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  • Asylum seekers arrested upon return

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Sri Lankan police arrest 37 nationals turned back by Australia after attempting to seek asylum.
  • ‘Gay conversion therapy killed my son’

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    LINDA Robertson’s son came out at 12 but she forced him to choose between God and his sexuality. Now she wants to ensure gay kids don’t die like he did.
  • Palmer under investigation by WA Police

    NEWS.com.au | Breaking News
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    WEST Australian police have confirmed they are investigating billionaire Clive Palmer's business activities.
  • Mining’s secret dirty laundry

    NEWS.com.au | Most Popular | Most Popular Stories
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    HOTBEDDING. Almost one in four FIFO miners do it, and they’re not happy about it. One female miner shares her story.
  • Abuse survivors are showing Theresa May's inquiry the way

    The Conversation
    Donna Peach, Lecturer in Social Work at University of Salford
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Silence, broken. littlenyThe Home Office’s planned inquiry into child sexual abuse across all areas of British public life has had a troubled start to say the least. While its panel has at last begun to meet and hear evidence, its terms of reference and geographical scope are still under review, and the hunt for a suitable chair has been a major embarrassment. Yet still, the inquiry is a vital attempt to challenge the vast scale of child abuse across the UK. The need for it has only been driven home since the inquiry was mooted; just recently, 13 men were jailed for a running a grooming…
 
 
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  • Abuse survivors are showing Theresa May's inquiry the way

    Donna Peach, Lecturer in Social Work at University of Salford
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Silence, broken. littlenyThe Home Office’s planned inquiry into child sexual abuse across all areas of British public life has had a troubled start to say the least. While its panel has at last begun to meet and hear evidence, its terms of reference and geographical scope are still under review, and the hunt for a suitable chair has been a major embarrassment. Yet still, the inquiry is a vital attempt to challenge the vast scale of child abuse across the UK. The need for it has only been driven home since the inquiry was mooted; just recently, 13 men were jailed for a running a grooming…
  • EU competition watchdogs would be wise to watch out for Apple's growth

    Aleksej Heinze, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Business at University of Salford
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Together too big? Kārlis Dambrāns, CC BYApple’s market value has reached a record-breaking US$700 billion, far outstripping its nearest rival. In a year of superlatives, the company’s shares have risen by 60% and made its largest ever acquisition, paying US$3 billion for Beats Music. But, with Europe voting to break up Google, Apple’s growth raises some questions on whether they too could be getting too big and if regulators would want to step in. Apple follows in the footsteps of Microsoft and Google in a bid to maintain its household name in the constantly evolving digital business…
  • Free obesity surgery on the NHS is worth the money

    Jane Ogden, Professor of Health Psychology at University of Surrey
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    It is an undeniable truth that prevention is always better than cure. Vaccinations have near eradiated polio and small pox, hygiene caused the dramatic disappearance of typhoid and cholera and just being generally healthier has resulted in a steady decline in TB. And at some point in the future HIV will ultimately be prevented through safer sex rather than medication and hopefully someone will find a way to prevent the spread of Ebola. But right now we live in a world where many people are obese and the time for prevention for these people has passed. So we need a cure. The recent…
  • Beware the zombie hordes of Black Friday

    James Dyke, Lecturer in Complex Systems Simulation at University of Southampton
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Walmart, we are coming for you and your cheap televisions. Elena Gatti, CC BY The evisceration scene. Connoisseurs of zombie cinema will know that this is near mandatory but, at this point, I’m going to assume that you have no idea what I am talking about. It goes like this. Imagine an unlikely but plucky band of heroes that have joined together in response to the total collapse of society. Most of humanity is either dead and rotting, or dead and being eaten by the rest of humanity who are the “undead”. Some terrible plague has affected Homo sapiens killing billions who quickly come…
  • There's no escaping the data: African Americans face injustice at every turn

