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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: The Great Australian Visa Lolly Scramble

Posted by Myer on July 13, 2019, 12:09 a.m. in Australia

Last week South Australia released their new state sponsorship list and what ensued can only be described as a visa lolly scramble.

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Australia Blog: Oi Mate

Posted by Myer on July 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m. in Education

There has been an increased emphasis in recent years in English-language ability as an eligibility criteria for obtaining permanent residence in Australia and New Zealand, at least as far as skilled migrants are concerned. The rationale is that improved English language ability leads to better employment outcomes and greater social integration on the part of the migrant

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Southern Man: A Day in Threatened Paradise - I am a Lucky Man

Posted by Iain on June 28, 2019, 7:38 p.m. in Lighthearted

I have been having one of those magical New Zealand days that reminds me why I was so lucky to be born in this country. It is mid winter, yet temperatures continue to be mild; it’s dry and for the most part sunny but certainly not tropical. It can be a fantastic time of year with days of blue skies, little wind and bookended by chilly nights snuggling up in front of a fire with a glass of good new Zealand red wine. The days are perfect for getting outside, working in the garden and taking long walks in our patch of rainforest or along local beaches.

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Southern Man: Teachers Strike it Big

Posted by Iain on June 21, 2019, 6:19 p.m. in Jobs in New Zealand

I wrote a few weeks ago about unprecedented industrial action being taken by school Teachers who went on strike for better wages and conditions. It looks like they have scored big from a government that said they had no more money to dish out. In that piece I did point out that most New Zealanders would be very supportive of significantly increasing Teacher salaries over a lot of other things this Government spends our money on, even if that means putting up our taxes. It seems they have managed to find the money without increasing taxes so everyone is happy.

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Southern Man: Tearing Down the Churches

Posted by Iain on June 14, 2019, 5:04 p.m. in IMMagine

Having stepped off a plane from South Africa, a client asked me a couple of questions. The first was whether New Zealand is now going to give preferential entry and permanent residency to Muslims over everybody else. I looked sideways at the client not quite sure if she was pulling my leg or not. I said, no, Muslims will continue to be treated just like everybody else. She followed that up with a second question asking if it true that the Christian churches of New Zealand are now being knocked down and mosques being built in their place?

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