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

Latest posts

  1. Participants wanted for New TV Documentary Series – Families Moving to Oz — January 27, 2016
  2. Star Wars at Bookdepository — January 25, 2016
  3. Australian Unemployment Rates by State. November 2015 — January 15, 2016
  4. Do You Miss British Telly ? — December 13, 2015
  5. Amaysim Mobile Phone Plan – Try it for $5 for one Month — December 3, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Importing Your Car into Australia — 66 comments
  2. LAFHA – Living Away From Home Allowance — 63 comments
  3. Resident Return Visa — 40 comments
  4. Little Britain in the Sun, Coomera, Qld, 4209 — 30 comments

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Sep 08 2015

Contributory Parent Visa

Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173) ​​This visa lets parents live in Australia for up to two years if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. You must be Sponsored, normally by your child You must be prepared to pay much higher visa …

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

Sep 05 2015

Amazon Fire TV Stick only in UK ?

Why is the Fire TV Stick is only available for customers living in the UK? The Amazon UK website states that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is only available in UK ? I have also seen it on the US Amazon site, and again only available in the US. What about in Australia? Amazons Fire …

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

Sep 05 2015

British Cooks

Books by Famous British Cooks Do you miss your British Cook Books There are many famous British Cooks that have produced their own Recipe and Cook books. We have listed a few here. A few books about Australia that may be of interest… Cook Books by: Jamie Oliver Cook Books by: Nigella Lawson Cook Books …

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

Sep 05 2015

Books about Australia

Books relating to Australian Immigration Migrating to Australia is a big step. There are many stories about some Migrants turning around almost as soon as they land, and heading back home. Why? maybe they didn’t read some real stories about the country, maybe they saw the dream only ? The TV programs about Australian life …

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Sep 01 2015

Australian Interest Rates – Reserve Bank of Australia

The Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate 1st September 2015 RBA Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. 5th May 2015 RBA Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0 per cent, effective 6 …

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Aug 23 2015

Retirement Pension

The Australian Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by Centrelink (the welfare system). The compulsory Employer Paid Super scheme. The British Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by the British welfare system. The optional Private Pension scheme. The above makes things …

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Aug 16 2015

International Students in Australia

University Fees for International Students in Australia International students are not eligible to access a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan for their study, and must pay the overseas student fees charged by their provider.  studyassist.gov.au The official Australian Government website for international students is studyinaustralia.gov.au and gives the ability to search for courses, institutions …

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Jul 31 2015

A Real Britz in Oz Scam Email regarding Tax

Scam tax email

A Real Britz in Oz Scam Email regarding Tax Can you see the two things in this email that scream that something is not right ? I received it in my britzinoz email. The links in the email were to a zip file in Sweden, but were hidden links so that most people would not …

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Jul 20 2015

Cigarette Prices in Australia

Average price of a packet of 20 Cigarettes in Australia is $19.80 in March 2015

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Jul 19 2015

Driving in Australia on a Visitor Visa

Driving in Australia on a Tourist Visa Most States in Australia allow tourists to drive on their own countries driver licence for the duration of their Visitor Visa. There are however some exceptions, and the time allowed for this may be restricted to only THREE MONTHS Driving in Northern Territory as a Visitor Visiting for longer …

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Jul 19 2015

International Drivers Licence in Australia

Do you need an International Drivers Licence in Australia Some websites state very clearly that you need an International Drivers Licence in Australia. HOWEVER… Some states require you to carry an International Licence with your current foreign licence. Other states request you carry your current foreign driver’s licence together with a formal translation of your licence into …

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Jul 19 2015

Motoring Transfer UK No Claim Discount to Australia

Can you transfer your UK No Claims Bonus to Australia Many Australian Insurers will accept your British No Claims Discount, and some do not even need to see it, unless you have a claim. At that point they will need it, and if you don’t have it, then technically they could invalidate your insurance, on …

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Jul 19 2015

Minimum Wage in Australia

Australia has a National Minimum Wage As at July 2015 the Australian National minimum wage is $17.29 per hour or $656.90 per 38 hour week (before tax). This applied from the first pay period after 1 July 2015 Casual Workers, under the National Award, are entitled to a minimum 25% extra loading. The National rate …

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Jul 19 2015

Household Wealth and Liabilities in Australia. 2015

Household Wealth and Liabilities 2015

In July 2015 the average Australians Net Worth has increased from about 450% to nearer 600% of annual household disposable income, from 1997.

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Jul 19 2015

Population of Australia July 2015

Australian Population changes are currently about:
25,028 births every month
12,819 deaths every month
19,909 net new migrants every month
Resulting in a total of:
32,048 net population increase every month (on average)

According to the above figures the Australian Population will hit 24 million people on the 22nd December 2015

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Jul 19 2015

Unemployment Rate in Australia in June 2015

The number of people employed increased by 7,300 to 11,768,600 in June 2015 (seasonally adjusted).
Full-time employment increased for females (up 17,500)
Full-time employment increased for males (up 7,000).
Part-time employment decreased for females (down 10,600)
Part-time employment decreased for males (down 6,600).

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Jul 19 2015

How Much Do Australians Save?

Houshold Savings Ratio 2015

Savings in Australia as share of Household Income A chart from the Reserve bank of Australia shows how Australians have increased the amount of Household Disposable Income they now save, compared to previous years. The chart, from the Reserve Bank, shows how the ratio of Savings to Household Disposable Income has risen past the zero …

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Jul 19 2015

Most Australians satisfied with their lives. 2015

Even the Australian unemployed seem to be relatively satisfied in life, with a 6.8 satisfaction level.
Half of those who were unemployed lived in households that did NOT reported any cash flow problem in the last year.

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Jul 18 2015

New Links for Australian Visa Classes

Australian Visa Classes at www.border.gov.au Following the changes to the Immigration Website www.immi.gov.au these are the new links for some relevant Visa Classes. Spousal – Partner visas Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100) Partner visa (subclass 801 820) Prospective Marriage visa – Fiancee (subclass 300) Family visas Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114) …

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Jul 18 2015

Stamp Duty on Australian House Purchase

Australian Property Stamp Duty Rates at July 2015 Stamp Duty is paid on most House Purchases in Australia There are a few exceptions, and the rate is NOT the same in each state. Examples of the differences on Stamp Duty on Residential property for each state in 2015 Stamp Duty rates on Residential Homes valued …

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