Thursday, 11 July 2013

Why do Australian celebrate Christmas in July?

Hello everyone!!!! We are back to share with you awesome stuff about Australia. Ever wondered why Australian Celebrate Christmas in July?
Take a look at the article below published in

Australians don’t get the chance to have a white Christmas. Down under, a December Christmas is hot and steamy, and often celebrated with beers and barbequed seafood. So to take advantage of the winter feel, July is a popular time to celebrate again. And this year, it’s all about food, fun and fantasy.
For dining with a dash of adventure, try the Secret Foodies and Piper-Heidsieck Christmas in July dinner. Inspired by guerrilla dining experiences in New York and Melbourne, Secret Foodies host regular imaginative culinary events at locations announced a few hours prior via a text message. No menus are available beforehand, and sometimes masks are provided upon arrival to further enhance the novelty.
The Christmas in July dinner will be held over two nights (19 and 20 July) somewhere in Sydney’s inner west. The 95 Australian dollar ticket price includes Christmas eggnog, a festive three-course meal and Champagne throughout the evening. The location (and menu details) will remain a secret until the day, and guests are requested to bring along a gift to swap with another foodie (they should make or re-gift their contribution, rather than purchasing something new). READ MORE HERE.....
The main reason why Australian celebrate Christmas in July is because they get to have winter in the month of July where in the month of December it is usually hot. It is nevertheless a great reunion and the feel of white Christmas. So don't be curious if you hear people singing Christmas carol in the month of July. There might be a Christmas party happening too.

Enjoy the day ahead.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Australia Migration : Calling Australia Home

Hey Guys, How ya doing? Good day ahead!

I am back to update this blog with a documentary video called Calling Australia  Home.

Found this on youtube. Thank you for creating this documentary.

Enjoy the video.

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Monday, 11 March 2013

Australia Investor Migration : Why Invest in Australia by Austrade

Australia Investor  Migration : Why Invest in Australia by Austrade

Check this video created by the Australia Trade Commission.

Here you go.

Great simple video to learn.

If you find this video interesting, do share it around.

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Australia Skilled Migration - Australia Mining Myths

Check out this video about Australia Mining Myths by Today's Tonight

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US Investor MIGRATION : EB5 Immigrants Investor VISA

US Investor MIGRATION : What is EB5 Immigrants Investor VISA?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  administers the Immigrant Investor Program, 
also known as “EB-5,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job 
creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.

  • Established after Nov. 29, 1990, or
  • Established on or before Nov. 29, 1990, that is:
  • 1. Purchased and the existing business is restructured or reorganized in such a way that a new commercial enterprise results, or
  • 2. Expanded through the investment so that a 40-percent increase in the net worth or number of employees occurs
  • A sole proprietorship
  • Partnership (whether limited or general)
  • Holding company
  • Joint venture
  • Corporation
  • Business trust or other entity, which may be publicly or privately owned

All EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise, which is a commercial enterprise:
Commercial enterprise means any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business including, but not limited to:
This definition includes a commercial enterprise consisting of a holding company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, provided that each such subsidiary is engaged in a for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of a lawful business. Read more here....

US Investor MIGRATION : What are the requirements? 

1. Job Creation
2. Capital Investment 

Job Creation 
  • Create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years (or under certain circumstances, within a reasonable time after the two-year period) of the immigrant investor’s admission to the United States as a Conditional Permanent Resident.
  • Create or preserve either direct or indirect jobs:
  • Direct jobs are actual identifiable jobs for qualified employees located within the commercial enterprise into which the EB-5 investor has directly invested his or her capital.
  • Indirect jobs are those jobs shown to have been created collaterally or as a result of capital invested in a commercial enterprise affiliated with a regional center by an EB-5 investor. A foreign investor may only use the indirect job calculation if affiliated with a regional center.
Note: Investors may only be credited with preserving jobs in a troubled business.troubled business is an enterprise that has been in existence for at least two years and has incurred a net loss during the 12- or 24-month period prior to the priority date on the immigrant investor’s Form I-526. The loss for this period must be at least 20 percent of the troubled business’ net worth prior to the loss. For purposes of determining whether the troubled business has been in existence for two years, successors in interest to the troubled business will be deemed to have been in existence for the same period of time as the business they succeeded. 
qualified employee is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or other immigrant authorized to work in the United States. The individual may be a conditional resident, an asylee, a refugee, or a person residing in the United States under suspension of deportation. This definition does not include the immigrant investor; his or her spouse, sons, or daughters; or any foreign national in any nonimmigrant status (such as an H-1B visa holder) or who is not authorized to work in the United States. 
Full-time employment means employment of a qualifying employee by the new commercial enterprise in a position that requires a minimum of 35 working hours per week. In the case of the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, "full-time employment" also means employment of a qualifying employee in a position that has been created indirectly from investments associated with the Pilot Program. 
job-sharing arrangement whereby two or more qualifying employees share a full-time position will count as full-time employment provided the hourly requirement per week is met. This definition does not include combinations of part-time positions or full-time equivalents even if, when combined, the positions meet the hourly requirement per week. The position must be permanent, full-time and constant. The two qualified employees sharing the job must be permanent and share the associated benefits normally related to any permanent, full-time position, including payment of both workman’s compensation and unemployment premiums for the position by the employer. Read more here...
Capital Investment  
Capital means cash, equipment, inventory, other tangible property, cash equivalents and indebtedness secured by assets owned by the alien entrepreneur, provided that the alien entrepreneur is personally and primarily liable and that the assets of the new commercial enterprise upon which the petition is based are not used to secure any of the indebtedness. All capital shall be valued at fair-market value in United States dollars. Assets acquired, directly or indirectly, by unlawful means (such as criminal activities) shall not be considered capital for the purposes of section 203(b)(5) of the Act.
Note: Investment capital cannot be borrowed.
Required minimum investments are:

