Category Archive: Life in Australia

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: …

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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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Aug 12 2017

Homeless in Australia

Australia is a reasonably well off country, with quite good social services and welfare resources. However, the country still has a number of homeless people, although normally about 90% of the official number actually have somewhere to live. This accommodation may not be ideal, or with long term security.  Living with friends and relatives is the most common form of Homelessness for young people.

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