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Australia Expat News

Millennials Moving Abroad for Better Job Opportunities

MoveHub’s 2017 Global Moving Trends Report has found that 60% of 18 to 35-year-olds have enquired about moving abroad. Reasons given by this millennial group for wanting to move abroad include wanting to experience a different culture and have access to greater job opportunities or better salaries. Whilst the majority of this upsurge tend to be what society class as ‘young professionals’, many claim that the reason for their interest in emigration is simply because they have nothing holding them back in ... Read more

The Best Countries for Graduates Seeking Work

Coming out of university can be terrifying and the dreaded job hunt does nothing for graduate’s self-esteem. Months can pass with constant rejections and feedback of ‘we went for somebody with more experience’. Many are left with little choice but to put their career dreams to the side for a time and take up roles as baristas and waitresses just to make ends meet. However, if you’re going to take a low-entry job or a role in hospitality, why not enrich ... Read more

How Can Expats Get Their Children Immunised?

The World Health Organisation has reported a worrying increase of children with measles in Europe. Italy and Romania have seen the largest outbreaks and the WHO warns this is due to a drop in children being immunised. In January 2017 alone, Italy reported more than 200 cases of measles. Romania has reported 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016. Due to measles being highly contagious, the viral illness can spread between people and countries easily. For a country to be sufficiently ... Read more

8 of the Best Wild Swims on the Planet

During hot summer days, there is nothing better than cooling off in cold water. Luckily, Mother Nature has blessed the planet with some fantastic outdoor swimming opportunities, both fresh water and salty. The shock of the cool water might take your breath away, but steering clear of chlorine has got to be better. Havasu Falls, USA Many assume Arizona and the region around the Grand Canyon to be mainly rocky and dusty. However, the Havasu Falls are one of a few lush aquatic ... Read more

Australia Using Brexit to Get Brits Down Under

The Australian government has put plans in action to capitalise on Brexit uncertainty by luring young Brits to the country with a new visa. Travellers can now work in Australia up to the age of 35 on a working visa; boasting the highest post-tax wages of any visa scheme on the globe. We reported, back in June, that many expat pensioners were returning to the UK as they could no longer afford the high living costs of the country. It seems that ... Read more

5 of the Most Haunted Locations in the World

For the superstitious amongst us, Halloween is regarded as the most paranormally active night of the year. With this year’s celebrations just around the corner, it is an opportunity to take a look at the spooky phenomenon happening in five of the world’s most haunted locations. With dark histories spanning centuries, and tragedies at every turn, prepare to feel a chill as you uncover the unnerving truths associated with these globally renowned sinister locations. The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, UK An idyllic British ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Australia?

It is no secret that the cost of living in Australia is high and yet, between 2009 and 2015, the country welcomed 207,000 Brits. Numbeo’s cost of living survey saw Australia ranked the 13th most expensive country to live in globally. The cost of living in Australia is reported as 11.93% higher than the UK. The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is ... Read more

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually and the endless survey ranks the mos t prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. The organisation compares 89 variables to distinguish the ranking, including traditional indicators such as per capita gross domestic products and the number of people in full-time work, to more ... Read more

Unaffordable Healthcare Sees Expat Pensioners Returning From Oz

With premiums for essential medical cover in Australia constantly increasing, many British expat retirees are having to return home as they no longer afford the high living costs of the country. Expat Tony Whalley and his wife Maggie retired to Australia, but are planning on relocating back to the UK due to witnessing their annual insurance premium rise by 123% since they arrived in Albany, Western Australia, in 2006. Despite cherishing life in Australia, the Whalleys simply cannot afford to stay and will ... Read more

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes. Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more
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