Author: Mariantonietta Rasulo

10.10.17

The Nonna that has conquered the web

Her Facebook page has nearly 300,000 followers from all over the world; her videos on Youtube are widely clicked: she is known as the web’s best ever Nonna. She’s a little over a metre tall and 80 years old but her smile and charisma are explosive. So is her attitude to certain things; tattoos is … Continue reading The Nonna that has conquered the web

31.07.17

Yes, the world is truly small!

How two “paesani” from a little town in Basilicata happened to meet unexpectedly for the first time in a Queensland holiday suburb How many times in life have you said “com’è piccolo il mondo!” (what a small world!). It is a common refrain that I recently found myself saying out loud yet again. A couple … Continue reading Yes, the world is truly small!

05.04.17

Medicare for Italian temporary residents and visitors

THE COMPASS OF OUR RIGHTS The healthcare system in Australia – Medicare – is of a high standard. It is no surprise that the country’s population claims one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Medicare is available to all Australian citizens, permanent residents and foreigners with certain limitations. As far as Italians are … Continue reading Medicare for Italian temporary residents and visitors

20.01.17

The 88 days at farms. Dreams, hopes and delusions of the young Italians

88 days, few less than three months, are required to apply for a farm job to get the renewal of the second Working Holiday visa. Three months not necessary to have the opportunity to stay in the country for another year and to “live the dream”. These are days of hard work, struggle, loneliness, sometimes … Continue reading The 88 days at farms. Dreams, hopes and delusions of the young Italians

31.08.16

The compass of our right

What students or temporary residents should know before leasing a dwelling The first step for students or temporary residents after their arrival in Australia is finding a place to live in – usually a single room, a room to share or, for those who can afford it, an apartment or a house. Often, the rush to … Continue reading The compass of our right

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