Category Archive: In The News

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May 22 2017

GBP Rising in Value against AUD again

The Pound  is standing at a value of 1.75 Australian Dollars, still low compared to pre Brexit, but better than the low it reached of about 1.55 last year.

With CBI figures showing that 41 per cent of manufacturers have seen production rises in the past three months, compared to only 12 per cent showing falls…

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Jul 04 2016

I am British and I Voted REMAIN

Copied from a comment on ABCDiamond I am British and I Voted REMAIN Those that voted LEAVE, mainly the older English people, but also about 30% of the young and 30% of the Muslims and Asians and other Immigrants, have messed up my life… I now live in Australia, as I chose there due to …

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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May 18 2016

British Expat Pensioners in Australia returning to UK

Rise in British Expat Pensioners in Australia returning to UK A news story about British Expat pensioners in Australia having to return home to the UK because they can’t afford health care is in a Telegraph news article. The article quotes: “Increasing premiums for essential medical cover in Australia are forcing some retired British expats …

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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

Nov 23 2015

The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion

BBC One: The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion If your family live in both the UK and America, Jamaica, New Zealand, Canada, India or Australia, and you want to be in with a chance of winning an amazing holiday and cash jackpot, then apply to take part now. The National Lottery: 5 Star Family …

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Jun 06 2015

Cadbury Diary Milk with VEGEMITE

Cadbury Dairy Milk Vegemite Block Cadbury Diary Milk with VEGEMITE block contains Dairy Milk milk chocolate with smooth flowing caramel and VEGEMITE. My first thought was: Was it April the 1st ??? The Guardian had this in their page on the subject… Once the chocolate has evaporated off the tongue and down the throat, a …

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Mar 28 2015

BBC looking for expat British families for brand new pilot game show.

BBC looking for expat British families for brand new pilot game show. My name is Sam and I am a television researcher for 12 Yard Productions. I know it is a bit of an obscure ask but I am on the look out for British families who have emigrated to Australia to take part in …

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Mar 01 2015

Poverty Line in Australia now $43,711 per year for Household

Poverty Line in Australia now $43,711 per year for couple with 2 children. From the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for 2012: To be considered “below the poverty line”, the incomes must be BELOW: $840.60 per week: Couple with 2 children $43,711 per year $640.40 per week: Lone parent with 2 children $33,301 per year …

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Sep 09 2014

£100,000 Unclaimed Premium Bond prize for Australian Resident

£100,000 Unclaimed Premium Bond prize for Australian Resident A Premium Bond prize of £100,000 that has been unclaimed for seven years belongs to a winner who was last listed as living in Australia. The prize was allocated in the February 2007 draw, with the bond number of 5ET395766 It is one of the largest of …

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Jul 23 2014

Drink Driving on the Gold Coast July 2014

Police pleased drivers seem to be getting the message about drink driving – Gold Coast A weekend traffic operation on the Gold Coast (July 20-21) codenamed Blue Strike, saw 3,416 breath tests with only 13 drivers detected drink driving. Police are pleased that drivers seem to be getting the message about drink driving after a …

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Mar 21 2014

Top 25 World Beaches in 2014 – UK and Australia take FOUR places

In the Tripadvisor list of the top 25 beaches in the World for 2014, Australia and the UK took FOUR of the 25 places. These positions were: 5: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia 9: Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom 20: Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Western Australia 22: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia   The Full …

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Dec 04 2013

Changes to the British State Pension 2016

The government has proposed to introduce a flat rate (single-tier) State Pension from April 2016 and raise the State Pension age from 66 to 67 gradually between 2026 and 2028. Parliament will have to agree any changes to the State Pension before they become law. Flat rate State Pension The government has proposed that the …

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Sep 26 2013

The UK’s 21st century Brain Drain

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of British citizens who moved overseas in 2012 was 154,000. This is up from about 149,000 in 2011 year. OECD figures show that 1.28 million highly-skilled British citizens are now living overseas, from a total of about 4.7 million. This effectively says that about 27% of …

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Sep 03 2013

Reserve Bank of Australia Cash Rate September 2013

Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate 3rd September 2013 At its meeting today, the Board decided to keep the cash rate unchanged at 2.50 per cent. Other Key Information from the http://www.rba.gov.au Cash rate: 2.50% [effective 3 September 2013] Inflation rate: 2.4% Exchange rates at [4 pm AEST, 02 Sep 2013]: A$/US$ 0.8969 TWI 69.3 Previous Rate Changes …

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Jun 12 2013

GBP v AUD June 2013

The value of the British Pound at the moment is appearing to be very good in the eyes of many, especially those that are new to watching this particular currency comparison. The next two graphs though show two very different movements, based on two different time spans. With the value of todays British Pound (GBP) …

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May 03 2013

Australian Public Debt is 10 per cent of GDP in 2013

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) director for Asia and the Pacific, Anoop Singh, says the fact that Australia’s fiscal position is weaker than earlier expected is not a concern because of the country’s low level of debt. Speaking to a news conference in Singapore, Anoop Singh stated that the Australian public debt figure now stands …

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Apr 04 2013

National Savings and Premium Bonds Website shutting for TWO days

From 6 April 2013 www.nsandi.com will be carrying out maintenance work on their systems (this includes internet and telephone) This work is scheduled to finish at 08:00 on 8 April 2013. (UK time) During this period you will not be able to access account information, make deposits or withdraw money from your account. www.nsandi.com are …

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Dec 27 2012

World Giving Index 2012

The third edition of the World Giving Index, involving 160 countries, is the latest in the largest study into charitable behaviour across the globe. The report is based on over half a million interviews conducted by Gallup. The report covers THREE sections, with the final ranking based on an average of these three measures: People …

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Jan 26 2012

Australia Day 2012 January 26

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1994 was the first year that all Australian states began to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on this date of January 26th. However, it was back in 1788 that Captain Arthur Phillip, the commander of the First Fleet of the eleven convict ships from Great Britain, and the first governor of New South …

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Nov 03 2011

$1 for 1 Regular Coffee at Kirks English Patisserie

A special offer from the Grab One daily deals today, is giving a Regular Coffee for just $1 at Kirks English Patisserie in Minyama, Queensland. Kirks English Patisserie 1/21 Nicklin Way Minyama, Queensland,  4575 07 5477 5980 Richard and Mandy Kirk run an English Patisserie on the Sunshine Coast serving lots of old English Pies, Pastries …

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Oct 01 2011

Rebecca O’Connor as the Irish Tina Turner in Brisbane

Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner is... “Simply The Best” !!

Rebecca O’Connor is “Simply the Best” as Tina Turner Rebecca, from Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland, is now hailed as the undisputed worlds #1 Tina Turner show, endorsed by Tina herself who said “ Rebecca is so good, she is scary” Queensland Irish Club Saturday 8th October 2011 8.30pm 175 Elizabeth Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Phone: …

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