Sunday, January 10, 2016

Indians are the highest immigrant source to Australia

India has recently become the dominant source of immigrants in past years. Although there has been a lowering of Indian migrant numbers since 2012-13.

Recent statistics found on Australia’s migration Orogram, which is published by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, indicate Australia received 189,097 immigrants in 2014-15.
These immigrant totals are inclusive of people who were allowed under the family, skill and special eligibility streams.

This figure excludes refugees from the total.

The current immigrant sources to Australia are as follows.


Here we can see India is the highest, with China, UK and the Philippines also high sources of immigrants to Australia.



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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Get your Australia citizenship fast or face Deportation nightmares.

Well I am a bit shocked and dismayed to be honest.

There seems to be an axe hanging over any permanent resident in Australia.

I read a recent story (amongst a lot of others) about a man who is being deported after living in Australia for 16 years.

He is a permanent resident but not a citizen of Australia. He has been here in Australia since 7 years old and has all his family here, including kids of his own.

Granted, he is not a great citizen (oh wait..) having drug related offences etc and having spent time in prison, which meant the Australians decided to revoke his visa and chuck him out.

I don't think this is fair nor humane, if you let someone stay in your country that long you don't have the right to exile them to get rid of your problems. This is an abuse of power.

Don't get me wrong, I know migrants to Australia are on probation until citizenship. Fair enough, but there needs to be a cut off point where you cannot exile/deport someone.

They guy has no ties to his home country at all.

I am shocked to have read this.

Sure, if he arrived within the last few years and did this, do your thing Australia, kick him out, but to do this to someone who is effectively an Australian - shocking.

This behavior leads other permanent residents to lose respect and care for Australia. Do Australians really want disenchanted people living here?

There are whole pockets of people in Australia who are just living under the axe, slip up and you are out!

Shame.


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is Sydney's house market about to crash?

Personally, I think the Sydney house prices are about to crash, and are already crashing.

Having lived in the UK and seen how expensive house prices got and then watched as house prices levelled (because it was unsustainable) and then eventually dived, its like living in de je vu.

It took 5 years to sell a house for the same price you bought it.

A cheap 4 bedroom house is well over a million dollars now in Sydney, the payments on a million dollars per month is over $7000  per month. most people cannot afford that.

I have seen multiple auctions in my area where nothing gets sold.

On top of this the interest rate has just been increased by the banks as they are aware of this growing risk.

On top of this the bigger banks are insisting on 20% deposits - which means they are scared. A storm is coming.

Sydney's house prices are so far out of reach that my mate who sits next to me, who is 35 years old, has a senior job in IT, has told me he has no hope of buying a house for his family. He has literally given up.

If guys with good six figure incomes are no longer able to buy houses, something is about to crack.

The housing market is going to fall and fall bad.

Purchases have slowed down, sellers are starting to struggle to get buyers.

Once the buying market get wind of this the market will fail.

Add to this the falling Australian dollar... watch the carnage folks!!!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

The best way to transfer money internationally

Hi,

having moved internationally a few times these last five years, I have had to send money around the world a bit. I thought I would give a big thumbs up to my mate Chris who works at a currency exchange type business called CurrencyFair who has helped me get money between countries at the best rate possible. They even beat HSBC, with whom I have a premier account.

If you ever need to transfer money internationally, please try them out, they have an easy to use website and best rates out there. They can be found he  here. Just sign up and start transferring.

They have this useful guide if you need an abc's in transferring money between countries.


Thanks

let me know if you find this useful! and good luck with your move!




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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Immigrating to Sydney: South Africans in Sydney

Immigrating to Sydney: South Africans in Sydney: Hi everyone, as I am a South African who has moved to Sydney(and has a blog about living in Sydney), I thought I would try and do some...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

After migrating to Australia every one wants to know what a redback spider look like?

Ok, What does an Australian Redback Spider look like?


So you have moved to Australia. One of the many things you will want to know is what does a red-back spider look like?

Australia is very wary of this spider. I have even seen motorcycle warning posters "beware the hitchhiker" as these spiders have been known to move in on cars and motorbikes.

This is the female and her body can get to 1.5cms. She can reduce you to a 90 year old if she gets in a good bite.

They are found all over Australia. The male redback is a few millimetres in length and live something like 8 weeks only.


Live in Australia? What does a reback spider look like.
Female Redback Spider, Australia


one of the most venomous spiders in the world. This is the female, only the female is dangerous.
Anti venom is available at hospitals etc. Normally you just get a very very sore and consistently painful bite.

If it s whole body bite (i.e. you are completely messed up). You're in for trouble and need to get the emergency department of the nearest hospital. These are especially dangerous to small children.

No one has died from this spider since the 1950's. They like dry areas such as outdoor toilets, sheds and garage corners.

They have been known to play dead. Make sure its dead!!!!

Here is a female redback spider eating her male partner,

migrating to Australia - here is a redback Spider

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

immigrating to Australia, Open letter to the australian government

Little did I know when I went on work assignment in the Philippines, that my move after that to Australia would be soured by such draconian cruelty.  As Australia does not trust the Philippines control over its affairs regarding animals, they will not accept any animals from the Philippines.

This means that any pets you may have will have to spend SIX months IN quarantine in ANOTHER country. SIX months! This is so cruel. Really Australia, you should make some sort of exception.

One of my dogs was even born in Wollongong south of Sydney. Shame on you.

Peanut, now in penitentiary due to ridiculous laws
Lulu, sent to prison by the Australian government
Jasper , behind bars - thanks Australia ..
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