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Planning to leave America? Here is why you should add Australia to your shortlist

With the outcome of last year’s election, we saw many people thinking about leaving America. The number of Google searches by Americans asking, “how to move to another country” continue to rise. If you have been looking outward and wondering if it is time to venture overseas for good, chances are that you have been researching potential countries that you’d like to call home. We’ve put together a few reasons why you should add Australia to your shortlist.
Australia is a vibrant multicultural country, with a population of 24.3 million and one of the world’s strongest economies. As home to the sixth largest American population in the world, there is no doubt Australia is regarded as a great place to live, work and raise a family. But what exactly makes Australia so worthwhile to be added to your shortlist? Read more

Changes to English requirements for 457 visa subclass

On the 18th of April 2015, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection lowered the English requirements for the temporary work visa (skilled) – subclass 457. Good news for candidates planning to apply for this visa category.

According to the amendment, candidates are now required to obtain a 5.0 overall score on IELTS and a minimum of 4.5 on each band to meet the 457 visa subclass requirements. Changes affect all new applications lodged on or after 18 April 2015. Read more

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