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Brexit Blues? Migrate to Australia

Brexit Tea by frankieleon is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’ll know that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, David Cameron has quit and the UK has gained its second ever female Prime Minister. In a further twist of Shakespearean proportions, Boris Johnson has landed the position of Foreign Secretary. It’s been a whirlwind few weeks in Blighty. Despite petitions for a second vote, protests across the country and Sir Bob Geldof’s best efforts, it looks like a nasty divorce is on the cards within the next two years. For almost 50% of Britons, this is not […]

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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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