Expat Australia News

Latest 10 news items tagged Australia

19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Asia now a hub for expats pursuing crypto dreams

Asia is now the world’s favourite hub for expats’ crypto careers. Expats from the West are now congregating in Asian countries in the hope of furthering their crypto careers. According to those on the scene, hopefuls from the USA, the UK, Australia and Europe are arriving in far greater numbers than ever before, all working to grab a slice of the amazing opportunities on offer, with Crypto companies springing up like mushrooms to boost this emerging market. Unlike in other world Crypto communities, the Asian version seems to...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK and Swiss expats rights now protected from no deal Brexit

UK expats in Switzerland and Swiss nationals working in the UK are now protected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The signing last week of a pre-Brexit agreement between the UK and Switzerland has ensured British and Swiss expats working in each others’ countries will be able to continue doing so even if a no-deal Brexit is the final result. Even although the agreement is only valid until the end of December 2020, it gives time for those at risk to organise their lives and next moves. As has been shown over the past several years...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Saudi banks warn expats about increased phishing scams

Saudi banks are warning nationals and expatriates over an increase in phishing emails. According to Saudi banks, online fraudsters are now finding new ways to get customers’ bank details using fraudulent emails purporting to come from the banks themselves as well as from other official sources. Expat and local customers are now being advised not to update their bank accounts as requested by the crooks. The fraudulent emails come in several formats, purporting to be from either systems maintenance or public or official persons and...
12 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats caught running illegal taxi service at Malaga Airport

British expats have been caught running a pirate taxi scheme in Malaga. Local police in Malaga are now monitoring Malaga Airport’s arrivals exit gates in an attempt to stop enterprising British expats from running their own illegal taxi service. Last month, one Briton was arrested and given a large fine for offering ‘lifts’ to hotels in the popular holiday resort for a cash payment. The offender attempted to escape when the Spanish boys in blue caught him picking up a customer for a trip to Gibraltar. On the same day, three...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Wealthy would-be expats can go it alone for residency and citizenship

As the world becomes more politically and economically unstable, more and more wealthy would-be expatriates are getting caught by smart salesmen. The trend of internationalising is the latest way for wealthy nationals to ensure their capital, investments and even businesses are safely stored against economic disaster whilst they continue their lives in another country. For high net worth individuals, becoming a global citizen is the way to go, but taking wealth out of the country of origin requires dealing with key issues. The...
9 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Oz taxman to chase expat graduates working overseas for student loan repayments

Aussie expats have been warned by the taxman they’ll be chased for student loan payments. An announcement by Australia’s Taxation Office has warned Oz graduates now living and working abroad not to forget about their student loan debts. The taxman is planning to begin contacting new graduates taking on jobs overseas as well as those who’ve already left the home country. ATO’s assistant commissioner Karen Foat told the media it’s easy to forget about setting up loan payments during the excitement of starting a new life...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Spain wins out as top destination for expat Brits

It’s survey time again, with Spain now voted the top dream destination for British expats. According to a new poll carried out in the UK, Spain is still the all-time favourite destination for Britons looking to improve their quality of life at less cost than in the UK. The study’s question was straightforward, asking respondents where they’d move if they could choose one country anywhere on the planet. Spain was one option, pitted against Dubai, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as other British expat hideaways, but...
28 Jun at 6 PM 2019

EU and UK expat voters calling for investigation into EU MP voting irregularities

EU expats in the UK as well as British expats overseas are still furious over the mismanagement of the EU parliament election. It’s now claimed that over 1.5 million EU citizens living and working in the UK as well as tens of thousands of Brits living in EU member states were unable to vote in last month’s EU parliamentary election due to mismanagement of the entire procedure. As a result, 37 MEPs are now calling for a full, formal investigation by the EU’s Venice Commission into what went so very wrong. The mess may have been...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

UAE gold card residency visa scheme welcomes Indian expat applicants

As the Saudi green card residency scheme gets underway, the UAE’s version now has 400 expat gold-card residency visa holders. Last month saw the unveiling of the UAE’s 10-year renewable permanent residency visa, granted to date to some 400 wealthy expatriates, all of whom along with their families can now enjoy freedom of movement, employ three workers and get a residency permit for a senior manager, advisor or employee. Those in line for the visa must be ‘exceptional professionals’ in sectors including science, art...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Racist media rant angers expats in Thailand

An article recently published in an online media site widely read by expats living and working in Thailand has angered readers with its racist tone.of a recently published article. As an online English language media outlet regularly read and respected by expatriates in Thailand, Asian Correspondent has long been well regarded for its coverage of events and news stories relevant to those living, working or retiring in the Southeast Asian country. Sadly, a recent article seems to have destroyed its image for a proportion of its...