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Australia, Living in Australia, Guide to living in Australia.Australia is a country superbly organised to assist new immigrants and overseas business people wanting to relocate their business and staff to Australia. Before taking that huge step you need to know what to look for and where to find it. This second edition of The Immigrants Guide has been researched and compiled to provide you with the complete how to make it” in Australia. Whether you are planning your journey or seeking information about a future move to Australia, this book answers all your questions and provides you with tips on how to make the change easier and more successful. What do I take with me on the plane? Who will meet me at the airport? What should I look out for when renting a home or unit? How expensive is it to rent a house or unit in Melbourne, Sydney or Perth? What are real estate prices in Melbourne and Sydney? How do I go about buying my first home and what traps should I avoid? What is the salary structure like in Australia as compared to my home country? How do I go about finding a job? What is the status of women in Australian society? Until I find a job, are there any unemployment benefits that I would be entitled to? Will I have to undergo military service in Australia? How does the Australian taxation system operate? How does the banking system work and how do I get an introduction to a bank? What kind of child care facilities are there if both parents are to work? What is the cost of education in Australia? Can I send my child to a private school if I have the means? With the high cost of medical care today, is there a national health scheme in existence? What is the Australian attitude to household pets? All this and much, much more, including the most up-to-date statistics are covered in this handy book. About the Author: Hymie Zawatzky understands what it means to be an immigrant to leave ones homeland and embark on a journey to an unknown destination. He and his wife arrived in Australia from South Africa in 1979 and settled in Melbourne. His parents emigrated from Europe in the 1920s. As a qualified and experienced chartered accountant (FCPA) he was able to find his first job and establish himself in Australia. Later he moved on to start his own consulting company specialising in the retail and property industry. The process of immigration and assisting new migrants is one of his interests. This led him to serve on the steering committee of the Ethnic Council of Victoria and to establish a new ethnic radio station in Victoria. Presently nearly every ethnic group broadcasts on radio. He is the author of Australia the Immigrants Guide to Retail, Retail Survival in Tough Time and The Retailers Guide to Carbon Tax, all of which are available for review on his web site His practical and theoretical understanding of Australian finance, his own experience in immigrating, plus a great deal of research, has given him an ideal background to writing this book.

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