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  • The Great Barrier Reef: A Google Street View

    Macrodyl
    Marc
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    It was always a matter of time until this happened, but Google has finally released a street view version of the Great Barrier Reef. If travelling there isn’t a possibility for you then at least you can take a look around the place using Google maps, with the starting point of your underwater tour being right here.  You can chase the fish around the reef without causing them any harm, but there is a lot more to this project than meets the eye. The project is ran by Catlin Seaview Survey, who have been doing an amazing job of tracking the reef. Not only do they have underwater visuals…
  • Katy Perry: ‘You’re a sicko’

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    KATY Perry has unleashed her inner Roar at Australian media yet again in a scathing post, alleging a photographer was “naked” when stalking the superstar.
  • Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 2)

    The Interpreter
    Anthony Bubalo
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Part 1 of this two-part series here. I would argue that, for the Obama Administration, a nuclear deal with Iran is central to its recalibration of America's policy and posture in the Middle East. Of course it is not explicitly articulated that way, and for obvious reasons cannot be, but it's not difficult to make the case. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, World Economic Forum, 23 January 2014. Obama's approach to the Middle East can be crudely summed up as 'get out of the wars America is fighting in the region and don't get into any new ones'. By withdrawing American forces from Iraq and…
  • Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 1)

    The Interpreter
    Anthony Bubalo
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Next Monday, 24 November, we will know whether months of talks over Iran's nuclear program will end in a comprehensive deal, a comprehensive failure or an agreement to keep negotiating.  Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Stand. Baroness Catherine Ashton and US Secretary of State John Kerry, 20 November 2014. The talks have generated great heat in Iran, in the Middle East and in key international capitals, mainly because Tehran and Washington have never been closer to an agreement (strictly speaking it's a negotiation between Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council plus…
  • 'Hooked from the very first time'

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Addicted to ice, Michael Peattie lost his friends and his family. Then he got them back.
 
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    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Daniel Kerr: ‘Prison was what I needed’

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    TROUBLED former footballer Daniel Kerr — whose father was reportedly stabbed last night — has revealed he has hit rock bottom, saying it was his mother’s decision not to bail him out of jail.
  • Lambie to make decision on PUP split

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    JACQUI Lambie will meet with a Tasmanian family friend on Monday before making a decision about whether to split from the Palmer United Party.
  • Mother charged with attempted murder

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    A WOMAN has been charged with attempted murder following the discovery of a newborn baby boy in a drain in Sydney's west.  
  • Mother charged with attempted murder

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    THE mother of a newborn baby boy who was found abandoned in a drain in Sydney has been charged with attempted murder.
  • Katy Perry: ‘You’re a sicko’

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    KATY Perry has unleashed her inner Roar at Australian media yet again in a scathing post, alleging a photographer was “naked” when stalking the superstar.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Five days out, Victorians look set to elect unlikely premier no. 3

    Shaun Carney, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences at Monash University
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Comfortably ahead in the polls, Labor's Daniel Andrews leads Coalition leader Denis Napthine into their pre-election debate. AAP/Tracey NearmyAnyone in search of a prime example of the dictum that a functioning democracy is nothing short of a minor miracle need look no further than the state of Victoria. In the past 15 years, what has been the nation’s most vibrant state in the 21st century has twice elected unlikely – some would say accidental – governments. In 1999, the Labor Party, under Steve Bracks, fell over the line with a bare majority of the preferred vote and managed to…
  • Foreign fighters test the state's monopoly on violence

    Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, Lecturer in History at University of Western Sydney
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Three Australian IS fighters may have been killed in the last month, including Mohammad Ali Baryalei. AAP Image/YouTubeEstimates are that there are more than 60 Australian citizens in the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) armies sweeping through Syria and Iraq. In a recent case, reported by the Sydney Morning Herald last week, four brothers from a Sydney family left Australia for what they claimed was a holiday in Thailand. Their family only heard of their true destination when one of the brothers sent a text message from Syria. The brothers were apparent “clean skins” (meaning they…
  • 'Chalk and talk' teaching might be the best way after all

