Migrating to Australia - Related News
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Mel B may move Down Under
Mel B is considering moving to Australia
The former Spice Girls singer "fell in love" with the country following her recent stint staying in Sydney while working as a judge on The X Factor and now that she is selling her Los Angeles home, she and husband Stephen Belafonte are thinking of permanently relocating Down Under with their children.
Chasing the Australian dream
Published: 02 April 2011
Source: The Timaru Herald http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/national/4841396/Chasing-the-Australian-dream/
Australia's wages are higher, but are expats really any better off?
After a four-year degree, surveyor Robert Rameka discovered he was earning the same amount of money as his brother who had left school for Australia to drive a forklift.
Krystal and Warwick Green left Hawke's Bay on a whim, took three days to find jobs in Queensland and are earning triple what they did in New Zealand. Now owners of their own home and with a baby on the way, they have no plans to return.
Even while studying fulltime, Chris Logan is left with an extra $100 a week in spending money in his pocket than he had while doing the same in Wellington.
With this week's revelations that Kiwi doctors are earning thousands of dollars for a weekend's work in Australia, the wage gap is again in the news.
Better deal for Kiwis in Oz
Australia appears likely to bypass present blockages to clear a new way for New Zealanders to gain residency and citizenship across the Tasman.
Although details have yet to emerge, it seems likely that New Zealanders may be able to apply to become residents after a qualifying period, probably of several years.
Aussie's baby bonus a NZ drawcard
Published: 07 Feb 2012
Source: The New Zealand herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&;objectid=10783835
Carla and Craig Bradley would get about $100 a week more from the Government in the six months after having a baby - if they moved to Australia.
The Papakura couple had their third child, son Alex, in November.
Even though Craig works up to seven days a week in three jobs when work is available, the couple sometimes go without food for up to two days so they can feed their children.
Outflows To Australia
Published: March 2011
Source: BNZ Insights http://tonyalexander.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Migration-losses-to-Australia.pdf
One of the concerns we have for the next few years is that there will be a large net migration outflow from New Zealand to Australia. Already the net annual loss across the ditch has risen from just below 15,000 in April last year to 21,000 in December. The average loss for the past 15 years has been 20,000 per annum and the most recent peak was a loss of 35,000 in January 2009. On average this net loss across the Tasman is comfortably offset by a gross inflow of people to New Zealand from other parts of the world with the net overall migration change for the country being +15,000 per annum for the past decade.
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