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Settlement Guide

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

Should you build or buy a house?

Both options have different advantages so we've asked property experts to talk us through them.
If your child enters the youth justice system, it’s important to know what are their rights and where to get help.
Getting involved in your children’s school will have a positive effect on their grades and wellbeing. We look at where to start.
Summer has officially started in Australia. Many of us will take advantage of weekends and school holidays to spend time outdoors so here are a few tips to make...
School holidays can be challenging for many parents. However, there are holiday care programs and free activities to keep your little ones occupied. 
In Australia, one in twenty deaths are caused by alcohol or illicit drugs. Nearly one in five adults drink at risky levels and 16 per cent of the population has...
The process and time required to obtain a driver’s license varies in each state and territory. Young novice drivers tend to need a longer period to get their...
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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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