Dec 12 2017

Asylum seekers entering Australia without a visa

Entering Australia, without a Visa, seeking Asylum.

Anyone who attempts to reach Australia illegally by boat will be turned back or returned to their home country.

People who are considering resettlement in Australia should remember that there is a legal way to come to Australia. If you try to come to Australia illegally you will never make Australia home.

Dec 12 2017

Australian Citizenship by Birth

Australian Citizenship by Birth

Children born in Australia automatically acquire Australian citizenship if at least one parent is an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of the child’s birth.

Children born in Australia where neither parent is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, at the time of the child’s birth, are NOT normally eligible for Australian Citizenship.

Australian Citizenship by Descent

An application for Australian citizenship by descent can be made for a child who is born outside Australia, and at least one of the parents had been an Australian citizen at the time of birth.

Dec 05 2017

Deaths in Australia from Wildlife

Deaths in Australia from Wildlife

Many people say that Australia has the most dangerous creatures in the world, there are stories of spiders as big as your hand, or bigger, some as big as a dinner plate, but just how dangerous are they?

Spiders: Between 1955 and 2016, there have been 3 deaths from spider bites, that is about 1 every 20 years.

Snakes: During the fourteen years 2000 to 2013 there were 27 deaths from snake bites, that is almost 2 per year.

Sharks: …

Crocodiles: …

Dec 04 2017

Malcolm Turnbull still preferred Liberal Party leader

Fairfax-Ipsos poll found Malcolm Turnbull still preferred Liberal Party leader

The final Fairfax-Ipsos poll for 2017 has found that 35 per cent of Coalition voters backed Mr Turnbull as preferred Liberal leader compared to 29 per cent backing Ms Bishop.

Dec 03 2017

What is the Weather like in Australia

A common question about Australia is: “What is the Weather like in Australia?”

The easy answer is, “it varies, depending on where you are”.

For the extreme variations, it is currently:

Nov 27 2017

Queensland Election Results after 75% Counted

Queensland Election Results as at 27 Nov 2017 after 75% counted

The results so far are:

  1. Labor Party have 834,719 votes, which is 35.90% of the total so far. This is a reduction of 1.60% since the last election
  2. Liberal National have 779,225 votes, which is 33.50% of the total so far. This is a reduction of 7.80% since the last election
  3. One Nation have 319,709 votes, which is 13.80% of the total so far. This is an increase of 12.80% since the last election

Nov 20 2017

Australian Visitor Visa Statistics 2015-2016

Australian Visitor Visas Lodged, Granted and Not Granted (including refused) in 2015-2016

An average of 3% of all Australian Visitor Visas were refused or not granted during the 12 months ended 30 June 2016, but this varied a lot by type of visa in the Visitor Class.

It also varied a lot based on the country of origin, with Lebanon and Pakistan being very noticeable with low grant rates.

Out of 4.9 million Visitor Visa Applications in the 2015-16 year, 148,036 were not granted.

Nov 20 2017

Average Wages in Australia. May 2017

Average Full Time Adult Wages in Australia in May 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Average Weekly Earnings survey shows the Full-time adult average total earnings in May 2017 at $83,636.80 per year.

The report shows the Average Full Time Wages for Male and Female as:

Male average full time wage at $89,741.60. This is a rise from $62,800.40 in May 2007. An increase of 43% in 10 years.
Female average full time wage at $73,086.00. This is a rise from $50,575.20 in May 2007. An increase of 45% in 10 years.

Nov 15 2017

The Real Cost of Water Rate rises in Lockey Valley, in 2017

The Real Cost of Water Rate rises in Lockey Valley, in 2017.

The Council part of the price of Water in Locker Valley has almost doubled, from 27 cents per kL to 48.2 cents per kL. (A rise of 85.38%)

But in real terms, a usage of 22kL in the quarter would mean a rise of 2.44%, the total bill rising from $262.17 to $268.57.
And a usage of 35kL in the quarter would mean a rise of 3.88%, the total bill would rise from $301.27 to $311.46.

Nov 15 2017

Same Sex Marriage Result and Reason Indications

Top 5 Yes and NO Same Sex Vote Electorates

No Voters: Average of 44.8% speak English only and 61.7% are married. 11.7% have no religion and 14.6% are Islam/Muslim.
Yes Voters: Average of 80.2% speak English only and 40.9% are married. 36.4% have no religion and 1.9% are Islam/Muslim.

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