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May 10 2017

Queens Birthday Holiday in Australia 2017

The Queens Birthday Public Holiday in Australia 2017

For those of us in Australia, it’s a Public Holiday for us in Australia, on 12th June, 25th September and 2nd October 2017…. read more

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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

Oct 12 2016

Population Density of Australia in 2015

In 2015 the Population Density of Australia has risen to 3.2 people per Sq km.
Queensland has a population density of 2.8 per SqKm,
Western Australia has a population density of 1.03 per SqKm,
Northern Territory has a population density of 0.2 per SqKm,
South Australia has a population density of 1.7 per SqKm,
ACT has a population density of 173.3 per SqKm,
New South Wales has a population density of 9.6 per SqKm,
Victoria has a population density of 26.6 per SqKm,
Tasmania has a population density of 7.7 per SqKm.

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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 14 2016

Credit Card Balances accruing Interest

There is often a lot of talk about Credit Card debt in Australia, and the figure being headlined in Newspaper Reports is often the total of all Credit Card Balances and not the real debt.
How many of us use a credit card to purchase most things, but pay the card off in full at the end of each month, without incurring interest?
Do we call that debt? Is Credit Card debt really $50,897 million or $32,383 million.

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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

Jun 19 2016

First Home Owners Grant New South Wales

First Home Owners Grant, NSW, Australia A $15,000 grant is available to first home buyers where the value of the new home purchased does not exceed the First Home Owner Grant Cap of $750,000 for contracts dated on or after 1 July 2014. The amount of the grant will reduce to $10,000 from 1 January …

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Jun 19 2016

First Home Owners Grant Queensland

First Home Owners Grant, QLD, Australia The Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner. Depending on the date of your contract, you’ll get $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than …

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Feb 26 2016

Gender Equality in Australia

How is Gender Equality working in Australia ?
2015 Median starting salary – Bachelor Degree graduates (2015)
$55,000 Males
$53,000 Females

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Feb 25 2016

Mothers Day

Mothers Day Mothers Day in the United Kingdom (The fourth Sunday of Lent) Mothers Day 2016 is Sunday March 6, 2016 Mothers Day 2017 is Sunday March 26, 2017 Mothers Day 2018 is Sunday March 11, 2018 Mothers Day 2019 is Sunday March 31, 2019 Mothers Day 2020 is Sunday March 22, 2020 Mother’s Day …

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Dec 02 2015

10% off Ancestry DNA until December 21, 2015

Ancestry DNA AncestryDNA will be on sale at a 10% discount between December 1-21 for the Holiday season. AncestryDNA – 10% Off. Dec 1-21.

Jun 06 2015

Ancestry.com and your Family History

Tracing your Family Tree ? Some years ago I spent many hours tracing my family tree, and I eventually set up a tree with Ancestry.com. I admit that I did use a free 3 day trial, but then was tempted to take out the full package, as 3 days just wasn’t enough time to go …

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Dec 30 2014

Adelaide New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Adelaide New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 Adelaide city with have two fireworks displays on 31st December 2015. The first at 9:00pm will last for about 10 minutes, whilst the Midnight one should last about 15 minutes. The Adelaide city fireworks display will be set off from Torrens footbridge for first time.

Dec 30 2014

Perth New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 Perth and the vibrant suburb of Northbridge will be hosting a New Years Eve spectacular, an outdoor event that starts at 6:00pm featuring live music on 3 stages, acrobats, dancing and more, all the way up until the 2015 countdown. http://www.newyearseveinperth.com

Dec 30 2014

Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 The Brisbane New Years Eve fireworks weigh 5 tonnes and are made up of around 30,000 pyrotechnic effects, fired off from 3 barges and 3 city rooftops during both displays. In addition, the Story Bridge also acts as a special centerpiece on New Years Eve, sparkling with countless bright …

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Dec 30 2014

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks 31st December 2014

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks 2014/2015 The Sydney New Years Eve fireworks weigh 7 tonnes and are made up of around 11,000 shells, 100,000 pyrotechnic effects and 25,000 shooting comets. There will be THREE firework displays: 9:00pm, 10:40pm and midnight. The new 10:30 event is called “the Inspire Moment” and will be a 90 sec …

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Oct 26 2014

Average Wage in Australia1998-2014

Average Wages in Australia 1998 to 2014 The average wage in Australia for a MALE working FULL TIME is now $1,649 per week, or $85,779 per year. This is a 2.8% increase during the previous 12 months. Full time Females average 78% of the Male rate, at $1,292 per week.  The Average wage is NOT …

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Feb 11 2014

Insurance in Australia

Pet Insurance Woolworths Pet Insurance 1300 Insurance Car Insurance Woolworths Car Insurance Home Insurance Woolworths Home Insurance Travel Insurance Woolworths Travel Insurance Insure and Go Cover-More Travel

Sep 12 2013

How to get the GBP Pound sign £ on an Aussie or US Keyboard

Question: How to get the GBP Pound sign £ on an Aussie or US Keyboard Answer: To get the £ sign on a US keyboard you hold down the [ALT] key, and press the numbers 0163.    

Aug 10 2013

Private WiFi Protection against Computer Hackers

What is a Computer Hacker? These days, a hacker doesn’t have to be a geek from a top university who breaks into high profile banks and government systems. A hacker can be anyone, even the kid next door. Anyone can download a simple software off the Internet to see everything that goes into, and out …

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Jul 07 2013

First Home Owners Grant Victoria

First Home Owners Grant, Victoria, Australia If you are buying or building a new home valued up to $750,000, you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) of up to $10,000. If you are buying or building a new home, you may be eligible for the FHOG ($10,000) if you signed your …

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Mar 23 2013

Centrelink (Australia) and Department of Social Security (UK)

For those of us who left the UK sometime ago, this bit of info may be news to us: The Department of Social Security (DSS) is a defunct governmental agency in the United Kingdom, which was superseded by the Department of Work and Pensions who are responsible for welfare and pension policy in the UK. …

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Sep 09 2011

The Australian Education Curriculum

The Australian Education Curriculum

For many years each Australian state has had its own individual education system and curriculum, and this has created some difficulties with children moving between states.

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