    Todd Landman, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Essex
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    Protests erupt in Washington after the grand jury verdict. EPA/Michael ReynoldsFollowing the decision by a grand jury not to indict St Louis police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, it has been suggested that the incident is far from a special case. I agree entirely. Ferguson is completely consistent with longer term trends in data about crime and the criminal justice system in the United States. A variety of studies show that there continues to be disproportionate maltreatment of African Americans at different points within the criminal justice system,…
 
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  • ‘Gay conversion therapy killed my son’

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    LINDA Robertson’s son came out at 12 but she forced him to choose between God and his sexuality. Now she wants to ensure gay kids don’t die like he did.
  • Putting out our bats for Hughes

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Cricket fans around the world have pulled their cricket bats from their bags and placed them out in a tribute to the late Test cricketer Phillip Hughes | VIDEO TRIBUTE
  • AB: How will Sean Abbott return?

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.
  • Asylum seeker boat intercepted and turned back

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    ANOTHER asylum seeker boat has been intercepted on the high seas and returned to Sri Lanka before it entered the Australian maritime zone.
  • A day starting in triumph, ending in tragedy

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    IT was 2.23pm Tuesday. The 163 gram ball reached a 135km/h before bouncing wickedly. Phillip Hughes attempted a hook shot and was hit on the neck. The world stopped.
 
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    Women's Network Australia Blog

  • Franchisee’s Request for an Updated Disclosure Document – warning sign or a just normal part of operations?

    Simone Pentis
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Within Australia, each and all franchisees have the right to require from their franchisor at least once every 12 months that a current Disclosure Document be provided to them within 14 days of their written request. This right arguably acknowledges that franchisees are generally involved in a long term relationship with their franchisor and every […]
  • Work Smarter Not Harder This Christmas

    Danielle MacInnis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The holiday season is almost upon us and client gift giving is top of mind. For many business owners things are a bit quieter during the holiday season so it is a good time to get across the various websites that could be helpful in making their business shine over the year ahead. Below you […]
  • Now is The Time For Christmas Marketing on Facebook!

    Natalie Alaimo
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Business owners who focus on the business to business market tend to have slower sales in November, December and January. Why? I think it’s because they believe that it is the party season and business transactions are stopping. Here at Natalie Alaimo International we sell training courses to other business owners on how they can […]
  • 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? […]
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    Bartlett's Blog

  • Democrat stalwart dies

    Andrew Bartlett
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    The role of the Australian Democrats as a political force is beginning to recede into history. It is now over six years since the party ceased having representation in the federal Parliament. But I am keen that the very positive legacy of the party is not forgotten and nor should those people who made a major contribution to the party’s success. One such person is Heather Southcott, who died last week at the age of 86. While she served briefly in the South Australian parliament, her major contribution was in the administrative arm of the party over many years. She was National President of…
  • The Liberal’s compulsion to turn public assets into private wealth – and get the public to help fund the process

    Andrew Bartlett
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:11 am
    The LNP in Queensland have been softening up the public for a privatisation binge pretty much from the day they got elected in 2012. In recent times, they’ve kindly made the public pay millions for a prolonged wide-ranging advertising campaign – badly disguised as a pretend consultation process called Strong Choices. Naturally, any input from the public that didn’t back privatisation was ignored and the recent Budget duly contained a range of privatisation measures. And to rub in just how shameless governments with big majorities can be, having ignored the majority view of the public,…
  • Political donations: buying influence and outcomes.

    Andrew Bartlett
    15 May 2014 | 5:44 am
    The furore in New South Wales over developers and resource companies seeking to buy influence through political donations has died down a bit as focus has turned to the federal Budget. Whilst no one is linking Budget decisions to specific donations, it is pretty obvious the Coalition has brought down a Budget which favours many of their major financial backers, whilst a very large number of less well off people will be paying a significant financial price as a result of Budget decisions (although the Senate still has some key decisions to make before we all know for sure what the fate of some…
  • On War and Remembrance

