True Blue Migration Blog

Interest rates, bubbles and sensationalist headlines: What should you do?

  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) opted to keep national interest rates at a record low earlier this month, and some speculate that this will remain the case until 2015, but what does this mean? We’re not economists, but we understand the point that people hoping to secure a fixed-rate mortgage will be happy with the fact the cash rate remains at 2.5 per cent, while those who are looking to add to their savings accounts will be less impressed with the news. A complicated business made simple The RBA released the minutes for its meeting at the start […]

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How Local Migration Agreements are Boosting Australia’s Economy

  Australia might be reputed worldwide for its strict immigration laws – anyone who’s ever seen Nothing to Declare will promptly nod their head in swift concurrence – but recently it was announced that immigrants to shores of Oz will be given a little more slack, which in the long run could seriously benefit the local economy. The new legislation comes into force as an answer to major labour shortages across the country. These shortages are especially concentrated in the Northern Territory as a result of its current Ichthys project, which currently employs 12,000 people worldwide. The Ichthys Project is […]

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Stay Longer With Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visa

Want to stay longer in Australia after you graduate? Now you can! If you’re studying for a degree or higher at an Australian education institution – and you applied for your first student visa after 5 November 2011 – then you may be eligible for the Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visa in the Post-Study Work Stream. This visa has many benefits and is a great option for graduates who want to remain in Australia and work on a full-time basis, gaining valuable post-study experience. The Subclass 485 Visa can be offered for a 2-4 year period, depending on the type […]

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