    Kevin Donnelly, Senior Research Fellow - School of Education at Australian Catholic University
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    New age ways of teaching where the children guide their learning rather than the teacher are perhaps not as effective. ShutterstockSeventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, the teachers reported that much of China’s success came from teaching methods the UK has been moving away from for the past 40 years. The Chinese favour a “chalk and talk” approach, whereas countries such as the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have been moving away from this direct form of teaching to a more…
  • Sound advice – a new way to eavesdrop on Nexus phones

    Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer at University of South Australia
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Listening in to a conversation can be easy if you have the right code in place. A. Strakey/Flickr, CC BY-NDYou don’t have to look far to see how many ways criminals can exploit mobile devices for nefarious purposes. From simple phishing scams to creating fake Wi-Fi networks, the methods in which data can be stolen from smartphones seem endless. In research to be published in the journal Computers & Security in February, colleagues at the University of South Australia and I showed it’s even possible to pick up data from Android devices by “listening” to sounds humans can’t hear.
  • Parents don't cause autism, but they can make a difference

    Kristelle Hudry, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at La Trobe University
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Supporting parents to interact more responsively seems to benefit children with autism, just as supporting parents can help children with other conditions. The Q Speaks/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SASince the condition was first recognised in the 1940s, parents have been and felt blamed for their children’s autism. Today, most people no longer believe this, but a lingering doubt continues to niggle many parents. Autism was first identified in the era of psychoanalysis, when professionals looked closely at relationships to explain disability and mental illness. Childhood “autistic withdrawal” was…
 
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    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • Dumped newborn’s mum charged

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    A NEWBORN baby may have been in a stormwater drain for up to five days before he was found yesterday by passing cyclists. His mother has been charged with attempted murder
  • Records broken in another scorcher

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    LIVE BLOG: THE blistering heatwave in Sydney and across much of the country has broken records but there is relief in sight. PLUS: Girl’s face bloodied in Schoolies attack.
  • Daniel Kerr: ‘Prison was what I needed’

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    TROUBLED former footballer Daniel Kerr — whose father was reportedly stabbed last night — has revealed he has hit rock bottom, saying it was his mother’s decision not to bail him out of jail.
  • NSW voters sick of senate soap opera

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    VOTERS in NSW have demanded a snap federal election to end the ­senate soap opera and allow the ­government to govern.
  • Suicide blast kills 50 at volleyball

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    AT LEAST 50 people were killed and 60 wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan.
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    All Breaking News

  • Jailed Iranian-British woman Ghoncheh Ghavami released on bail

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British woman jailed in Tehran earlier this month for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events, has been released on bail, Britain's Foreign's Office said on Sunday.
  • Why no one cares about privacy

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    If the sheer frequency of headlines is anything go by, you could be forgiven for believing that Australians everywhere are up in arms over their privacy online. But that's not the case.
  • This is the AirBNB of car parks

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    This ingenious idea is going to slash the cost of car parking in our big cities.
  • Islamic State battle: Iraqi forces retake ground

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters have retaken areas near the Iranian border that the Islamic State jihadist group had held for months.
 
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    Women's Network Australia Blog

  • When It Comes to Business Advice, WHO Do I Listen To?!

    Dianna Jacobsen
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Have you ever noticed that when it comes to your life, everyone has an opinion?! That all of your friends and rellies are suddenly ‘experts’ on time management, parenting, business development, marketing, financial strategy, relationships, personal health and well-being, and so on? And yet, when you look at their lives, they aren’t really doing anything […]
  • The Joy Of Missing Out

    David Solomon
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I’m sure you’ve heard about the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO). It’s where we over consume, overcommit, or generally overdo something because we can’t bear thinking we might miss out on something. It’s like going to a buffet where you appear to have unlimited choice of food. How much do you put on your plate? […]
  • Who Are You? The Importance Of Your Biography (Part 2)

    Pix Jonasson
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Last month, I wrote about your Bio and its importance to your clients, potential and exisiting. This month, I have some further key points: - Bio vs CV: Remember that your Bio is not your Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae). You can however summarize your professional history, but you also want to give a sense […]
  • What Drives Your Customer Service?

