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Xmas Market at Melbourne Uni

11 December 2015 In: Study, Melbourne, Family, General

The University of Melbourne in Australia is to stage a Farmers’ Market as part of its’ Christmas celebrations. A gourmet selection of treats, gift ideas and delicious lunch options will be available for the ultimate Christmas lunch feast on the University’s Union Lawn! Come along with your friends and colleagues for a celebratory drink and stock up on your festive season shopping, direct from Victoria’s best-quality producers. There will be delicious lunch options from Fuku…

80,000 empty homes in Melbourne

09 December 2015 In: Property, Melbourne, General

There could be up to 80,000 properties lying empty in Melbourne, according to a new report. The shock claim is made in the latest Speculative Vacancy Report by lobby group Prosper Australia that says it has measured a 70% increase in the number of properties that it considers to be vacant and un-used. And investors are blamed for leaving properties empty. The report claims that around 19% of all investment properties lay empty and that…

Customer service job in Melbourne

09 December 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Melbourne, General

A health insurance company is seeking to employ an Inbound Customer Service Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. As the first point of contact, you will provide excellent customer service in managing inbound calls regarding members’ health insurance policies. You will display empathy and compassion in meeting the customers’ health and wellbeing needs. You will be an integral part of one of Australia’s leading health insurance companies with over 150 years of experience in looking after the…

Melbourne voted best for students

08 December 2015 In: Study, Melbourne, General

Melbourne has been named the best city in Australia for international students. And the city is the second best in the world ahead of Tokyo, Sydney and London, according to an annual survey that ranks cities on their quality of universities, affordability, lifestyle, employment prospects and student community. Seven cities in Australia feature in the top 75 best student cities in the world with Sydney voted fourth, Canberra (17th), Brisbane (18th), Adelaide (26th), Perth (35th)…

700 ‘cyber’ jobs in Melbourne

07 December 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Melbourne, General

Up to 700 new jobs will be created at a new cyber security headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. The new 24-hour facility will be the HQ for Australia’s new National Broadband Network and hundreds of IT security specialists are needed to staff the new facility. Their key job will be to protect the National Broadband Network from cyber attack. Over the next two years 300 jobs will be created in construction and maintenance of the facility…

Sales job in Melbourne

01 December 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Melbourne, Victoria, General

A full time Sales Manager is required by Wyndham Vacation Resorts for a new position in Melbourne, Australia. The Sales Manager is primarily responsible for achieving defined sales targets through supportive management of the sales team. You will also be responsible for supporting the Project Director with staff recruitment and development and site financial management. Duties include but not limited to; Deliver the required sales targets for the site by supporting and motivating staff to…

Cheapest rents in Melbourne

30 November 2015 In: Property, Finance, Melbourne, General

The most affordable rental suburb closest to Melbourne city centre is Melton West and the 3337 postcode. The average house rent for Melton West is $280 per week. For units the average rent is $260 per week, according to Australia’s first rental affordability index. The index is a joint project between peak housing advocate National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics & Planning. Of the houses and apartments currently available in Melbourne’s Melton West,…

10% more foreign students to Australia

28 November 2015 In: Travel, Study, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, General

The number of foreign students choosing to study in Australia rose by 10.1% to 348,000 in the year to March 2015. Australia is the third biggest destination for foreign students globall, and the third-most popular destination for Chinese students after the US and Japan. Continuing growth means that in 2016 Australia will have the fastest growing foreign student population in the world. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are the current favoured student destinations and millions of…

Melbourne sets house sales record

27 November 2015 In: Property, Melbourne, Victoria, General

More homes were sold in Melbourne in November than at any other time in the history of Victoria. Almost 5,800 homes will have been sold this month at auctions held in more than 300 Melbourne suburbs over a period of just four Saturdays. It marks a record year for the housing market in Victoria. More homes have been auctioned than ever before: 37,700 across the state in the 12 months to November, a 5% increase…

$24bn of new homes for Australia

26 November 2015 In: Property, Melbourne, Brisbane, New South Wales, Victoria, Economy, General

Over $24bn of new homes were constructed in Australia between July and September this year. Latest figures show a 6.4% rise compared to the same three months in 2014. Across the country, a total of $49bn of construction work was completed. The main residential construction hotspots are Victoria, New South Wales and Melbourne with Australia’s house-building boom driven this year by a growing population and low interest rates. Building work in the “other residential” sector…

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