Dec 14 2017

NAPLAN 2017 Education Results

NAPLAN 2017 Education Results Years 3 to 9

The NAPLAN 2017 results in Australia show how highly influenced the results are by each child’s parents education level.

Victoria, ACT and NSW topped the charts for Education results in most categories this year.

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Nov 30 2017

Sea Echo Retreat, Mandurah, WA

Sea Echo Retreat – Short Term Stays for New Migrants

Halls Head, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210

Sea Echo Retreat is a spacious holiday home in Mandurah.This home is located 100mtrs from the Indian ocean and is closed to cafes, restaurants,shopping centres and beaches and a short drive from Mandurah foreshore.

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Nov 20 2017

Average Earnings in Australia May 2017

Average Full Time Adult Earnings in Australia in May 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Average Weekly Earnings survey shows the Full-time adult average total earnings in May 2017 at $83,636.80 per year.

The report shows the Average Full Time Wages for Male and Female as:

Male average full time wage at $89,741.60. This is a rise from $62,800.40 in May 2007. An increase of 43% in 10 years.
Female average full time wage at $73,086.00. This is a rise from $50,575.20 in May 2007. An increase of 45% in 10 years.

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Nov 18 2017

Nov 2017: Changes to Partner Visa Lodgement Options

All Partner Visas to be Lodged Online ONLY

From 18 November 2017, all Partner visa applications, including Prospective Marriage visas, must be lodged online through an ImmiAccount…

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Nov 17 2017

Used Car History Reports

CarHistory offers the most comprehensive vehicle history information for Australian used car buyers.

CarHistory makes it easier and safer for people to buy their next used car by providing them with an online comprehensive used vehicle report, regardless of how many states and territories a vehicle’s previously been registered in.

CarHistory brings together extensive data on millions of vehicles from several industry and official Government databases.

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Nov 16 2017

Lycamobile Phone Service

Lycamobile Phones in Australia

Lycamobile provides low-cost, high-quality data and voice services to over 15 million customers across 23 countries.
Lycamobile uses the Telstra telecommunications 3G and 4G network in Australia.

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Nov 16 2017

Car Insurance in Australia

Car Insurance in Australia

The minimum car or bike insurance that you must have in Australia is the COMPULSORY third party cover.
This is not as full as the Third Party Cover in the UK, as it only covers personal injury, NOT any ones vehicle or property damage.

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Nov 02 2017

Aussie Farmers Direct – Save $30 On a Meal Order

Aussie Farmers Direct are offering $30 off a Meal Order

Limited time only, special offer for new customers to redeem – To help you get started with Aussie Farmers Direct here is $30 on us, to use on a meal order of $60 or more.

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Oct 19 2017

Cost of Sunglasses in Australia

The Price of Sunglasses in Australia

Sunglasses, especially the branded ones, are popular, if not a necessity in Australia.
Some people can even get a tax deduction for buying them.
You can get an idea of the CURRENT cost of Sunglasses in Australia at these links.

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Oct 04 2017

Dental Treatment Costs in Australia 2017

Examples of Dental rates shown by a Queensland Dental Surgery in October 2017

Check up and Clean

Item No. : Dental service : Cost from and to
011 Comprehensive Oral Examination $65 – $90
022 x 2 X-Rays $88 – $114
114 Removal of Calculus – First Appointment $115 – $153
121 Topical Remineralising $35 – $60
Total Cost of about $303 – $417

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Oct 03 2017

Australian Interest Rates – Reserve Bank of Australia

The Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate

The Australian cash rate is the overnight money market interest rate.
It is used as the interest rate on unsecured overnight loans between banks.
Home Loan Interest rates are often affected by any changes in this rate, but not always.

The current Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate is:

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Sep 30 2017

Car Depreciation in Australia

Top 10 cars that depreciate slowly in Australia

  • Subaru Forester Depreciation after three years: 24 – 31% (27.5% ave)
  • Toyota Landcruiser Depreciation after three years: 26 – 32% (29% ave)
  • ..

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Sep 27 2017

Speeding Fines and Other Penalties in Queensland

A selection of Fines and Demerit Points for Motoring Offences in Queensland

$168 plus 1 point: Driving less than 13 km/h over the speed limit
$252 plus 3 point: Driving at least 13 km/h, but not more than 20 km/h, over the speed limit
$420 plus 4 point: Driving more than 20 km/h, but not more than 30 km/h, over the speed limit

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Sep 26 2017

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times August 2017

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry applications processed in under 6 Months
75 per cent of 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Direct Entry applications processed in under 14 Months
75 per cent of 189 Skilled – Independent Points-tested applications processed in under 7 Months
75 per cent of 190 Skilled – Nominated applications processed in under 7 Months

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Sep 26 2017

Partner Visa Processing Times August 2017

Partner Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 300 Prospective Marriage visa applications processed in under 13 months
75 per cent of 309 Partner visa applications processed in under 13 months
75 per cent of 820 Partner visa applications processed in under 19 Months

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Sep 25 2017

Big Four Australian Banks Remove ATM Fees

Australian Banks announce the Removal of ATM Fees

On 24th September 2017, the CBA, Westpac, ANZ and NAB announced the removal of fees incurred on their ATM’s when used by non bank customers.

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Sep 24 2017

Children Studying in Australia on a Visitor Visa

Children of Visitors to Australia can Study in Australian Schools

The rules for the children attending school in Australia while on a Tourist Visa may be different for the different States in Australia, as each State has its own Education Department.

QLD: The minimum period of enrolment is 2 weeks. Students on tourist visas cannot study for more than 13 weeks unless permitted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
2018 QLD Tuition Fees are between $309 and $422 per week.

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Sep 22 2017

Southern Phone Company, Australia

Southern Phone Company

Southern Phone Company is one of the largest and most successful providers of fixed line, mobile and Internet communications services in regional Australia.
It was formed in 2002 after receiving $4.77 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Networking the Nation scheme, and has since returned over $14.8 million in dividends and grants for the benefit of regional communities.

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Sep 21 2017

Please Sign a Petition: 457 to PR Age Changes

Please sign a Petition to Peter Dutton, Minister of Immigration

My name is Jeffrey, I am 46 years old and live in Perth with my family. I was granted a 457 visa in December 2016 as the primary applicant and my sponsor offered me a permanent full time job contract.

It was always our intention to apply for PR and whilst it was never a certainty we thought we had a pretty good chance as I have a permanent job offer in my current place of work. Taking that into consideration we decided to sell everything we had- house, car, belongings we had built up over nearly 20 years- for the opportunity of a better life for my family in Australia.

However due to the changes in immigration rules this chance is now slipping away fast. Every avenue I have explored is blocked as far as I can see, as each pathway is just out of reach every single time.

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Sep 16 2017

UK – GBP FX Rate on Friday 15th September 2017

British Pound to Australian Dollar rate on 15th September 2017

I checked the value of the GBP on the morning of 15th Sept 2017 and it was at 1.62 AUD to the GBP, but during the evening I watched it rise, and by midnight it was above 1.69.
Todays movement recovered a 5 week drop that happened back in July 2016, after the Brexit referendum result.

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