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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…

Affordable suburbs in Sydney

04 January 2016 In: Property, Sydney, General

House prices in Sydney, Australia may have reached record highs but affordable homes can be found in the suburbs. A new report – the Urban Living Index – identifies the most liveable suburbs in Sydney where people can afford to live. Lalor Park in the city’s west is named the best suburb based on affordability, employment, lifestyle and community. Located 35km west of Sydney city centre, Lalor Park has an average house price of $602,550…

IT job in Sydney

02 January 2016 In: Jobs, Sydney, General

A software test engineer is required to fill a full time position in Sydney, Australia. The successful candidate will help the employer to automate product testing and use modern methods and tools to maintain high levels of product quality. As part of a high performing, agile software team, you will learn new skills and be an essential part of their success. Reporting to the Product Development Manager, you will be a key contributor in delighting…

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….

Australia top three for investment

27 December 2015 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, Melbourne, General

The cities of Melbourne and Sydney in Australia are among the top three destinations for property investors. Melbourne and Sydney are ranked second and third as favoured markets in 2016 by global property investors, according to Colliers International 2016 Global Investor Outlook. London retains the number one spot as the city of first choice for the 600 leading investors – including private equity, property companies, REITS, funds, institutions and sovereign wealth funds. New York is…

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…

Psychologist job in Sydney

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

Sydney Youth Cancer Service is seeking to employ a Clinical Psychologist to fill a full time position in Sydney, Australia. Sydney Youth Cancer Service is part of national program to establish a network of adolescent and young adult cancer services across Australia. The YCS seeks to improve the quality of life and outcomes for young people affected by cancer and to enhance supportive care services for them and their families. The primary purpose: To provide…

Sydney property prices slowdown

18 December 2015 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, General

Property prices in Sydney, Australia, increased by 16% in 2015 but growth is set to slow to just 4% in 2016. Melbourne, meanwhile, is also expected to see a slow down in house price inflation, with prices rising by 5% in the coming 12 months. Property prices in Sydney are set to grow in line with Hobart and Adelaide which currently sit around 1% higher than Brisbane, Perth and Darwin, according to the latest State…

Arsenal FC to play in Sydney

09 December 2015 In: Sydney, Sport, General

Arsenal football club will arrive in Australia next year to play a series of matched against teams in Sydney. Britain’s top Premier League club will play a series of friendly games against Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at the ANZ Stadium in July 2016. It will be the first time in 40 years that Arsenal has played in Australia. Australian football fans will get the chance to see Arsenal stars like Alexis Sanchez, Jack…

Elton adds extra Sydney show

07 December 2015 In: Sydney, Entertainment, General

Sir Elton John has added an extra concert to his tour of Australia, at the venue where he first started out. Elton and his band are touring Australia this month as part of his worldwide ‘All The Hits Tour’. Due to massive demand for tickets, an additional Sydney concert has been added on Thursday 17 December, at the venue where it all began – the Hordern Pavilion. Elton says: “I thought that since we are…

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