Expat Australia News

Latest 10 news items tagged Australia

22 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Singapore still the most expensive place on the planet

For the fourth year running, Singapore is rated as the world’s most expensive location for expat professionals. The latest league table showing expat costs of living across major world locations has confirmed Singapore as the most expensive city for expatriates.The Economist Intelligence Unit’s study sees the Southeast Asian city state top the league for the fourth year in succession as well as noting 50 per cent of the world’s most pricey expat locations are now in Asia. However, in spite of its high ranking, Singapore offers...
21 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Saudi to open entrepreneurship to expat investors

After years of denial and restrictions on expat investment, the Saudi government is now considering allowing expat entrepreneurs to be their own sponsors. Previously, participation in the sector had been confined to Saudi nationals and had resulted in commercial cover-ups costing the kingdom’s economy billions of riyals. The new rules, at present under discussion, are expected to allow expat investors to start their own businesses and be their own sponsors once an investment license has been granted. However, the sting in the...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expat owner of Dubai rogue relocation shipper now arrested and charged

Expatriate victims of a rogue packing and shipping company operating out of Dubai have been promised their belongings back by Dubai police. Following the arrest of Lionel Davis, owner of Expat Relocations, expatriate families who fell victim to the rogue removal company have been reassured by police their household goods will be returned. Davis is now facing seven separate criminal charges related to embezzlement and issuing false cheques in 2015 and 2016. Expat Relocations is now known to have been an offshoot of Relogulf, closed...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Perth wins out for Brits over other OZ cities

Australia’s welcoming reputation as an expat hub goes back decades, but most relocation-aimed websites concentrate on Sydney and the continent’s larger conurbations. The British have traditionally favoured Australia as a retirement or relocation hub for the contrast between its balmy weather and superb outdoor lifestyle with the UK’s rainy, cold winters. Perth has been an expat favourite for some time, with 30 per cent of its population having arrived from overseas. The bulk of expats here are from the UK, giving a ready-made...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Favourite expat hubs for nursing professionals

Nursing is a specialisation always in demand, as qualified nursing professionals can work anywhere in the world they wish provided they’ve obtained the relevant certifications in their chosen country. Mobility as a qualified, experienced nurse is normally far more straightforward than in many other professions, meaning the world is wide open for heathcare professionals seeking a change of lifestyle. Five countries stand out as best for salary levels, ease of finding a suitable position and comparative ease of obtaining permission...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expat compound lives compared to luxury prison with perks

Expats living and working in Saudi Arabia mostly live in walled compounds where the kingdom’s strict regulations are eased, but what’s it like for families existing in a parallel society? For decades, Saudi Arabia has been a popular destination for expat professionals working in the oil and gas industry as well as in other economic sectors. Many on long-stay contracts bring their families with them and live in walled compounds isolating them from local traditions and contacts with everyday Saudi life. The compounds give safety and...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Best Aussie enclaves in expat destinations

The Australian diaspora is one of the expat world’s most impressive, with at least a million Aussies living and working outside the home country at any given time. Adventurous as Oz expats undoubtedly are, there’s still the human need to be with like-minded souls, thus creating enclaves of Australian nationals in diverse locations across the world. Just under 50 per cent of wandering Aussies head for Europe, and some 24 per cent of those already overseas are gravitating towards Asia as their next stop on the expat trail. For...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Avoiding financial worries as an expat in Singapore

Managing money as a newly arrived expat in Singapore has its inevitable pitfalls, but it’s easy to find ways around just about every aspect of budget control. Singapore is one of the world’s most popular expat hubs, and is also one of the most expensive as regards maintaining a comfortable lifestyle, whatever your salary level. The old advice of 'save the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves' is a good way to start, and comes with the added bonus of feeling smug. Most money worries suffered by expats in...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Making a successful move to Australia

Australia has been a favourite expat destination for many decades, especially for Brits, but getting used to its laidback lifestyle can be confusing. Major draws attracting expats to Australia include its English language, its unique natural beauty, the plethora of outdoor activities and the thousands of miles of glorious beaches. The weather is one of the most important considerations for refugees from the UK’s grey skies and depressing downpours, and the continent’s friendly people are famous across the world. Given the above,...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Worlds worst countries for expatriate life

Quality of life is one of the most important aspects explored by would-be expats before life-changing decisions are made, but some countries are best avoided. Annual surveys of expat hubs all over the world are a great way to ensure a happy, safe and remunerative relocation, but there are a number of countries which should be avoided like the proverbial plague. Health, safety and security are the keywords, especially if the prospective move abroad includes your family, with a recent InterNations survey telling it like it is as regards...