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Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia

Uber has said Australia will become the first international market for its flying taxi service Uber Air. The firm has selected Melbourne as the third pilot city for its air taxi programme, joining Dallas and Los Angeles. Test flights are due to start from 2020, with the aim of launching commercial operations from 2023. Several […]
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Visa Application Fee Increases 2019

From 1 July 2019, there will be an increase in visa application charges The Department of Home Affairs has announced that a 5.4 percent Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase in fees will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2019 on most visa subclasses.  Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Student $575 $606 General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958 […]
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Good news for South Africans interested in emigrating to Australia

The Australian government will be launching two new skilled regional visa routes this year, opening the door to more South Africans who want to make the move. According to Sable International’s Sam Hopwood, there are currently over 600 eligible occupations available to migrants willing to work in regional Australia. These occupations are consistent with skills needed in […]
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Trump praises Aust, NZ-style immigration

Donald Trump has cited Australia, Canada and NZ as examples as he rolled out an immigration plan that will include a points system to favour skilled workers. US President Donald Trump has pointed to Australia and New Zealand as shining examples of merit-based immigration while announcing a controversial proposal to overhaul America’s immigration system. Mr […]
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Australia, inventor of safe Polymer banknotes

In 1966, Australia switched from pounds to decimal currency. The country’s central bank issued a new range of banknotes with modern safety features – including watermarks, woven metal thread and raised print. But these technologies couldn’t prevent a $900,000 swindle. Polymer banknotes are banknotes made from a polymer such as biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP). Such notes incorporate many security features not […]
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Australia dominates for HNWI inflows in 2018

Australia was the top country worldwide for HNWI inflows in 2018, beating out its main rival the US for the 4′-11 year running. Popular places for them to move to in Australia included: Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth, and Brisbane. Possible reasons for Australia ‘s popularity among migrating HNWls: The safety of the […]
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