Jan 27 2016

Participants wanted for New TV Documentary Series – Families Moving to Oz

TV Production Company Seeks You! New Documentary Series – Families Moving to Oz Ricochet are currently making a new documentary programme about people moving to Australia. It will be six one hour episodes and each programme would follow a family in the final build-up before they move, their arrival in Australia and first year of their …

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Jan 25 2016

Star Wars at Bookdepository

Star Wars Books at Bookdepository with FREE delivery to Australia Prices at 25 January 2016 (check any price changes by selecting the book link direct to www.bookdepository.com) A$23.76 Star Wars: the Force Awakens Visual Dictionary A$19.40 Star Wars the Force Awakens: Before the Awakening A$25.21 Star Wars: the Force Awakens Incredible Cross Sections A$25.66 Star Wars: …

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Jan 15 2016

Australian Unemployment Rates by State. November 2015

Unemployment Rates by State and Territory, November 2015 In November 2015 South Australia had the highest unemployment rate of all the States and Territories in Australia. Unemployment rates in November 2015 4.30% Northern Territory 5.20% Australian Capital Territory 5.20% New South Wales 5.90% Queensland 6.20% Victoria 6.60% Western Australia 6.60% Tasmania 7.30% South Australia Reported …

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Dec 13 2015

Do You Miss British Telly ?

Do You miss British Television in Australia? If you have found ways to watch it, can you please share your methods. There are some Australian Channels that do show various British programs including: Dr Who, Midsomer Murders, Inspector George Gently, Lewis, Dalziel and Pascoe, New Tricks, Heartbeat, Grand Designs,  and many others.. Most are repeats …

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Dec 03 2015

Amaysim Mobile Phone Plan – Try it for $5 for one Month

Amaysim – try it for a Fiver Data: 2GB (excess 7.2c/MB) Standard calls (mobile & landline) incl. 13 & 18 numbers: Unlimited Standard SMS & MMS: Unlimited Standard international SMS & MMS: Unlimited Standard international text to 32 countries Voicemail: Unlimited Flagfall: FREE Try it for a Fiver:  Amaysim – Try it for a Fiver …

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Dec 03 2015

Tax on Foreign Income When Migrating to Australia

ATO Tax on Foreign Income When Migrating to Australia The Australian Tax Office [ATO] has a 183 day rule: This is a statutory test to see if you are actually present in Australia for more than half the income year, whether continuously or intermittently, to determine if you are Tax Resident in Australia. Most reading then …

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Dec 02 2015

NAPLAN 2015 Education Results

NAPLAN 2015 results: overall stable student achievement The 2015 NAPLAN National Report has been published on the NAP website, confirming the initial findings of the summary information released in August. The report shows stable student achievement – relative to 2008 and 2014, with some improvements nationally and in each state and territory (for some year …

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Dec 02 2015

10% off Ancestry DNA until December 21, 2015

Ancestry DNA AncestryDNA will be on sale at a 10% discount between December 1-21 for the Holiday season. AncestryDNA – 10% Off. Dec 1-21.

Nov 28 2015

UK Tax Office to get Automatic Shared data from Australia

Australia will soon be automatically sharing Financial Data with UK Automatic information-sharing between banks across the world means HM Revenue & Customs will soon be able to catch evaders almost anywhere. More than 90 jurisdictions (INCLUDING AUSTRALIA) will begin to share the financial details of British residents, including bank accounts, property and trusts, which the …

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Nov 28 2015

UK Chancellor cuts Pension benefits for Brits abroad

Anyone who is out of Britain for more than a month will lose their pension credit. Anyone who leaves Britain for more than a month will lose their pension credit, in a blow for retirees who spent time overseas The above headlines look very scary… The story from the Telegraph The cut-off point for losing …

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Nov 23 2015

The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion

BBC One: The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion If your family live in both the UK and America, Jamaica, New Zealand, Canada, India or Australia, and you want to be in with a chance of winning an amazing holiday and cash jackpot, then apply to take part now. The National Lottery: 5 Star Family …

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Nov 14 2015

Renew UK Red Passport Expired in 2009

I have a red british passport, living in Australia, expired in 2009 can I just get a renewal Janet

Nov 05 2015

ALDI in South Australia

ALDI is Opening in South Australia ALDI is thrilled to announce the opening its first supermarkets in both South Australia and Western Australia during 2016. In South Australia, ALDI plan to open up to 50 new stores from early 2016 and create 900 permanent new jobs for the state. https://www.aldi.com.au/en/shopping-at-aldi/sa-and-wa-opening-soon ALDI is a global supermarket with over 7,000 …

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Nov 05 2015

ALDI in Western Australia

ALDI is Opening in Western Australia ALDI is thrilled to announce the opening its first supermarkets in both South Australia and Western Australia during 2016. The first Western Australian ALDI stores will open from mid-2016. With plans to build up to 70 stores, ALDI will create 1,200 new permanent jobs for Western Australia. https://www.aldi.com.au/en/shopping-at-aldi/sa-and-wa-opening-soon ALDI is a …

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Oct 04 2015

2015 Quality of Life Index

The 2015 NatWest International Quality of Life Index Australia has dropped from being in the top position in the NatWest International Personal Banking (IPB) Quality of Life Index for 2015. Results for previous years reports have shown Australia as being in the top three spots since 2009, but having dropped to 7th place in 2015. …

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Sep 18 2015

Education: A National Curriculum from 2016

Australia is getting Closer to One Education Curriculum  for the entire Country Australian Education Council has endorsed Australian Curriculum in eight learning areas. For over two decades, Australia has been moving towards a national approach to schooling, including a national curriculum. After all this time, and through collaborative efforts led by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting …

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Sep 16 2015

Sydney median house price now $1,017,500 at July 2015

Sydney House 1Mil July 2015

What can you buy in Sydney for the Median House Price The median House Price for Greater Sydney is $1,017,500, as at July 2015 This is above twice the Median House Price for the whole of Australia, which stands at $505,000 The other Major Capital Cities are: $683,000 Melbourne $561,500 Darwin $520,000 Perth $487,500 Brisbane …

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Sep 12 2015

Australia has Largest Floor Space per Person for New Residential Properties

Floor Space per person in 2009 for New Residential Properties 89 sqm Australia 77 sqm USA 72 sqm Canada 65 sqm Denmark 55 sqm Germany 45 sqm Greece 43 sqm France 39 sqm Sweden 35 sqm Japan 35 sqm Spain 33 sqm UK 31 sqm Italy 22 sqm Russia 20 sqm China 15 sqm Hong …

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Sep 12 2015

GDP Per Capita

Changes in GDP Per Capita for Selected Countries 2010 to 2014 The following figures show the PPP GDP figures for Four selected Countries; Australia and the United Kingdom, together with Canada and the United States for comparison. Purchasing Power Parity [PPP] has been used for this comparison rather than the Nominal GDP figures. The PPP …

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Sep 10 2015

Education Comparison between UK and Australia

Schooling Differences between Britain and Australia A common comment is that the primary education is different here in Australia when compared to the UK. A number of people have said that children here are allowed to be children for longer, no real pressure on direct learning, but lots of encouragement in learning to learn and …

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