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Starting in Sydney News, Issue #027
August 29, 2011

Discover Lifestyle in Sydney.
Keep up with News about Australia


Starting in Sydney News brings you our latest tips about living in Australia. And a lot of information about things to do in Sydney and its attractions.

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Issue 27

Great news on the immigration front - Perth is now part of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. In the past regional programmes included only areas away from capital cities, regions with low population, where it was difficult for businesses to find skilled work force.

But with Western Australia economy booming, Perth needs more highly qualified workers.

With applications under the regional migration programmes being processed quicker than other applications and with Perth a great city to live in, this is really good news for anyone who wants to relocate to Australia.

The new change does not apply only to skilled people being sponsored by businesses but also by family members living in Perth.

For all the details check at immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/regional-perth-aug-2011.pdf

New Pages at start-a-new-life-in-australia.com

Migrate to Australia, Which are the Disadvantages?

There are a lot of good things when you are starting a new life somewhere else, such as a new beginning, new opportunities, a new lifestyle, but living away from your home country, has its drawbacks too. Here are some of them.

What to Do in Sydney, September 2011 Spring is just around the corner, so let's see how you can spend its first month in Sydney.

Money matters

Peter Lavelle, an economics writer with UK foreign exchange broker PureFX contributes more snippets about the Australian dollar exchange rate. If you are thinking about transferring your money overseas or sending it to Australia, he can provide you with a free quote or can answer your questions. Fill in this fill in this form and he will contact you.

Peter's updates for our website in August are:

Pages from Our Readers

  • Bondi Beach Life Guards - Surf life saving is an institution in Australia and there are thousands of volunteers trained to come to the rescue at the beach and keep ocean lovers safe.
  • Aussie Icons - a quick selections of iconic things in Australia: geographical features, landmark buildings, food stuff, native animals and Australian brands.
  • Adrenaline Junkies Guide to Australia

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