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An Introduction to Workplace Culture in Australia

Workplace culture is a description of how people behave at work together. Whether this is in Australia or some other place around the world, the culture of a workplace obviously depends on what sort of workplace it is! Workplace culture in a hospital, for example, is going to be very different from a remote livestock farm or an inner city courier firm.

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You May Need a NAATI Certified Divorce Certificate Translation in Australia

Personal documents are required to be presented whenever a prospective migrant or visitor to Australia applies for a visa. The only exceptions are for short-term visitor visa waivers, known as ETAs, which are usually applied online and normally quickly processed without any need to provide supporting documents. The list of personal documents required varies somewhat from visa to visa, but usually almost includes birth, marriage, and divorce certificates, police criminal record checks, medical examination reports, and English language proficiency test results.

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What Are The Challenges In Translating Contracts?

Contracts and agreements between two individuals, businesses, or government agencies are standard practice. In an increasingly globalized world, these contracts and agreements frequently have to be prepared, checked, and signed by parties who do not necessarily share the same language. That means that the contracts and agreements must be first fully translated accurately before they can be used.

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Multilingual Typesetting: What is it and What Are Its Challenges?

What is multilingual typesetting?

Multilingual typesetting is a task required after the translation of text from one language to another. It is particularly necessary if the text is to be displayed on phones or mobile devices, such as apps, or on any kind of marketing material. It is in these situations where discrepancies in typesetting during the natural translation process can seem offputting to readers. 

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Australian Work-Visa Types

Like most countries, Australia restricts the right to work and live in the country to its own citizens and permanent residents. Permanent residents are not yet Australian citizens but are citizens of other countries who have acquired the status of permanent residence in Australia. This allows them to do almost everything that an Australian citizen can do apart from standing for a state or federal parliamentary position (MP), voting, or working for an Australian government office.

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What is a Police Clearance Certificate and Why Do You Need It?

Police clearance certificates also called police checks, or criminal record checks may be requested if you apply for a visa, or for employment, even volunteering, in many countries. These certificates are typically issued by national police departments or justice departments depending on the country of issue. It is important to find out if you need a police clearance certificate whenever you apply to move to another country or if you are applying for a job. Occasionally, you may need a fingerprint check (e.g. when registering as a teacher in New Zealand and you have worked in Australia previously), but usually, the certificate just lists any criminal records or not you have had.

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Guide to Translation of Medical Reports for Insurance Claims

Why medical reports are important for insurance claims

Unless you have private medical insurance or travel insurance when you travel away from your own country, you don’t normally have to bother about medical records and medical reports. They definitely will exist and will be recorded somewhere, possibly just with a G.P., or a hospital or medical centre or even a national health database, such as Medicare (in Australia). If you do have private medical insurance or have had an injury or illness overseas and have travel insurance, you may want to make an insurance claim. That’s when the insurer will want to see medical reports compiled by whoever treated you, whether that was a doctor, a medical centre or a hospital.

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What are the Most Spoken Languages in Australia?

Australia is a combination of relatively small populations of indigenous people, the descendants of mainly European migrants and many relatively recent migrants from all parts of the world who speak a myriad of different languages. It is worth noting that there are many different indigenous languages, which are typically not related. Also, there are now relatively few indigenous people in Australia who are fluent in their own language.

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Top Proofreading Tips for Translated Documents

What is proofreading?

Effective proofreading techniques are necessary whenever new text is created, whether these are fictional stories, medical documents or correspondence. Translated documents must also be proofread before being released to the client wanting the translations done for them.

Proofreading is part of a wider process of maintaining accuracy in any type of text. It should not be confused with copyediting or editing which may accompany proofreading.

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Everything you need to know about Patent Translation Services

What is patent translation?

Manufacturers or inventers of new products often decide to protect their product from someone else copying their design and taking advantage of the time and money which had been invested in the research and development stage. This usually involves applying for a patent, which once granted, prevents the design being used by anyone else unless permission is granted. The only snag in the current sales and marketing environment is that patents are normally only valid in the jurisdiction where it was granted. If the product is sold in any other country, the original patent may be invalid, which creates the possibility that the design can be easily copied and sold without being able to do anything to stop it. Unfortunately for the developer or manufacturer this means that patents need to be applied for in the countries where the product is marketed. 

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