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Dilshan and Yusharni Perera Story (Coober Pedy) and Irfan and Sobia Hashmi (Flinders Ranges Region) Stories

Seeing opportunity through adversity has carried Irfan and Sobia, both pharmacists, throughout their lives, from their homeland in Pakistan to the Flinders Ranges region in South Australia.
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Two Wells and Barossa Region

The region is the heart of Australia's foremost wine making state, with more than 20% of Australia's wine made in the region, contributing $660 million to the regional economy and 5,000 full time jobs, which represented 24 per cent of the regional total. The region also produces significant quantities of cereal, fruit, vegetables, forest products, pigs and poultry.

The region has strong in-ward population migration and has a larger than average concentration of younger people and a slightly smaller than average share of persons aged between 15 to 64 years. Over 48 per cent of all persons aged 15 or over held some form of non-school qualification with participation in tertiary education increasing by 9 per cent in recent years.

The top five contributors to total employment in the region are manufacturing, retail trade, agriculture, forestry, health and community services and education and training. The region has three country hospitals - Tanunda, Angaston and Kapunda, and one District hospital in Gawler. There are two colleges of Technical and Further Education (Nuriootpa and Gawler) and the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide which is known for its agricultural research, veterinary school and equine hospital.
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Visit the Murraylands and Riverland Regions

Whether you want to relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday, explore the backwaters and creeks of Australia’s greatest waterway or simply drop a line and enjoy a spot of fishing, the region is the place to relax and rejuvenate.
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Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is located inland in the south east of Australia within the state of New South Wales. It is The ACT came into existence following the Federation of Australia in 1901 and the decision that territory would be ceded to the Commonwealth of Australia by the states to provide for the seat of Federal Government.

The Australian Capital Territory covers an area of approximately 2,350 square kilometres that includes a small area of land adjacent to Jervis Bay on the coast of New South Wales. The ACT is currently home to a population of around 360,000 people.

Canberra, the capital of Australia, is the only city in the ACT. The remainder of the Territory comprises farmland that is primarily used for the grazing of cattle, dairy farming and growing crops. There are also a number of vineyards within the Territory. Namadgi National Park, a large mountainous area is also located in the ACT as is a section of Murrumbidgee River.

The ACT’s climate consists of four distinct seasons with hot, dry summers and cold and frosty winters the norm. The surrounding mountains are often snow covered in the winter and crisp foggy mornings are common place. The ACT is generally acknowledged as very picturesque and the wide-open spaces and mountain regions give it a unique character and beauty.

The Australian Capital Territory has its own Legislative Assembly for the internal government of the Territory. The Assembly has responsibility for local government matters as well as some jurisdiction for wider matters that are generally the responsibility of State Governments. However, the Legislative Assembly does not have the full legislative independence accorded other Australian State Governments, an outcome of its status as Australia’s capital territory.

Canberra

Canberra is Australia’s capital city and home to the Australian Parliament. It came into existence following the Federation of Australia in 1901. Canberra is a fully planned city, designed by the American architects, Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Griffin. The city’s design is unique and based on geometric shapes in alignment with a number of distinctive topographical features that surround the capital. Lake Burley Griffin is a key feature of this design.

Canberra has a population of approximately 360,000 people and is the largest inland city in Australia. It is the location of many of Australia’s most significant institutions including the High Court of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian National University, National Museum, National Library and Australian Defence Force Academy.

Canberra’s population is generally young, well educated and upwardly mobile. Crime rates are lower than in the rest of Australia and Canberrans are generally regarded as maintaining a keen interest in the arts and world affairs. Canberra offers its residents a rich and diverse cultural life with theatre productions, music events including folk festivals and annual outdoor concerts, nightclubs, cinemas and Australia’s major cultural institutions all readily accessible.

The city also offers its residents excellent sport and recreational facilities, including water sports on Lake Burley Griffin and, during the winter, many Canberrans take advantage of their close proximity to the snowfields of the Australian alps.

Canberra’s health facilities are not surprisingly world class. The city has two major public hospitals, the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital. Both are major teaching hospitals with excellent reputations for the quality of health care they provide. In addition, there are three private hospitals, the Calvary John James Hospital, the National Capital Private Hospital and the Calvary Private Hospital, each a major health care provider in its own right.

Further, there’s a range of aged care services and a number of health care centres as well as general practitioner services available to the general population.

Economy

The city’s population includes the public servants employed by the Australian Government and, as such, Canberra’s average weekly income is the highest in Australia. Currently, Average Weekly Earnings in Canberra stand at just over A$1645 per week.

Further, unemployment in the ACT is generally lower than the national average, again a reflection of Canberra’s status as the national capital.

House prices in Canberra are, perhaps not unexpectedly, higher than the Australian average. Recently however, the housing affordability index for Canberra has approached historic highs as a result of falling prices accompanied by very low interest rates. With the likelihood of significant reductions in the numbers of public servants employed by the Federal Government, this trend may well either continue or at least hold for some time.

Activity in the local economy, including employment opportunities, is largely dependent on the expenditure of federal public servants. Public Administration and Safety is the Territory’s largest industry sector.

The services sector, retail, hospitality, recreation and entertainment as well as housing and construction and ancillary services are driven by the presence of such a large number of public sector employees.

The education and health sectors also provide a significant stimulus to the local economy.

Education

Canberra is home to the Australian National University, one of the country’s most prestigious tertiary institutions and one of the world’s leading universities. The University of Canberra is also located in the city. Additionally, the Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College, Duntroon are located in Canberra.

The Australian Catholic University has a campus in Canberra, as does Charles Sturt University. Vocational tertiary education is available through the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Additionally, Canberra has a highly developed network of pre-school, primary and secondary school facilities, both through the public education system and through various private school organisations.

In summary, the educational facilities available in Canberra are excellent as is the equality of the education provided.

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University College London (Adelaide)

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University College London, Australia is an integral part of University College London (UCL) – one of the foremost academic institutions in the world. UCL is a true academic powerhouse, currently ranked fourth in the QS World University Rankings 2013, with no fewer than 21 Nobel Prize winners within our community. UCL Australia is UCL's first overseas campus (offering post-graduate and executive education in the areas of minerals, energy and natural resources) and we are the first British university to establish a campus in Australia.

 A research-led university, UCL places particular emphasis on working with industry, government, and other university partners to ensure the research generated by the UCL community is used to address major issues facing society today. Our research is interdisciplinary, linking the three units within UCL Australia – the UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia, the International Energy Policy Institute and the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Australia). 

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Tafe South Australia

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Tafe South Australia is Government owned and is the largest provider of vocational education and training (VET) in South Australia. Tafe South Australia is at the forefront of developing South Australia’s future workforce and over the past 30 years has helped more than one million students to realise their dream careers. TAFE South Australia is widely recognised for its excellence in delivering nationally accredited and internationally regarded qualifications. A Tafe South Australia qualification is a valuable asset wherever your career takes you.

Tafe South Australia courses are developed in conjunction with business and industry ensuring that skills are relevant and prepare students for successful careers. Lecturers are highly experienced and qualified in their field. The skills that are taught are practical and current to industry standards. 

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  • Vineyard Workshop Mechanic (Murraylands and Riverland Region) 2 July Local employer is seeking someone with good knowledge of mechanical duties for mechanical repairs in their workshop. The successful applicant will be required to work on various vineyard machinery such as grape harvesters, trucks and tractors and also capable of working on their vineyard. Applicants must be physically fit, willing to work flexible hours and have a 'can-do' attitude.
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  • Two Permanent General Practitioners - Chinchilla (Health Workforce Queensland) The practice is looking for two Dr’s for a start and one nurse. This will increase as patient lists increase. There will be a Sr. receptionist and a Jr. receptionist plus a Practice manager.
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  • Early Childhood Teacher Job (Horsham, Victoria) Applications Close: 7 July The successful candidate will lead our 30 place of 3-5 year-old Kindergarten Room and will partner with our educators, families and the local community to provide the highest quality early education and care to the children attending our service.
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