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“Australia ranked ‘happiest’ developed nation YET again”

Australia ranked as the happiest developed nation yet again. This news transmitted faster than the speed of sound. So yes we congratulate all the Australians for being called as the happiest developed nation. It’s indeed a great news for those as well who are planning to migrate to Australia for permanent residency or continuing their higher education abroad.

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

For those of you who aren’t aware that it’s not the first time that Australia has won the prestigious title of the “happiest developed nation on planet”.  In fact, it is the third time that Australia has been voted as the happiest nation in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development beating countries like Sweden, UK, Canada and USA etc.

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One must be wondering … why Australia yet again??

  1.   More than 73% of Australia’s 23 million people aged 15 to 64 have a paid job and are satisfied with it. This is even above the OECD average.
  2. Life expectancy is also quite higher in Australia, at almost 82 years.
  3. Australia’s economy has had more than two decades of growth due to demand for its natural resources.
  4. The Country also managed to sidestep the worst of the financial crisis and was the only major developed nation to avoid the global recession in 2009.”
  5. The country’s economic strength has been reflected in the Australian dollar, currently trading close to 30-year highs.
  6. Some of the best universities and colleges are operating in Australia.
  7. The country is also known as an “immigrant friendly” country. Numerous immigrants are working as top executives in companies.
  8. The recent news of Mehreen Faruqi , becoming the first Pakistani to serve in the Parliament of Australia.

More than 30 countries were ranked on the basis of income levels, health, safety and housing and Australia has beaten them all for the third time in a row.

The top ten happiest nations in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development are:

  • Australia
  • Sweden
  • Canada
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Denmark
  • The Netherlands
  • Iceland
  • United Kingdom

Anita Burgh once said in one of her novels that Australia is one of those countries that need to be visited at least once in your lifetime.  If you plan to visit Australia for higher education or for permanent migration so do contact AINiT Consultancy Services. AINiT CS is a registered and certified organization with the government of Australia and has sent over 700 students and professionals to Australia so far.

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Feel free to visit us at: http://www.ainit.net.au or email us at info@ainit.net , enqimmi@ainit.net and enqstudy@ainit.net.

Call us : 021-35883852-3-4 (Karachi Office).

+61 297596761 , +61 297596761 ( Sydney Office )

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Written by Danish Maqsood

Published by AINiT’s Editorial Team


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Study Abroad- Do’s and Don’ts

You can definitely have the time of your life while studying abroad. One gets exposed to new cultures, customs, traditions, rituals, religions, foods, art, media and most importantly new languages. Studying abroad can open unlimited opportunities for an individual and living thousands miles away from home can make an individual more responsible and confident. Studying and working abroad with culturally diverse people also enhances an individual’s leadership skills which is very crucial to survive in our ever changing world. And indeed it’s no big secret that graduates from Australia or Canada are given more preference and it has been reported that Australian graduates are known as the “hot favorites” among the international employers. As Australian education system can be called as the epitome of effectiveness and success, so the international employers are said to be hiring Australian graduates without giving a second thought. Studying abroad can definitely change your life for good but there are a couple of things that students should keep in mind. So we present you the “do’s” and “don’ts” of studying abroad. So grab a cup of coffee, tea or any drink of your choice and read on.

DO:

  1. Step out of your comfort zone and have the time of your life. Try as many new things as you can. Go bungee jumping, skydiving or river rafting. Our boring lives indeed need a dose of adventure at times.
Do try skydiving in Australia

Do try skydiving in Australia

DON’T:

2. It is difficult to escape homesickness once you’re miles away from your home. But trying to stay updated with what’s happening back home via social media is a rather dumb idea, it will result in more homesickness let alone solving the issue. You can exchange all sorts of gossips with your friends and family members once you get back home.

DO:

3. Although it’s like a sigh of relief when you find people belonging to your nation abroad and indeed you get along with them a lot better than the rest but do meet and interact with the locals from another country as well. They can tell you the best about the country, its culture, politics and social life.

DON’T:

4. Indeed studying abroad can be a bit expensive but believe me it’s worth it. A degree from Australia or Canada can catapult you to a life-long successful career. So stop worrying too much about the costs of studying abroad because at the end of the day you’ll be proud of your decision.

DO:

5. Once you’re in a new country, it’s important that you take steps to learn the national language of that particular country or any other language that you’re newly made friends are fluent in. It always works as a bonus when employers get to know that the candidate can speak in more than 2-3 languages.

For heaven sake ! Don't pack too much !!

For heaven sake ! Don’t pack too much !!

DON’T:

6. Please don’t pack too much and don’t carry too many suit cases. If you’re going abroad for studies, so definitely you’ll be there for a couple of years. So don’t pack those things that can you easily purchase in the host country. Don’t pack stuff like shampoos, soaps, tooth paste, hair gels, hair sprays etc. You never know you may find your new favorite hair gel in the host country.

Don't forget to capture your precious moments in the camera lens.

Don’t forget to capture your precious moments in the camera lens.

DO:

7. I know this one will going to sound a bit crazy but yes take as many photos as you can while you’re abroad. Take photos when you’re at Sydney Opera House or having a group study session with your friends. Because you know we all love to brag at times :P. On a serious note we all love to relive those precious moments once we pass them. So a photo album can send you to a great nostalgia trip anytime you want.

