The Cost of Food & Drink, Recreation And Entertainment In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs of food & drink, recreation and entertainment. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   Food & Drink As with many other items, the prices of food and drink items vary across Australia. On average, a person can expect to spend anywhere between AUD 250-350 per month (higher in major cities – see table below) on food
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How Much Does Buying Or Renting Property Cost In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs related to renting and buying a home and utilities. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   According to some media reports, housing prices in Australia have consistently fallen between 2017 and 2018, particularly in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart. Prices have gone up however in Adelaide, Darwin and Canberra. Despite the downturn in
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What Is The Cost Of Getting Around In Australia?

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs related to using public transport and running a car in Australia. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   How Much Does Public Transport Cost In Australia? Many cities in Australia have reliable and efficient public transport services. As a whole, Australia’s people and its economy are highly reliant on its well-developed road network. Canberra,
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The Cost Of Education And Childcare In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs related to education and childcare in Australia. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   Childcare & Education Formal childcare costs in Australia vary from state to state and provider to provider. A long day care centre would charge between AUD 70 and 185 per day, while a family day care centre (home-based early
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Australia Relaxes Working Holiday Visa Program Restrictions

Interstaff provide an update on the relaxation of the Working Holiday Visa, which enables young people to work while they travel in Australia and to extend their stay if they are eligible. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 7th November, 2018   The Government has announced it will relax Working Holiday Visa program restrictions relating to age limits, areas of work, employer flexibility and length of stay to help agricultural businesses struggling with labour shortages while the
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Migrants To Live In Regional Areas: Government Plans

Interstaff have outlined the latest on plans for Australia’s new migrants to live in regional areas to reduce the impact on the main cities in Australia. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 9 October, 2018   Australia’s Population and Urban Infrastructure Minister, Alan Tudge today confirmed the Government is progressing plans to develop a new landmark population policy that will introduce visa conditions requiring overseas workers to settle outside Sydney and Melbourne for five years to ease congestion in the two major cities.
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New TSS Labour Market Testing Requirements

The new legislation governing the Labour Market Testing (LMT) and advertising requirements to be undertaken before sponsoring a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa holder came into effect on Sunday. The below legislative changes apply to nominations made on or after 12 August 2018. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 14 August, 2018   Labour Market Testing Requirements  At least two advertisements that meet the following: Advertising must be undertaken within the 4 month period immediately prior to lodgement of the nomination
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Migrants To Australia To Be Banned From Melbourne And Sydney

Australia has announced that it plans to bring in new rules to help to reduce the number of new immigrants choosing to settle in its biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne and alleviate pressure on housing, schools, healthcare and public transport.  With immigration likely to be an issue in the next election and the coalition of Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, trailing in the polls this is seen as a potentially popular policy shift. The Australian government
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The Australasia Energy Sector – Market Outlook

What is the market outlook for the Australasia energy sector? Matt Underhill, MD of the Asia Pacific Region at energy recruitment firm NES Global Talent offers his view on the future outlook for vacancies and talent in the Australasia region.   Australian Energy Export Market The Australian energy export market endured a turbulent 3 years from the oil downturn in 2014 however the past 12 months has shown considerable improvement. The market is now reflecting
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