ABCDiamond

Author's details

Name: Admin at ABCDiamond
Date registered: May 27, 2011
URL: http://www.abcdiamond.com

Latest posts

  1. GBP Rising in Value against AUD again — May 22, 2017
  2. Australian Visa Fee Changes from July 2017 — May 16, 2017
  3. Drive My Car Coupon Codes May-June 2017 — May 16, 2017
  4. Repaying an Australian University Loan — May 12, 2017
  5. FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP Loans for Australian University — May 12, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Importing Your Car into Australia — 70 comments
  2. LAFHA – Living Away From Home Allowance — 63 comments
  3. Resident Return Visa — 46 comments
  4. Little Britain in the Sun, Coomera, Qld, 4209 — 32 comments

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Apr 15 2017

AUD is High to the GBP, Anyone Consider Returning to UK

Returning to the UK, is it a Financial Option for some?.

With the value of the AUD compared to the British Pound there must be some who have been in Australia for a while, and have considered the option to return while the “Price is Right”

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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

Apr 14 2017

Chocolates from the UK to Australia

Easter or Christmas, or any day that might be Special, can be Chocolate day.

So why not consider some real British Chocolate as special times for those special days.

If you haven’t found it locally, then order from the UK and have it delivered…

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Chocolates from Britain

Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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

Apr 13 2017

Assurance of Support for Visa Applications

Some Australian Visa Applications need an Assurance of Support

Although the need for Assurance of Support for Partner Visas was removed in 2012, there are still some types of Visas that may require the Assurance of Support”.

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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

Apr 13 2017

Mobile Phone Tower Locations in Australia

Where is the nearest Mobile Phone Tower ?

When choosing a location to live in, it can be handy to know where the nearest Mobile Phone Tower is, and which Providers it services.

Some towers cover Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, others just one of them.

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Apr 12 2017

Data Only SIM – 50 GB data for $60

50 GB data + unlimited OVO Time for data-free streaming

A Prepaid ‘data only’ SIM for your tablet or WiFi hotspot giving 50 Gb data for $59.95 per month.

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Apr 12 2017

NBN at your Property

Is the NBN Available at Your Home

The extensive upgrade of Australia’s existing landline, phone and internet network to the NBN system is said to change the way we live, work and play for decades to come.

You can see if your property is NBN ready now by checking your address at:

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Apr 10 2017

Visitor Visa subclass 600

Tourist Visa for Australia: Visitor Visa (subclass 600 visa)

The Visitor visa (subclass 600) is visa lets you visit Australia for for up to three, six or 12 months, as a visitor, for business visitor activities, to visit family or on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.

This visa is available both outside Australia and inside Australia If you are in Australia provided you currently have a valid visa that does not have condition 8503 imposed.

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Apr 10 2017

eVisitor subclass 651 Visa

Tourist Visa for Australia: eVisitor (subclass 651 visa)

This visa lets you visit Australia for up to three months at a time within a 12-month period, to visit or for business visitor purposes.

You might be able to get an eVisitor if you are outside Australia and a passport holder of certain countries including the United Kingdom.

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Apr 10 2017

ETA: Electronic Travel Authority subclass 601 visa

Tourist Visa for Australia: Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

The ETA or Electronic Travel Authority is a visa that lets you visit Australia as many times as you want, for up to a year, and stay up to three months for each visit, to visit or for business visitor purposes.

You might be able to get an Electronic Travel Authority if you are outside Australia and a passport holder of a certain country.

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Apr 10 2017

25% Tax Penalty on Some QROPS Pension Transfers

HMRC Introduces 25% Tax Charge On Some QROPS Transfers

The Chancellor of the Exchequer used his Spring Budget to announce that, with effect from 9th March 2017, pension transfers by UK residents to QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes) not in the European Economic Area will be liable for a 25% tax penalty. Philip Hammond said that this policy was being introduced in the interests of “fairness in the tax system.”

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Apr 09 2017

GBP to AUD FX Changes 10 Years to April 2017

The Change in the value of the British Pound to Australian Dollars since 2007

Since Brexit we all know that the value of the British Pound has dropped substantially.

How bad was it BEFORE Brexit?

2011 and 2012 Average GBP-AUD FX Rates
1.5310 average for 2012
1.5543 average for 2011

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Apr 09 2017

Surcharges on Credit Card payments in Australia

Credit Card Surcharges when Shopping in Australia

Not everywhere accepts a Credit Card without adding on a surcharge to cover the retailers fees from the Credit Card companies.

Most Supermarkets etc., do not add on extra for those paying by Credit Card, as the cost of credit card use is already built into their pricing, whether you pay by cash or card.
But note: This applies to Debit and Credit card payments

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Apr 09 2017

Partner Visa Subclass 801

Onshore Permanent Partner Visa, Subclass 801

The Permanent Partner Visa Subclass 801, is activated after the subclass 820 section of this Partner Visa has been finalised.
You can be in or outside Australia when the Partner visa (subclass 801) is granted.

Cost of Partner Visa Subclass 801 application..

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Apr 09 2017

Partner Visa Subclass 820

Onshore Temporary Partner Visa, Subclass 820

The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801). You must be in Australia when you apply and also when this visa is decided.

Cost of Partner Visa Subclass 820 application..

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Apr 07 2017

If a Partner Visa is Refused, Do I get a Refund of my Visa Fees

Refund of Partner Visa Fees on Visa Refusal

I suppose it is a valid question when you are shelling out about $7,000 for a Partner Visa Application…

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Apr 07 2017

Cost of Contact Lenses in Australia

Contact lenses are best bought from an Online supplier in Australia, or even overseas, if you are looking for the best prices.

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Apr 07 2017

Questions to Ask Before Moving to the NBN

Questions to ask BEFORE you move your home phone to the NBN A report at the Sydney Morning Herald has highlighted some points about the NBN that may make people want to ask a few questions before switching to check that the NBN is actually what they want. Switching to the NBN means your home …

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Apr 04 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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Apr 04 2017

British Aero Chocolate

Aero Chocolate from the British Corner Shop

A selection of British Aero Chocolate from the British Corner Shop. An online British supermarket with over 8,000 products, and delivery to the UK and worldwide. Ideal for expats.

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Apr 03 2017

Historical Interest rates in Australia

Historical Reserve Bank ‘Cash Rate’ Interest Rates

Historical Mortgage Interest Rates

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