Australia

    Because of the large amount of driving I've been doing and the amount I've been spending on fuel, I've started driving with the fuel monitor constantly displaying in the car, It's definitely changed my driving style as I try to keep each journey average under 6 L / 100 km Currently looking at 750km+ for this tank full (40L tank). (2.5L engine)
  9. Keeping an English bank account

    I'd possible be wary about not telling the bank and continuing to use an account / access it via online banking as continually accessing online banking from an overseas IP address may raise a red flag.
  10. Total rent costs (inc bills etc)

    No longer in Melbourne so can't help on some of the questions but if you're renting, the landlord is responsible for council rates and the annual sewerage/drainage charges, you are responsible for the water usage charges.
  11. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has just released a report showing the latest estimates of regional internal migration: REGIONAL INTERNAL MIGRATIONRegional internal migration is the movement of people from one region to another within Australia (both interstate and intrastate). Net regional internal migration is the net gain or loss of population through this movement.The following commentary analyses 2015-16 data at three geographic levels: Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA), Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3). CAPITAL CITIES Brisbane had the highest net internal migration gain of all Greater Capital Cities in 2015-16 (10,100 people), ahead of Melbourne (8,300) and Hobart (400). The Queensland capital recorded the largest net migration gains in the 15-24 year old (4,200 people), 25-44 year old (2,700) and 0-14 year old (2,600) age groups. Most arrivals into Brisbane came from Rest of Queensland (42,100), Sydney (9,900) and Rest of New South Wales (9,200). Melbourne had net gains in the 0-14 year old (690 people), 15-24 year old (4,900) and 25-44 year old (6,200) age groups. Most arrivals into Melbourne came from Rest of Victoria (24,200) and Sydney (13,700). Sydney had the highest net loss of all Greater Capital Cities in 2015-16 (-23,200 people), followed by Adelaide (-6,100), Perth (-3,300), Darwin (-1,200) and the Australian Capital Territory (-180). Sydney lost most people to Rest of New South Wales (41,300) and Melbourne (13,700). Compared to other Greater Capital Cities, Sydney recorded the highest net losses across all age groups, except for 15-24 year olds where it recorded a net gain of 1,000 people. In 2015-16, net overseas migration (NOM) reflected an annual gain of 182,165 persons, 3.0% (5,300) more than in 2014-15. An estimated 366,400 people moved interstate in 2015-16, an increase of 8.1% from the previous year. At 30 June 2016, 28.5% of Australia's estimated resident population (6.9 million people) was born overseas. MIGRATION SUMMARY, State & Territory - 2015-16(a) Net Overseas Migration (NOM) Net Interstate Migration (NIM) Net migration State or Territory no. no. no. NSW 71 161 -11 349 59 812 Vic. 65 007 16 699 81 706 Qld 20 019 11 581 31 600 SA 9 163 -6 398 2 765 WA 13 640 -7 703 5 937 Tas. 1 143 42 1 185 NT 420 -2 696 -2 276 ACT 1 607 -176 1 431 Australia(b) 182 165 na 182 165 na not applicable. (a) Estimates are preliminary (b) Includes Other Territories. ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Australia - Top 10 countries of birth - 30 June 2016(a)(b)(c) Persons Country of birth no. % of Australian population UK, CIs & IOM(d) 1 198 000 5.0 New Zealand 607 200 2.5 China(e) 526 000 2.2 India 468 800 1.9 Philippines 246 400 1.0 Vietnam 236 700 1.0 Italy 194 900 0.8 South Africa 181 400 0.8 Malaysia 166 200 0.7 Germany 124 300 0.5 (a) Estimates are preliminary (b) Top 10 countries of birth excluding Australia. (c) All population figures presented in this table are rounded. Estimates of the proportion of the Australian population are based on unrounded numbers. (d) United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. (e) Excludes SARs and Taiwan.
  12. Under the Government's recently proposed changes, migrants will have to pass an IELTs 6 test, which is university-level English that includes writing an academic essay. Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja said raising English standards could reduce isolation, and hence the risk of radicalisation. "We know that where there are high levels of isolation there is a danger of radicalisation. We know that's one of the dangers," he said. "To the extent that people feel part of a community, to extent they are able to get along with fellow citizens, interact with their fellow citizens, I guess radicalisation is less of a risk, whilst I do acknowledge there are far more complex aspects to radicalisation as well." But Labor MP Anne Aly, who is an Egyptian-born counter-terrorism expert, disagrees. "To suggest that having academic-level English is some kind of magic panacea to radicalisation I think grossly misunderstands radicalisation," she said. "There is absolutely no empirical evidence to suggest there is any relationship between an individual's English language competence and their propensity to become radicalised to any form of violence." Dr Aly also used to teach English and believes level 6 IELTs for citizenship sets a high bar. "Do we really expect people to be able to do that? Do all jobs require you to write an essay?" She asked.
  13. What to bring...

    A guide to TV's & Radios can be found in our articles at directory at Also games consoles guide
  14. Global migrate

    Plenty of good agents that post on here, @Raul Senise @wrussell @Richard Gregan @George Lombard @Alan Collett, there will be others as well.
  15. Global migrate

    Never heard of them, a quick look shows that they don't have their own Migration Agent, they use an Independent Contractor in Sydney