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  1. Visa Processing Times August 2017 – 457 Visa — September 26, 2017
  2. Visa Processing Times August 2017 – Partner Visas — September 26, 2017
  3. Visa Processing Times August 2017 – Working Holiday/Work and Holiday visa — September 26, 2017
  4. Travel Insurance — September 25, 2017
  5. Australian Banks Remove ATM Fees — September 25, 2017

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Sep 26 2017

Visa Processing Times August 2017 – 457 Visa

457 Temporary Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) applications were processed in under 5 months

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Sep 26 2017

Visa Processing Times August 2017 – Partner Visas

Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 300 Prospective Marriage visa applications processed in under 13 months
75 per cent of 309 Partner visa applications processed in under 13 months
75 per cent of 820 Partner visa applications processed in under 19 Months

Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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Sep 26 2017

Visa Processing Times August 2017 – Working Holiday/Work and Holiday visa

Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 417 Working Holiday visa applications processed in under 16 days
75 per cent of 462 Work and Holiday visa applications processed in under 36 days

Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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Sep 25 2017

Travel Insurance

Why do we need Travel Insurance?

Many reasons are given, including: Medical Cover, Lost luggage, Flight delays, Overbooked hotels.

Medical cover must be the major possible cost, with daily hospitalisation costs in places like Bali exceeding $800, with medical evacuations hitting up to around $50,000, or for the US from $75,000 upwards.

Sep 25 2017

Australian Banks Remove ATM Fees

Australian Banks announce the Removal of ATM Fees

On 24th September 2017, the CBA, Westpac, ANZ and NAB announced the removal of fees incurred on their ATM’s when used by non bank customers.

Sep 14 2017

Medicare Levy Reduction or Exemption

Australian Low Income Earners can Qualify for a Medicare Levy Reduction or Exemption

If your taxable income is equal to or less than; $21,655 you do not have to pay the Medicare levy.
If you are a senior or pensioner, then that threshold becomes $34,244.

If your taxable income is between $21,655 and $27,068 ($34,244 and $42,805 for seniors and pensioners) then you may be entitled to a Medicare Levy Reduction.
Your Medicare Levy will be calculated at 10% of the difference between your taxable Income and the lower limit (eg: $21,655 or $34,244)

Example Rates..

Sep 14 2017

$3.05 per week Increase in Australian Aged Pension from Sept 2017

Singles on the Aged pension will receive an extra $3.05 per week, while a married person will get an extra $2.30 per week.

The new, fortnightly, rates from 20th September 2017 are:..

Sep 14 2017

Aged Pension Rates in Australia 2017

Australian Aged Pension Eligibility:

If your birthdate is before 1 July 1952 you’ll be old enough at 65 years
If your birthdate is 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 you’ll be old enough at 65 years and 6 months

Sep 09 2017

Australian Migration Programme 2015-2016

Australian Migration Programme 2015-2016

There was a planning level of 190,000 places in the total permanent migration programme for 2015–16, and 189,770 places were allocated.
67.4% were Skilled Migrants and 30% were Family Visa Stream Migrants.

Sep 07 2017

Water Costs when Renting in Sydney, NSW

How Much Does a Tenant Pay For Water in Sydney, NSW

A landlord can only ask a tenant to pay for water charges if certain conditions are met by the property.

An example of a Water Bill, as an Owner:

$262 Total Charge
$ 81 Fixed Charge Water Access
$115 Fixed Charge Sewerage Access
$ 66 Water usage

Based on that Bill, a tenant could only be charged the $66 for the water usage.

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