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Emirates’ new flights to Perth

15 January 2016 In: Travel, Perth, General

Emirate Airlines will add a second Airbus A380 to its’ Perth-Dubai route with a superjumbo replacing the Boeing 777-300ER on the daily EK424/425 flight. Emirates launched its’ new A380 service into Perth in May 2015 and the company says passenger demand has driven the need to double the number of planes on the route. The move will increase capacity on the route by around 100,000 seats per year and will offer travellers the opportunity to…

Account Executive job in Perth

11 January 2016 In: Jobs, Perth, General

An account executive is required by Dell to fill a full time position in Perth, Western Australia. This is a field sales role that involves the selling of products and services to the Corporate and Commercial sector. The job involves a balanced sales effort of product and services knowledge and selling skills; Grows the territory/account base to attain financial objectives; Understands customers’ business and solutions requirements. The job also involves: Territory/account management, including account planning…

Australia weather sets records

08 January 2016 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, General

Australia has experienced the fifth-hottest year since records began in 1910. Sydney had its third-warmest year on record with temperatures across the State one degree above average. 2015 was the seventh-hottest year since records began. In Melbourne maximum temperatures reached one degree above average and across Victoria it was one degree warmer than average making it the seventh-hottest year. Perth recorded its second hottest year on record with temperatures across the State matching levels equal…

Fatboy Slim in Australia

06 January 2016 In: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Entertainment, General

DJ and dancefloor king Fatboy Slim is appearing at live events in Australia this month. Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) will appear at venues in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, bringing his unique blend of dance music recordings and re-mixes to fans in Australia. Fatboy Slim’s show in Perth has sold out. He will appear at a headline show at Sydney’s Electric Gardens Festival and also in Brisbane at the open air Riverstage venue located in…

Australia celebrates the New Year

01 January 2016 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

Australia celebrated the New Year in flamboyant style with spectacular midnight fireworks displays across the country. In New Zealand, the Auckland sky was lit up with half a ton of fireworks launched from the Sky Tower. The five-minute, 360-degree show was broadcast around the world as thousands of people gathered below to watch the spectacle. In Sydney more than a million people filled parks and streets to watch the city’s $7 million New Year show….

Old houses beat new in Australia

22 December 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

Older-style houses in Australia have risen faster in value than newer homes, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Older (Established) house prices rose by +2.2% in the third quarter of 2015 to be 11.4% higher over the past 12 months, while attached dwellings rose by 1.4% to be 8.7 % higher over the year. Over the past 12 years established house prices have been rising by an average 5.6% per year, compared to attached…

1.4 million new jobs for Perth

19 December 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Perth, General

Over 1.4 million new jobs will be created in Perth, Australia, in coming years, according to a new government report. A predicted huge increase in population will also require the building of 800,000 new homes according to Western Australia’s Planning Minister John Day who says that W.A.’s population is expected to increase to 3.5 million by 2050. Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia, says: “This new government forecast is good news for potential migrants seeking to…

Recruitment job in Perth

18 December 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Perth, General

A recruitment consultant is required to fill a full time position Perth, Western Australia. You will be managing a permanent desk with a focus on roles within early years childcare. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Perth Education division, you will have a keen focus on outstanding account management and sales, you will provide the drive and support necessary for your desk to achieve the highest level of sales growth, and ensure that…

Drivers pay more in Perth

17 December 2015 In: Perth, Family, General

Motorists in Perth pay more for petrol than drivers in other cities in Australia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that Perth drivers paid on average 12.3 cents per litre more than the wholesale price of petrol in the three months to the end of September. The Commission says that retailers are cashing in by keeping prices high despite the fall in oil prices over the course of 2015. Drivers in Perth have been…

House prices fall in Perth

02 December 2015 In: Property, Finance, Perth, Western Australia, General

Property prices in suburbs of Perth, Australia, have fallen and some house sales have halved in two years. Quarterly property sales have gone from 149 to just 70 in the past two years and average prices for houses and units have fallen by 7% this year. In the suburbs of Perth the average price of a home is now $525,000, the same price as five years ago. The number of empty properties has also risen,…

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