Jan 03 2017

The British Pound Below 1.7 Australian Dollars

The lowest GBP-AUD point in each of the 2010 to 2013 years were:
1 GBP = 1.5204 AUD Thu, 30 Dec 2010
1 GBP = 1.4813 AUD Wed, 27 Jul 2011
1 GBP = 1.4639 AUD Wed, 15 Feb 2012
1 GBP = 1.4428 AUD Tue, 12 Mar 2013

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Dec 23 2016

Resident Return Visa

A Resident Return Visa (RRV) is required for the period after you have gained your Permanent Residency (PR), and your initial entry visa (Normally 5 years) has expired, but before you get your Citizenship.
3 Month, 12 Month or 5 Year RRV Travel Periods may be applied, depending on your circumstances.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in ACT

ACT Territory Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

$9,320 for each kindergarten student
$12,500 for each primary school student
$13,900 for each high school student

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in WA

WA State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

The Western Australian Government tuition fee for families on 457 Visas (temporary skilled workers) whose children attend public schools in this state are:
$4,000 per family each year, regardless of the number of children a family have enrolled in public schools.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in NSW

NSW State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.
$5,000 Years K – 6 Primary School
$5,000 Years 7 – 10 Junior High School
$6,000 Years 11 – 12 Senior High School

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Dec 19 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in South Australia

From January 2017, newly arriving 457 visa holders will be required to contribute to the cost of educating their children in government schools. They will no longer be fully subsidised by the State Government.
$5,100 for each primary school student
$6,100 for each high school student

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Dec 16 2016

Drink Driving in Australia: December 2016

Queensland Police charged 230 drink drivers and 93 Drivers under the influence of drugs during the weekending 11th December 2016, after carrying out over 20,000 roadside tests.
Another major drink and drug driving blitz by Queensland Police began on Friday 16th December 2016 and will last over the weekend.

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Dec 14 2016

Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) This is a temporary visa that lets you enter Australia to: do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests. You must first arrive in Australia within six months of the date the visa is granted, or …

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Dec 06 2016

Quarantine for Dogs and Cats in Australia

Quarantine Costs and Periods for Importing Dogs and Cats Australian Quarantine Costs for Cats and Dogs The fee structure for Dog and Cat Quarantine Costs in Australia in 2015 is now: $480 First cat or dog in a consignment ($120 for Lodgement and $360 for Assessment) $240 For each additional animal in the same consignment …

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Dec 01 2016

Yomojo Mobile Phone in Australia

Yomojo Unlimited plans are available from $19.90 per month (December 2016) giving:
Unlimited Calls + Unlimited Texts + 2GB data

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Nov 20 2016

457 Visa Occupations

457 Visa Program Review There are currently 650 job types on the 457 visa program, and these are set to be cut by the Australian Government. Various job types that are no longer ‘in demand’ should be removed from the list. The most nominated occupations for the primary 457 visa holders at 30th June 2015 …

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Nov 19 2016

457 Visa Changes November 2016

Australian 457 Visa Change November 2016 Australia has announced changes to the ‘457 visa’ programme for skilled foreign workers to limit their ability to look for another job after their official employment ends. Foreign workers on a 457 visa will only now be able to stay in Australia for 60 days after their employment ends …

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Oct 31 2016

Australian Tax on Overseas Purchases

When buying goods from overseas their is a consideration for Import duty and taxes for those goods. There is also a processing charge for making an Import Declaration.
However, their is an exception for low value imports. For imports with a value of under AUD1,000, you do not have to pay duty and taxes, unless the goods are: tobacco, tobacco products and alcohol.

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Oct 28 2016

House and Land Packages in Australia

What is a House and Land Package There are many Home Builders in Australia that will pre-arrange House and Land Packages. A House and Land Package is often where the Builder, or developer, buys the land and builds the house in advance, and it can be ready for occupation earlier than other buying methods. Some of …

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Oct 24 2016

Religion Comparison Australia – UK

In 2001 about 15.0% of the British population were not religious, and this rose to 26.13% by 2011.
In 2001 about 15.5% of the Australian population were not religious, and this rose to 22.3% by 2011.

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Oct 23 2016

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost?
The costs for an Australian Birth Certificate varies depending on the state of registration, and vary between $31.80 and $53.00 for a standard certificate. Commemorative birth certificates are charged extra, if required.

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Oct 23 2016

How much does it cost to become an Australian citizen

The Cost to Become an Australian citizen
Being born in Australia as an Australian citizen generally has no cost, other than the birth certificate cost, but for Migrants who wish to apply for Citizenship, and for Australians born outside Australia, there are some small costs.
The Australian Citizenship Fees from 1st January 2016 are:
$285.00 Australian citizenship – General eligibility

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Oct 21 2016

Australian Citizenship Residency Requirements

Australian Citizenship Four Year Residency Requirement From 1 July 2010 all citizenship applicants will need to meet the following residence requirement at the time they apply for Australian citizenship. You must have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for 4 years immediately before applying, including 1 year as a permanent resident, and …

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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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Oct 11 2016

FTSE 250 Index Before and After Brexit

The UK FTSE 250 Index rises by over 20% in the 4 months from Brexit to October 2016.
The UK FTSE 100 Index rises by over 18% in the 4 months from Brexit to October 2016.

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