May 18 2016

British Expat Pensioners in Australia returning to UK

Rise in British Expat Pensioners in Australia returning to UK A news story about British Expat pensioners in Australia having to return home to the UK because they can’t afford health care is in a Telegraph news article. The article quotes: “Increasing premiums for essential medical cover in Australia are forcing some retired British expats …

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May 18 2016

Frozen British Pensions

How do Frozen British Pensions Affect You? With the EU referendum coming up in the UK soon, there is talk about how bad it will be for UK pensioners, living overseas, who will lose the annual Pension Increase, if the UK leaves Europe. Those who left the UK over 15 years ago cannot vote in …

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May 18 2016

Naritas Finance Home Loans For New Migrants

Naritas Finance: Home Loans For New Migrants Naritas Finance offer Loans For New Migrants & Overseas Borrowers. Cost-Effective & Professional Solutions For People With Visa & FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board) Considerations. Acceptable visas include: Permanent: 100,103,115,116,120,121,124,132,143,155,157,176,186,187 & 200,201,203,204 & 857. Temporary: 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165 & 300, 302, 309, 310 & …

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May 18 2016

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways flying from Australia Qatar Airways now have new daily services from Adelaide flying the newest and most luxurious aircraft – the Airbus A350 XWB. Adelaide is the fourth Australian city in the Qatar Airways network after Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Qatar Airways Airfares quoted on 18 May 2016 were: $1,510 Adelaide to Birmingham …

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May 17 2016

Speeding Penalty for 222 kph in a 100 zone

222 kph in a 100kph zone followed by Police helicopter On the morning of 14th May 2016 the Police helicopter Pol Air 2 tracked a motorcycle allegedly travelling westbound at 222 kilometres per hour (138 mph) in a 100 kph zone (62 mph) on the Ipswich Motorway in Queensland. A 22-year-old was issued with a …

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May 06 2016

Australian British Universities – Top Ten

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016
Rankings for British and Australian Universities, extracted from the THE Rankings
Britain takes 8 places with Australia taking 2 places, in combined top ten UK-AUS.

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May 04 2016

Australian Interest Rates – Reserve Bank of Australia

The Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate The Australian cash rate is the overnight money market interest rate. It is used as the interest rate on unsecured overnight loans between banks. 4th May 2016 RBA Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective …

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May 03 2016

RBA Lowers Cash rate to 1.75%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowers the Cash rate At its meeting today, 3 May 2016, the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent. http://www.rba.gov.au/

May 03 2016

Birth Control Pill Costs in Australia

A guide to the standard costs of Birth Control Pill options in Australia

The Birth Control Pill can cost from just $2.38 per month, but can be higher, such as $22.67 pm) depending on brand, and quantity bought at a time.
A Valid Australian Prescription Is Required for the Birth Control Pill.

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Apr 30 2016

Expats lose the Right to vote in Referendum

Only resident British Citizens, and those who have left Britain behind and chosen to emigrate to another country within the last 15 years will be allowed to help shape what happens in Britain.

The referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016

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Apr 22 2016

Petrol Prices: Australia and UK, April 2016

A comparison of Petrol prices between UK and Australia

Actual Prices of Unleaded Petrol on 22nd April 2016…

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Apr 15 2016

Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) & Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
Costs and Conditions

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Mar 24 2016

Driving during Easter in Australia

2016 Easter REPORTED Cumulative Total: 38,423 RBT’s performed with 214 Drink Driving Positives = 5.57 per 1,000 drivers

During the 2015 five-day Easter period police conducted 97,141 breath tests with 361 drink drivers returning a positive reading.
That is 3.7 drunk drivers in every 1,000 tested.

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Mar 09 2016

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements Under the Migration Act, your sponsor is required to meet a number of obligations which ensure that you are provided with appropriate terms and conditions of employment. These obligations require your employer to: provide you with equivalent pay to that of any Australian employee who has the …

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Mar 05 2016

Father’s Day 2016

It is Father’s Day in the UK on Sunday, 19th June 2016 It is Father’s Day in Australia on Sunday, 4th September 2016 It is NOT an official holiday. On July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the United States first Father’s Day. In 1966, the US President, Lyndon B. …

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Feb 29 2016

Dummies Book series

The “For Dummies” series available at 30% off RRP for the entire month of March 2016   Books such as: 2015-16 Tax for Australians, For Dummies Windows 10 for Seniors, For Dummies Making Youtube Videos, For Dummies

Feb 26 2016

Weather Extremes in Australia 2015

The highest temperature recorded in Australia during 2015 was 49.2 °C at Roebourne Aero on 21 Feb 2015.
The coldest temperature recorded in Australia during 2015 was -12.8 °C at Perisher Valley on 4 Aug 2015.
Sydney had both the hottest and coldest record days compared to Brisbane, whilst Melbourne exceeded Sydney on both.

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Feb 26 2016

Gender Equality in Australia

How is Gender Equality working in Australia ?
2015 Median starting salary – Bachelor Degree graduates (2015)
$55,000 Males
$53,000 Females

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Feb 26 2016

Average Earnings in Australia November 2015

Average Earnings (Full Time) in Australia rose to $80,927 per year in November 2015
Males $87,807 Annual
Females $69,981 Annual

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Feb 26 2016

Australian Unemployment Rates by State: January 2016

In January 2016 South Australia had the highest unemployment rate in Australia, followed closely by Queensland.
Australian Unemployment rates for January 2016
6.3% Unemployment rate looked for full-time work, Males, Original
7.7% Unemployment rate looked for full-time work, Females, Original

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