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Visa Australia

Need a Temporary or Permanent Visa to Australia? All the information you require to make a decision and advise and guidance.

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Work Visa Australia

Want to live and work in Australia? Australia needs skilled workers! Over 200,000 jobs are advertised weekly, and the unemployment rate is the lowest in years. 102,500 Skilled Visas are to be granted by June 2008.

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Work & Holiday in Australia

Australian Working Holiday visa provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 years of age from some countries to work and holiday in Australia.

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Visitor Visa (ETA) to Australia

Are you planning on travelling to Australia to visit family and friends? The Australian Government has now made it possible to arrange an ETA via the Internet. Issued Online.

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Student Visa to Australia

Would you like to study in Australia? Each year over 150,000 international students from around 140 countries drawn to Australia to study, work and live in Australia. Find out if you are one of the lucky ones.

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Business Visa Australia

Want to manage, purchase or set up a business in Australia? The Business Skills Visa class encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and contribute to the Australian economy by developing new or existing businesses.

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Cultural Etiquette & Slang
Some points to remember when you are next in Australia:

• Australians are fiercely egalitarian: Taxi etiquette is the classic example of Australians' aversion to superiority. In Australia, if you take the back seat of a taxi, the driver will ordinarily perceive you to be condescending, in fact taking on the role of master with chauffeur. Thus, most people choose to sit in the front. Note, this behaviour is in pointed contrast to American custom.

• When travelling in Aboriginal-owned areas in Australia, visitor permits often must be obtained in advance. This is because the Aborigines (who are the original inhabitants of Australia) have in recent years reclaimed some of their ancestral lands, some of which are sacred. Please check with local information bureaus and tourist sites before leaving for wild areas, particularly in areas of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

• Always ask people first if you wish to photograph them before snapping away – you may inadvertently be infringing on a person’s cultural values

Australian slang: although Australians speak English, they are renowned for their – sometimes difficult to understand – slang, which has been injected with their own unique brand of playful humour. For example, the observation that a person has ‘a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock’ clearly means that he or she is considered mentally deficient by the speaker. However, much can also depend on the tone of voice used. For instance, the comment ‘Good on ya mate!’ can be either congratulatory (as in ‘that’s fantastic, well done’) or sarcastic in nature (as in ‘you idiot!) depending on the manner of the person speaking. And the comment ‘Just down the road’ in the city can mean literally, just a few metres, but in the bush (i.e. rural areas) can extend to mean a very long way indeed.

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