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Migrating is more than just filling in forms and submitting paperwork; its a complex process that will test even the most resilient of people. Understanding Australia & New Zealand at a grass-roots level is paramount to your immigration survival, and to give you a realistic view of both countries, its people and how we see the world, as well as updates about any current or imminent policy changes, subscribe to our regular blog posts by entering your details below.

Australia Blog: A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

Posted by Myer on Jan. 24, 2020, 9:31 a.m. in Australia

These days those wanting to immigrate to Australia are increasingly having to compromise on the type of visa they apply for and having to “settle” for a visa that affords lesser rights than those that they would ideally prefer to have. This has prompted me to use the expression mentioned in the title of this blog more and more these days in consultation with those wanting to immigrate to Australia.

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Southern Man: What does 2020 bring for skilled migrants?

Posted by Iain on Jan. 17, 2020, 6:50 p.m. in Skilled Migrant Category

What does 2020 bring for skilled migrants? The short answer is delays and frustrations. INZ continues to advise that they are placing skilled migrant (points) resident visa applications into two queues — those that warrant prioritisation based on two limited criteria and those that do not.

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Southern Man: A Mountain Tale

Posted by Iain on Dec. 20, 2019, 11:13 a.m. in New Zealand

It is sometimes lost on us, as we live our ordinary and for the most part, urban, lives, so utterly disconnected from nature, just how wonderful this country of Aotearoa/New Zealand really is. Often we only appreciate it when we step out of our comfort zone and head for the hills (or in my case, mountains).

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Southern Man: Work Visa Rules Decoded - Sort of

Posted by Iain on Dec. 13, 2019, 3:35 p.m. in Work Visa

What we know is the aim of accrediting all employers and making things ‘simpler’ has as always run into the small detail of reality. It isn’t simple and it does add layers of complexity although it seems Government has listened to Advisers like us and employer groups who made one very strong point - the focus going more on the employer I not a bad move but if the total time it takes to secure a work visa is longer than it is today (can be months if you don’t know what you are doing) then it is economic suicide.

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Southern Man: One rule for me and one rule for you

Posted by Iain on Dec. 6, 2019, 2:50 p.m. in New Zealand Lifestyle

I like to think I am old and wise enough to see both sides, or even all sides, of an argument (although my wife might beg to differ). I struggle to understand the policy concessions recently rolled out in favour of partners of culturally arranged marriages. I stand ready and resolute to be accused of racism.

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