Billy Joel and Van Halen’s only Australian shows!
For Immediate Release: Thursday, 4 April, 2013: With just over TWO weeks to go until the first ever STONE Music Festival lands at ANZ Stadium with Billy Joel and Van Halen’s ONLY Australian performances (featuring full, greatest hits sets), we are thrilled to announce that Aerosmith will be joining the line-up on Saturday, 20 April! Read more…
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The Spanish Program at the Australian National University has been recognised as one of Australia’s best higher education programs at the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching at the National Gallery Australia in Canberra last night.
Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh said Associate Professor Martin and his team had won the Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for their dedication to improving the experience for students in the higher education sector. Read more…
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Individual Australian investors have dabbled on a small scale over the past couple of years investing in single family homes in the US as property prices plummeted, but many have found managing the properties extremely time consuming and at times immensely frustrating, especially with Tropical Storm Sandy unexpectedly wiping out entire investment portfolios for some.
Recently the Cashel USA Residential Property Fund has been launched in Melbourne to assist individual investors wishing to take advantage of the opportunities associated with purchasing, renovating and renting out US-based foreclosure (or distressed) properties. Jodie Hannaford (Director) believes the Fund’s approach offers investors an option to participate in a structured, tax efficient portfolio with a diverse range of property types and locations; minimising the risks associated with having all eggs in one basket. Read more…
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Transit Systems wins Sydney Buses bid
One of Australia’s most experienced transport operators, Transit Systems, has been awarded a bus-operating contract for Contract 3 in Sydney’s bus network, servicing suburbs from Liverpool and Wetherill Park up to Parramatta.
Transit Systems CEO, Clint Feuerherdt, said the appointment of the contract by Transport for NSW was ultimately a win for residents and the community.
“We’re excited to bring our extensive experience in running and optimising transport systems to the NSW market and look forward to delivering innovative long term solutions and value for money to the community and to the Government. We credit the decision makers involved in this process for choosing an Australian company committed to generating better transport outcomes,” he said. Read more…
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Local company Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) and Aranda’s Sara Burke have been named as finalists for the 2012 Australian Training Awards.
AIE is a finalist in the Small Training Provider of the Year category while Sara Burke is a finalist for the Australian Apprentice of the Year award. Member for Fraser Dr Andrew Leigh said he was very pleased with the nominations. Read more…
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$90 945 from the Gillard’s Government’s $1 billion Clean Technology Investment will help Elvin Group, a local manufacturer based in Mitchell, to reduce energy costs, improve efficiency and lower carbon pollution.
Andrew Leigh, Member for Fraser, congratulated Elvin Group for preparing for a clean energy future by transforming its operations to reduce energy emissions and improve its competitiveness. Read more…
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First time property buyers motivated to save longer
More first homebuyers plan to purchase their first property later in life, according the 2012 Mortgage Choice Future First Homebuyer Survey.
This annual study of 1,000 Australians who plan to buy their first home in the next two years found 41% of first homebuyers will be aged 30-39 years, 39% will be 18-29 years of age, 14% will be 40-49 and 6% will be aged over 50 years. Hence, the number of first homebuyers aged 30 or more years has increased from 54% in the 2011 survey to 61%. Read more…
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The perfect holiday playground to catch a break and cool off during a hot summer of international cricket stretches from Caloundra to Kawana on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
This region is the perfect base to combine a relaxing short break with this summer’s internationals at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, affectionately known as the Gabba. Read more…
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Daily Positive (D+), an exclusive online media for positive news, is pleased to announce the top 10 winners of the World’s Most Positive Countries for 2012. In the second year of the award series, the United States of America took the top position from last year’s winner Australia.
The World’s Most Positive Countries initiative recognizes the positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by Read more…
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UPDATE 10/2012 – Due to unprecedented demand, Niche announces new Kendrick Lamar venues and dates:
Wednesday 19th December – Brisbane – The HiFi
Thursday 20th December – Sydney – Enmore Theatre
Friday 21st December – Melbourne – Palace Theatre
Saturday 22nd December – Perth – Astor Theatre Read more…
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