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27.09.2020

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$21bn LNG boost for Darwin

26 August 2015 In: Jobs, Darwin, Northern Territory, General

The future of gas production in Darwin looks to be secure with plans for a new $21 billion offshore gas development off northern Australia. In a move that is good news for migrant workers with experience in the oil and gas industry, US company ConocoPhillips says it is planning to develop two gas fields – Caldita-Barossa in the Timor Sea and Poseidon in the Browse Basin – to ensure continuance of supplies when existing underground…

Darwin motorists ‘pay too much’

25 August 2015 In: Darwin, General

A petrol price war in Australia has seen some drivers benefit from price falls but motorists in Darwin are paying more for their fuel. Stiff competition between petrol companies has seen prices fall in some states since the start of this year when fuel companies were accused of profiteering. And recent falls in the wholesale price of petrol should mean costs should fall at the pump but these savings, in many cases, are not being…

Darwin enjoys cheapest petrol

12 August 2015 In: Darwin, Northern Territory, General

The cheapest petrol in Australia is to be found in the city of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The price of fuel in the city has gone from being the most expensive in the country to the cheapest in less than 12 months. The cost of a litre of petrol – at $1.34 – is 5.7% lower than in any other Australia capital city where the average is $1.40 per litre. Last year, the price…

Job vacancies in Darwin

04 August 2015 In: Jobs, Darwin, General

The number of job vacancies in Darwin, Australia has risen by over 20% in the past year. Thousands of skilled workers are needed across a wide range of industries and commercial sectors with employers seeking to take on both trade and professional workers. Darrell Todd, ceo of thinkingaustralia, says: “If you have the skills, there is a job waiting for you in Darwin. Whether it’s education, IT, administration, the oil & gas industry, trade, care…

Young families boost Darwin suburb

30 July 2015 In: Property, Darwin, Family, General

The most popular suburb in Darwin Australia is the northern area of Wagaman, where houses sell faster than in any other suburb of the city. Increasing numbers of young families moving into the area make Wagaman a residential hot-spot. Latest figures show that homes in the northern suburb take an average of 51 days to sell once they go on the market, ahead of Nakara at 59 days and Moil at 61 days, according to…

Darwin ‘cheaters’ get nervous

29 July 2015 In: Darwin, Family, General

Almost 15% of people in Darwin, Australia are members of a dating website that got hacked last week. Around one million Australians are signed up to matchmaking site AshleyMadison.com which allows married users to find a partner to cheat with – and Darwin has the highest number of users per capita, with 14.1% of Darwinians being registered members. Now men and women in the city are reported to be ‘nervous’ following news that the dating…

Statehood for Northern Territory

26 July 2015 In: Darwin, Northern Territory, General

The Northern Territory of Australia is aiming to become a State in its’ own right by 2018. The plan has the backing of other federal and state leaders from around the country, according to Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles. With a deep indigenous heritage, many believe the Northern Territory’s new name should acknowledge Australia’s rich Aboriginal history. With most Northern Territory rivers averaging five crocodiles per kilometre, other feel the reptile should represent Australia’s…

Darwin needs more workers

22 July 2015 In: Jobs, Darwin, Northern Territory, General

Officials in Darwin are seeking to attract skilled workers to the Northern Territory of Australia. A special conference held in the city this week called for more jobs and housing to be created to attract long-term workers to Northern Australia in a bid to boost the regional economy. The call comes as officials seek to address the critical balance of jobs, workers and housing after latest figures showed overall property prices in Darwin have dropped…

Home rental costs in Australia

19 July 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart

Rents have fallen in Darwin by 16.4% for houses and 9.8% for units over the past year. Rents also fell in Perth (6.2% for houses and 4.9% for units), according to latest research. The number of empty properties available for rent across Australia rose by 2.4% last month. Almost 73,000 houses and units (apartments) were available for rent in June, compared to 71,970 in May, according to latest research. Perth and Canberra saw the biggest…

Mining industry jobs in Australia

19 July 2015 In: Jobs, Darwin, General

Skilled workers are needed for a services company operating in the mining industry across Australia. Mining services company Goodline is seeking a qualified Pipe Welder, as well as Boilermakers / Fitters, Electricians and Carpenters to fill vacancies in Darwin, Weipa (Queensland) and Port Hedland (Western Australia). Goodline employs over 1000 staff and contractors and provides project and maintenance services to Australia’s resource companies. Goodline specialise in steel fabrication, steel erection, demolition, scaffolding, plumbing, electrical, carpentry…

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