Jul 21 2017

Shopping for Unlocked Mobile Phones

A selection of Unlocked Mobile Phones available from an Australian Online Electronics store.
Free standard shipping applies to orders in excess of $50 in product value and when shipping to metropolitan areas.

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Jul 04 2017

Cost of Living Index 2017 UK – Australia

General Cost of Living Index 2017
Rent Cost of Living Index 2017
Groceries Cost of Living Index 2017
Restaurant Cost of Living Index 2017

UK to Australia Comparisons

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Jul 04 2017

Brooks Traditional Fish And Chips, Victoria Point, QLD

Traditional British Fish And Chips in Brisbane Bayside, Redland City, Queensland

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Jul 03 2017

Fryer Tuck, British Fish and Chips, Melbourne

St Kilda, Victoria: British quality fish and chips and other English delicacies such as Scampi, Scotch Eggs, mushy peas, curry sauce, cockles, Cornish Pasty, Haggis etc.

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Jun 30 2017

Online Grocery Shopping in Australia

The major supermarkets in Australia offer grocery shoppers the opportunity to buy online and have their orders delivered in many areas, and so do a few smaller grocery suppliers.
Aussie Farmers Direct are currently offering $20 off their first order as a special offer.

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Jun 27 2017

Minimum Wage in Australia 2017

The Australian annual minimum full time wage increases to $36,134.80 on 1st July 2017

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Jun 03 2017

Australian Public Transport Travel Cards

Australian Public Transport Travel Cards for each State

Various areas in Australia have their own prepaid travel cards for using the Public Transport services in their area. They are paid for in advance, and normally need tapping or swiping when travelling, with the card balance being adjusted depending on each recorded trip. Automatic top up by credit card or bank account is common.

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Jun 02 2017

Belong Internet in Australia

Latest Australian Internet Plans from Belong
NBN and ADSL month to month plans and 12 month contract

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May 22 2017

GBP Rising in Value against AUD again

The Pound  is standing at a value of 1.75 Australian Dollars, still low compared to pre Brexit, but better than the low it reached of about 1.55 last year.

With CBI figures showing that 41 per cent of manufacturers have seen production rises in the past three months, compared to only 12 per cent showing falls…

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May 16 2017

Australian Visa Fee Changes from July 2017

Changes to the charges for Australian Visa Applications from July 2017

There will be some small Visa Fee Changes from July 2017 Visa Applications

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May 16 2017

Drive My Car Coupon Codes May-June 2017

$50 to $150 off your next Car Rental with Drive My Car.

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May 12 2017

Repaying an Australian University Loan

Australian University Loan Repayments

An Australian worker earning $807 per week would pay back $8 a week for the student loan that funded their degree. (1% of the Salary)

An Australian worker earning $2,300 per week would pay back $230 a week for the student loan that funded their degree. (10% of the Salary)

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May 12 2017

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP Loans for Australian University

FEE-HELP Loans for Australian University

FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE‑HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE‑HELP limit’.

HECS-HELP Loans for Australian University

HECS‑HELP is a loan scheme for eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places to pay their student contribution amounts. It cannot be used for additional study cost such as accommodation or text books

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May 12 2017

Australian Students: Domestic or International

Permanent Residents University Costs Before 2018

Permanent Residents are eligible for Commonwealth supported places [CSP], but are not eligible for HECS HELP loans

Permanent Residents University Costs After 2018

Permanent Residents are no longer eligible for Commonwealth supported places, but are now eligible for Loans to pay for the education cost.

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May 12 2017

Commonwealth Assistance for Australian Universities 2017

Commonwealth Assistance Options for Australian Universities

Most domestic students undertaking a bachelor degree at a public university are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and pay ‘student contributions’ rather than tuition fees.

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May 12 2017

University Course Costs for Permanent Residents 2017 Budget

Changes to Australian Commonwealth supported places

From 1 January 2018, subsidies for Australian permanent residents and New Zealand (NZ) citizens enrolling in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be withdrawn, making them fee-paying students.
The Commonwealth will instead support permanent residents and NZ citizens through access to income-contingent loans which means that they will not have to meet the cost of upfront fees.

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May 10 2017

Queens Birthday Holiday in Australia 2017

The Queens Birthday Public Holiday in Australia 2017

For those of us in Australia, it’s a Public Holiday for us in Australia, on 12th June, 25th September and 2nd October 2017…. read more

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May 04 2017

British £5 Note Ceasing to be Legal Tender 5th May 2017

British Paper £5 Note being replaced by Polymer £5 Note

The paper £5 note featuring the Elizabeth Fry portrait will no longer be legal tender from midnight on Friday night, 5th May 2017.

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Apr 30 2017

Australian Visa List

Listing of Visas for Australia at April 2017

The following is a list of Visas, current and repealed, at April 2017, with the link to the official Immigration page for each Visa.

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Apr 22 2017

HECS and Permanent Residency

HECS Fee Help and Support While a Permanent Resident

HECS-HELP loans are available to eligible students who are studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place and are Australian citizens.

Since 2005, most New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are not eligible for HECS-HELP loans. They must pay up-front and are not eligible to defer their unit fees to the ATO under the HECS-HELP scheme.

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