Australians have a great selection of fresh produce that is of the highest quality. There is a growing market for organic and locally sourced food which has seen an increase in farmers markets and specialty health and fresh food stores.
This has even prompted big retailers to and supermarkets to adapt to the changing demand by including organic sections to cater for the Australian consumers’ preference.
Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring and it’s on now! This iconic event in Canberra is now in its 27th year. Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is a fantastic place to live. There are many festivals and events throughout the year and Floriade is one of the most prominent events on the calendar.
This festival of flowers is known to draw visitors from around the nation and the world.
VisAustralia hosted a series of on-line and in-person events in September and October 2014.
The on-line video conferences in September and October 2014 were highly popular with over 250 people attending. Nicholas Houston, the Director of VisAustralia and Senior Migration Lawyer, addressed the video conferences along with Fernando Lizarraga, our Marketing Manager.
On 2nd September 2014 after a successful 3 ½ years relationship with VisAustralia, Mr. Carlos Parrilla announced he would no longer be serving in the role of director at VisAustralia Mexico. Carlos has chosen to pursue a new life in Australia with his fiancée, Paola Soto.
VisAustralia thanks Carlos and Paola for all their efforts and we wish them well in their future endeavors.
The new migration year commenced this past July 2014. As of today, 3,779 skilled visas have already been granted.
During the 2012-2013 migration year the Australian Government granted 190,000 visas. Towards the end of each financial year the number of visas being granted slows as quotas are filled. However, the system moves forward again quickly at the start of each July when the Australian Government reviews the occupations on its Skilled Occupations List and state government also make changes to their nomination lists.
From my previous post (Life in Australia – Working Down Under) you will know that I first came to Australia under a Student Visa. I saved up money so I didn’t have to work (at least) for my first semester. All I really cared about was traveling with my friends, getting to know Australia and taking photos of the amazing views around here.
One of my biggest concerns when I decided to move to Australia was: How am I going to get a job? Don’t get me wrong, I knew the process of searching – finding – applying – getting an interview – and starting work, but I didn’t know if it was going to be any different in Australia.
Pablo got his Regional Sponsored Visa granted and Melissa was included in his application. They both are now living in Australia!