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Need a Visa for Australia ?

Not sure which visa to apply for ? The Australian Government immigration website now has the FIND A VISA WIZARD at: Answer the questions and the wizard will point you in the right direction…

Immigration Rule Changes

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Books about Australia

There are many books about Australia, and"" and both have an excellent choice. Some of these are a must read for people wanting to find out more about Australia.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia: BookDepository UK and USA

Indefinite Australian Re Entry Visa

Emailed Question: I am a travel agent and have a client with British Passport. he has a re entry visa into Aust. indefinitely but he has recently had to renew his passport.  does he have to apply for a new re entry visa for his new passport or can he just carry his expiry passport …

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Allsorts of Sweets – Gold Coast

Allsorts of Sweets on the Gold Coast Allsorts of Sweets Paradise Shopping Centre (under the big guitar at Hard Rock) Cavill Mall Surfers Paradise Queensland Contact: Tel: 07 5592 6559 Web: Information: x

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Poverty Line in Australia now $43,711 per year for Household

Poverty Line in Australia now $43,711 per year for couple with 2 children. From the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for 2012: To be considered “below the poverty line”, the incomes must be BELOW: $840.60 per week: Couple with 2 children $43,711 per year $640.40 per week: Lone parent with 2 children $33,301 per year …

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2015 Queensland State Election Result

Queensland 2015 State Election Result: FINAL

The Final Results for the 2015 Queensland State Election With 2,679,874 votes submitted, and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) getting 37.47% of the Primary vote, they appear to have won 49.44% of the seats available. The Liberal National Party (LNP) with 41.32% of the primary vote, get only 47.19% of the seats. The remaining parties, with …

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Valentines Day

Don’t forget Valentines Day… – Cards – Flowers

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Help with a British passport

Hello. I am hoping for some some help or guidance in a mater. I am applying for my first British passport. It has been declined because both my GPs, who are the only people I have known for the 2 years required feel it is an invasion of there privacy, Supplying a colour copy of …

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2015 QLD Election Seats by Primary Vote

2015 Queensland Election Results at Noon 1st Feb 2015

Queensland Election results for the 2015 State Election  With the LNP getting a  majority of Votes from Queensland voters, how does ALP win the election? Primary Votes: 856,169 LNP 795,246 Australian Labor Party 174,001 The Greens 103,769 Palmer United Party 37,545 Katter’s Australian Party 24,424 Family First Party 19,795 One Nation 77,248 Other Candidates Votes …

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Sending International SMS or Text message from Australia

Sending International SMS or Text message from Australia To send a message to an International number you need to +CountryCode before the number, and remove the leading zero. eg: Using the Mobile number of 0414 141 414  0414141414 would need to be entered as ‘+441414141414′ using the country code of +44 for UK The + sign …

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Labor leader admits drink-driving convictions

Labor leader Luke Foley admits drink-driving convictions Mr Foley, the NSW State Labor Party leader has admitted the offences to News Corp, saying he was caught by random breath tests, once at age 23 in 1993, and again in 2007. 1993 Mr Foley said he blew about .07 after leaving a party and his licence …

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Cadbury Creme Egg: Changes to chocolate taste

Cadbury Creme Egg A Cadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate product produced in the shape of an egg. The product consists of a thick milk chocolate shell, housing a white and yellow fondant filling which mimics the albumen and yolk of a real egg. Cadbury Creme Egg recipe change angers chocolate lovers January 13, 2015 …

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Adelaide New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Adelaide New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 Adelaide city with have two fireworks displays on 31st December 2015. The first at 9:00pm will last for about 10 minutes, whilst the Midnight one should last about 15 minutes. The Adelaide city fireworks display will be set off from Torrens footbridge for first time.

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Perth New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 Perth and the vibrant suburb of Northbridge will be hosting a New Years Eve spectacular, an outdoor event that starts at 6:00pm featuring live music on 3 stages, acrobats, dancing and more, all the way up until the 2015 countdown.

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Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 The Brisbane New Years Eve fireworks weigh 5 tonnes and are made up of around 30,000 pyrotechnic effects, fired off from 3 barges and 3 city rooftops during both displays. In addition, the Story Bridge also acts as a special centerpiece on New Years Eve, sparkling with countless bright …

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Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015   The Sydney New Years Eve fireworks weigh 7 tonnes and are made up of around 11,000 shells, 100,000 pyrotechnic effects and 25,000 shooting comets. There will be THREE firework displays: 9:00pm, 10:40pm and midnight. The new 10:30 event is called “the Inspire Moment” and will be a 90 …

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More than 62,000 people living illegally in Australia, with Britain FOURTH highest.

Britain has the FOURTH highest number of Illegal Overstayers in Australia, Britain is 4th behind China, Malaysia and the USA according to Australia’s Migration Trends 2012–13 report. Australian Visitor Visa Overstayers by number in 2013 7,690 People’s Republic of China. DOWN -4.71% compared to 2011 6,420 Malaysia. UP   50.70% compared to 2011 5,220 United States of …

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Motoring Offences Christmas Day 2014 in Queensland

Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign Statistics from the Queensland Poilce for the 24-hour period to midnight on Christmas Day: 6,311 random breath tests 30 roadside drug tests 56 people drink-driving 5 positive tests for drug Highest Speed offence: 155kph in an 80kph zone on Double Jump Rd at Redland Bay. Highest Drink Driving offence: 0.378 …

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iPhone 6 prices Dec 2014

iPhone 6 on Vodafone Australia

Costs of an iPhone 6 Vodafone Plan in December 2014  Current prices at: Vodafone Vodafone Price Changes from 2nd January 2015 iPhone 6 16GB $103.00 on $80 Plan over 24 months iPhone 6 64GB $104.00 on $100 Plan over 24 months iPhone 6 128GB $109.00 on $100 Plan over 24 months iPhone 6 Plus 16GB $102.00 …

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British Embassy in Australia

Britain has a High Commission in Canberra and Consulate Generals in the main States of Australia   British High Commission Canberra Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: 02 6270 6666 British Consulate Brisbane Level 9 100 Eagle Street Brisbane QLD 4000 07 3223 3200 British Consulate-General Melbourne Consul-General: Mr Gareth Hoar 17th Floor, 90 …

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Sydney House Prices 2002-2014

Sydney House Prices 2002 to 2014

The median values of Freestanding Houses in Sydney between 2002 and 2014 The Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the Sydney Median House price has risen from $365,000 in March 2002 to $702,000 in March 2014. This is a rise of 92.33% in 12 years. This work outs at an average annual rise of 5.6%. Some figures …

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Vodafone Price changes from 2nd January 2015

Vodafone Australia Price changes from 2nd January 2015 Vodafone Australia are changing some prices of phones on various call plans, as detailed below from the beginning of 2015.  See more Vodafone Offers at: Vodafone iPhone 6 16GB Price changes from $8 to $10 on $70 Plan over 24 months from $4 to $3 on $80 …

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