tax

tax

Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Today I’m going to talk about the second certainty on his list, taxes. Every so often I like to check the income tax rates in Australia and compare them to those in the UK. Last time I [...]

petrol

There’s a bit of a hullabaloo going on here in Australia at the moment about tax on petrol which is due to rise on November 10th. When that date arrives I will have lived here in Australia for seven years, barring for just four days. In all that time, I’ve never heard any mention of [...]

tax

A story of swings and roundabouts. The last time I wrote about income tax rates here in Australia and compared them to those in the UK was back in October 2009. At the time, these were the tax bands in operation here in Australia. Old tax rates now out of date… On 1 July each [...]

beer

I’ve written quite a few posts about beer… Australia’s Best Beers and Lagers by BobinOz The Price of a Night Out With the Boys Lights, Heavies, Mids and Schooners Explained Cost of Living in Australia: Alcohol. This Week: Beer Australia Versus England: Beer and Pubs Cheap Australian Beer Anybody? … to name but a few. [...]

book sale

I had a good idea of what I was going to do for today’s post when I was walking around the Harbour Town shopping complex over at the Gold Coast last weekend. You see, books here in Australia are quite expensive, but just as in the UK, we have cheap book shops too. Five dollars [...]