    Andrew Bartlett
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Since I took up studying teaching, all that half-silly/half-sinister commentary that happens from time to time alleging Australia’s school children are having their brains filled with left-wing propaganda – especially when it comes to history – has become a bit more directly relevant for me. Although it’s pretty clear that fact-free fumigating by some random politician – even a random Education Minister – has little direct effect on what is taught in classrooms, it does have its effect on what some adults think is taught in schools, and on public conceptualisations of history…
  • Time to restore an Upper House in Qld’s Parliament

    Andrew Bartlett
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Calls to bring back the Upper House – or Legislative Council – in Queensland’s Parliament appear with fairly regular frequency. Like every other state Upper House at the time, when Queensland’s Legislative Council voted to abolish itself back in 1921, all its members were appointed rather than elected – something which certainly needed addressing. However, every other state (eventually) dealt with this through the obvious mechanism of requiring members of the Upper House to be directly elected. The absence of any form of check and balance over the Queensland…
 
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    Policy Online - apo.org.au

  • Review of the law relating to self-defence

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    This issues paper examines possible changes to the law of self-defence in Tasmania, and invites submissions from the public.Read more
  • Troop deployments abroad: parliamentary consent

    Pleasance Purser | Parliamentary Library (New Zealand)
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:32 pm
    This paper looks at some significant deployments of New Zealand troops overseas during the last 25 years, and summarises the legal requirements in comparable countries for governments to obtain parliamentary consent to deploy troops.Read more
  • Strong signals: growing use of public Wi-Fi hotspots

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    This snapshot presents the latest data on use of public Wi-Fi hotspots - publicly accessible wireless internet connections, offered free of charge or on a fee-for-service basis, to users with an internet-enabled Wi-Fi device.Read more
  • Harnessing the economic and social power of data

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    This paper sets out an agenda intended to advance New Zealand's ability to unlock the latent value of out data assets and position New Zealand as a world leader in the trusted and inclusive use of shared data to deliver a prosperous society.Read more
  • Bringing our Ancestors home: we will not be well until this is done

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    This paper recommends legislative responsibility be given to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council to ensure the swift and respectful return and burial of Ancestral Remains.Read more
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    Miscellaneous Mum - Trying to find the objective correlative, everyday

  • 24. Opening a letter & 25. Being Broke #nanowrimoprompt

    Karen Andrews
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    I am using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. Here is 21 & 22, 23. 24. Opening a letter Dear Frank, You shouldn’t be surprised to be receiving this letter – I have been trying to contact you in other ways, but can’t get through. You won’t answer my emails or texts etc. I only tried your home the other night out of desperation – I wasn’t deliberately trying to ‘catch’ your wife, if that’s the reason for your silence. That would be juvenile. I…
  • 23. Waiting #nanowrimoprompt

    Karen Andrews
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    I am using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. Here is 21 & 22. 23. 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…
  • 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…
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    Karen Cheng's Fashion and Life

  • What I Wore: Matches Fashion at Mosmans

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The other day I mentioned that I went to a Matches Fashion event at Mosmans Restaurant. This is what I wore! I was itching to wear my new dress from In Good Company, called the SIENNA Draped Back Dress, in Petrol. It is so simple and elegant, but it also looks modern, sleek and a bit sporty too. I just slipped it on and it was good to go. The colour is just gorgeous too. It is a deep blue-green, that looks vibrant and quite unique. The other reason I love the dress is because of the beautiful draping at the back! It is called a “butterfly” detail… and it just looks so cool,…
  • The Slower Lifestyle?

