Christmas Posting Dates 2019

Sending overseas this Christmas?

International Economy Sea Mail to the UK, has a recommended cut-off date of 25th September 2019, (from Sydney) or earlier from other locations. Notice from Australia Post: Sending overseas this Christmas? If you’re sending items by… Read the rest


Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits

Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits, instead of Two Years.

Migrants who arrive in Australia from July 2018 will have to wait three years before they can access certain welfare payments from Centrelink, an increase from the current… Read the rest

Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits, instead of Two Years.

Migrants who arrive in Australia from July 2018 will have to wait three years before they can access certain welfare payments from Centrelink, an increase from the current… Read the rest


Warning: Goldman Pintex Migration

NSW Fair Trading WARNING about Goldman Pintex Migration

Migration Agencies are not all the same, and some, who state they have 99% success rates, maybe telling fibs, and worse..

A NSW Fair Trading Media release: Goldman Pintex Migration

Consumers are… Read the rest

NSW Fair Trading WARNING about Goldman Pintex Migration

Migration Agencies are not all the same, and some, who state they have 99% success rates, maybe telling fibs, and worse..

A NSW Fair Trading Media release: Goldman Pintex Migration

Consumers are… Read the rest


GBP Rising in Value against AUD again

Is the GBP rising in value to the 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… Read the rest

Is the GBP rising in value to the 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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


£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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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:… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest