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Settlement Guide

We're talking about life and issues that affect you in settling in Australia.

How to become a carer?

Carers can come from any cultural background, and refugees and people seeking asylum can also work in a caring role.
The Victorian state election is coming up on 24 November. Here’s how to enrol and vote correctly.

Moving to regional Australia

Many people living in a large city have entertained the idea at some point of moving to the countryside. But if you’re seriously thinking about making the big...

How to send money overseas?

Australians are transferring more money overseas than ever before, but the hidden costs can be hefty.

Homelessness in Australia

The number of homeless people keeps rising in Australia. With no clear national plan and a lack of affordable housing, there's no sign of things getting better.

Understanding the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides support to Australians who have a permanent and significant disability. Despite having helped almost 150 000...

Changes to parent visas

Here's what you need to know about the recent changes to the parent visas, from where it should be sent to the price increase.
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Information for migrants

Have you or your friends or relatives just arrived? Here is your ultimate guide to settling in Australia...

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17.
"Australia is one of the most expensive places to live in, but Australians enjoy some of the highest salaries in the world". Have you ever heard someone say that?...
Can you drive in Australia with an overseas licence? Does your licence need to be accompanied by an English translation or an international driving permit? And...
You don't have to have a TFN to work in Australia, but if you don't have one you will pay more tax, you won't be able to apply for government benefits, lodge your...
Are you visiting Australia or planning to live here for a while? You may be eligible for a Medicare card. Find out how you can get one and what your entitlements...
Last year over 163 thousand people from 190 countries became Australian citizens. You may recently have become an Australian citizen or you might be considering...
Relative to many countries, Australia's divorce rate is high. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics says that in 2012 40% of marriages ended in divorce....
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