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Migrating to Australia - Related News

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Discover Australia - Apps to Explore Every Corner

From: iTunes, 5 November 2012


You'll never be at a loss for something fun to do with our one-stop shop of indispensable apps for exploring Australia. Packed with apps covering every last detail, you'll find helpful city guides, apps for an outback adventure, the best beaches, restaurants, local attractions, weather and much more.

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Oz KiwiSavers may get money early

From: NZ Herald, 12 October 2012

New Zealanders moving home from Australia will soon be able to access some of their retirement savings from the age of 60.

Legislation introduced in Australia yesterday will make it possible for people to transfer retirement savings across the Tasman, in either direction, from July next year.

Kiwis who have worked in Australia and made compulsory superannuation payments will be able to bring their savings across into a KiwiSaver scheme.

Read more: Oz KiwiSavers may get money early


Changing faces of the Oz brain drain

From: NZ Herald, 1 October 2012

Loss of skilled trades workers is threatening NZ with economic crisis, experts warn.

The face of the exodus to Australia is changing as skilled trade workers in their 20s replace young, well-educated Kiwis flocking to Australia.

Ten years ago, New Zealand was hit by a brain drain; now young tradespeople are chasing jobs and larger pay packets in Australia in a migration dubbed the "trades drain".

Read more: Changing faces of the Oz brain drain


Calls for Australia to close door to kiwis

From: One News, 2 September 2012

Sunday-playIt's cheaper, the foods better, it's healthier and they get paid twice as much. But how long will that last?

There are calls in Australia for the 'open door' policy to be restricted due the growing number of Kiwis. It is as easy as buying a plane ticket and packing your bag, but how long will this last. There are calls for the open door policy to be restricted.

Some Australians are thinking there should be a cap instead of the current open door policy and that the cap should really be in the 30,000 to 40,000 range. This is because the increase seen last year of 54,000 is signifcant. Obivously if the same patern continued over the next few years, it would be at 100,000 and this is too much. This is not compatible with Australia working to stabilise its population.

Read more: Calls for Australia to close door to kiwis


Call for limits on Kiwis crossing Ditch

From: NZ Hearld, 22 June 2012

The number of New Zealanders living in Australia has jumped 24 per cent over the past five years and a new political party is calling for a limit on Kiwis crossing the Tasman.

The results of the 2011 Australian census, released yesterday, show that the number of New Zealanders living there reached 483,000 last year, up from 390,000 in 2006. The five-year increase is almost as big as the surge in the previous decade.

Immigration expert Professor Paul Spoonley of Massey University said the figures were not surprising, especially in the context of New Zealand's relatively flat job market. "The important push and pull is the job market, on both sides of the Tasman.

Read more: Call for limits on Kiwis crossing Ditch


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