Expat Australia News

Latest 10 news items tagged Australia

22 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Indian budget airline desperate to hire experienced expat pilots

An Indian budget carrier is now recruiting expat pilots as well as Indian pilots about to lose their jobs with financially troubled Jet Airways. India’s budget airline IndiGo is taking advantage of its rival’s financial difficulties by offering jobs to pilots about to lose their jobs as well as to expatriate flyers looking to live and work in India. The budget airline has been busy expanding its routes as well as its fleet of aircraft and now needs qualified and experienced pilots for its over 200 aircraft. The fleet is...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Canada join fight against frozen pensions

Over half a million British state pensioners live overseas in countries where their pensions are frozen. Retired Britons living in Australia, Canada and New Zealand make up a considerable number of the half -million UK expats existing on frozen state pensions in spite of the fact they’d paid National Insurance contributions for all their working lives. Oddly enough, those living in the USA have annual upgrades, as do those living in EU member states – at least until the UK’s 29th March deadline for leaving the EU. Chair of...
8 Mar at 6 PM 2019

South African high-salary expats furious over proposed new tax law

In spite of its condemnation by several panels of experts, the South African government is determined to go ahead with its controversial new expat tax laws. As the rules stand today, South African nationals working overseas for over 183 days – 60 of which must be consecutive – ar exempted from paying home country taxes on their earnings. Once the new amendment are enacted, South African expat professionals in high-salaried positions overseas must pay home country taxes of up to 45 per cent of their earnings once they exceed 1...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Bahrain news report on deportation of all expats now refuted

Expats living and working in Bahrain can now breathe a sigh of relief as a report announcing mass deportations has now been classified as fake news. Officials from Bahrain’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development have reassured the local expat community over a report published in the online news site Arabia, calling the news an attempt to misguide readers and the general public. According to the ministry’s under-secretary, Bahrain has absolutely no intention of forcibly getting rid of its expat professionals as it considers...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong crashes in survey of best Asian cites for Asian expats

All that glitters is no longer gold as Asian expats query Hong Kong liveability Once every expat’s favourite destination due to its fascinating culture, unique history and stunning lifestyle, Hong Kong is now losing its shine, especially with Asian expats. To be fair to the former British colony, a proportion of the disenchantment is being based on the effects of last year’s devastating Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm to hit the archipelago since records began. Although no-one was killed during the chaos, damage to...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2019

What’s the average expat professional salary in the Gulf States?

Almost every ambitious expat professional would love to land a job in the Gulf States, but what’s the average pay? The Gulf States attract top drawer expat professionals for their luxury lifestyle, superb weather, career opportunities and, of course, high salaries for those with the right qualifications and experience. Getting head-hunted for a position with a multinational company based in Dubai, Kuwait or one of the other emirates is every ambitious expat’s dream, but what about the salaries themselves? Results of an annual...
22 Feb at 6 PM 2019

HMRC chasing expats for back taxes due on disguised remuneration loans

The British taxman is now chasing expats for back taxes due because of a rule change on disguised remuneration loans. Almost 2,000 unhappy expats have now received income tax demands related to disguised remuneration loans taken out almost 20 years ago. Some 50,000 active cases are now being investigated, with expats being sent awareness letters by HMRC in an attempt to recover around £3.2 billion in unpaid taxes. The regulator has already agreed payments totalling £1 billion in unpaid income tax and national insurance contributions...
22 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Expats hijack UK ambassador meetup as Tusk gives tirade in Ireland

Expats in France are getting angrier and angrier as Brexit grinds on! The British Ambassador’s recent Brexit question and answer meetup in Paris didn’t quite go as intended, with furious British expatriates grilling and roasting the diplomat over the total lack of protection of their rights. Ambassador Edward Llewellyn ploughed through his planned speech emphasising how Theresa May was protecting expat rights, only to be met with heckling and bitter laughter from the assembled crowd. Worse still, when hit with well-researched and...
19 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Vietnam favour ethical consumption as a lifestyle

As Vietnam’s economy continues to grow, expats in the country are rejecting the trend towards conspicuous consumption. After having been asked to comment on the rise of consumerism in Vietnam, a majority of expats responded they were focusing more on admiring things of beauty rather than striving to own them. Others said they were more than happy to shop at the wet markets, buying produce from the growers themselves rather than from impersonal, large supermarket conglomerates where everything looks the same. One mentioned that smart...
19 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Second passport investment scams set to lose applicants their passports and cash

The must-have accessory for mega-wealthy expats in the UAE is now a second passport, but recent purchasers may now lose their investments as well as their passport privileges. The numbers of millionaire expats in the UAE applying for a second passport have increased by 30 per cent over the past year or so, with between hundreds of thousands to millions of dirhams the going prices for the privilege of worldwide visa free travel, citizenship and trouble-free residency in the issuing country. However, recent applicants are keeping their...