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Alibaba has just opened an office in Australia – good news for SMEs

alipay_scanThe Australia Week in China (AWIC) delegates that visited Alibaba’s head office in Hangzhou in April 2016 saw the announcement of an office being set up in Australia.  Global President Michael Evans and the local team including James Hudson, previous NSW CEO for Australia China Business Council, have just completed a roadshow.

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Exporting Australia’s world class financial services

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Attending Australia Week in China in April 2016 and hearing from local sovereign wealth and other managers during the financial services dialogue in Shanghai, the financial capital of China, it became clear to me that Australia, with strong financial services capabilities and regulatory frameworks, has a lot to offer China in supporting the substantial growth in the Wealth Management sector.

Evolution of Australia’s financial services sector

Mark Johnson, AO Chairman of the Australian Financial Centre Task Force, and Australian representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council, shared his experience of reform and development of the Australian financial services market from being restricted and regulated in the 1970’s, to today’s open and competitive market. Continue reading Exporting Australia’s world class financial services

Migration Conference held in Sydney – speaker insights

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Jennifer Fong, VisaCorp, Stacey Martin, NAB SIV Advisor, Chris Livingston and Liana Allan, Migration Alliance
The 2016 Migration Conference organised by Legal Training Australia and Migration Alliance had over 130 attendees with a packed full day program.

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Suzanne Gillham provided an overview of the current focus for the NSW government in attracting business and skilled migration to NSW. So far, they have nominated 40 applicants under the new SIV2 framework. Continue reading Migration Conference held in Sydney – speaker insights

A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2

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The Significant Investor Visa program saw a rush of applications last year prior to the change in complying investment requirements which came into effect on 1 July 2015. 

Figures recently released to 31 January 2016 show 340 SIV1 visas have been granted from the backlog, and 6 under the new SIV2 rules. Continue reading A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2