Migration to Australia is not on the cards for now, because of travel restrictions that Australia has imposed to contain the Covid-19 epidemic in that country, but that shouldn’t stop you considering just why Australia has become one of the most sought over destinations for thousands of people who are looking for a new life in a desirable location. This article explores what some of the reasons are that explain Australia’s attraction for migrants.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the German translation industry worldwide. On the one hand, German as a language is spoken by around 100 million people worldwide and in countries that have a lot of economic and political clout, but the language itself is not a recognised international language. This has something to do with the history of Germany itself and its attempt in the nineteenth century to grab parts of the world as colonies. This is how countries like Britain and France joined Spain and Portugal as temporary colonial masters of large parts of the world.
It may seem premature to talk about expanding your business at a time when much of the world’s economic system has been severely hampered by the spread of Covid-19. Some businesses may never survive. Many have taken a direct hit and others have gone into hibernation. International travel is almost completely suspended. International tourism, even domestic travel and tourism has been decimated.
Most translators enjoy translating for the tourist industry. It gives them the opportunity to be creative with their translation. Not only that but translators get the chance to read and learn about some of the most interesting tourist destinations when they are preparing the translations. This doesn’t mean that translating for the tourist industry is an easy way to make money, as this is not necessarily the case. It does have its own challenges.
German English translation is an important industry in Australia. Most professional translators in Australia are accredited with a national body called the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). This is because a lot of translation work needed for employers and government agencies must be completed and certified by a NAATI accredited translator. It doesn’t mean that a non accredited translator cannot find work in the German translation industry, but the work available would be more limited and less lucrative.
If you are the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen you may be able to apply for a partner visa which will allow you and any dependent children to live, study and work in Australia. There are two visa categories: temporary (subclass 820) and permanent (subclass 801). You apply for both visa categories together at the same time and pay a single fee. Normally, your temporary partner visa is granted first once your application has been approved, but the permanent visa takes longer.
Modern Australia has been built on migration. Its first inhabitants came to the island continent in several waves of migration up to 60,000 years ago. Most of this migration is thought to have occurred across the relatively narrow gap between what is now the Northern Territory coastline of Arnhem Land and Timor in present-day Indonesia.
Overall in the translation community, there is no doubt that a translator who is a native speaker has a bigger vocabulary and through intuition knows more about the use of syntax. They also have a feel for nuances and other stylistic differences found in their language.