November 2008
Indian exam centres to help recruit doctors for Australia
Deputy PM aims to soften impact of world financial problems
Aussies 'migrating' back home
Minister: Immigration is 'good for business'
Love is in the air!
How far can a migrant go?
Hermann Thumm: Founding father of the Barossa
Relocating to Australia -
Choosing schools
A town like Hamilton
Aussie Surprise of the Month:
A noble achievement

Aussie Survival Guide -
Australia's Top Ten Dangerous Critters

Dear Guest,

The US sub-prime loan catastrophe set off a worldwide toppling of financial dominoes. Companies with household names have collapsed or sold at bargain prices, unemployment is mushrooming in Ireland and the UK, and world governments have cooperated on an unprecedented scale to address this crisis of confidence and fears of deepening recession in many countries.

So where does Australia stand in all this?

Naturally, no country is immune from these events, however, unlike many countries, successive Australian government regulations have shielded banks and their customers from the disasters seen elsewhere.
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Indian exam centres to help recruit doctors for Australia
Doctor A new Australian initiative will help Indian medical graduates qualify for one of many positions in Australia. Centres will be opened throughout India to assess doctors so they may take up posts in an Australia that desperately needs medical professionals.
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Deputy PM aims to soften impact of world financial problems
Broker The USA financial system reels. The UK has the economic staggers. European countries infected also! So, how's Australia faring and how might the world financial crisis influence your chances to get an Australian visa? Read what the Aussie deputy PM has in mind.
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Aussies 'migrating' back home
Roo Sign
For decades, educated Australian professionals have gone overseas to forge ahead in their chosen fields. But now, every month, nearly 3,000 Australians return home from various points around a financially shaky world. What's the attraction for them? And could it work for you?
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Minister: Immigration is 'good for business'
Architect
Despite the global financial crisis, Australia's economy is in good shape, owing to sound financial regulation and resources the world needs. Immigration was central to Australia's growth and ability to reach this enviable situation. But many more skilled immigrants are needed to keep the ball rolling!
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Love is in the air!
Love
When single man immigrate to Australia, what's one of the first things they look for? Getting married and settling down may be high on the agenda. Last year, 2782 Indian brides, arrived in Australia holding out China, with 2409 and The Philippines with 1158. Sound like an exciting opportunity?
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How far can a migrant go?
Hermann Thumm: Founding father of the Barossa
Herman Thumm Many of Australia's immigrants taste success. That's why they come here: to build a new life. There are a multitude of stories about what immigrants achieve in Australia. But a fortunate few succeed in a spectacular fashion. This is a real rags to riches story.
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Relocating to Australia
Choosing a school

Kids
What's more important than choosing schools for your children? Australia has a wide range of state run schools, as well as thousands of private schools conducted by a plethora of educational bodies. Where your children are educated and under what system is your choice.
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A town like Hamilton
Hamilton
Australia is dotted with thriving small cities offering good jobs, unbelievably inexpensive homes and a rewarding, relaxing lifestyle. Located in the prosperous Western District of Victoria, historic Hamilton is one such city; small on world standards, but with big potential for skilled workers and professionals.
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Aussie Surprise of the Month
A noble achievement

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Australia may be more readily associated with sporting success and outdoor activity than with science. It certainly wins a lot of trophies and Olympic medals for a huge country with a small population. But could Australia 'punch above its weight' on the Nobel Prize Ladder?
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Aussie Survival Guide
Australia's Top Ten Dangerous Critters

croc
'Never smile at a crocodile', the old song says. It could also say 'Never shake hands with a snake' or 'Never stick your finger in a hole in the ground'. Big and friendly as Oz is, there are dangers to be aware of.
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Aussie Recipe:
Flake with vegetable sauce
You saw 'Jaws' and were too scared to go into the water for weeks. Now, wreak tasty revenge cooking up some delicious shark and scrumptious veggies.
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Flake

Living the Aussie dream
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Petrus Jacobs
Petrus Jacobs
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Aussie Word of the Month
swag - a swag is a bedroll you can wrap your worldly possessions in. In the old days swagmen, or swaggies, 'humped their swag' - walking from place to place, looking for work. 'Swag' can also mean 'quite a few'.

Aussie words in action:
Arranging your visa through LIA can result in a swag of benefits!

Living the Aussie dream
"I don't think I would be applying to migrate to Australia if it wasn't for LIVE IN australia.com. The rules seemed overwhelming and I wasn't sure if I would make it. But LIVE IN australia.com showed me a roadmap to follow to be able to get a visa to migrate to Australia. And anytime I had questions, they were there with a quick reply. Thank you!"

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David Leski
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Reader Poll
Do you think the Department of Immigration and Citizenship should increase the age limit for skilled migration from 40 to 55?