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Have a fair dinkum think about moving to Australia

Posted: 28/11/2011 5:00:00 AM by Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Filed under: Job-seekers, Australian-Life

We noticed a fascinating report by the BBC talking about the number of people from the UK who have immigrated to Australia and then moved back home.

It’s interesting for the points it raises about moving to a new country, which we thought worth sharing. There are also points we thought worth mentioning in response.

British invasion

It points to recent Department of Immigration figures which show that approximately 7000 British people who had settled in Australia returned to the UK in 2009-2010.

It’s the largest emigration in recorded history, according to the report.

The figures show that between 2005 and 2010 close to 107,000 Britons settled in Australia, but 30,000 had since decided to permanently return to the UK.

The main reason listed was that they missed their friends and family back home, but some also complained about the warm weather – the very thing which often attracted them in the first place.

What’s wrong with our weather?

We reckon it’s fair enough you might miss mum and dad – but we were a bit surprised anyone would complain about Australian weather.

We certainly acknowledge how difficult it can be moving overseas to live. Indeed, many of us here at AMMA have done it ourselves. We believe it is important to get as much information as you can before you make the big move.

That’s why we’ve absolutely crammed our Life in Australia section with everything we can think of that you might need to know about living in Australia before you decide to move here.

How we can help

We have information on everything from the kind of visas needed to work in Australia (and how difficult they might be to get), to what various cities and towns are like to live in, to very detailed information about daily life.

It’s a really marvellous resource with explanations of everything from how to buy and licence a car and how to open a bank account to how healthcare works and what public holidays we observe.

Have a look and see what you think. Have a look at our jobs board and see if there’s a role you can fill.

And if it still sounds great (and you don’t mind excellent weather), but think you might miss mum and dad too much, we have an answer. Just come for a couple of years and make the most of Australia’s mining boom while the rest of the world tries to recover from the GFC.

What do you think; are you ready to give it a go?

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