More than 200 weather records were broken during Australia's most recent summer, a climate group has warned. The Climate Council report, titled "Angry Summer", said the season was defined by intense heatwaves and bushfires in eastern Australia but heavy rain and flooding in the west. It showed climate change was being felt across Australia, the researchers said. The report also warned that electricity networks were likely to be strained by increased demand in the future. Australia's summer - key records Hottest summer on record for Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra Moree, a town… Далее
The report indicates that a staggering 7.7 million temporary visas were granted to foreign nationals.  Close to 2 million temporary visitors were New Zealand nationals travelling on Special Category 444 visa. Detailed breakdown of each visa subclass is below: Temporary visas granted: 7.7 million + Visitor visas granted 4.8 million Student visas granted (includes student guardians) 310,845 Working Holiday Maker visas granted4 214,583 Special Category (subclass 444) visas granted 1.9 million Maritime Crew and Transit visas granted 345,873 Temporary… Далее
Compared with health systems in other developed nations, Australia delivers above-average health outcomes and despite the poor life expectancy of indigenous people, still ranks well for healthy life expectancy. According to the CIA World Factbook, Australians have a life expectancy of 81.9 years. In a Bloomberg study on the Most Efficient Healthcare Systems in the World released last year, Australia ranked 7th overall, with Hong Kong topping the list, closely followed by Singapore and Japan. Bloomberg ranked each country according to three criteria: Life expectancy (weighted… Далее
The Australian Citizenship is a privilege that offers valuable rewards for you and your family. During your Citizenship Ceremony you make a pledge to be obedient, loyal and respectful to the Australian law. In return for this, you are entitled to a great range of citizenship advantages that the Australian citizenship has to offer. Find out more about all the great rewards below. 1. Living in Australia indefinitely As an Australian citizen you can live in Australia for as long as you wish and can re-enter the country  after overseas trips or visiting family and friends in your home… Далее
WELCOME to the city of sweat. Sydney’s summer of stinkingly-uncomfortable heat and humidity has continued with temperatures topping 40C as other parts of NSW also swelter. With a warm-up of the hottest January on record behind it, the city steamed into the first Sunday of February with temperatures topping 40C in several areas by 3pm. Sydneysiders, fresh from the hottest January on record, are again set to swelter with the brief respite of cooler days and nights set to end on Saturday. Several areas of Sydney had topped 40C At Bankstown at 1.45pm it was 42.7C, at Sydney Olympic Park,… Далее
DIBP has launched a new Entrepreneur visa stream and amended the points test for the skilled migration programme. The Entrepreneur visa is part of the Business Innovation and Investment visa programme. Entrepreneurs interested in applying for the Entrepreneur visa will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect and be nominated by a State or Territory government. Key eligibility criteria includes: Applicants must be undertaking, or proposing to undertake, an entrepreneurial venture in Australia. The entrepreneurial venture must not be related to residential real… Далее
Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced the new Temporary Activities Subclass 408 visa, which establishes a new single subclass of visa and repealing Subclasses 401, 416, 420 and 488. The new visa will consolidate the current Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 criteria for temporary stay in Australia for the following activities:    participating in events where the applicant is invited by a person or organisation who is directly responsible for, or has a formal role in, preparing for or conducting the event; elite sporting activities or training for such an… Далее