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Icons of Queensland

In 2009, the Queensland government released a list of the top 150 Queensland Icons This is the list, in Alphabetical order: 1974 Queensland floods 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games All chained up for women’s rights (1965 at Regatta Hotel) Allan (Alfie)… Read the rest

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Icons of Australia and England

Looking at Icons of the two countries today, and noticed some very interesting “things” (people, places and events) that are listed as national icons. Australia England Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags Alice In Wonderland Aerogard The Angel Of The… Read the rest

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Jetstar or Virgin Blue for Domestic Flights in Australia

An opportunity arises when a person flies in one direction by one airline, and then the return trip by the other, to evaluate the two airlines. Well, this just happened, and the difference can be incredible and expensive. Watch this… Read the rest

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Australian Newspapers

Australian Newspapers from the News Corp Group Daily Telegraph Gold Coast Bulletin Herald Sun NT News Post-Courier Sunday Herald Sun Sunday Mail Sunday Tasmanian Sunday Territorian Sunday Times The Advertiser The Australian The Courier-Mail The Mercury The Sunday Mail The… Read the rest

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Mobile Phones in Australia

Most unlocked mobiles phone will work OK in Australia, but a chart showing some of the options is below. Band/Provider Optus Telstra Vodafone 2G GSM 850 – – – 2G GSM 900 Yes Yes Yes 2G GSM 1800 Yes Yes… Read the rest

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Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock and Ruth van Reken

Filled with real-life anecdotes, Third Culture Kids (TCK) examines the nature of the TCK experience and its effect on maturing, developing a… Read the rest

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Home Keeps Moving by Heidi Sand-Hart

Home Keeps Moving by Heidi Sand-Hart

A book that could be of interest to people moving between countries, written by a person with experience of changing cultures due to living in different countries. Home Keeps Moving tackles the struggles and… Read the rest

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Things to bring when you are Emigrating to Australia

When you migrate to Australia what do you bring and what do you leave behind ? The first thing I will suggest is: UK power boards, so that you can plug in your UK electrical appliances without having to change… Read the rest

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Air Conditioning Systems in Australia

In Australia you will find different types of “Air Conditioning” systems, the most common being: Split System Reverse Cycle Ducted Reverse Cycle Evaporative Cooling System Split System Reverse Cycle The normal Split System Reverse Cycle, comprises an outdoor cooling/heating unit,… Read the rest

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British Expat Meet up Sydney Australia

A new page to list any groups that arrange regular, or even irregular, meet ups designed for British Expats in Sydney, who need assistance in building new friendship groups in their new country. If you know of any meet-ups suitable,… Read the rest

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Relocation: Phil Down Under Part 2

RELOCATION: PHIL DOWN UNDER II Property guru Phil Spencer from C4’s ‘Location Location Location’ is taking his property finding and negotiating skills along with a large dose of English charm, down under. He’s heading to the other side of the… Read the rest

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Population Density of Australia

Australia covers a very large area: 7,617,930 square kilometre, but with a small population of only about 22 million, as at 2010. This gives us a Population Density for Australia of only about 2.8 people per square kilometre. The Population… Read the rest

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Fridges and Freezers in Australia

Most, if not all, of the Fridges and Freezers in Australia will have a classification rating, based on the ambient temperature that they are designed to operate in. Each Unit should have a visible rating plate, showing the Temperature Class,… Read the rest

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Was moving to Australia the right move for you ?

A question asked on the other section of this website recently was: Was moving to Australia the right move for you ? From 123 replies, 28 said that they were not yet sure, presumably as they hadn’t been here long… Read the rest

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Paid Paternity Leave in Australia

Paid Parental Leave became available from January 2011 in Australia. The Paid Parental Leave scheme: Is government funded, not an employers expense. Is for eligible working parents (Australian residents) of children born or adopted on or after 1 January 2011.… Read the rest

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Australian Company Tax Rate

The following rates of tax apply to companies for the: 2009-2010 30% for companies, including corporate limited partnerships, strata title bodies corporate, trustees of corporate unit trusts and public trading trusts. 2012-2013 28% Small Companies 30% Large Companies 2013-2014 28%… Read the rest

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Emigration Seminars

Various migration companies hold regular Emigration Seminars at various places in the United Kingdom, aimed at providing assistance to potential migrants to Australia. Down Under Live at the Business Design Centre, Islington on the 18th & 19th September 2010 and… Read the rest

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