Advantages of Living in a Secure Society
Australia is a secure and prosperous society. Social and governmental institutions are well organised and stable, there is high degree of social harmony across all levels of society, and as a result there are low levels of crime. In addition the Australian Government provides a system of support to citizens and permanent residents that protect both vulnerable individuals and the wider society.
Hospitals and health services
All Australian citizens and permanent residents have access to the free public health system consisting of world class hospitals, well trained doctors, and subsidized medicines. The system is called Medicare, and is financed through a progressive tax system.
Social Security System
Australia has a system of social security that provides economic and other kinds of support to vulnerable people within the community. Government agencies provide assistance to pensioners, disabled people, the sick, and unemployed. In addition there are a number of supports that the Government provides to families through subsided child care and tax breaks and cash payments for families with children.
The Australian Government has a system of free and compulsory education for all students until the age of 15 years. Participation and the attaining of high school qualifications is a high priority for the Government, and this is reflected in the high graduate rates of students.
Entry to universities is competitive and based on academic results. Universities are state owned and while it does not cost anything to attend university students start paying university fees after they graduate and start earning an income of at least AUD$29,984 per annum. These fees are paid through the tax system. This system is designed so that everyone has access to superior education regardless of income.
To discover whether you are eligible for a Skilled or Student Work visa that will allow you to migrate to or study in Australia, we invite you to take e-Key, VisAustralia’s free on-line self assessment system or to book a consultation with one of our expert migration lawyers.