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?[…]

Newcomers Network Our Services

Our Services

Updated on Tuesday, January 10, 2017Newcomers Network Our Services As Australia’s first network for newcomers, started in 1999 and established in 2001, we believe that we can offer genuine professional assistance to newcomers, expatriates, skilled migrants and repatriates. As you have already discovered, our website provides information, events and advocacy for newcomers. Our aim as a Read more about Our Services[…]

Newcomers Network Presentations

Presentations

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Presentations Ms Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC has been involved in the following guest speaking presentations related to newcomers, expatriates, repatriates, migrants, settlement, networking, setting up in business, international human resources, global mobility etc – including conferences, expos, forums, discussions, radio interviews, lectures, presentations, Read more about Presentations[…]

Newcomers Network Planning to Move

Planning to Move

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Planning to Move By Sue Ellson So if you have already decided to move, now it is time to start planning your move to your new location, and later, prepare for what to do when you arrive. There will be a lot to think about and put on Read more about Planning to Move[…]

Newcomers Network Deciding to Move

Deciding to Move

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Deciding to Move By Sue Ellson Before you make your decision to move, you are going to need to consider a variety of issues, options and people. Most people when they read this article will find themselves somewhere in the middle of all of these questions. Even the Read more about Deciding to Move[…]

Newcomers Network Information

Information

Updated on Saturday, January 7, 2017Newcomers Network Information Seven Best Settlement Strategies Planning to Move Deciding to Move On Arrival Repatriation and Returning Home Worldwide Expatriates Publications

Worldwide Expatriates

Updated on Wednesday, February 15, 2017Newcomers Network Worldwide Expatriates By Sue Ellson We have personally researched some websites that provide international expatriates, newcomers and migrants with a variety of information, articles, resources and technologies to help you with your relocation and meet new people in your new location. Expat Expert – by Robin Pascoe, well Read more about Worldwide Expatriates[…]

Repatriation and Returning Home

Repatriation and Returning Home

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Repatriation and Returning Home By Sue Ellson The difficulties of returning home and reverse culture shock on re-entry from expatriate life Repatriation, returning to a location or a country that you have lived in previously after life out of the country as either a migrant or an expatriate, Read more about Repatriation and Returning Home[…]

Seven Best Settlement Strategies

Seven Best Settlement Strategies

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Seven Best Settlement Strategies By Sue Ellson After extensive primary and secondary research and as the Founder of Newcomers Network, I recommend the following seven best settlement strategies to help you overcome the common challenges of relocation, migration, expatriation and repatriation. These principles apply to any location anywhere Read more about Seven Best Settlement Strategies[…]

Newcomers Network Publications

Publications

Updated on Monday, January 9, 2017Newcomers Network Publications Ms Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC and/or Newcomers Network has been quoted, interviewed, written or spoken for the following publications and programs. A partial summary is provided below. More details are published on the SueEllson.com website. In the future, we plan to publish Read more about Publications[…]

Newcomers Network Research

Research

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Research Our Research Projects Newcomers Network was established as a result of a research project completed in the year 2000 by our Founder, Sue Ellson and supervised by the University of South Australia. 96 people who had moved to Melbourne within the last five years were surveyed and a Read more about Research[…]

Overview of Australia

Overview of Australia

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Overview of Australia By Sue Ellson General Tips and Advice To learn more about Australia, you will need to: visit various websites and read information from a variety of sources speak to various people and ask questions to seek different viewpoints investigate particular topics that interest you Population of Australia Read more about Overview of Australia[…]

Finding a New Job in Australia

Finding a New Job in Australia

Updated on Saturday, January 14, 2017Finding a New Job in Australia By Sue Ellson In the past, most decision makers would have been using Recruitment Agents, newspaper advertisements and their personal networks or referrals to find new recruits for their business. Believe it or not, up to 85% of business is still done by referral and Read more about Finding a New Job in Australia[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth

Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth

Updated on Tuesday, January 17, 2017Living 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 Read more about Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth[…]

Settling In To The Australian Lifestyle

Settling in to the Australian Life

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017Settling In To The Australian Lifestyle By Stephen Kuhn Posted on the Americans Down Under Yahoo Group on 25 November 2004 and reprinted here with permission – the first part is the original post by Sue Ellson and the second part is a response by Stephen… You may be interested to Read more about Settling in to the Australian Life[…]

A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia

A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia

Updated on Wednesday, January 25, 2017A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia In November 2004, I was called on to provide some recruitment services for a friend and was very fortunate to interview Ms Tracy Nee. Unfortunately Tracy was not selected for the position, but since then, she has kept in touch, keeping me updated Read more about A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia[…]

An American Woman Living in Australia

Updated on Saturday, August 15, 2015An American Woman Living in Australia 20/10/2004 by Maureen Whitaker This post has been reprinted with the permission of the author. It was posted on a very active Yahoo Group that we post on – Americans Down Under http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericansDownUnder/ ——————————————————————– Thanks for everyone who replied to my message. It is Read more about An American Woman Living in Australia[…]

Moving From Switzerland to Australia

Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015Moving From Switzerland to Australia 19/10/2004 by Irma Zimmermann After visiting Australia and discovering it’s varied lifestyle and cultural perks, Irma and her husband Oliver packed up their life in Switzerland and migrated Down Under. This is their story… Why did we decide to immigrate? There were many reasons, the main ones Read more about Moving From Switzerland to Australia[…]

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[…]

Moving My Family from Buenos Aires to Australia

Updated on Friday, July 10, 2015Moving My Family from Buenos Aires to Australia 07/07/2004 by Silvana Ligouri Packing up her life and her family in Buenos Aires, Silvana moved to Australia with her husband to start a new life Down Under. This is her story… The day I arrived at Sydney airport my only thoughts Read more about Moving My Family from Buenos Aires to Australia[…]

The Challenge Of Translating Afrikaans to English

Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015The Challenge Of Translating Afrikaans to English 19/09/2003 by Irene de Bruyn Irene posted this piece on the Home Sick South Africans Yahoo Group on 10 September 2003. She had written the article for the South African Club in Perth, Western Australia. We sought her permission to publish it here. Read more about The Challenge Of Translating Afrikaans to English[…]

Staying Longer Than Expected in Australia

Updated on Saturday, August 15, 2015Staying Longer Than Expected in Australia 11/03/2003 by Lisa After leaving a life in America for her Australian husband, Lisa never expected that she would still be in Oz 10 years later. This is her story… First of all, I never thought I’d make it to year ten in Australia. Read more about Staying Longer Than Expected in Australia[…]