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Retired Brit Expats in Australian Visa Limbo

Thousands of UK expats who were granted residency in Australia before 2005 under the so-called retirement visa, have found themselves stateless and in limbo.

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Expats Find Football a Way of Life in Melbourne

Expats moving to the city of Melbourne, Australia, will soon find that one of the best ways to integrate into the culture there is simple: choose a sports team to root for!

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British Expats Down Under Could Face High Pension Tax Under New Rules

British citizens moving to Australia or New Zealand and planning to transfer their pensions there, may be in for a nasty surprise; a tax charge of a whopping 55% due to new rules that came in in April. Under these new rules, savers are enabled to take their entire pensions with them to another country as one pot of cash, but are also not allowed to access these savings before they turn 55, apart from in the case of early retirement for health reasons.

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UK Doctors Leaving En Masse for Australia

For the last two decades, it's been no secret to British professionals that there is more money to be made outside the country - up to 25% more, in fact. For general practitioners in the UK, this has meant packing up and shipping to Australia, leaving England's National Health Service (NHS) scrambling to handle a shortage of medical professionals in the country - but, there could be a simpler long-term solution to consider.

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Welcoming New Citizens on Australia Day

Australia Day, celebrated on January 26th, has always been a popular day for the country to welcome expats as new citizens. Ceremonies for new citizenship occur throughout the calendar year, but many enthusiastic citizens-to-be choose to have their ceremony on days that are special Down Under

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Western Australian Property Market on Fire in January

If you have a home to sell in Western Australia, it may be a profitable idea to wait until January. This is because of the social trend of expats returning home during the holiday season in Australia - and as this trend continues to grow, so does demand for property at this time of year.

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Syrian Community of Sydney Say No to Continued Conflict

The syrian expat community of Australia, backed by foreign support, gathers in Sydney to hold a vigil for those who have died due to the conflict in Syria.

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Expat Brits Love Affair with Australia

Australia is the place that most expat Brits tend to gravitate towards. A massive 1.27 million Brits have made their home down under and it seems that many more are soon to follow.

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Skill Shortages Causing Job Boom in Australia and New Zealand

Now might be one of the best times for moving to Australia as skill shortages across the country make getting your foot in the door much easier.

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How Does Australian Life Compare to the UK

Do you want to know how a typical Australian lifestyle varies from the UK? This article explains the difference between life in the UK and life down under.

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Frozen Pension Policies Unfair and Discriminatory

The policy established by the UK to freeze pensions is not only affecting and penalizing UK nationals based in Australia but other UK expatriates in more than 100 nations.

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British Expats Consider Living in Australia more Rewarding

According to another survey on British expatriates in Australia, the majority of respondents agree that living abroad has been more enjoyable than life back home.

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10,000 Jobs for Skilled Migrants Thanks to Planned Australian Ore Mine

Earlier this month Australian officials announced that construction plans for the Roy Hill mine have been set into motion. The iron ore mine is expected to begin production in 2014.

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Australian Government Offers Bonuses for Hiring Older Workers

Australian companies which hire new workers aged over 50, for 3 months or longer, will receive £650 from the Australian Government.

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Why Canberra is Becoming More Popular with British Immigrants

Australia has traditionally been the UK's number one destination for Brits wanting to move abroad.

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Australia Announces Increase in Migration Strategies for 2012-2013

The Federal Government of Australia plan to increase the targeted numbers for the 2012- 2013 migration program.

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The Draw of Australia to British Expats

There are many reasons why UK citizens opt to take the challenging task of moving and starting over in Australia. 26% of expats agree that the standard of living in Australia is a tremendous improvement to the situation in the UK.

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Changes in Australian Immigration Policies Could Affect Application of Future Expats

UK professionals and students interested in living and working in Australia might have to act sooner rather than later in finding a good placement.

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New Plans by Sydney to Attract Skilled Workers

Earlier this month Sydney released a report which outlined new plans designed to attract high value migrants to the city. The report included proposals which would make life easier for migrants who make large investments in the state. Obtaining visas and gaining permanent residency were a couple of incentives on offer. In addition, the work rights of post-study students are looking to be extended.

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Australia Tighten Their Purse Strings for British Pensioners

Currently, British expats which are drawing a pension and residing in Australia do not get pension increases in line with inflation.

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