October 2018

Real Australians Reveal Their Incomes And Monthly Expenses thumbnail

I am often asked, mostly on my page called Calculating Your Comfortable Family Income in Australia, whether people would be able to live comfortably on the wage they have been offered. The questions usually take the form of… “Hi, I have an opportunity to work in insert name of place here, I’ve been offered a [...]

Latest Visa News Update: October 2018 thumbnail

The following content has been written by Simon Earles, a MARA registered migration agent that I have been working closely with on this website since March 2014. Simon has already helped hundreds of my readers to move to Australia through our Visa Assessment Service. This is the third of his regular updates on all the [...]

EFTPOS – The Australian Cashless Culture thumbnail

“Can you lend me a fiver?” “Do you take EFTPOS?” Whenever I asked to borrow a fiver in England, I never once received that response. I won’t here in Australia either, because nobody refers to anything as a fiver. Anyway, here’s an article I wrote for Australia and New Zealand magazine which appeared in their [...]

Your Complete Guide to Winter Weather in All Capital Australian Cities thumbnail

This year, for the first year ever, I didn’t do my annual Brisbane winters versus London’s summers post. This led to a deluge of comments asking me why, assuming one single comment can be referred to as a deluge for artistic license. Anyway, one reader wondered whether it was because the UK were having a [...]