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Australia firefighters aid Canada

13 July 2015 In: New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, General

Fire fighters from Australia have flown to Canada to help tackle more than 400 bush fires burning in three provinces. Fire fighters from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia are in Canada to support the country’s emergency services. Raging fires in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan cover more than one million hectares and 102 Australian fire fighters and specialists have travelled to help the Canadians. Aussie fire fighters have travelled…

500 new jobs for Adelaide

12 July 2015 In: Jobs, Adelaide, South Australia, General

A major new construction project in Adelaide will create 500 new jobs and office space for 3,800 workers. Plans have been lodged with the city council for the $300m development in Adelaide’s GPO precinct which involves renovating the historic post office and two multi-storey office towers and will also include retail shops, food stores and adjoining laneways and a plaza. Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the council needed to stimulate growth, which included expanding tourism,…

Chelsea star for Adelaide United

10 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, Sport, General

Adelaide United have signed former Chelsea midfielder George Mells on a one-year deal with the option to extend for a further season. Melbourne-born Mells left Australia at the age of 12 to sign for Chelsea FC’s youth team and later moved to Premier League side Southampton. Now the 18 year old player is back down under and looking forward to the forthcoming season with Adelaide United. “Now is the right time for me to start…

Adelaide United v Liverpool FC

06 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, Sport, General

Adelaide will play host to Liverpool FC when the British Premier League side takes to the field in the city as part of their tour of Australia. Adelaide United are based at a 16,500 capacity stadium but the Liverpool game will take place at the much bigger Adelaide Park stadium situated close to the city centre and well-serviced by Metro buses, trains and trams. Tickets for the match, on Monday July 20, sold out within…

Volcano grounds Australia flights

05 July 2015 In: Travel, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, South Australia, General

Flights in and out of Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns were grounded by ash from an Indonesian volcano. A tourist flight between Darwin and Bali was one of 13 Jetstar flights cancelled due to ash from Mount Raung in Eastern Java that has been erupting for two days. Flights across Australia were cancelled upon advice from the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, one of nine around the world that monitors all active volcanoes in…

Most popular suburbs in Australia

27 June 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Family, General

Freshwater in New South Wales, Unley in South Australia and Albert Park in Victoria are the top three most-searched-for suburbs where people want to live. Freshwater, 17km from the Sydney Central Business District, is the suburb most potential buyers searched in during the past quarter. Unley was second on the list and the best performer for South Australia. It is the first time the inner city suburb has made it onto the list of Sellers…

Madonna snubs Perth concert

23 June 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, South Australia, Entertainment, General

Madonna will not be performing in Perth during her tour of Australia next year. The 56 yr-old singer has announced that she’ll perform a total of six concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane during the Australian leg of her Rebel Heart world tour in March 2016. No reason has been given for leaving Perth off her concert schedule, her first down under since 1993. The Material Girl will play arenas and entertainment centres in the…

Rise in Adelaide property losses

23 June 2015 In: Property, Adelaide, South Australia, General

The housing market in Australia may be booming but across the country 10% of owners sell their property at a loss. Nationally, the number of property owners selling for a profit fell to 90.9% in the first three months of 2015. But, reflecting the rising market, around 30% of sellers doubled their money. In Adelaide, the number of loss-making sales has risen from 9% in the last quarter of 2014 to 9.7%. However, over 90%…

Average house prices in Australia

21 June 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, South Australia, General

Average house prices in Australia have risen to almost $660,000 with Darwin showing the largest increase among the capital cities. Sydney’s average house price is close to $1 million but property prices in some cities have fallen. Average property prices overall have increased by almost 9% over the past 12 months, driven by a rising population, a shortage of property and low interest rates. But there is some good news – average price of apartments…

Best place to buy property in Australia

20 June 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, South Australia, General

Hobart, Brisbane and Darwin are currently the best (ie: cheapest) places to buy property in Australia. A new report shows that the best property buyer markets are outside capital cities in regions linked to the mining sector where the property market is now slowly moving in favour of buyers due to high supply and low demand. The most favourable conditions for buyers in Australia’s state capitals are in Brisbane, Hobart and Darwin. Queensland, Western Australia,…

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