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    My husband and I once made a promise that we were NOT going to become parents who crammed our children’s lives with tonnes of extra curricular activities, soccer, football, cricket, hockey, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, music, languages, and extra tuition. We enrolled them into ONE thing per year – and that was it. Our plan was to… um, spend time with our kids instead?? I have to be honest… the ambitious TIGER PARENT in me found this to be very difficult. I felt an ENORMOUS sense that I was STARVING my kids from new and important experiences. I felt that my children had…
  • 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…
 
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    Boomerang Books Blog

  • Anne Rice and The Vampire Chronicles

    Tracey Allen
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    I’m a huge fan of Anne Rice, and her novel Interview With The Vampire is one of my favourite books of all time. Published in 1976, Interview With The Vampire stands the test of time, even surviving a film adaptation in 1994 starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas. The book was […]
  • What I’m reading this Christmas: Claire Smith, Walker Books

    Joy Lawn
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Thanks for talking to Boomerang Books, Claire Smith.  You’re the marketing assistant at Walker Books, Australia, and you’re going to share your Christmas picks with us. But first let’s find out about you and some books you’ve been working with. Walker Books  (based in Sydney)  is known for its children’s and YA books. Which do […]
  • Hey Corinne Fenton, What’s Your Christmas Wish?

    Romi Sharp
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Corinne Fenton is established as one of Australia’s treasured authors of beautiful picture books. They often contain an element of social history, and her knowledge and passion for writing is regularly shared in schools, libraries and workshops.   This Christmas, there are TWO Corinne Fenton picture books that are unmissable and will have children from […]
  • The Anzacs: 100 Years On in Story and Song by Ted Egan

    Boomerang Books
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A unique contribution to the commemoration of the centenary of the Anzacs. Ted Egan weaves personal stories and songs into a highly readable history of the Anzacs and the two nations, with amusing anecdotes and tales of great courage and ingenuity serving to leaven somewhat the brutal truth exposed, of a tragic and senseless war. […]
  • Meet the Man Who Makes Learning any Language Possible!

    Boomerang Books
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    FLUENT IN 3 MONTHS  Break down the language barrier with Benny Lewis’ Fluent in 3 Months  Benny Lewis has been described as a tech-nomad; an e-entrepreneur; a language hacker, and a digitally fuelled globetrotter… In his new book, Fluent in 3 Months, Benny shows how anyone anywhere can learn any language without leaving their home, using […]
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    The Interpreter

  • Taking advantage of Australia's G20 moment

    Tristram Sainsbury
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    As all you G20 nerds out there probably already know, next Monday, 1 December, Turkey officially takes the reins as G20 president. That means today is the final working day of the Australian presidency. Ahead of the Brisbane Summit, Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove and I wrote that Australia had used its host year to good effect and that Australia's G20 moment had arrived. It seems clear now that Australia has taken advantage of that moment. The thing that stands out from 2014 has been the clear articulation, then achievement, of the G20's goals. The G20 achieved what it…
  • Hong Kong protests not a harbinger of change for China

    Merriden Varrall
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    After two months of protest and occupation, is the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement over? It seems the protests are not going to achieve what they set out to do, let alone pose any threat to the rule of the Chinese Government. Chinese people on the mainland are basically uninterested and generally unsupportive of the Hong Kong protests, and Chinese authorities have vast experience in skilfully dismantling dissent, honed to a fine craft in responding to over 100,000 mass incidents of social unrest each year. Over the past eight weeks the world has watched, with a gently waning interest, the…
  • China FTA was an economic deal, not a strategic one

    Malcolm Cook
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Thanks to Hugh White for continuing our debate on the China-Australia FTA and the intersection between Strategic Studies and Economics. Like Hugh, I do not think that 'Australia's economic weight and sophistication is such an irresistible magnet for China that we can dictate the terms of the relationship and compel it to accept without demur whatever strategic positions we choose to adopt'. Each of the last four Australian governments has felt the tongue-lashings of the Chinese when their positions on various issues differed from those of the Chinese Communist Party (positions Australia was…
  • Taiwan's 'nine-in-one' election

    Danielle Cave
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Tomorrow in Taiwan a record 11,130 seats will be contested in nationwide local elections, with 80% of Taiwan's population of 23 million heading to the polls. Voting will take place across nine categories of elected office in what is known as the 'nine-in-one' election. Six municipal mayors (including Taipei), six chiefs of indigenous districts, 532 county councillors and 7851 chiefs of village are just some of the positions up for grabs. Local election campaigning in Taipei, 25 November 2014. While these elections haven't stirred much interest in the Australian media, they are being…
  • The curious anti-Americanism of South Korean movies

