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Wage Earners on Low Income Get A Pay Rise but Gap Widens

Wage earners on the minimum award in Australia have been given a pay rise of an additional $15.58 for a 38 hour working week. Despite this increase of 2.6% which is due to start on the 1 July 2013, the gap between low income workers’ weekly pay cheques and the weekly average earnings of Australian’s … Continue reading Wage Earners on Low Income Get A Pay Rise but Gap Widens

Voting this Year in Australia? Make Your Vote Count.

Voting for Federal elections in Australia are tentatively to be held on Saturday, 14 September 2013. The election announcement made by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, came at the end of January. Though not yet official, the election must occur before 30 November 2013. Every three years in Australia voters head to the polls to elect a new federal government. If … Continue reading Voting this Year in Australia? Make Your Vote Count.

ANZAC Day: “Lest We Forget”

“Lest We Forget.”  Those three words encompass the spirit of ANZAC day and conjure up pictures of heroism and valour in my mind.  Images of young Australian men, dressed in army issue fatigues with rifles raised and firing, on a beach on the other side of the world.  Away from family and the ones they … Continue reading ANZAC Day: “Lest We Forget”

Floods Cause Another State Emergency for Queensland

If you thought the humidity over the last few days in Queensland, Australia wasn’t a sign of more rain to come, then you should have taken a look at the forecast from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Early Sunday morning, BOM was already forecasting a deluge of rain heading towards the coast line and no let … Continue reading Floods Cause Another State Emergency for Queensland

Carbon Tax Adding Profits to Coal Energy Companies?

Carbon Tax is a real thing in Australia.  Carbon Tax was introduced by the current labor government under the Prime Minister Julie Gillard in 2012. It hits every business and every one individually with increased prices where carbon emissions or waste is being taxed. An independent report by Environment Victoria alleges that brown coal energy … Continue reading Carbon Tax Adding Profits to Coal Energy Companies?