Hi Everyone! Today, we celebrate Western Australia Day!
We are happy to say that Western Australia is one the best places to be locked down during the COVID-19 crisis.
I’m often asked why I chose to live in Western Australia and not the more popular and ‘attractive’ eastern states. Having a Skilled Independent visa, I could live and work anywhere in Australia, but the following reasons justify why going where everyone else goes is not always the best choice.
For one, living in one of the world’s more isolated cities make it easier for the local government to shut the state down during a global pandemic, just like the one we are presently experiencing. To give the government credit, this strategy actually worked and we’ve experienced several days now with ZERO new coronavirus cases.
On the 12th of March 2020, the Australian Government announced that travel restrictions will continue to apply to travelers arriving from any part of mainland China, Iran, Republic of Korea and Italy.
Just in, Australia’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton was tested positive for the COVID19.
An old local living in the outback once told me that ‘’…money is only a part of life, you’ll live nicely with lots of money but here, life’s not that bad even if you have only a little… “he followed up quickly saying, “work too is only a part of life here…if you have to work, that’s part of life but if you don’t have to work, you’ll definitely have more life!”…Although he said these with a wink, I believe there is some truth.
If you’re living in Asia and contemplating moving to Australia, the ideal choice of location is typically Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane…Why? Many will say it’s because of increased work opportunities. However, as surely as there are more jobs in these big cities, you might want to consider, that along with more jobs comes more competition; and this not only for jobs but also schools, property, space and generally, the stress of living in a more crowded place.
The past decade has been a rollercoaster ride for Australia Immigration programme – a decade full of ups and downs – that it feels like a diverse period in history. The 2010s have brought so many developments, and at the same time political and social struggles that have made it a very turbulent decade, especially to those contemplating to migrate across to Australia.
We can easily put the blame to the authorities, making it more difficult for aspiring migrants to penetrate, but somehow thanks to them as well for redefining policies and regulations, still giving migration opportunities to us rather than nothing.
NTRUST has been assisting thousands of families since 2003 migrating to Australia from Singapore or elsewhere, thus, we have seen drastic changes with the immigration rules and regulations. Truth be told, many families now are feeling hesitant to pursue their Australian dream life because of the uncertainties surrounding the immigration policies. Is the golden age of Australia migration really gone?
More opportunities for International Students.
Perth and Canberra now belongs to Regional Cities!
The definition of regional Australia is changing – at least for migration purposes. Starting today, new definitions will apply to a range of Australian cities and regional zones, with impacts on visa processing, skilled migration and international education opportunities.
Victoria welcomes nomination applications under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) which allows Points-tested skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years.