2003 Tax Pack Problem
After recently receiving a Phonepack 2003 to lodge my tax return by phone I was concerned to find that when I called the Superannuation Infoline connected to the tax office (131020) the form that they ..
Bracks in USA on a mission.
16 June 2003 - PREMIER Steve Bracks yesterday flew to the United States to sell Victoria. But the Opposition claimed he has failed to deliver any significant foreign investment from previous overse ..
Buyers snaring property bargains
HOME buyers are already snaring property bargains as Melbourne's real estate market begins to feel the effects of rising interest rates and falling auction clearance rates. House prices are being k ..
Cyber-stalkers face stiff jail terms
Victorians convicted of electronic stalking could be jailed for up to 10 years under tough legislation proposed by the State Government. Presenting the Crimes (Stalking and Family Violence) Bill to ..
Four-N-Twenty Pies - Australian again...
July 12 2003 - From next month the iconic Four'n Twenty meat pie will not only be Victorian-made, but also Victorian-owned. Gippsland company Patties Bakery yesterday announced it had bought the b ..
Great Wine Capitals: Melbourne 2004 - 2014
The Great Wine Capitals is a network of nine major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regio ..
Health experts meet in Melbourne
⊜ Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre Melbourne
HEALTH experts from around the world will gather in Melbourne today to tackle some of the most important health issues. The 18th world conference on health promotion, held under the auspices of the ..
Hotel issues total smoking ban.
⊜ St Kilda
The Novotel St Kilda will become Melbourne's first smoke-free major international hotel when it bans smoking in all its rooms and indoor public areas from June 1, reports The Age. The hotel, on Th ..
Hotel proposed for Eastlink
The ConEast Group consortium that operates EastLink announces plans to move into the hotel industry by building hotels on its road network. The consortium is expanding it's portfolio and looking to ..
Melbourne Apartment sells for $8.325m
⊜ 576-578 St Kilda Road Melbourne
A MELBOURNE business man this week paid $8.325 million for a St Kilda Rd apartment -- making it the city's most expensive. The apartment is on the top floor, the 20th, of the yet-to-built $180 mill ..
No stop for stockmarket predator David Tweed
Herald Sun editorial reports, UNLIKE New South Wales, Victoria has no law that can halt the activities of stockmarket predator David Tweed. As reported in yesterday's Herald Sun, Tweed's modus oper ..
Putting a price on retirement
The Age reports the cost of retiring to a life of good food and creature comforts has been put at $118 a week. That is the amount a study has found that a 30-year-old couple earning $85,000 needs t ..
School Kitchen Garden
SCHOOL KITCHEN GARDEN - AUGUST 2003 For many school-aged children, the experience of preparing a fresh meal is sadly lacking in their lives. But celebrity chef Stephanie Alexander is doing her bit ..
Spam Act 2003
Anti-spam law to take effect on April 11 The recently passed Spam Act 2003 will come into effect on April 11 next year with legislated grace period allowing businesses time to adjust their practi ..
Tafts Pen Shop Closes
A sign of the times, Christopher Bantick writes about the closure of two Melbourne icons: Tafts Pen Shop and McGills newsagency and bookshop. Tafts pen shop, which has closed after 133 years of ser ..
Tech-savvy, multicultural and better off
⊜ . Melbourne
Melburnians earned more, were more family-focused and computer-savvy and more multicultural than other Australians, census data released today showed. But country Victorians continued to lag econo ..
Yahoo users most interested in KaZaa in 2003
Look out Recording Industry Association of America. US Web surfers wanting information about the KaZaa peer to peer (P-to-P) file sharing program pushed the software to the top of Yahoo Inc.'s list of ..
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