Posted On : 25 Mar 2013
The building market may be slow but if the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics is to be believed, construction industry employment is on the rise.
Released last week, the figures show that the number of people employed in the industry rose from 1.0157 million in the quarter ended November last year to 1.0353 million in…
Posted On : 22 Mar 2013
AUSTRALIA will plunge into darkness on Saturday night when thousands of households and businesses switch off their lights for Earth Hour.
In addition to the traditional "lights out", some of Australia's icons - including the Sydney Opera House, the Arts Centre Melbourne and Council House in Perth - will be symbolising their commitment to renewable energy by glowing…
Posted On : 20 Mar 2013
Iconic buildings in the heart of Canberra will turn orange on Wednesday night as the national capital prepares for Harmony Day.
The federal government sponsors the day each year as a chance for all Australians to celebrate the many things that make the country unique.
More than 50 events will be held in the ACT on Thursday,…
Posted On : 18 Mar 2013
India and Australia are "greatly committed" towards a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement that will benefit both the countries, a top Australian official said here today.
Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling said four rounds of negotiations had been held between the two countries on this agreement with the negotiators scheduled to meet for the fifth round scheduled…
Posted On : 16 Mar 2013
THOUSANDS more foreign students will get the green light to compete for Australian jobs next week, when the Government expands a work visa scheme.
The Immigration Department is relaxing the work rules for foreign students, even though the Prime Minister is vowing to "put Aussies first" by cracking down on 457 professional visas.
From March 23, all…
Posted On : 15 Mar 2013
Australia added 71,500 jobs; 17800 in full time and 53,700 in part time, as per the latest reports by Bureau of Statistics. This is the highest growth since 13 years.
"With that kind of employment growth, obviously policymakers would be feeling pretty comfortable with the current policy settings,"
Foreign skilled professionals can migrate to Australia under…
Posted On : 13 Mar 2013
IT firm Mahindra Satyam (MSat) may increase its headcount in Australia to 5,000 in two years from the present 1,600, a senior official said.
According to Bobby Gupta, who took charge of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) operations, the region, which currently contributes nearly 8% to Mahindra Satyam's global revenues, is expected to grow up to 10%.
Posted On : 11 Mar 2013
Visitors to Australia increased to more than five and a half million last year, with Indians and Chinese tourists topping the list.
Tourist spending also increased from $18.2 billion to $18.9bn as per latest reports by International Visitor Survey show.
"This shows that Chinese visitors are coming to Australia cashed-up and ready to spend," Tourism and Transport…
Posted On : 09 Mar 2013
THE number of jobs advertised in Australian newspapers and on websites rose to their highest level since October, says The Australian.
The gains were driven by online jobs advertisements, which rose 3.3 per cent on month while newspaper advertisements fell by 2.9 per cent, according to the ANZ Job Ads survey. A string of sharp declines in the…
Posted On : 06 Mar 2013
Australia’s skilled migration visa has changed the country’s economy and stature in world market. Australian Immigration and government have readily accepted foreign professionals when in need.
Australia accepted about 200,000 PR visa in 2012-13, out of them 125,000 were for skilled professionals. The high employment participation and low unemployment, skilled immigrants settle in Australia with ease and contribute…