    Terri Mitchell AKA The Profit Frog
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Serving your customers is an intrinsic part of doing business. Many business operators presume their service is good enough, while most customers would often disagree. If you’re not clear what drives your customer service practices, poor performance could be leaving your customers very disappointed and willing to shop elsewhere. Drivers are those qualities that both […]
  • Stability in a Time of Flux – Get a Grip

    Thomas Downey
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Everything is dynamic. Everything is is constantly changing even if it is not observable to our naked eye. This fact applies both to ‘within’ and ‘without’. Since this is a universal truth perhaps it would be advisable to stop and self reflect upon our core values: two questions of particular note are first, are they […]
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    Policy Online - apo.org.au

  • On the responsibility to engage: Non-Indigenous peoples in two settler states

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Many non-Indigenous peoples in settler societies understand themselves as concerned with the legacies of colonialism. They often express a wish to become more “engaged” with that history and with Indigenous peoples. Paradoxically, however, many do not understand how they could do that or whether...Read more
  • Innovation study: challenges and opportunities for Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    This analysis of Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums finds that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated, and provides a roadmap to maximise the potential of the digital economy.Read more
  • Is academic economics withering in Australia?

    John Lodewijks | undefined, Tony Stokes | undefined
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Examines why academic economics appears to be withering in this country, and what if anything can still be done to preserve what is left.Read more
  • Flexibility and employment laws

    Patrick O'Meara | Radio New Zealand - Insight
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    New Zealand's government has introduced new labour laws that strengthen the hand of employers. Employers say the bargaining process had become unnecessarily protracted and costly. Unions argue it will drive down wages and erode workers rights.Read more
  • Telling it straight: how trustworthy government information promotes better media

    Marguerite Hoxie Sullivan | Center for International Media Assistance
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    This report argues that much of the millions of dollars in international aid that the U.S. government spends annually to build the capacities of journalists around the world can be wasted unless the capacities of government officials to communicate openly are also improved.Read more
 
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    Miscellaneous Mum - Trying to find the objective correlative, everyday

  • 23. Waiting #nanowrimoprompt

    Karen Andrews
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    22. Waiting Violet squatted awkwardly over the toilet seat, tilting her pelvis to angle the urine stream with as much precision as possible. She uncapped the stick and stuck it in the flow, taking care not to splash her fingers. This was a skill, she’d discovered. One nobody told you about. It was her third morning of testing – third time’s a charm, she said to herself. Three minutes later, the second pink line practically glowed in the tiny window. Though, in truth, the result was the same as the first and second test. She just wanted to be sure. And after three days…
  • 21. Break Up & 22. A Phone Call #nanowrimoprompt

    Karen Andrews
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    I will be using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. I sat down yesterday and started plotting them out, and they felt like they were getting a natural connection. I’m not sure how this will go, but that’s okay! Creativity is messy! 21. Break up   22. A phone call “Frank, there is a ‘Violet’ on the phone who wants to speak to you.” “Uh – I don’t know who that is.” “Well, she’s pretty insistent. Says you should remember her…
  • Christmas Gifts Ideas for the Exercise and Entertainment Lover (well, okay, me)

    Karen Andrews
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    When asked what I want for Christmas I usually draw a big blank. I’m too busy worrying about getting gifts for other people sorted to even think about myself. Also, because December is my birthday and wedding anniversary, I’ve traditionally already been spoiled enough! However, this year, I thought I would draw up an ‘ultimate’ guide that might help some of you if you’re stuck on ideas. It’s no secret that I love anything to do with exercise and entertainment/pop culture, so these suggestions are oriented on these interests. 1. Twin Peaks The Entire Mystery…
  • What I’m Reading November 2014

