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Two Countries, One Visa for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

September 10, 2014 |

People visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup will only need to apply for one visa under a new Trans–Tasman visa arrangement, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said last … Read More

Local Migration Agreements To Provide Economic Boosts

September 8, 2014 |

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has finalised guidelines for Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) which will stimulate local economies providing more business and job opportunities for Australians in areas experiencing labour and skills shortages, Assistant Minister for Immigration … Read More

There’s Wind Up My Barranco

September 5, 2014 |

Living in the Canary Islands, I quickly learned that most people living in Northern European countries have little time for our occasional complaints about the weather. After all, as an Ancient Greek once declared, we live in the “Fortunate Islands”; … Read More

Staying in Touch After Moving to Europe

September 3, 2014 |

As of July 1 the cost of browsing the internet on a phone in the European Union has dropped by more than 50%, as well as caps being put in place to reduce the cost of making and receiving calls. The European … Read More

Expats Hold Positive View of Healthcare

September 1, 2014 |

The majority of expats believe that the healthcare they receive in their adopted home country is better than that they received in their country of origin.

According to the Expat Survey 2013, of the 72 per cent of the 8,000 … Read More

More Arrivals Drive Net Gain of Migrants

August 31, 2014 |

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 4,500 migrants in July 2014. This is the highest net gain since the record of 4,700 migrants in February 2003.

Net migration has increased in most months … Read More