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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,…

‘Boaties’ get CCTV in Perth

26 November 2015 In: Perth, Western Australia, Sport, General

Officials in Perth have launched a major campaign to keep boat-owners safe on the city’s waterways. A network of CCTV cameras is to be installed to keep watch on ‘Boaties’ and commercial vessels using Perth’s waterways. There are 100,000 registered recreational vessels (‘Boaties’) and 2,500 commercial vessels across the state and 212,000 people in West Australia hold a recreational skippers’ ticket. Now the Department of Transport is seeking to install CCTV to provide 24-7 monitoring…

Australia set for heatwave

18 November 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

Temperatures in Australia are set to soar with a heatwave due in most states across the country. A high pressure system is moving east across the country from Western Australia and will generate high temperatures in all states except Tasmania, say the Bureau of Meteorology. Heatwave conditions are forecast across the interior of Western Australia, South Australia into south-western NSW and northern Victoria, and will become severe in SA and WA. Queensland and north east…

Prince Charles to visit Australia

06 November 2015 In: Perth, Western Australia, General

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Australia on Tuesday Nov 10 for their latest down under tour. The Royal couple will be in Western Australia from Nov 10 to Nov 15th and they have a busy public schedule planned. The Prince and The Duchess will fly to Albany on Saturday, November 14, where they get will a true taste of regional Australian life with a visit to the Albany Agricultural…

Average house prices in Australia

02 November 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart

Home-buyers in Australia could buy three houses in Hobart for the same price as a single house in Sydney. Such is disparity in house prices in major capital cities where, for the first time, the average cost of a house in Sydney has risen above $1 million. In July the average cost of a house in Sydney rose to $1 million – almost $350,000 more than the average house price in Melbourne ($668,030). Next is…

House prices in Australia in 2018

30 October 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

Sydney and Melbourne have been the best performing property markets in Australia this year but that’s all about to change. Over the next three years Brisbane will see the highest growth rate of all capital cities. This will result in an average house price of $575,000 in 2018, which will be 12% above the average house price of $511,300 in June this year. Elsewhere in Australia, the Perth market will weaken across both houses and…

House rents across Australia

29 October 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The number of properties available for rent in Australia has fallen while the cost of renting has risen. In September 2015 there were over 70,000 properties available for rent and all but 2.3% were leased to tenants. Every capital city except Darwin and Perth had a vacancy rate below 3%. In Hobart, vacancies fell from 1.4% to just 1%, according to SQM Research. The number of vacant properties in Sydney was 1.7% in September. Adelaide’s…

Perth is ‘richest’ city in Australia

27 October 2015 In: Finance, Perth, Western Australia, General

People living in Perth, Western Australia, have more disposable income than those living in any other state. Residents of W.A. and in particular the city of Perth, have more money left over after they’ve paid their household bills than those living in other cites and seven out of the top 10 most affluent suburbs in Australia are in Western Australia. Residents of Brentwood, 11km south of Perth, have the most amount of disposable income after…

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