January 2014

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    Throw Another Shrimp On The Barbie Video

    Yay. It’s Friday. I hope you’ve all had a good week and are ready for the weekend ahead? Its forecast to be a steamy one here in Perth this weekend. Since the crazy weather we had last weekend the weather this week has been quite pleasant with cool nights returning and day time temps in […] More

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    Surviving Armageddon

    So, we made it. Perhaps Armageddon, a term often used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario might be pushing things a little, still this weekends weather events were a little obscure to say the least. Apparently this weekend, the Western Australian Bush was the hottest place on earth. […] More

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    Perth Weather – What A Scorcher

    So this weekend it’s going to be hot. How hot? On Saturday its forecast to be 44 Celsius or 111.2 Fahrenheit in old money.. In the shade… like…hot.. super-hot!! On Saturday night the temperatures will ‘plunge’ to a sticky 26 C or 78.8 F..! :wacko: “Oh its hot” or “Gosh its unbearable” or “I need […] More

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    Apply For Wanted Down Under

    Wanted Down Under, the TV show from the BBC is airing again and as usually happen, I get quite a few emails and comments from people looking to apply for Wanted Down Under thinking that Getting Down Under is somehow connected to the BBC’s TV Show. I’ve been following Wanted Down Under since I wrote about […] More

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    Heading Back To Blighty

    So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a ‘blog entry’ and I think it’s fair to say that the focus of my posts in the last 12 months or so has been the latest immigration news effecting wannabe migrants. This is something I’d like to try and address during 2014. I’m hopeful that the […] More

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    Video – Western Australias Beautiful Landscapes

    Luscious, scenic, and filled with remarkably diverse experiences. This film which is getting a bit of air time on the TV here in Oz at the moment begins with the dramatic landscape of the Stirling Ranges, and moves through stunning South West locations including the coastal views of the Cape to Cape Walk, the cathedral roof […] More

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    New South Wales State Sponsorship Nomintions (sc190) Closed

    Despite provising no prior notification about cutoff times, the NSW government announced this week that their quota for State Sponsored Nominations (sc190) has now been met. From their NSW government website: Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) – NSW nominations closed for 2013/14 NSW is pleased to announce that program targets for the Skilled Nominated visa […] More

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    Average Australian House Price On The Rise

    It’s been a while since we published an update on the state of the housing market here in Oz so I thought I’d use the focus of our first article for 2014 to do just that. To begin with, by way of context, it’s worth mentioning that data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics […] More