Hitting home: How’s the serenity in Australia?

Seeing the beauty of Australia through the eyes of a tourist, or the naivety and innocence of a Darryl Kerrigan, is just one of the many great lessons you learn from living overseas.

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UK permanent residence: changes in the way continuous period is calculated

The Home Office recently made changes to the manner in which continuous period in the UK is calculated for Indefinite Leave To Remain visas. How does it affect you?

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When Londoners come out of winter’s shadow, they actually have a sunny disposition

I’ve met my fair share of stereotypically conservative, whingeing, grumpy Brits. You know the ones. But sunny days are ahead…

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In Britain, there’s a few words an Aussie needs to get right

I’d managed to negotiate the fruit and vegetable aisle – where capsicums are peppers, eggplants are aubergines, mandarins are clementines or satsumas, snow peas are mange tout and zucchini are courgettes – but earned ‘The Look’ at the checkout when I asked for ‘cash out’.

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The Australia vs Austria epic fail

You had a whopping big typo on the front page of your CV, you illiterate peasant. Go back to convict country!

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Posh English boys are in another league entirely

A look at those at the self-appointed apex of English social hierarchy: posh boys. They are quite different from the Aussie posh bloke.

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London couples heaven can be hell for the single woman

When I moved to London, a city where one does not need to sit at home in a onesie, Bridget Jones style, swilling red wine from a schooner glass and instead celebrating the state of singledom with half-price drinks and speed-dating, I didn’t expect to continue to be surrounded by couples.

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A sorry tale of London sharehouse hunting nightmare

Whether you are on your first or twenty-first London sharehouse-hunt, you will know this sad story all too well.

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Tips for nailing that big London job interview

Essential advice for your interview to help you secure that top job in London.

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UK immigration shouldn’t be a birth lottery for Aussies

Australians feel they are part of a unique family which the UK is the heart of, so it would be nice to be recognised for that.

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Top 5 reasons why Australians move to the UK

There are many reasons we come to the UK, with London in particular having a great deal to offer talented young Aussies full of gumption and romance.

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Huge support for visa-free migration bloc between Australia, UK, Canada and NZ

Poll finds overwhelming favour for freedom to live and work between ‘like-minded’ nations.

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Being a successful Aussie expat in the UK does not require London

Australian business coach Gail Gibson found inspiration and success further afield than London.

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Life in London: Your expectations vs the brutal reality

We all had visions of an exciting, new and vibrant life ahead of us in London; an awesome social life and tonnes of travel. But then reality bites…

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New to London? Here are some top tips to get you started

So you are coming to live in London. How do you find a place to live, find a job, get a UK mobile phone, open a bank account, register with a doctor and make new friends?

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