    Karen Andrews
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Wow, it’s a big month for books around here. First there was the big Christmas round up and now this post! Next, I think I’ll take a break from book talk for a while. Rest up and read – hey, that sounds like a plan. I’ve got a few on the go. Here they are. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is one of those novels that get regular mentions on ‘Best of speculative fiction’ lists, but truth be told I’d never even held a copy in my hands until last month. It was on the returns trolley at the library, and is rather a small, battered copy – quite…
  • 5 Books for Older Readers for Christmas 2014

    Karen Andrews
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    I know this says ‘older readers’, but I’m also aware of the range of reading skills that children can have. What might be deemed appropriate, either in level of difficulty or thematically, for example, will be different from child to child of the same age. So I’ve chosen the following based on the interests of my two kids and those of their friends, as well as their ages (8 & 10). The Maze Runner (4 book collection) by James Dashner, $23.80 (Ages 11 – 15) We saw The Maze Runner at the movies last month and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
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    Karen Cheng's Fashion and Life

  • Jewellery Obsessed!

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m in a bit of a hurry to get some new jewellery for the festive season. I’m stocking up on some clean, delicate styles for lots of mixing and matching – how gorgeous are these?! These bangles and rings are from Wanderlust + Co, who offer free worldwide shipping on orders over $50. These styles are priced from $39 and under. The swallow necklace and matching earrings are just so adorable. I can definitely see myself wearing them all season. These are from The Iconic (by Grace + Scarper) and they’re gold plated sterling silver. They are priced $99 for the necklace and…
  • Burn Out Tank Tops

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    When I was occasionally doing exercise, I felt OK about buying expensive, high quality active wear that will last for years and years. But now that I’m active 3-4 times a week (sometimes more), I go through my gym / running / active clothes so quickly that I often find myself with a pile of used, stinky clothes and nothing to wear! And sometimes “having nothing to wear” becomes an easy excuse for me to skip going for a run for that day haha! So I’ve been looking into more AFFORDABLE active wear – that still looks good and looks a bit different. Let me be honest, sometimes when I…
  • A Little Update on Liam

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    My little Liam is growing up! He’s 5 ½ years old now and he just loves school! He loves being at school, playing with his friends, listening to teachers, following instructions, earning stamps on his “good-work” chart, doing craft, doing new things, and learning new things. His social skills have developed so well in the past year. He does have a reputation for talking WAY too much… but that is definitely better than him not talking enough, right? He’s also quite a bright cookie and possibly quite advanced for his age. For example, the other day I was helping my 9 year old do…
  • 30% Off Nike Sneakers? Yes please!

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    OK so if you ever need some inspiration to run, or buy new sexy sneakers to run… this might be it! Head over to the Nike sale at ASOS.   ASOS is having a 30% off EVERYTHING sale… and I nabbed myself a pair of new kicks! I bought the leopard print pair :D Shopping links are below (use the promo code “30FRENZY”)! The sale ends 4am, Thursday 20 Nov, so be quick. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
  • Matches Fashion Brunch at Mosmans

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Let me be honest here. One of the best perks of my job is that I get to go to events, take photos, talk to people, and write about the experience in my own personal voice – and get paid for it! It’s always different and always interesting. However, not all of them are fancy and glamourous. I do go to lots of simple and not-so-interesting events too. So when a brand holds a special event – where you can see the effort and special consideration that went into all the details from table styling, to flower styling, fragrant styling, food styling and fashion styling… I definitely…
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    Boomerang Books Blog

  • Archimede Fusillo talks about Dead Dog In The Still Of The Night

    Julie Fison
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Award-winning Australian author, Archimede Fusillo delves deep into what it is to be a man in his latest coming-of-age novel for young adults, Dead Dog In The Still Of The Night.  The story follows the journey of Primo as he attempts to navigate his way though his final year of school with an emotionally brittle […]
  • Seeking Sanctuary in Children’s Books

    Fiona Crawford
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    I’ve spent a lot more time than usual poring over and considering children’s books of late. That’s in part because friends are starting to have babies and I am a giver of books as presents for any and all occasions that require (even if that makes me the un-fun ‘auntie’ in these early years). I’ve […]
  • Grave Mercy

