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Workers needed in Australia

16 August 2015 In: Jobs, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Technology, General

Around 4,500 new workers are being sought to help the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Australia. Government officials say the workforce for the National Broadband Network must double in order to speed up the rollout and meet deadlines set for completion in 2020. Now moves are underway to attract skilled communications workers and to train workers new to the industry. Malcolm Turnbull, Communications Minister, told reporters: “We’ve got 1,300 jobs in New South…

Victoria spends $100m on promo

12 August 2015 In: Victoria, General

The government of Victoria is to spend $100m on marketing to attract migrants, tourists and investment into the state. Officials have this week unveiled a new re-branded state logo and promotion campaign that will cost up to $20 million, part of a long term marketing effort that will take the total cost to $100 million. Daniel Andrews, the Premier of Victoria, says the new logo – called Brand Victoria – will replace ‘confusing’ branding that…

Economic boom in Melbourne

09 August 2015 In: Migration, Melbourne, Victoria, Economy, General

The economy of Melbourne is surging with a rising population, record numbers of homes being built and booming retail sales. Melbourne’s residential population is growing with an increase of 18,000 white collar workers in the past five years and a five per cent increase in Victorian retail sales in the past year. And there’s been a 60% increase in enquiries for leasing office space. There has also been a big rise in the number of…

$200m boost for jobs in Victoria

02 August 2015 In: Jobs, Melbourne, Victoria, General

The Government of Victoria will create a $200m fund to boost jobs in the state if sale of the Port of Melbourne goes ahead. The government says it will establish the multi million-dollar “agriculture infrastructure and jobs fund” to drive economic growth; create jobs; boost exports and support Victorian farmers. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, told reporters: “Whether it’s education, transport infrastructure, water infrastructure or biosecurity this fund will be a real boost to what…

Finance Jobs in Melbourne

30 July 2015 In: Jobs, Melbourne, Victoria, General

National Australia Bank is looking for a Senior Financial Planning professional to work in Melbourne, Victoria. The role will involve servicing, retaining and providing ongoing advice to clients, developing relationships with referral partners and prospecting new opportunities through your strong business development expertise. The role will also require an ability to lead, nurture and mentor those around you, and engage with and build lasting relationships with your clients will lend to success in our culture…

200,000 new homes in Australia

20 July 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland

Around 220,000 new homes were built in Australia in the past year, with a rise of 8.6% in the first three months of 2015. Across the country, a total of 219,000 new homes will have been built this year with a forecast slightly lower rate of 202,000 to be built in 2016. This compares to an average 155,000 new homes built each year between 2005 and 2012, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, whose…

Melbourne International Film Festival

15 July 2015 In: Melbourne, Victoria, Entertainment, General

The 2015 annual Melbourne International Film Festival will feature over 250 feature films plus documentaries and film shorts. The festival involves 12 venues including ACMI, the Forum Theatre, and Kino, along with newer entries like Hoyts and the Treasury Theatre, as well as some new to the festival including the Comedy Theatre, Grey Gardens in Fitzroy and the Deakin Edge in Federation Square. There’s some highly hyped and acclaimed fare coming directly from American film…

Melbourne Cup is world’s richest

14 July 2015 In: Melbourne, Victoria, Sport, General

The annual Melbourne Cup horse race is the richest in the world with $6.2 million in prize money at stake. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a handicap which features a maximum of 24 runners. The richest handicap run anywhere in the world, there is fierce competition for one of 24 places in the final field. The VRC, in consultation with Racing Victoria, has ultimate choice about the make-up of the field, but these spots are…

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…

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…

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