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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Feb 25 2016

Fathers Day

Fathers Day in Australia or UK Fathers Day in Australia is Sunday, September 4th 2016 Fathers Day in the UK is Sunday, June 19th 2016 Fathers day in Australia Celebrated on the first Sunday of September. Father’s Day 2015 is on Sunday September 6, 2015 Father’s Day 2016 is on Sunday September 4, 2016 Father’s …

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Feb 25 2016

Mothers Day

Mothers Day Mothers Day in the United Kingdom (The fourth Sunday of Lent) Mothers Day 2016 is Sunday March 6, 2016 Mothers Day 2017 is Sunday March 26, 2017 Mothers Day 2018 is Sunday March 11, 2018 Mothers Day 2019 is Sunday March 31, 2019 Mothers Day 2020 is Sunday March 22, 2020 Mother’s Day …

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Feb 24 2016

Mothers Day 2016

In the United Kingdom Mothering Sunday is on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is the 6th March in 2016, and 15 March in 2015 and 26 Mar 2017.
In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. (May 8, 2016)

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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

In November 2015 South Australia had the highest unemployment rate of all the States and Territories in Australia.

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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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