    Robert E Kelly
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    [youtube:xATFbtjomjo] One of the nice things about blogging is that it opens up topics we international-relations specialists would otherwise never explore. One area is representations of world politics in film, games and other media. (Duck of Minerva, where I used to write, is good on this.) This is a tricky area to write on, academically. How many of us would want to accredit a dissertation about hyper-patriotic US military tropes in the Call of Duty game series or the Transformers film series? These are actually interesting questions, but the international…
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    Gigajobs

  • PERSONAL ASSISTANT

    paulandrew
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:38 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…
  • PERSONAL ASSISTANT

    paulandrew
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:38 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…
  • PERSONAL ASSISTANT

    paulandrew
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:30 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…
 
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    Australia Visa Immigration Information

  • Single Australian visa for Cricket World Cup

    John Bell
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Australia and New Zealand have visa requirements for a single visa for Cricket World Cup 2015. The representing organisations from Australia and New Zealand made the announcement a few months ago that cricket fans will only need to secure one Australian visa to watch the games in Australia and New Zealand. The host countries have divided the staging of the 49 matches, where 26 will be held in 14 venues in Australia, while 23 will take place in seven cities in New Zealand. New Zealand will accept Australian visas for the duration of the tournament, visitors from countries like India and…
  • Visitor Visa applications for the Christmas and New Year period. Lodge your application now to avoid disappointment.

    John Bell
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    If you are intending to visit Australia for the December/January holiday period the Department of Immigration experiences a very high volume of visa applications during this period, which causes delays in visa processing. In order to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you follow these guidelines when lodging your visitor visa application: 1) Lodge your visa application well in advance of your date of travel (at least 2 months). The average processing time for visitor visa applications during this period may be up to 1 month. The Department of Immigration global processing standard for…
  • Minor issue – big trouble

    John Bell
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    A new hard line stance is being taken by the Department of Boarder Protection, as previously minor issues are now causing visas to be refused or cancelled. The examples below are real cases. Issue 1: Character A Canadian working holiday applicant who is now 24. At the age of 18 was caught in the USA with alcohol (personal use), otherwise no issues at all. He now has to go through a complete police clearance process in the USA and Canada. In the past (for WHMs at least), the declaration of this ‘offence’ was sufficient and the Visa would have been approved within a week. In another…
  • Australian Visa Application Fees and Charges 2014

    National Visas
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Australian visa fees and charges rise every year, implemented on the July 1 start of each migration program year. The last significant increase on visa charges occurred in July 2013, when the Australian government approved price increases for skilled visas and partner visas, among others. Unusually, 2013 saw fee increases at other times throughout the year also as the labour government sought to claw back its debt. A look at Australian visa application costs The components of a visa application cost include (1) base application charges, (2) government charges, and (3) non-government costs.
  • Prepare Your Skills: Australia’s High-Demand Jobs This Next 10 Years

    National Visas
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The Australian labour force is gearing to adapt to the “competitive, technology-driven future,” summarised the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency in its 2013 paper that envisions the country’s working future. According to Future focus, 2013 National Workforce Development Strategy, Australia’s working population needs to be composed of highly skilled workers with “technical, professional, and managerial” knowledge. This outlook is due to the continuous global movement towards technological growth. Among this group of workers, one set seems to be in greatest…
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    Bondville

  • Bondville Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Pyjamas they will wear every day

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    The Bondville Christmas 2014 gift guide #3 is here! Pyjamas are such a classic Christmas gift for kids as you know that they will get a huge amount of wear out of them. Skip the cheap-o versions this year and get something quality that will last the season - these are PJs that they will wear, and wear, and wear every day...Read more »
  • Bondville Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Fun in the sun

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    We are so lucky to have beautiful, warm weather over the holiday season, and beach and pool-related gift ideas are a natural for under the Christmas tree. If you are visiting family for Christmas, most of these items pack well too. What's better than jumping into the pool/sea on Christmas Day in brand new togs!? Presenting the second Bondville Christmas 2014 gift guide - Fun In The Sun!Read more »
  • Bondville Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Big ticket items