    Fiona Crawford
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    You know those days/weeks/months that are so bad you just want to go to bed, read a book, and block the world out? I’ve had one/all of those. So, despite having more deadlines than I can actually keep in my head and the reminders of which fair nearly inspire a full-blown panic attack, I took […]
  • Chicken Cheeks

    Fiona Crawford
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    I took a punt ordering children’s picture book Chicken Cheeks while on my everlasting quest to find great books about chickens. I am, after all, far from being in the book’s target audience. It was the title and the cover image that sold me. I mean, who can go past the words ‘chickens’ and ‘cheeks’ […]
  • Alex Field’s ‘Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding’ is a Real Treat

    Romi Sharp
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Alex Field‘s talents as an author, publisher and speaker, her love of Christmas pudding, and her overt enthusiasm for Jane Austen all cleverly amalgamate in the latest of her series, Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding. Having previously featured her beloved Pride and Prejudice characters in Mr Darcy and Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck, Alex […]
 
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    The Interpreter

  • Weekend catch-up: Merkel, G20, China-Australia FTA, Obama and climate, Iranian nukes and more

    Brendan Thomas-Noone
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. This week the Lowy Institute hosted both the Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Both these visits followed the conclusion of the G20 Brisbane Summit and major speeches in Australia by President Barack Obama, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others. It has been busy. Here Lowy Institute Fellow Sam Roggeveen reflected on the 2014 Lowy Lecture by Chancellor Merkel: I think that what we tend to look for in political leaders is…
  • Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 2)

    Anthony Bubalo
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Part 1 of this two-part series here. I would argue that, for the Obama Administration, a nuclear deal with Iran is central to its recalibration of America's policy and posture in the Middle East. Of course it is not explicitly articulated that way, and for obvious reasons cannot be, but it's not difficult to make the case. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, World Economic Forum, 23 January 2014. Obama's approach to the Middle East can be crudely summed up as 'get out of the wars America is fighting in the region and don't get into any new ones'. By withdrawing American forces from Iraq and…
  • The China-Australia FTA: Option 4

    Malcolm Cook
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Thanks to Hugh White for responding to my post on the China-Australia free trade agreement (FTA). Hugh lays out three options for interpreting China's decision to go ahead with the FTA despite the Abbott Government's pro-Japan and pro-US stances. I am not an Option 1 believer ('Beijing doesn't really care much about these strategic/political issues, and their importance is outweighed by the economic value to China of the FTA and the diplomatic value of a warmer relationship with Australia'), as Hugh suggests. Rather I think Option 4 — China's primary motivation for signing the…
  • Shinzo Abe risks ire of disaffected voters

    Rikki Kersten
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Why would a prime minister with a two-thirds majority in the lower house of parliament go to the polls two years early? While Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is experiencing a slump in the polls at present, it is two years away from having to front the electorate if the normal electoral cycle is followed. If we scratch the surface it is not difficult to find reasons why Abe has taken this extraordinary step. But what really needs explaining is why Abe is risking so much in the process. Abe's justification for the snap election is to seek a mandate to delay a planned increase in the…
  • Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 1)

    Anthony Bubalo
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Next Monday, 24 November, we will know whether months of talks over Iran's nuclear program will end in a comprehensive deal, a comprehensive failure or an agreement to keep negotiating.  Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Stand. Baroness Catherine Ashton and US Secretary of State John Kerry, 20 November 2014. The talks have generated great heat in Iran, in the Middle East and in key international capitals, mainly because Tehran and Washington have never been closer to an agreement (strictly speaking it's a negotiation between Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council plus…
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    Gigajobs

