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Hello, Dear expats.
I am Vilia, originally from North Europe, living in Cuenca Ecuador and looking for partners to make business with Panama Hats. Hats are handmade only in Ecuador but called so because of the Panama Canal builders wearing them at the beginning of XX century.
I am looking for parners to sell hats in Australia. The investment for the starter would be not more than few hundred USD. For more info, ideas contact me:
I can not contact you directly . Please write to me from your personal email.
Want to send you a package of information.
It is a great opportunity.
Would you please send pictures of hats nd also mention price.
My family (me, my spouse and three young kids) are potentially transferring to Australia with my spouses work for a 2 year term. We are trying to negotiate a relocation package, but don't really know the expenses there (we are in Canada). Also, we may have some choice of city, and I am hoping for a city that may have opportunities for me as well (either academic/research or community based social science research). Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the reply!
I am a social science researcher, and my PhD is in geography, looking at community building around local food, including Indigenous food security work (in Canada). My real research love is work in Brazil (and I have done a lot of work there in the past) but I figure that is not realistic moving to Australia! :) I currently do consulting on community engagement and research type stuff for some local NGOs in Canada (and some Brazil food movement research for a university here)... so I am open to a bunch of different options, I just don't want to move somewhere with NO options! Thanks!
In terms of work opportunities for you, if you can be a bit more specific that would help. The ANU in Canberra is the oldest research university in Australia and remains high in international rankings. Depending on your area of interest there are also great institutes and universities in Sydney, Melbourne, and other states.
The exchange rate is still favorable for Canadians, however as others have mentioned the cost of living in Australia is generally high. Anything that is imported (i.e. most things) carries high prices. If you're accustomed to accessing cheap imports or seasonal things year-round, you'll be paying more for them down here even with the exchange rate factored in.
Thank you for the FYI update on Perth. Now, what about the general cost of living factors of Perth, compared to Sydney or Melbourne?
If I need to ask, then I cannot afford it, maybe? :-)
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I am strongly considering a 2 year stay in Australia. I would like to work there, ideally in my current profession (banking and financial services).
The research I've completed to date indicates that it is highly unlikely if not impossible to move to Australia.
Is anyone else experiencing this frustration? Any tips/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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It is getting a lot harder now as unemployment rises and companies are down sizing, especially in the mining and construction sector. This is due to lower prices for iron ore etc.
Have you looked on www.seek.com.au this is the best job website. You may find something there or at least find employment agencies you can send your CV to.
Oz is not a cheap country to live in either, high taxes. for cost of living try www,numbeo.com