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Southern Man: Study to Work to Residence - Pros and Cons

Posted by Iain on Nov. 15, 2019, 2:29 p.m. in Education

When I explain to those who seek residency of New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category that they will need a skilled job, first, in order to secure enough points and that overwhelmingly demands for around 97% of clients that they resign their jobs and head off to New Zealand only to be confronted by a very real ‘chicken and egg’ situation (no work Visa means no job but no job means no work Visa), the blood usually drains out of their faces. The truth is most people, unless incredibly committed, are simply not going to resign their jobs, fly away without their family and try their luck in the labour market no matter how employable I believe they are (although right now however we are representing over 350 families who will).

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Southern Man: New Zealand 5th Wealthiest Country (Australia 4th)

Posted by Iain on Nov. 8, 2019, 3:45 p.m. in New Zealand

As my colleagues and I explain to anyone who listens, until you have a job, hold a work visa and are earning local currency, you cannot get all the cost of living advantages that tourists, like him, cannot get (and therefore cannot see or possibly imagine). Education that is 97% funded out of our taxes, health care the same, drugs that are virtually ‘free’ is not something tangible a tourist (looking for work) will see for the most part because it comes later, after there is a job in hand. Likewise access to social security and pensions most of which are funded out of taxes are not on view for those visiting for two weeks.

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Southern Man: New occupations deemed skilled for resident visas - with catches!

Posted by Iain on Nov. 1, 2019, 2:56 p.m. in Work Visa

The government has sprung something of a surprise this week and added 44 jobs to those deemed to be ‘skilled’ for the purposes of a skilled migrant category resident visa application.

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Australia Blog: I Want My Mum

Posted by Myer on Oct. 25, 2019, 1:41 p.m. in Immigration

With the announcement that the parent category in New Zealand is to be operational in May 2020 it’s perhaps opportune to compare the options available to parents wishing to be reunited with children in either Australia or New Zealand. Whilst both Australia and New Zealand are reluctant to accept parents because of the greater healthcare costs elderly parents will place upon the health systems of both countries, the immigration policies are quite different.

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Southern Man: Hong Kong Descends into Despair

Posted by Iain on Oct. 18, 2019, 2:35 p.m. in Hong Kong

What a difference six months makes. I’ve been in Hong Kong with my colleague Hamish and over 12 days we delivered three seminars (all fully booked) to several hundred people. We then consulted with scores of families seeking more stable futures in Australia or New Zealand - and all got a plan to get into one of these two countries. As the ‘push factors’ ramp up on them, I am going to be really interested to see how many of them take the plunge. Already some have. I expect many more as events continue to spiral downwards in Hong Kong.

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