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Archive for May 1st, 2009

If you’re considering migrating to Australia but are uncertain about the options available to you, then you can attend an ‘Australian Migration Information Day’ which will explain everything you need to know. These FREE seminars are presented by UK based companies, including an Australian Registered Migration Agent, currency exchange specialists, Australian banking, international removals and financial & tax specialists.  You will receive a FREE assessment before being invited to attend to ensure your eligibility to migrate to Australia.

Seminars are in London 16 May, Birmingham 21 May, Manchester 30 May and Bristol 4 June. As places are strictly limited call 0845 061 6600 or email info@visa-unit.com  www.australiamagazine.co.uk

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Evolve Digital Publishing today announces the launch of its new regional Migration Seminar programme, with the first event being held at the Thistle Hotel, Cardiff on the 11th July.
The boom in UK citizens moving to Australia and New Zealand, attracted by the promise of a new life down under, shows no sign of slowing, despite the worldwide recession. Figures released by Immigration New Zealand yesterday show that the number of Brits making a permanent move to live in New Zealand grew by 17 percent in the year ending March 2009, and Australia had nearly 30,000 migrants in 2008.
The company’s inaugural event, Down Under Live!, held at Earls Court in April, attracted a high quality audience, serious about making a new life in Australasia – 84% of visitors surveyed said that they would migrate within two years. It is expected that the new events, backed by the UK’s best selling migration title, Australia & New Zealand magazine, will deliver an equally high quality audience.
Exhibitor feedback was universally positive;  “we had queues of people lining up for advice” said one, while another commented “ we were surprised by the quality of the leads”.
The centrepiece of the new events will be a detailed seminar programme, featuring a wealth of advice on every aspect of migration; from applying for a visa to ensuring your goods are shipped to the right place. A range of industry experts will be on hand throughout the day to answer visitors questions, and an exhibition, featuring a select group of companies covering every aspect of migration will be open to help would be migrants make the move down under.
John Weir, publisher for the Migration Seminars says “ the launch of the Migration Seminars is in response to both our readers and commercial partners. Our readers want very detailed advice on the migration process – preferably without having to travel long distances to get it – and our partners want a high quality audience. These events are the perfect solution”.
The events will be marketed heavily in Australia & New Zealand magazine, its associated websites, and  local press. The show will open at 9am, with the seminar programme itself commencing at 10am. Tickets cost £15 per person with subscribers to the magazine given their tickets for half price.
The first migration seminar takes place in Cardiff to coincide with the first match of the Ashes series, and further events are planned in Birmingham (19th & 20th September) and London (March 2010).
www.australiamagazine.co.uk

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Living in Australia

Choose Australia

This area is for people considering migrating to Australia.

About Australia

An introduction to Australia including, what should I know about Australian laws, values and customs.

Life in Regional Australia

What are the opportunities for settling outside the major cities?

Many Cultures

How do many cultures live together in Australia?

Potential Migrants

What issues do I need to consider before applying to migrate?

Moving to Australia

What do I need to do before leaving and when I arrive in Australia?

Visas & Immigration

How do I apply for a visa?

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    KEYSTART has dropped its interest rate to 4.99 per cent following the latest official interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank.

    Housing Minister Troy Buswell said Keystart had a significant role in the first-home buyers market and he expected the latest rate reduction to make the State Government-owned lender even more attractive to borrowers.

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    People who do not provide their tax file number to their superannuation fund before July 1 will be penalised with a 46 per cent tax rate on any money which their employer contributes to the fund. 

     Superannuation contributions are normally taxed at 15 per cent and the extra 31.5 per cent penalty is designed to encourage people to provide the tax file number, making it easier to consolidate superannuation funds in the future. 

     The tax file number may also be necessary if you want to make extra top up payments or spousal contributions, depending on the type of fund.

      Basil Palassis, chartered accountant and senior financial planner at Fusion Planning Group, said it was important for the public to understand risks and penalties associated with their superannuation funds, because there were big financial  the ramifications. 

    News from www.thewest.com.au

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    In Joondalup the population fell 165 in 2006-07, it grew 1759 last financial year.

      Mayor Troy Pickard said the diversity of lifestyles was attracting new residents to a city that hoped to become one of Perths major commercial hubs.  “Over the coming years we hope to see Joondalup CBD come to be regarded as the second CBD of Perth” he said. 

    Figures show the fastest growing council in the State is Perth, with the population rising 10.8 per cent, or 1500, to 15100. 

    www.thewest.com.au

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