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Rental Costs in Brisbane

31 January 2016 In: Migration, Property, Finance, Family, General

The cost of renting an average house or unit in Brisbane, Australia, currently varies between $850 and $355 per week. The most expensive suburb to rent a house is in Brisbane’s western suburb of Pullenvale while one of the cheapest places to rent a unit is North Lakes. In Pullenvale it costs an average of $850 per week to rent a house – up to $100 more than any other Brisbane suburb. Second-most-expensive for house…

Australia coast is top destination

31 January 2016 In: Travel, Study, Migration, Family, General

70% of visitors to Australia enjoy an aquatic and coastal experience during their stay in the country. One of the most popular destinations – and top natural world experiences – is the 12 Apostles (pictured) along the Great Ocean Road. Photographer Neal Pritchard says: “The scenery is stunning, the light and atmosphere will take your breath away. If you see nothing else in Australia during your visit, see the 12 Apostles.” Darrell Todd, CEO of…

Women get richer in Australia

30 January 2016 In: Migration, Finance, General

The number of women in the new Forbes Australia rich list has doubled in the past 12 months. But spare a thought for Australia’s richest person who has seen 30% of her wealth disappear in the past year. Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart saw her wealth fall by $4.5 billion in 2015 – but you need not shed a tear, she still has a fortune valued at $8.5 billion. Rinehart is one of eight women that…

Property prices in Australia

30 January 2016 In: Migration, Property, General

A slowdown in property prices in Australia is unhelpful for investors but good news for migrants. For those seeking to live and work in Australia rising property prices have been unwelcome but the market is changing fast and the slowdown means affordable housing will become more widely available in 2016, industry analysts say. Only 15 out of 625 suburbs across Australia are forecast to see double digit growth this year, according to a new report…

3 million new jobs in Australia

29 January 2016 In: Jobs, Migration, General

Three million new jobs will be created in Australia in the next 15 years as the country moves away from traditional industries. Changing economic demands are changing the kind of jobs people do in Australia and the country is adapting to new industries and developments in technology. Over the past 15 years ten new jobs have been created for every one ‘old’ job lost. And the trend is set to continue as, in addition to…

300,000 new jobs in Australia

28 January 2016 In: Jobs

More than 300,000 new jobs were created in Australia in 2015. In the last three months of the year employment growth ran almost 2% higher than the annual average since 2000 according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Jobs in Australia in 2015 Of the 301,300 new jobs created in 2015 most – 187,200 – have been full time positions, with overall jobs growth strongest of any year since 2006 Around…

Office Manager job in Brisbane

28 January 2016 In: Jobs, Brisbane, General

An experienced office manager is required to fill a full time position in Brisbane, Australia Based in Brisbane’s Inner Suburbs this organisation prides themselves on their reputation in the community and caring for the disadvantaged. They are looking for an experienced Office Manager to support their corporate office and assist them with all administrative support and day to day running of the office. Reporting directly the State Director, your role will include: Manage compliance relating…

World Records from Australia

27 January 2016 In: Family, Entertainment, General

There is more to Australia than jobs, good weather and sunny beaches – it’s also a country of record-breakers. To celebrate this weeks’ Australia Day here’s a few world records won Down Under in 2015, according to Guinness World Records. Largest surfing lesson (single venue) – In December, retailer RedBalloon staged the world’s largest surfing lesson, with participants dressed up as Santa Claus. 320 surfers took part in the 30 minute lesson on Bondi Beach…

Kangaroo – are you sure?

26 January 2016 In: Travel, Migration, Sydney, General

The kangaroo is the most famous symbol of Australia but has the world been making a mistake for 300 years? When Britain’s Captain Cook landed in Botany Bay in Australia in 1769 he, and the crew of HMS Endeavour were amazed by the spectacular flora and fauna of the land. Cook and botanist Joseph Banks set out to explore the land around Botany Bay and while most aboriginal folk, wary of the white visitors, kept…

Australia in Global Top Five

26 January 2016 In: Jobs, Migration, Finance, Family, General

  Australia has been placed in the Top 5 of the best countries in the world for its’ economic freedoms. The high global ranking makes Australia one of the best places in the world to live, to work and to operate a business. And why Australia remains one of the top three preferred destinations for foreign migrants. Australia is ranked 4th in the world out of 178 countries behind Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand,…

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