How can I help?

How can I help? By Sue Ellson I know from my own experience of life, that I have needed help from time to time. But it is not always easy for someone with my education, ability and persistence to ask for help. What I do know is that I don’t want people telling me what Read more about How can I help?[…]

New Year's Resolutions for Newcomers

New Year’s Resolutions for Newcomers By Kathleen Alexander This article talks about: well formed outcomes describing and visualising goals resources needed and the benefits As I have lived in several different countries, I understand how moving to a new destination can be both exciting and daunting. That’s why the New Year is especially significant – Read more about New Year's Resolutions for Newcomers[…]

Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means

Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means By Sue Ellson I was very honoured to be a conferree’s guest at Australia’s largest Australian Citizenship Ceremony held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 19 June 2010. As a ‘refugee’ from Adelaide who moved to Melbourne in 1994, I could certainly relate to the concept of adopting Australia Read more about Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means[…]

2010 Executive Career Monitor Report

Find a job or an executive career for newcomers and expatriates in Australia

Find a job or an executive career for newcomers and expatriates in Australia By Sue Ellson On 2nd March 2010, I attended the launch in Melbourne of the 2010 Executive Career Monitor Report as a guest of Six Figures. It was a very interesting presentation where Phillip Tusing frequently commented on how many executives, whilst they may claim Read more about Find a job or an executive career for newcomers and expatriates in Australia[…]

How Do I Get Over Losing My Grandfather?

How Do I Get Over Losing My Grandfather?

How Do I Get Over Losing My Grandfather? By Sue Ellson Caroline’s question: On 23 March 2006, we received this question from Caroline (updated on 19 January 2017): How do you get over losing your grandfather? Sue’s response: Dear Caroline, Thank you for your question – it is interesting that you felt that it could Read more about How Do I Get Over Losing My Grandfather?[…]

The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer

The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer By Maureen I am of Asian origin and migrated to Australia from Singapore at the age of twenty-five. It seemed like a dream move. I had a secure job with an Australian bank and accommodation arranged before I arrived. I was happy and ready Read more about The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer[…]

Moving Back To Melbourne From London

Moving Back To Melbourne From London By Jenny Five weeks before her thirtieth birthday, Jenny moved back to Melbourne after living in London for five and a half years. Here is her story… Five weeks ago, days before my thirtieth birthday, I returned to Melbourne after living in London for five and a half years. Living Read more about Moving Back To Melbourne From London[…]

Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years

Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years By Heidi Willis After living in the UK for nearly 12 years, Heidi felt burnt out and homesick for her friends and family in Australia. This is her story of returning home to Brisbane… I am returning to Australia in two months after a total of nearly 12 years Read more about Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years[…]

Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth

Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth By Irene de Bruyn Moving from South Africa to Perth, Irene constantly finds herself comparing the differences and similarities of both cultures as she settles in to her new life. This is her story… Comparing Cultures I suspect it irritates the inside out of Australians, but as an emigrant, Read more about Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth[…]

The Story Of A Trailing Spouse

The Story Of A Trailing Spouse By Ausra Larbey Packing up their children and their home, Ausra followed her husband from Australia to Norway and became a trailing spouse in the process. This is her story… I managed to become ‘a trailing spouse’ without realising it. Out of perpetual free spirited independent traveller whose decision Read more about The Story Of A Trailing Spouse[…]