  • Personal Assistant

    paulandrew
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:41 am
    Greetings to youWe are great family  in USA I am a busy entrepreneur, working sometimes 120 hours per week and  looking for a graduate from any country that can speak a very good English  Looking for a Personal assistant , Nanny ,Housekeeper and a Driver  ,caregiver who can take good care of my daughter and a experience driver with driving license, Candidate are expected to work for approximately 40 hours per week (8hours/day Monday to Saturday ) Sundays you have your day off and you can spend it anywhere as you would have the weekends off.Salary/Wages Are Below : Personal…
  • Implement your change today

    admin
    28 Feb 2012 | 3:45 pm
    What’s your next career move? Gigajobs has the best job listings from great companies, whether you’re looking for opportunities at a start up or at a major corporate. You can search our job listings or create a profile and let employers find you. Need the an IT resource right now? Find the candidate you’re looking for here. Post a job or search the candidate database.
  • Seek posts 60 Mil profit

    admin
    21 Feb 2012 | 6:32 pm
    Thought you were paying too much for your online ad? received hundred of applicants and only a fraction are suitable candidates? Bigger is not always better. Thought this was interestingt reading.. How much do you think an an ad should cost to? Online job listing site SEEK has reported a record first half profit of $60.6 million, up by 26.5% from the previous corresponding period, mostly due to growth in Australian employment, and its Chinese arm. Shares rose 35 cents or 6.1% to $6.05 after the announcement was made. Revenue from its employment business was up 15% on the previous…
  • Implement your change today

    admin
    22 Sep 2011 | 8:35 am
    What’s your next career move? Gigajobs has the best job listings from great companies, whether you’re looking for opportunities at a start up or at a major corporate. You can search our job listings or create a profile and let employers find you. Need the an IT resource right now? Find the candidate you’re looking for here. Post a job or search the candidate database.
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    Bondville

  • Flexible kid's study space with pegboard

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:51 pm
    My 7-year-old daughter has been begging for her very own study desk where she can work on her homework in peace (when the kitchen counter becomes too hectic), keep her stationery organised, and work on art and craft. I've been sanding, painting, and assembling up a storm to create a movable space for her that will work for many years to come. (remember my mood board here?)Desk top: IKEA LinnmonTrestle legs: IKEA Oddvald painted with Taubmans Sweet PeaPegboard: Bunnings. Harris backed the pegboard with a wooden frame for extra stability.Chair: Ozzio Design Pocket folding chair from the…
  • 18 kids' bed linen favourites for Spring 2014

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Move over big box and department stores, Australia now has a great selection of local designers making bedding for kids! Here are 18 of my favourites...Country Road has nailed the Scandi-meets-the-beach aesthetic that is so very Australian. I love this mint polka dot reversible doona cover with mix and match accessories.Read more »
  • Hollie and Harrie $20 discount on shade tents

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    After my post on our weekend getaway to Avoca Beach I have had so many inquiries about the gorgeous Sombrilla shade tent. Lucky for us, the lovely folks at Hollie & Harrie have offered a $20 discount to Bondville readers on all Sombrilla sales in the next 7 days. Simply enter the code Bondville at checkout in the online store. Code expires 20th November, 2014. The shade tent would make a fantastic Christmas gift - get in quick!Image: Hollie & Harrie
  • Bloggers Christmas wishlists 2014 - shop local!

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    It's gift-giving time! Looking for some ideas? Let's spend our dollars on local designers and Australian style this Christmas. Seven of my favourite bloggers have put together a wishlist of Australian-designed products that we are loving at the moment. Here is mine! Keep reading below for links to all the other blogger wishlists which I know you will be inspired by.Read more »
  • Incy Interiors Sydney store tour

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Today fabulous Australian furniture designers and homewares retailers Incy Interiors opened the doors of their first Sydney store at Chatswood Chase. I popped over to meet the gals in person and take some pics to give you a store tour - it's all amazing!Read more »
 
