ABCDiamond

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

Latest posts

  1. Average Earnings in Australia May 2017 — November 20, 2017
  2. Nov 2017: Changes to Partner Visa Lodgement Options — November 18, 2017
  3. Used Car History Reports — November 17, 2017
  4. Lycamobile Phone Service — November 16, 2017
  5. Car Insurance in Australia — November 16, 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
  5. UK and Australian Passports — 30 comments

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Aug 31 2017

Age Pension: Will a UK Pension affect my Australian Centrelink payment

Will a UK Pension affect my Australian Centrelink payment?

The short answer is maybe.

For a single person, if your total pension and any other earnings are under $168 per fortnight, then it will not affect your Australian Centrelink Aged pension.

If your total pension and any other earnings are over $168 per fortnight, then it your Australian Centrelink Aged pension will be reduced by 50 cents for every $1.00 that your other income exceeds the $168 per fortnight.

Examples of Fortnightly Payments …

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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

Aug 29 2017

Last Christmas Posting dates Australia to UK

Christmas Posting Dates from Australia

Sending overseas this Christmas? If you’re sending items by Economy Sea Mail, we recommend you post your item before the cut-off dates listed below.

Economy Sea Mail is a low-cost option for sending heavier parcels (2-20kg) internationally, when speed is not a priority. Delivery takes 30+ business days.

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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

Aug 28 2017

Cost of Cash From Australian ATM From UK Bank

How much are the charges when drawing Cash from a UK Bank at an Australian ATM

If you have money in a UK bank Account and you want to access it while in Australia, an ATM machine using your UK Debit card is always an option, but what does it cost?

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An example of the costs of using an Australian ATM for withdrawing cash from a UK Bank account…

Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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

Aug 25 2017

Ancestry DNA Testing Kits

Ancestry DNA Tests with 20% Discount

Special Offer between: 25th Aug 2017 and 3rd September 2017 ONLY!

Once you’ve taken your test, we’ll search our global network of AncestryDNA members and identify the people who share your DNA. There’s no limit to what you might discover—together.

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Aug 14 2017

Quaker Oats in Australia

Quaker Oats have always been a popular favourite for the British, and for many years were available in the main Australian supermarkets. But they disappeared some time ago. Some say they vanished in 2013, others in 2015.

Quaker Oats can be delivered to you in Australia by …

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Aug 14 2017

Aussie Farmers Direct – Save $20 On Each of Next Two Meal Orders

$20 OFF each of your Next Two Meal Orders at Aussie Farmers Direct, expires on 11th September 2017.

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Aug 12 2017

British Corner Shop 20% Off 11th-13th August 2017

20% off (excluding shipping) at British Corner Shop
Valid during the period: Friday 11th August 2017 at 9am GMT to midnight GMT on Sunday 13th August 2017
At Checkout use Code …

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Aug 06 2017

Doctors & Prescriptions Costs

Prescription Costs

A standard Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription cost from 1st Jan 2017 is $38.80 for general patients.
Those with concession cards pay only $6.30 per prescription (2017)

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Aug 06 2017

High Electricity Costs in Australia 2017

I have two problems with the report that says: Australian residential customers are paying the highest electricity prices in the world

  1. The definition of huge increases on July 1 2017, Mine went from 25.586 cents up to 26.961 cents, and increase of 5.37%, but the fixed charge dropped by 1.96% from $1.28117 down to $1.25609 per day.
  2. The quoted Queensland rate of 35.69 cents is a lot higher than the actual Queensland rate of 26.961 that Origin Energy have actually quoted, 32.38% higher than my real figure.

The EU average from that report is 29.95, Great Britain is shown as 31.34, while I pay lower than both at 26.961, in Queensland.

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Aug 01 2017

Australian Aged Pension Rates 2017

Australian Aged Pension Eligibility:

If your birthdate is before 1 July 1952 you’ll be old enough at 65 years
If your birthdate is 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 you’ll be old enough at 65 years and 6 months

Australian SINGLE PERSON Welfare Based Aged Pension from July 2017
$808.30 Base Pension
$ 65.90 Supplement
$ 14.10 Clean Energy Supplement
$888.30 Total per Fortnight

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Aug 01 2017

Fathers Day

Fathers Day in UK and Australia

2017 Fathers Day in the UK is Sunday, June 18th 2017 and in Australia it is September 3, 2017.
2018 Fathers Day in Australia is Sunday, September 2nd 2018
2018 Fathers Day in the UK is Sunday, June 17th 2018

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Jul 28 2017

UK Aged Pension: 60% Part Pension for Spouse

An extra 60% British Aged Pension for your Spouse?

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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 14 2017

Average Property Rent in Brisbane and Queensland

Changes in Median Weekly Rents for 3 Bedroom Houses in Queensland 2014 to 2017

1.56% per year average rise for Brisbane
1.87% % per year average rise for Cairns
3.01% per year average rise for Gold Coast
1.10% per year average rise for Ipswich
1.98% per year average rise for Logan
3.23% per year average rise for Sunshine Coast
0.54% per year average drop for Toowoomba
5.00% per year average drop for Townsville

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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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