True Blue Migration Agents Blog

Your guide to celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Australia

Saint Patricks Day green clover ornament

It’s common knowledge that Australians know how to throw a party, but how do they compare with the Irish? Australia has a huge population of Irish residents – the country is now the third most popular destination for Irish citizens to move to, after the UK and the US. With such a large population living in Australia, Irish residents have developed a strong community. There are plenty of Irish bars, markets and Sydney even publishes a newspaper named the Irish Echo. Luke O’Neill, editor of the Irish Echo, told the Guardian in a 2013 interview that Ireland is the third […]

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The outlook is bright for builders Down Under

friendly handyman in new house

If you are an expat builder seeking employment opportunities in Australia, then the construction world is your oyster, it seems. The latest figures from the building and construction survey conducted by Master Builders Australia revealed that the Australian construction industry is on the rise, particularly in Melbourne. Confidence in the sector has continued to grow during the last year, as the increasing population means that the demand for residential property and commercial buildings is increasing at pace. According to the survey, construction companies have confirmed that they will be looking to hire more staff and subcontractors over the next year. […]

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Expats! Are you ready for Australia Day 2015?

The National flag of Australia

It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, we can all be proud to celebrate Australia Day on January 26th. For expats who have only recently moved Down Under, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, as a leading migration agent in Melbourne, True Blue is certainly in a strong position to give you a flavour of what to expect. The history While some say this particular celebration can be traced as far back as 1788, the term ‘Australia Day’ was only universally agreed upon in 1935 and it wasn’t officially recognised as an annual public holiday […]

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