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    Rocky Travel

  • Menulog Takeaway Food Delivery + Giveaway

    rockytravel
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Menulog Takeaway Food Delivery  – A Review and Giveaway I was recently asked to test out Menulog, the largest online takeaway food delivery in Australia. I know how difficult it is to eat healthy food when travelling. On one hand I am striving to cook my own fresh food every day, on the other hand [...] The post Menulog Takeaway Food Delivery + Giveaway appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Discovering Yorke Peninsula South Australia

    rockytravel
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Discovering Yorke Peninsula on a road trip After discovering North Tropical Queensland on a camping trip in September and a three-day road trip to Jerivs Bay on Australia’s South East Coast, last week I had a wonderful . In a I drove hundreds of kilometers through golden fields of wheat, barley, faba beans, lupins and [...] The post Discovering Yorke Peninsula South Australia appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stay with locals Jervis Bay

    rockytravel
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    My lovely stay with locals in Jervis Bay A couple of weeks ago I went on a three-day solo road trip to on Australia’s South East Coast. Jervis Bay had been on my list since my first backpacking trip in 2014 and I was very excited to discover this pristine natural area. was the drive [...] The post Stay with locals Jervis Bay appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A three day Road Trip Jervis Bay

    rockytravel
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    How to discover Jervis Bay on a Road Trip Jervis Bay was high on my list this year. I was planning to visit Sydney in October, when humpback whales are heading south to Antarctica, along the south East Coast of Australia. So the timing was just perfect for a solo road trip to Jervis Bay [...] The post A three day Road Trip Jervis Bay appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Four Wheel Drive Adventure Cooktown

    rockytravel
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    A Four Wheel Drive Adventure to Cooktown Queensland One of the highlights of my solo trip in North Tropical Queensland  was the  to Cooktown. Initially my idea was to drive by myself, but with my Jucy campervan I wouldn’t have been able to drive the , north of Cape Tribulation. This is one of the [...] The post Four Wheel Drive Adventure Cooktown appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    ZigaZag

  • Weekend Getaway : Top 10 Things to do in Bunbury

    Johanna
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Bunbury has been renamed Funbury – It’s Official! Only joking. But the city is a fun place to visit and it is getting a whole lot more attention these days. Someone said, “It’s expanding like rabbits!” which made me laugh. I think they’re right though. Everywhere I look or don’t look there seems to be […] The post Weekend Getaway : Top 10 Things to do in Bunbury appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Perth Weekend Getaways – Cape Lodge, Margaret River

    Johanna
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    When you’ve had enough of city life and it’s time to escape for the weekend to cooler ‘down south’ climes your thoughts might turn towards the Margaret River region. Ahh, the beaches, the vineyards, the forests, the coastal walks, the river and way too much great food and wine on the epicurean trail especially around […] The post Perth Weekend Getaways – Cape Lodge, Margaret River appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Whale Watching in Geographe Bay and Lunch at The Deck in Busselton

    Johanna
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    When you live in Western Australia you become a bit blase with your wildlife terms. It’s easy to trot off the tongue statements like: “Oh watch out for kangaroos when you’re driving,” or, “Let’s go and have a coffee at the waterfront and spot some dolphins,” or as we did this weekend, “Let’s go whale […] The post Whale Watching in Geographe Bay and Lunch at The Deck in Busselton appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • 5 Sensational Places to Visit in Margaret River

    Johanna
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Every day I wake up and count my blessings to be living in Australia’s south west. Not only is there so much to see and do, it’s also a gorgeous part of the world where we have world class amenities, vineyards, forests and beaches. Yet the roads, venues and car parks are not yet overcrowded […] The post 5 Sensational Places to Visit in Margaret River appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Australian Holidays Rock! What’s on in Western Australia?

    Johanna
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    WA has it all. Forests, beaches, vineyards, outback and outstanding food. But when you’ve had your fill of wandering you might like to attend an event or two. So here’s a guide to what’s on in Western Australia over the next few months. I’m linking up with Tourism Western Australia to bring you news of […] The post Australian Holidays Rock! What’s on in Western Australia? appeared first on ZigaZag.
 