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    Are you supporting local businesses this Christmas? Buy local and pump dollars back into our economy, as well as supporting Australian talent and entrepreneurs. I love that every sale goes towards school uniforms and mortgages and food on the table of real people, rather than faceless organisations.Get your card ready, set, GO with my Bondville Christmas Gift Guides 2014 of Australian businesses and designers! Every item listed in the gift guides are from local small businesses listed in the Bondville Shopping Directory. First up, big ticket items that pack a punch...Read more »
  • 30% off Paper Wings and Little Wings at My Messy Room

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Run, don't walk. My Messy Room is offering 30% off Paper Wings and Little Wings for a limited time. I love this Aussie brand to bits! I'll have both those swimsuits please, Santa.
  • Bondville shopping directory - new listing spots now available

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    I'm so proud to be able to work with local small businesses and twice a year I open up the Bondville Shopping Directory to new listings, providing an amazing resource for you to shop online from Australian stores. If you know a business selling great products for Mum, Kids and Home, please send them my way - new listings will be accepted up until 30th Nov 2014 only.All these gorgeous products can be found in Australian online stores in the Bondville Shopping Directory including (clockwise): So Happy art print from Team Kitten, Jimmy Cricket fruity wall stickers from Baby Donkie,…
 
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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 [...] [[ 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 [...] [[ 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 [...] [[ 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 [...] [[ 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 [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Foodie things to do in Margaret River. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

    Johanna
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Today I’m feeling like a slug. And the reason for that is that I’ve just been lucky enough to attend the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, a three day food and wine extravaganza held in and around Leeuwin Estate Winery in South West Australia. It’s an event held in the Margaret River region that celebrates Western […] The post Foodie things to do in Margaret River. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape appeared first on 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.
 
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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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  • Vietnamese Squid Salad

    umakanth
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    1 Pound chillies and garlic with the fish sauce, vinegar, lime juice and sugar. Mix well until sugar is dissolved. 2 Add tomatoes and onion and set aside for 1 hour. 3 Wash and clean the squid tubes, and cut into 1.5cm rings. 4 Bring 6 cups of water and a pinch …The post Vietnamese Squid Salad appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Favourite places for Pho in Ho Chi Minh

    umakanth
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A popular favourite in Vietnamese restaurants across Australia, Pho is certainly a must-eat when visiting Vietnam. This dish is so entwined in Vietnam’s national identity that you cannot come away without sampling it. It is akin to having pizza in Italy or sushi in Japan. Image Courtesy: James used under the Creative …The post Favourite places for Pho in Ho Chi Minh appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Traditional Vietnamese Ingredients

    umakanth
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Vietnamese cuisine brings together all kinds of exotic tastes, aromas and flavours. Cinnamon, fish sauce and shrimp paste are just a few amazing ingredients that go into Vietnamese cooking. If you want to try your hand at this cuisine, make sure you have everything ready. Here’s a look at the most traditional …The post Traditional Vietnamese Ingredients appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Getting to Know Sweet Potatoes

    umakanth
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sweet potatoes can be quite a treat. An Asian specialty, garlic mashed potatoes are often eaten as a snack. They’re available on roadsides, in charming little vehicle stalls and shacks. You can also enjoy a plateful of sweet potatoes sautéed with caramelised onions, if ever you’re travelling through Vietnam. They are also …The post Getting to Know Sweet Potatoes appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Must-eat in Vietnam – Thit Nuong

    umakanth
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Grilled, braised, minced, and flavoured with a variety of herbs, spices, sauces and curries – that’s how we’ve seen the Southeast Asians cook their pork. Their cuisine makes sure that flavours and aromas take precedence over anything else in the kitchen, giving us the perfect dishes to dig into. Vietnamese cuisine is …The post Must-eat in Vietnam – Thit Nuong appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
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