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Working Holiday Visa – Tax Time Bomb

Australian tax reforms mean you’re going to lose A LOT of money… For many young people, the Australian Working Holiday Visa is a rite of passage. It’s an opportunity to venture out into the world and earn a few bob whilst soaking up the sun and meeting new people. Some people return home, some apply for a second Working Holiday Visa and some are offered sponsorship by an Australian employer. One thing that most Working Holiday Makers have in common – until now – is benefiting from a generous annual tax-free threshold of $18,200. But all that’s about to change… […]

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Getting PR through TRT – easy or a trap?

So you’re on your 457 visa and moving towards the date where you can apply for permanent residency (PR) on a 187 or 187 visa, through the Temporary Resident Transition (TRT) stream. You love your job and your employer wants to keep you, so it should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong.   Many 457 visa holders assume that as long as they have worked on a 457 visa for two years, they are eligible to apply for PR. There is a lot more to it, so we’re sharing some of the assumptions we hear and how they trip […]

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Why You Should Explore Australia in Winter

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For those who live in the Northern Hemisphere, the subject of Australia’s winters may baffle and confuse, especially when it comes to Christmas. This holiday is celebrated all over the world but commonly encourages picturesque scenes covered in snow and people bundled up in jumpers, scarves and hats. But Down Under, Christmas takes place during the middle of summer, where temperatures can reach upwards of 26 degrees Celsius in the Southern cities. The thought of Father Christmas on a beach is certainly something to wrap your head around! This obviously means that Australia’s coldest months are reserved for June, July […]

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