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  • Anzac Hill Lookout in Alice Springs

    Marc
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Have you ever been on the road and wanted to find a good spot to watch the sunset? Those kind of spots are often difficult to find aren’t they? You can never really tell where you might find a good lookout, but Anzac Hill is well situated and gives a panoramic view of Alice Springs. I mean, surely we can look at the direction of the sun and figure out east to west? That would stop us watching a sunset through a mountain. To be fair though, I’d probably just climb up that mountain. The purpose of this post though, is to give you some information on the lookout point on Anzac…
  • The Great Barrier Reef: A Google Street View

    Marc
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    It was always a matter of time until this happened, but Google has finally released a street view version of the Great Barrier Reef. If travelling there isn’t a possibility for you then at least you can take a look around the place using Google maps, with the starting point of your underwater tour being right here.  You can chase the fish around the reef without causing them any harm, but there is a lot more to this project than meets the eye. The project is ran by Catlin Seaview Survey, who have been doing an amazing job of tracking the reef. Not only do they have underwater visuals…
  • The Australia #WTChat 12th November Round Up

    Marc
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This weeks #WTChat was focused on the wonderful land of Australia, much like my blog, actually. That means that there was a whole bunch of great advice, cool stories and recommendations on offer for those intending to visit Australia, from those that have already been. To save you the massive trawl and inevitable disappearance of everything tagged with #WTChat, here are some of the best bits: Q1: When did you know you wanted/needed to #travel to #Australia? Have you been before? #WTChat — Hannah Campbell (@TravelinPrayer) November 12, 2014 Now I never said that ALL of the stuff…
  • The Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go To Australia

    Marc
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Many people see Australia as a world class travel destination. It’s pretty hyped up, it has a huge backpacking scene and well, you’ve probably seen pictures. A lot of people will even tell you it’s a must-see place and should probably be on your bucket list. But enough of that, let’s have a look at the top 5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T head Down Under. 5. Everything is trying to kill you This one is common knowledge. 7 of the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world can be found in Australia. What about the spiders? Between red backs and huntsmen there’s a pretty…
  • Bushwalking Inside Wilpena Pound

    Marc
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Wilpena Pound is a natural amphitheatre which can be found in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. With the growth of the Wilpena Pound Resort, tourism has flourished here and there are a number of great tracks for bushwalking. When you reach higher ground you can see beautiful views for miles around you, one of which being the feature image for this post. The Adnyamathanha people that dwell there translate the name Wilpena to ‘Ikara’ which then translates to meeting place. Facts aside (there are plenty on wikipedia, and they’re really worth a read), the bushwalking…
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    Asian Inspirations

  • The Kasuga Festival

    umakanth
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Japanese festivals are beautiful, colourful, and very traditional festive occasions. Some festivals find their roots in Chinese festivals which came into existence centuries ago. But they have since undergone great changes as they mixed with local customs. A lesser known, but important festival in Japan is the Kasuga Festival, also known as …The post The Kasuga Festival appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Must-see Animals of Southeast Asia

    umakanth
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Asia, by and large, is known for its unusual cultural traditions, rich history and exquisite cuisine. There is so much to see and do in the lands that come together to form Asia. Countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have enthralled us with their sights and sounds. Perhaps they owe their …The post Must-see Animals of Southeast Asia appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Amazing Facts about Indonesia

    umakanth
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Indonesia is a land of breathtaking beauty. The water surrounding the archipelago is a crystal clear stretch of unparalleled wonder and the Indonesian cuisine is quite capable of blowing your mind. Image Courtesy: Drriss & Marrionn used under the Creative Commons Licence This much is widely known about the island nation. But …The post Amazing Facts about Indonesia appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Taiwanese Lantern Festival

    umakanth
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Taiwan is a small country with wonderful cultural traditions. It bursts with festivities throughout the year, and these festivities are a treat to watch. Lanterns glow bright in the streets, lighting up the towns and cities, delicious dishes from the local traditional cuisine are distributed, and everyone prays for love and prosperity …The post Taiwanese Lantern Festival appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Popular Places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta

    umakanth
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It isn’t a complete trip to Indonesia if you don’t sample the famous Nasi Padang. Part of the colourful Southeast Asian platter, Nasi Padang is flavour in every mouthful. This dish is a Padang steamed rice, which is served with a mini banquet of assorted meats, fish, vegetables, and spicy sambal. But …The post Popular Places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
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