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50 years of Australia money

22 January 2016 In: Finance, Perth, General

Australia will this year celebrate 50 years of being able to mint its’ own money. On Feb 14 1966 Australia started using decimal notes and coins and began minting its’ own money. For 250 years Australia’s currency had been based on British pounds, shillings, and pence. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important event in Australian history, the Perth Mint has issued two 1-ounce silver coins featuring the original designs of 1966. The 2016…

Eighties stars to appear in Perth

19 January 2016 In: Perth, Entertainment, General

A string of 1980’s chart stars are set to perform in Perth, Australia, later this year. Pop stars including Berlin, Martika, Katrina Leskanich and Limahl will appear at the Astor Theatre in Perth on July 22 as part of a variety show of stars who scored hits during the 1980’s. The Totally 80’s tour will feature American synth-pop group Berlin, Kajagoogoo singer Limahl and Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves. Martika was 19 years…

Emirates’ Business Class to Australia

16 January 2016 In: Travel, Melbourne, Perth, General

Emirate Airlines aims to make travel to Australia more comfortable with the launch of new A380 first class suites and Boeing 777 business class seats. Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, said the new bedroom concept will take passenger privacy to the next level. “We’re talking fully enclosed rooms, with all the touches and amenities that you’d expect in hotel or a luxury yacht, including room service.” In March 2016 Emirates will launch its sixth Airbus…

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…

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