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New Greyhound service to Brisbane

21 October 2015 In: Travel, Sydney, Brisbane, General

The Greyhound bus service in Australia has introduced new services and timetable changes between Sydney and Brisbane and services now depart at even more convenient times. With access to onboard features such as free on board WiFi, in seat USB chargers, leather seats and panoramic windows, you will stay both comfortable and connected throughout your journey. There are plenty of reasons to visit Brisbane so jump on board and experience these amazing places. Don’t forget…

Nursing jobs in Brisbane

14 October 2015 In: Jobs, Brisbane, Health, General

A number of Paediatric Nurses are required for job vacancies in Brisbane, Australia. The positions offer the opportunity to travel or transfer to other states, competitive pay rates and flexible pay options while working in a new state-of-the-art children’s hospital. Healthcare Australia is a healthcare recruitment company Australia with operations in every state and territory. The company specialise in finding nurses their ideal role in hospitals and facilities across Australia. We can offer you flexibility,…

No rise in Brisbane house rents

12 October 2015 In: Property, Finance, Brisbane, General

The cost of renting a house or unit in Brisbane has not increased in the past 12 months. Weekly rents in Australia’s third biggest capital city are currently around $400 (for houses) and $370 (for units) and have remained unchanged over the past year. It’s a different story in Sydney, where rents are still rising and are now the highest in Australia. In the past three months average house rents in Sydney have risen by…

Rental costs fall in Australia

09 October 2015 In: Travel, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The cost of renting a house or apartment in Australia has fallen by almost 9% in the past 12 months. A huge increase in the number of residential properties – especially units (apartments) – that have come onto the market over the past couple of years has created an over-supply of properties and forced landlords to reduce rents in many major cities. In Perth, rents are at a three year low and the number of…

Parking costs in Australia

09 October 2015 In: Travel, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, General

The cost of parking a car is a sore point among motorists the world over and it’s no different in Australia. The latest nationwide survey reveals that Brisbane has the highest short-term parking charges of all capital cities in Australia. In Brisbane’s Central Business District it costs an average $15.03 for 30 minutes’ off-road parking, compared with $13.56 in Sydney and $10.71 in Melbourne. Brisbane motorists are charged $27.63 for one hour’s parking, compared with…

Electrician job in Brisbane

08 October 2015 In: Jobs, Brisbane, General

A smoke alarm company is Brisbane is seeking a qualified electrician to fill a full time vacancy. Smoke Alarm Solutions service more than 200,000 properties and attend more than 1,500 homes every week. An additional position has become available for a full time Electrician in Brisbane. This role will suit a qualified electrician looking for a secure employment opportunity with an industry leader. The electrical work you would be performing is exclusively residential, and predominantly…

Kiss tour of Australia

05 October 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Comic-book rockers Kiss are currently on a sell-out tour of Australia. The US heavy metal band, more famous for wearing make-up than for their music, are celebrating the four decades since their formation with a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The bands’ 40th Anniversary World Tour features a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, boasting 220 automated lights weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and…

Joan Baez tour of Australia

03 October 2015 In: Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez is currently on a nationwide tour of Australia. For more than 50 years the American singer and activist has been an outspoken figure in the cultural and political life of the US. She is part-Spanish, part-Scottish and she sings in Spanish and English on the more than 30 albums she has released during her career. Apart from her own self-penned material, Joan has covered songs by contemporary stars as Ryan…

House prices fall in Australia

02 October 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The price of residential property has fallen in half of all capital cities in Australia. In the past three months the value of residential property in half of Australia’s capital cities has decreased, with traditional ‘hotspot’ Sydney seeing flat price growth. Darrell Todd of thinkingaustralia says: “A fall in house prices is good news for buyers and migrants seeking to purchase their first home down under. I have been predicting a housing price slowdown since…

Iron Maiden to tour Australia

27 September 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Rock group Iron Maiden will tour Australia and New Zealand in 2016 as part of their ‘Book of Souls’ world tour. The British heavy metal band will play two shows in New Zealand – April 29 in Christchurch at the Horncastle Arena and the Vector Arena in Auckland on May 1 – before heading for the mainland for concerts in Australia. The band and its’ road crew will arrive down under on ‘Ed Force One’,…

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