The 3 best nursing homes to work for in Australia


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The nursing home industry in Australia is growing at a rapid rate. This growth is set to explode in the coming years as an entire generation of Baby Boomers get ready to retire

Statistics made available in 2015 say there are 3.6 million Australians over the age of 65. This figure is projected to increase to 8.9 million or one in four Australians by 2055!



5 important financial services you need as a new immigrant


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Moving to a new country is always a time-consuming and often exasperating exercise. It may take months before your affairs are finally in order and years before you can feel ‘settled’ as a new immigrant. There are many things you’ll have to sort out such as finding a place to live, finding a school for the kids, finding employment, new friends, a club to continue your hobby, a car… the list goes on and on.

I get it; it’s challenging and daunting. However, one of the most important aspects to your new life that is overlooked or postponed are your financial affairs. Of course, getting a bank account ASAP is unavoidable, but there are other essential financial services you’ll need to seek as soon as you arrive and others that can wait though you’ll likely need at some point down the track. Below are five of the most important and they all require some research before a provider is chosen.


An expat’s A-Z guide to Australian Slang

  • Posted by Laurie I on November 9, 2017 in Immigration

If you’ve just arrived in Australia, you’re probably not sure what’s going on. While Australia’s main language is English, you might have found a bit of a twist – some random informal words that sound nothing like what they are.


Pain on the way for New Zealand students in Australia

  • Posted by Sean on September 21, 2017 in Immigration Students Travel

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Australia’s education crackdowns in student funding

If you were hoping to move to Australia for future study, you’ll want to know about a few new rule changes that may affect you. What does this higher education reform mean for you? We’re going to look specifically at tertiary students coming from New Zealand (including some Australian permanent residents).


Construction in New Zealand

  • Posted by Sean on August 31, 2017 in Global Economies Immigration

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If you’re looking for a booming industry with tonnes of jobs, look no further than construction. We’re going to take you through some ins and outs of construction in New Zealand!


50 Fascinating Expat Blogs to Follow in 2017

  • Posted by Sean on May 1, 2017 in Immigration Students Travel

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Adjusting to expat life can be both exciting and challenging. If you’re living expat life, you may enjoy reading about the experiences of others going through the same transition – so we’ve compiled this list of some of the most insightful and entertaining expat blogs and websites to follow in 2017. 


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Political Agendas

  • Posted by Laurie I on December 7, 2016 in Immigration Travel

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We know that talking politics usually starts arguments but we just couldn’t help ourselves with this, our bonus part in The Relationship Across the Ditch series. We’re going to use the opportunity to take you through the political agendas of the relationship between Australia and New Zealand


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Sports

  • Posted by Laurie I on October 18, 2016 in Immigration Travel

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Let’s be honest – sport is competitive by nature. It’s even more competitive when you’ve got years of underlying rivalry to let out. We’re going to take you through some of the biggest sporting highs and lows between Australia and New Zealand on this installment of The Relationship Across The Ditch.


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Joint Efforts

  • Posted by Laurie I on September 29, 2016 in Immigration Travel

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New Zealanders and Australians have had a friendly rivalry for decades. Whether it’s sport (we’ll get onto that in a future article), achievements, or even just claims to fame, we all love a bit of competition. Sometimes though, it becomes a little unclear as to which one of us actually has claim to a particular crowning glory. Today, in the second part of The Relationship Across the Ditch, we’re going to take you through best of these to celebrate the joint efforts of our friendship.