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Marketing Manager Job in Canberra

30 October 2015 In: Jobs, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Charity organisation Lifeline is seeking to employ a Marketing Manager to work in Canberra, Australia. Lifeline has provided access to crisis support and suicide prevention for more than 50 years. Through the efforts of 1,000 staff and thousands of volunteers, operating from over 60 locations. Lifeline answers approximately 2,500 calls a day, with around 100 calls from people at high risk of suicide. Work Type: Contract, Full Time. Communications & Marketing, Fundraising, Mental Health &…

House prices in Canberra

27 October 2015 In: Property, Canberra, General

The average cost of a house in Canberra is less than half of that in Sydney, but the city’s housing market is rising, while other cities are slowing down. The cost of an average house in Canberra increased by 2.3% in the three months to September, and now stands at $625,092. The rise indicates a surge in the Canberra housing market as it marks the highest rate of growth recorded in the city so far…

Canberra is booming

24 October 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Economy, General

The Australian Capital Territory, including Canberra, has the fastest annual economic growth rate in Australia. That’s according to the latest national survey on economic performance across the country. The ACT is again ranked sixth in the nation on overall economic performance. ACT is best on housing finance and economic growth (third) but seventh on construction work done, unemployment and equipment investment, according to the latest CommSec Research State of the States report. The ACT economy…

IT jobs in Canberra

12 October 2015 In: Jobs, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

A Canberra-based IT company, Cubic Resources, is seeking to employ two Senior SAS Developers to fill full-time job vacancies. You will be pro-active and have the ability to manage and consult with key stakeholders in the business. You will have excellent analytical and consulting skills and be competent in translating business needs into technical specifications. You will be driven to reach tangible business outcomes and enjoy working in a fast paced, changing environment where you…

Physiotherapist job in Canberra

10 October 2015 In: Jobs, Canberra, General

An aged Care Physiotherapist is required to fill a vacancy at a residential aged care facility in Canberra. The position – RACF Physiotherapist – is a permanent full-time role reporting to the Senior Physiotherapist and the Facility Manager. You will be responsible for the effective provision of high quality services and health promotion activities through individual assessments, treatments and ongoing support to ensure quality health outcomes are achieved. Experienced candidates are preferred, but graduates are…

Customer complaints in Canberra

04 October 2015 In: Canberra, General

More than 7000 people in Canberra last year complained to the state’s retail regulator about products sold in stores. And some of the complaints are surreal. One consumer complained about ‘misleading’ labelling on a bacon product, because it did not say it needed to be cooked before eating. Another consumer complained, ‘I’m concerned my potatoes are suffocating – can you stop suppliers from using plastic packaging?’ These are just some of the complaints made by…

Canberra set for a scorcher

03 October 2015 In: Canberra, New South Wales, General

The city of Canberra in Australia is set for its’ hottest day of the year this weekend. Temperatures in the Australian capital and along the south coast of New South Wales are predicted to be the highest so far this year. On Sunday, temperatures are forecast to reach 34 degrees in Batemans Bay, 12 degrees above average for this time of year and higher than January’s hottest day of 33.9 degrees. Weather forecasters say Batemans…

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…

Canberra lights up night sky

25 September 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Entertainment, General

The night sky above Canberra in Australia will be lit up this week with 100,000 lights during the annual Floriade NightFest. During the spectacular week-long event Canberra’s Commonwealth Park will play host to a stunning night-time display of colour aimed at showing off the park’s famous flower beds with a range of innovative artistic illuminations. Over 100,000 light bulbs, including 1,500 handmade lanterns have been installed across the park to transform the garden beds into…

$50bn boost for Australia cities

23 September 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Economy, General

Major cities across Australia such as Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, are to benefit from $50bn in new infrastructure projects. The money has been set aside by the government to fund a wide range of projects including new road and rail links, hospitals and community facilities to keep pace with the rapidly expanding population of Australia’s capital cities. Darrell Todd of thinkingaustralia says: “This is great news for potential migrants as thousands of skilled workers will…

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