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Housing Update – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   There has been stability in rental costs over recent years as shown in the table below: However vacancy rates have been declining, and this could lead to pressure on rents in …

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FAQs for the Asia Pacific Region – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia  Are there expat areas to live in ?No, international assignees live in the same areas as locals. Why is rental property so expensive in Sydney and Melbourne ?Actually the rental yield the property owners can …

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Do’s & Don’ts – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   Australian Cultural Do’s & Don’ts Believe it or not, Australian culture is nothing like the old beer commercials of the 80s or the stereotypical image of Crocodile Dundee roaming the Outback. Australia is …

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Australia – New Labour Market Testing Rules

New rules were announced by the Federal Government and implemented in August 2018. Employers need to advertise in Australia for roles that are to be filled by a Temporary Skills Shortage visa applicant (the main visa category for 1 – 4 year international assignments to Australia). The employer must demonstrate that Australians are not excluded …

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Australia – Big rent increases in Melbourne & Canberra

Tight rental markets generating big rent increases in Melbourne and Canberra Latest capital city rental data for apartments affirms the link between vacancy rates and rent increases. It seems a logical outcome of the working of supply and demand, however this is not always the case. In the latest available data (March quarter of 2018) …

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Australia – Places of Worship

According to the most recent census conducted by the Government in 2016 the mix of religious observance is as shown in the table below. Australia is a country in which freedom to follow religious belief is highly valued, and churches are entitled to a range of tax benefits recognising their contribution to the welfare of …

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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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