Dec 01 2016

Yomojo Mobile Phone in Australia

Yomojo Unlimited plans are available from $19.90 per month (December 2016) giving:
Unlimited Calls + Unlimited Texts + 2GB data

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Nov 20 2016

457 Visa Occupations

457 Visa Program Review There are currently 650 job types on the 457 visa program, and these are set to be cut by the Australian Government. Various job types that are no longer ‘in demand’ should be removed from the list. The most nominated occupations for the primary 457 visa holders at 30th June 2015 …

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Nov 19 2016

457 Visa Changes November 2016

Australian 457 Visa Change November 2016 Australia has announced changes to the ‘457 visa’ programme for skilled foreign workers to limit their ability to look for another job after their official employment ends. Foreign workers on a 457 visa will only now be able to stay in Australia for 60 days after their employment ends …

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Oct 31 2016

Australian Tax on Overseas Purchases

When buying goods from overseas their is a consideration for Import duty and taxes for those goods. There is also a processing charge for making an Import Declaration.
However, their is an exception for low value imports. For imports with a value of under AUD1,000, you do not have to pay duty and taxes, unless the goods are: tobacco, tobacco products and alcohol.

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Oct 28 2016

House and Land Packages in Australia

What is a House and Land Package There are many Home Builders in Australia that will pre-arrange House and Land Packages. A House and Land Package is often where the Builder, or developer, buys the land and builds the house in advance, and it can be ready for occupation earlier than other buying methods. Some of …

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Oct 24 2016

Religion Comparison Australia – UK

In 2001 about 15.0% of the British population were not religious, and this rose to 26.13% by 2011.
In 2001 about 15.5% of the Australian population were not religious, and this rose to 22.3% by 2011.

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Oct 23 2016

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost?
The costs for an Australian Birth Certificate varies depending on the state of registration, and vary between $31.80 and $53.00 for a standard certificate. Commemorative birth certificates are charged extra, if required.

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Oct 23 2016

How much does it cost to become an Australian citizen

The Cost to Become an Australian citizen
Being born in Australia as an Australian citizen generally has no cost, other than the birth certificate cost, but for Migrants who wish to apply for Citizenship, and for Australians born outside Australia, there are some small costs.
The Australian Citizenship Fees from 1st January 2016 are:
$285.00 Australian citizenship – General eligibility

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Oct 21 2016

Australian Citizenship Residency Requirements

Australian Citizenship Four Year Residency Requirement From 1 July 2010 all citizenship applicants will need to meet the following residence requirement at the time they apply for Australian citizenship. You must have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for 4 years immediately before applying, including 1 year as a permanent resident, and …

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Oct 12 2016

Population Density of Australia in 2015

In 2015 the Population Density of Australia has risen to 3.2 people per Sq km.
Queensland has a population density of 2.8 per SqKm, Western Australia has a population density of 1.03 per SqKm, Northern Territory has a population density of 0.2 per SqKm, South Australia has a population density of 1.7 per SqKm, ACT has a population density of 173.3 per SqKm, New South Wales has a population density of 9.6 per SqKm, Victoria has a population density of 26.6 per SqKm, Tasmania has a population density of 7.7 per SqKm.

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Oct 11 2016

FTSE 250 Index Before and After Brexit

The UK FTSE 250 Index rises by over 20% in the 4 months from Brexit to October 2016.
The UK FTSE 100 Index rises by over 18% in the 4 months from Brexit to October 2016.

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Sep 30 2016

British Pound Before and After Brexit

Between January 1st 2016 and the 23rd May 2016, one month BEFORE Brexit (23rd June 2016), the GBP experienced an FX drop to every country below of between 7.43% and 14.74%

Between January 1st 2016 and the 30th September 2016, 3 months AFTER Brexit, the drops are between 15.58% and 29.71%

The changes from the week before Brexit to the 30th September 2016 are between 7.23% and 19.33%

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Sep 28 2016

Immigration Form 968i

The Form 968i is information about Return documents for Australian citizens and permanent residents.
The border website for this now quotes: “Note: This form has been removed and the information is now available on the website.”
The Form refers to a page called Returned Documents

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Sep 24 2016

Australian Driving Test: Theory Practice Test

Learner’s Theory Tests can be practiced online.

Getting ready to learn to drive?
To check if you are ready for your driver knowledge test take the practice driver knowledge test for learner rivers.

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Sep 22 2016

How Much does an Eye Test Cost in Australia

The Cost of an Eye Examination in Australia Eye Tests are covered under Medicare and for a long time most Optometrists Bulk Billed for basic eye examinations, which means we didn’t have to pay anything. Medicare used to pay the optometrist 85% of the scheduled fee that is set by the Government and that was normally …

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Sep 12 2016

Median House Prices March 2016

The median prices for Established Houses varied between $268,000 for Tasmania (excluding Hobart) and $825,000 for Sydney, NSW.
The Capital City median Established House prices varied between $356,500 Hobart, Tas. and $825,000 for Sydney, NSW.
The State Median Established House prices (excluding the Capital City) varied between $268,000 for Tasmania and $420,100 for Queensland.

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Sep 10 2016

Mortgage Payments and Interest Rates

With Interest Rates at record lows, many people are scrambling to buy houses, and take advantage of low mortgage repayments, but what happens when rates begin to normalise again?

With todays RBA Cash Rate of just 1.5%, it is possible to borrow money at around 4%. The repayment at that rate may seem reasonable, but, what if that monthly repayment doubles? How would you cope then?

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Sep 08 2016

Pool Fencing Laws in Australia

Australian Standard AS 1926.1: Fencing for Swimming Pools applies for all Swimming Pools in Australia.
However, individual States may also have some additional rules, to ensure compliance with the Standard.

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Aug 30 2016

Renting a Property in Australia

Property Rentals in Australia   RealEstate.com.au provide listings for most property rentals in Australia that are registered with Real Estate Agents Domain.com.au are another similar listing agent

Aug 25 2016

Woolworths Australia pulling out of Home Hardware market

Woolworths is pulling out of the Australian Home Hardware market Woolworths is closing its Masters stores, at a book- loss of $3.2 billion.  Financials have quoted it as a discontinued operation with a final post-tax $3.2 billion loss. Woolworths is selling its Home Timber and Hardware business to the group that owns the rival Mitre 10. Woolworths …

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