Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tourism Australia’s new-and-improved ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ app

If you’re planning a trip Down Under, you may want to talk to Frank Lanza Migration Services about your options for immigration visas.

You may also want to download Tourism Australia’s new-and-improved ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ app, which will provide you with all the information you need to make your stay in our country a memorable one.

It’s available in five different languages: English, Mandarin, German, Cantonese and Korean.

The original version of the app was launched in June 2012. It has since undergone a variety of improvements, courtesy of PadWorx Digital Media Inc.

This innovative business used feedback from users of the previous app, as well as “new research and extensive usability testing” to figure out what alterations needed to be made.

‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ now contains information about a much broader range of destinations in Australia, including Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth and Kakadu.

Those who download the app will discover what the best places to stay in these regions are and what kind of events and activities are happening throughout the year.

This will allow them to plan ahead and make the most of their time in Australia.

In addition to this, users are able to customise the app so the content it displays is tailored to their own preferences and tastes.

For example, if you want a beach-centric holiday, you can instruct the app to keep its focus on Australia’s many magnificent beaches. The same can be done for food and wine, the outback and a range of other topics.

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said in an October 21 statement that the revamp was all about making this product more personalised, easier to navigate and better to use.

“We broke new ground when we launched this app back in June 2012, but it was always our intention that this would be something that we would evolve, in terms of content, functionality and usability,” explained Mr McEvoy.

‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ also integrates Google Maps and an assortment of social media platforms, so people can share their experiences with friends and family back home.

So, if you would like some holiday ideas and recommendations, download the ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ app (for free) today!

Immigration Department Website changes

Please note that Immigration has made some further changes to the department website which will go live on 7 December 2013. From that date on  the department will be expanding its 100% electronic health processing arrangements

. The following are the key web pages that will be updated in December:

Government announces new 457 visa labour market testing rules

The government announced today it will adopt a sensible approach to the implementation of new rules requiring employers to test the local labour market before seeking to employ an overseas worker on a subclass 457 visa.
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