Buying Property In Australia

The first thing to know about buying property in Australia is that foreigners do not have an automatic right to own property. Unless you are married to an Australian or hold a permanent resident visa or special category visa (as New Zealanders do) you will need to apply to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). They take around 40 days (to a maximum of 140 days) to approve your application. Foreigners are normally restricted to
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Healthcare For Expats In Australia

Moving to Australia has been a popular choice for expatriates for generations. Apart from one of the strongest economies in the world and wonderful natural assets, Australia offers a high quality healthcare system. Australians are in great hands when it comes to medical care; but what provisions have been made for expatriates residing in the country?  By Cigna Global Public healthcare in Australia is funded by the subsidised Medicare system, which is paid for via
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How To Start A Business in Australia

Moving down under is a dream that’s likely to have flickered across even the most patriotic of minds from time to time. On dark wintery days the allure of beautiful weather, an outdoors lifestyle and a familiar business culture makes Australia an extremely tempting choice, writes Heather Landau. More than 1.3 million Britons have moved to the country where the Australian dollar is strong but still excellent value compared to the pound. In addition, high
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Need For Construction Workers Keeps Building in Australia

Expat builders looking for a chance to start a new life in Australia should pack their bags, because the number of opportunities opening up in the construction industry continues to grow, writes Fiona Mayers. Recent figures from the building and construction survey, carried out by Master Builders Australia, have confirmed that the construction industry is on the rise. The survey revealed some very favourable results for builders, stating that the hiring intentions of contractors has
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