Aug 14 2017

Is the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia a New Zealand Citizen

Barnaby Joyce is the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Barnaby Joyce was born on 17 April 1967, in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.
His father was a British Subject, born 1927 in New Zealand, and moving to Australia in 1947, as a British Subject, not a New Zealand citizen.

Aug 13 2017

Australian Pensioners to Lose the Clean Energy Supplement

The Energy Supplement – formerly the Clean Energy Supplement – won’t be paid from 20 March 2017. But it is for some.

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.

Aug 10 2017

Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment 2017 – Second Reading

2017 Proposed Residence Requirement for Citizenship:

  • Four Years on a Permanent Resident Visa

Aug 02 2017

Medicare Levy

Australian Medicare Levy

The Medicare Levy is a charge levied on almost all Australian taxpayers to help fund the Australian Medicare system.

The charge is currently 2.0% of taxable income.

There are exemptions to this rebate based on low incomes etc.

Jul 28 2017

Matt Canavan, QLD Senator resigns over Dual Citizenship

Matt Canavan, the Cabinet Resources Minister, and Liberal Party Senator for Qld, has quit his Cabinet position after being told that he is an Italian citizen.

Jul 28 2017

Tony Abbott proves he’s ONLY an Australian

Tony Abbott renounced his UK citizenship in October 1993, before he was first elected into the Australian Parliament.

Jul 19 2017

Foreign Born Australian Federal Politicians

Birthplaces of 25 Overseas Born Australian Federal Politicians

Jul 19 2017

Australian Senators Resign due to Dual Citizenship

Two Australian Senators, both being the joint deputy leaders of the Australian Greens, have Resigned due to Dual Citizenship, both under the impression that they no longer held their original birth citizenship.

Jul 16 2017

Medicare

Medicare is the Australian publicly funded Health Care Service. Medicare provides access to a range of medical services, low cost prescriptions and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. Medicare is available to eligible Australian residents and some visitors to Australia. Cover includes: Free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as …

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