Bye-Bye Rego Label, Tax Disc, RFL, Vehicle Registration Sticker…

27 August 2014 Australia vs UK
tax

… whatever you’re called, we will miss you. An old ritual comes to an end this month. The state of Queensland have decided to scrap rego stickers for cars, beginning first of October this year. My ‘Road Fund Licence (RFL)’, ‘car tax’, ‘rego’, whatever you want to call it, ran out on 1 September this […]

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Brisbane’s Biggest Street Party; Valley Fiesta 2014

25 August 2014 Entertainment Australia
valley

Statistics will tell you that Brisbane doesn’t usually get much rain in August. According to historical data for 2000 to 2013, around 38 mm of rainfall is average for the month. On Saturday alone we had over 22 mm which was a shame because it was the weekend of one of Brisbane’s most popular shindigs. […]

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What’s Going on in Four of the World’s Most Liveable Cities?

22 August 2014 Australia's Places
world

Usually, a score of 4/10 would be regarded as quite poor, a sign of failure. But when your country has 4 out of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, I think we would all agree that’s a massive success. That’s exactly what has happened to 4 Australian cities, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and […]

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The World’s Top Five Most Liveable Countries 2014

20 August 2014 Australia's Places
population

I’m very excited to announce the results of a brand-new report that looks at countries all around the world and decides which is the most liveable. They look at things like stability (25%); quality of health care (20%); culture and the environment (25%); education (10%) and infrastructure (20%) all broken down into 30 different bite-sized benchmarks. […]

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Royal Shows in Australia: When the City Meets the Country

18 August 2014 Entertainment Australia
pumkin

“Over 400,000 visitors, oodles of fun, a million-dollar light show and 145,001 strawberry sundaes over a massive 10 days.” Well, that’s what the commentator says at the end of the EKKA highlights video I’ll show you later in this post, although my understanding is that the total attendance only actually reached 380,000. Coming soon: Month of […]

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Dingoes and Wild Dogs in Australia

15 August 2014 Australia's Bad Things
dingo

Earlier in the week three dingoes attacked a man on Fraser Island. He was confronted by the animals as he walked along the beach on Monday night. He was bitten and scratched but managed to escape and was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment. I knew there were dingoes on Fraser Island, I’ve seen […]

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Show Day Holidays in Australia

13 August 2014 Entertainment Australia
cow

What is a Show Day holiday? Good question. Well, today, here in Brisbane, it’s been “People’s Day”. I won’t tell you what People’s Day is because, you won’t be surprised to hear, we had People’s Day last year and I explained it all in my post called People’s Day in Brisbane and Everything You Need […]

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Housing Styles in Australia and the UK Compared

11 August 2014 Australia vs UK
house

First, houses in the UK Today we are going to be looking at houses, lots of them. Look, here’s one already… That used to be my house, it’s where I lived when I was a young child, from around 2 to 14. There were about 100 or so houses in my street, and they pretty […]

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