Australia

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Australia – Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Regime

Background: Profound changes to the business visa regime were announced in April 2017, some with immediate effect and some to take effect in 2018. The Government has discontinued the sub-class 457 visa that had been in operation since 1996, and replaced it with a “Temporary Skills Shortage” (TSS) visa from March 2018. On 18 March …

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Australia – Healthcare

Healthcare – 1. The Basics Australia’s health system is made up of both public and private care and is considered one of the best systems in the world. The public system is called Medicare and is available to all Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa holders who come from a reciprocal health agreement country. …

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Australia – Eligibility to Work

All foreigners, other than New Zealand nationals, coming to Australia require a visa. There are many visa categories –  a few are discussed below. Visitors for business purposes may come on an Electronic Travel Authority, which is straightforward to obtain, however this does not permit the visitor to “work”. A common definition of “work” is …

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Australia – Visa and Immigration Key Facts

Last Updated: September 2017 To learn more, or for assistance with visa and Immigration matters, jump to Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group Australia’s contact page. Framework for Visa and Immigration Law Migration Act 1958. Migration Regulations 1994. Approval Authority Department of Immigration and Border Protection (a part of the Federal Government). Areas of Risk Substantial reduction …

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Australia – Useful Phrases

Names: Be aware that names are often abbreviated by friends – perhaps despite a personal preference for a full name ! Examples include Susan will often be shortened to Sue; Elizabeth to Liz; John MacDonald might be known as “Macca”; Garry Smith might be known as “Gazza” Expressions in daily life: “See you later” might …

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Australia – Meeting Etiquette

Face to face discussion is highly valued in Australian business. Naturally there are significant differences between internal meetings, and those with external parties such as clients, suppliers, and other business associates. Internal Meetings: Many ad-hoc discussions between 2 – 4 people, perhaps gathered round a desk, in a shared space, or in a meeting room. …

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