  • General. The minimum qualifying investment in the United States is $1 million.
  • Targeted Employment Area (High Unemployment or Rural Area). The minimum qualifying investment either within a high-unemployment area or rural area in the United States is $500,000.

targeted employment area is an area that, at the time of investment, is a rural area or an area experiencing unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average rate.
rural area is any area outside a metropolitan statistical area (as designated by the Office of Management and Budget) or outside the boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more according to the decennial census. Read more here...
Here' you go, now you know what is EB5 Immigration Investor Visa.

If you are keen, or planning to participate in the US Investor Migration Program, do click here for an assessment.  

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

US Migration : Top 7 Myth and Facts about Immigration in the United States

Hi there everyone and a very good evening to all my readers.

Today we will cover a slightly different topic all together. Migration Avenue a professional registered migration consultant agency in Malaysia specialize in consultation, providing up to date, accurate migration services in the area of Australia Migration, and USA migration program.

Randel K. Johnson the Senior Vice President Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits said that "Despite the numerous studies and carefully detailed statistical reports outlining the positive effects of immigration, there is a great deal of misinformation about the impact of immigration. It is critical that policymakers and the public are educated about the facts behind these fallacies."(

Here's today topic

US Migration : Top 7 Myths and Facts about Immigration in the United States

The Chamber's Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits Division has prepared a total of seven most common myths about immigrants to the country. The 7 myths are Job, Wages, Population, Taxes, Welfare, Integration and Crime. 

US Migration : #1 Myths and Facts about Jobs 

Myth : 

Every job filled by an immigrant – especially an illegal immigrant – is
a job that could be filled by an unemployed American.


Immigrants typically do not compete for jobs with native-born workers
and immigrants create jobs as entrepreneurs, consumers, and taxpayers.

US Migration : #2 Myths and Facts about Wages

Myth : 
Immigrants drive down the wages of American workers.

Facts : 
Immigrants give a slight boost to the wages of most Americans by increasing their productivity and stimulating investment.

US Migration : #3 Myths and Facts about Population 

Myth : 
Immigrants will “over-populate” the United States

Facts : 
Immigrants will replenish the U.S. labor force as the Baby 
Boomers retire.

US Migration : #4 Myths and Facts about Taxes

Undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes.

Undocumented immigrants pay 
billions of dollars in taxes each 
year, often for benefits they will 
never receive.

US Migration : #5 Myths and Facts about Welfare

Immigrants come to the United States for welfare benefits.

Facts : 
Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal public
benefit programs, and legal immigrants face stringent eligibility restrictions.

US Migration : #6 Myths and Facts about Integration

Myth : 
Today’s immigrants are not assimilating into U.S. society.

Facts :
Today’s immigrants are buying homes and becoming U.S. citizens.

US Migration : #7 Myths and Facts about Crime

Myth :
Immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than U.S. natives.

Immigration does not cause crimes rate to rise and immigrants have lower
incarceration rates than native-born Americans.

For the full version of the report, please click here to download it. 

Hope you enjoy reading this simple post. Acknowledge that all information was taken from the US Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Celebrating International Women's Day

Today 8 March 2013 marks the day we celebrate International Women's Day.

A little history of Women's Day.
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.
1910n 1910 
a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result.
Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events. 1911 also saw women's 'Bread and Roses' campaign.

On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. In 1913 following discussions, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Wommen's Day ever since. In 1914 further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women's solidarity.
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.
1918 - 1999 
Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women's rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 
was designated as 'International Women's Year' by the United Nations. Women's organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.
2000 and beyond 
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers. Read More Here....

Here's also another Video talking about Celebrating International Women's day.

Happy Women's Day Everyone!
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