How can I help?

How can I help?

Updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2017How 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 Read more about How can I help?[…]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Newcomers

Updated on Thursday, December 29, 2016New 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 Read more about New Year’s Resolutions for Newcomers[…]

Australian Citizenship Pledge

Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means

Updated on Wednesday, January 18, 2017Australian 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 Read more about Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means[…]

How Do I Get Over Losing My Grandfather?

How Do I Get Over Losing My Grandfather?

Updated on Thursday, January 19, 2017How 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 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

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017The 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. Read more about The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer[…]

Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years

Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017Australian 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 Read more about Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years[…]

The Story Of A Trailing Spouse

The Story Of A Trailing Spouse

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017The 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 Read more about The Story Of A Trailing Spouse[…]

Expat Profile Kaz

Updated on Thursday, August 13, 2015Expat Profile Kaz    In the past                                            Now In the past My sister and I at Stephenson’s Falls, Marysville, Victoria, Australia Now Myself and some friends on top of Read more about Expat Profile Kaz[…]

Creating A New Life In Australia

Creating A New Life In Australia

Updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2017Creating A New Life In Australia By Christine Carrington This story was prepared as a result of a request from the Editor of the Brits Abroad website who was calling for articles from British expats. Christine gave us her permission to publish her story here… This is our Perth, Australia experience if Read more about Creating A New Life In Australia[…]

Learning to Drive Around Melbourne

Learning to Drive Around Melbourne

Updated on Saturday, January 14, 2017Learning to Drive Around Melbourne By Karen Reading the last email newsletter from Newcomers Network made me chuckle, as I recalled the situation my mother and I found ourselves in a couple of weeks ago. ‘Have Melways (printed street directory) will travel’ is basically my motto, and the concept of Read more about Learning to Drive Around Melbourne[…]