Fancy the chance of helping to save somebody’s life? Then read on… I was driving home from Bunnings a month ago, the car filled to capacity with flatpack garden furniture as I prepared for spring. Five minutes from home, I just about managed a minor swerve to avoid squashing the head of a snake who [...]
Time for another reprinting of an article I wrote for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this appeared in their October 2017 issue. This is a reprint with a difference though, because it comes with ‘Extras’, if you’ll excuse the pun. My magazine articles are restricted to 550 words or thereabouts, here there are no restrictions. [...]
A few weeks ago I wrote a post called Australia’s Ever Changing Economy; Have Sydney and Melbourne Peaked? It was based on the latest State of States report from CommSec and my conclusion was that maybe the days of Victoria and New South Wales being the powerhouses of Australia were coming to an end. A [...]
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in case you didn’t know, is one of Australia’s big four banks. Commonwealth Securities, also known as CommSec, is an Australian online stockbroking firm operated by the Commonwealth Bank. I’m sure you’re grateful of introduction, but why should we care? Because every three months, CommSec produce a report called ‘State [...]
As any long-standing readers with even longer standing memories will recall, back in 2016 I was writing a series of posts about my coastal Queensland road trip. Then in November 2016, when the series had got as far as Cairns, I had to put it on hold after we bought a new house. That placed [...]
Current SkillSelect pass mark, New pool mark across point-tested visa categories, States and territories up-dating their skills shortage lists, Partner visa proposed changes and Proposed Citizenship changes.
In the 10 years that we’ve lived in Australia, we’ve bought quite a bit of stuff. Furniture, electrical goods, white goods, beds, houses, cars, all sorts of stuff. As anybody who buys stuff knows, sometimes things go wrong. Of all the stuff we’ve bought, things have gone wrong on several occasions, and by and large [...]
As I’ve said many times on this website, Brisbane doesn’t do beaches very well. But who needs them? Things are changing here in Australia, and I wrote about it for Australia New Zealand magazine some time ago. This article appeared in their September 2017 magazine, and I gave it the title of “Better than beaches”, [...]