DON’T: 

8.  Indeed we all need a break from our hectic lives but partying every night is definitely not a smart choice. It’s very important that you make a formal budget plan that how you’re going to spend your money. Drinks and drugs may not only going to work as a hindrance in your career but one can also lose his credibility in front of his teachers and colleagues for good. 

Do try the local food. You never know which new cuisine becomes your next favorite !

Do try the local food. You never know which new cuisine becomes your next favorite !

DO:

9. Trying out new food is a lot like going on a treasure hunt. So do try the local food. You never know which new cuisine becomes your next favorite.

Anita Burgh once said in one of her novels that Australia is one of those countries that need to be visited at least once in your lifetime.  If you plan to visit Australia for higher education or for permanent migration so do contact AINiT Consultancy Services. AINiT CS is a registered and certified organization with the government of Australia and has sent over 700 students and professionals to Australia so far.

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Feel free to visit us at: http://www.ainit.net.au or email us at info@ainit.net , enqimmi@ainit.net and enqstudy@ainit.net.

Call us : 021-35883852-3-4 (Karachi Office).

+61 297596761 , +61 297596761 ( Sydney Office )

Official Website : http://www.ainit.net.au .

Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/AINiT-Consultancy-Services/197475990301838?ref=hl

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Written by Danish Maqsood

Published by AINiT’s Editorial Team


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Ms.Mehreen Faruqi – First Pakistani becomes an Australian Parliamentarian

Dr. Mehreen Faruqi, a Pakistani born migrant has become the first Pakistani to serve in the Australian Parliament. This is a great news for all the Pakistanis and a colossal achievement for the Pakistani migrants. Dr. Faruqi is not only the first Muslim but she is also the first Muslim women who will be serving in the Parliament of Australia.

Dr. Faruqi migrated to Australia way back in the year 1992 along with her family. From her twitter page, we got the information that she is an environmental engineer, climate change activist, proud union member and feminist. Dr. Mehreen Faruqi has been selected to represent New South Wales Greens, a center left party. The party is also the first and oldest parliament in New South Wales. Dr.Faruqi has replaced Cate Faehrmaan as the upper house MP of Greens. She will be taking her position in July 2013 and she has also told the media that she is part of “Greens” for the next 10 years.

Dr. Mehreen Faruqi

Dr. Mehreen Faruqi

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is very popular in the Pakistani community in Australia. Since her arrival in Australia, she has attended and participated in a number of events organized by the President of Pakistan Association of Australia, Mr. Iftikhar Rana.

When it was asked to Dr.Faruqi, she told us “I’m incredibly humbled by the support Greens members across NSW have given me, in selecting me to become their next Greens MP.

Mehreen Faruqi is highly passionate about working hard for the people of NSW and she says that she want to keep the momentum going and says she has been highly impressed by the sheer hardwork of the former MP of Greens Mr. Cate Faehrmaan in the protection of our national parks, combating for gender equality and equal marriage and the crusade for public transport.

Dr Mehreen Faruqi also works as an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales

Dr Mehreen Faruqi also works as an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales

Dr Mehreen Faruqi also works as an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Faruqi is a trained and experienced Environmental Engineer, sustainability expert and a community activist. Faruqi believes in putting her heart and soul in everything she does and she has had numerous senior positions in a number of universities, multinationals, local consultancies and has also worked within local government.

In 2009 Dr.Mehreen co-authored a book with Ronnie Harding and Carolyn Hendriks. The book is called “Environmental Decision-Making – Exploring Complexity and Context” which was well received by the critics and the audience. The book was published by the Federation Press .

In 2009 Dr.Mehreen co-authored a book with Ronnie Harding and Carolyn Hendriks. The book is called “Environmental Decision-Making – Exploring Complexity and Context”

In 2009 Dr.Mehreen co-authored a book with Ronnie Harding and Carolyn Hendriks. The book is called “Environmental Decision-Making – Exploring Complexity and Context”

Since her migration from Pakistan, Mehreen has worked day and night and has made a name for herself. She says that raising a family and working at the same time has been a hectic job for her but she’s extremely happy with what she has achieved. Dr. Mehreen is currently living in Alexandaria Sydney.

The inspiring story of Dr.Mehreen is a living evidence that Australia is a non-racist and migrant friendly country and it’s indeed a land of opportunities. The uplifting story of Mehreen can put a permanent full stop on all the fallacies that says that racism exist in Australia. Hence, we look forward to see more “Mehreens” in our coming future.

Anita Burgh once said in one of her novels that Australia is one of those countries that need to be visited at least once in your lifetime.  If you plan to visit Australia for higher education or for permanent migration so do contact AINiT Consultancy Services. AINiT CS is a registered and certified organization with the government of Australia and has sent over 700 students and professionals to Australia so far.

AINiT CS Logo

Feel free to visit us at: http://www.ainit.net.au or email us at info@ainit.net , enqimmi@ainit.net and enqstudy@ainit.net.

Call us : 021-35883852-3-4 (Karachi Office).

+61 297596761 , +61 297596761 ( Sydney Office )

Official Website : http://www.ainit.net.au .

Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/AINiT-Consultancy-Services/197475990301838?ref=hl

LinkedIn Page:

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Written by Danish Maqsood

Published by AINiT’s Editorial Team