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Australian Customs and traditions

Australian Customs and traditions


Even though fully two thirds of the population lives in the capital cities of the states and territories, the romantic image of the Aussie jackaroo (that s cowboy, to you) persists. That s probably because, despite the isolation of the outback, it still takes up a staggering 99 percent of the nation [source: DFAT]. This sprawl, and the gigantic cattle and sheep ranches (called…


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Australian Customs GST refund

Australian Customs GST refund


The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) allows you to claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on certain goods purchased in Australia. The Tourist Refund Scheme office is operated by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and is located on the Departures Level just after Customs within the main MEL Airport Tax &…


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Australian Customs honey

Australian Customs honey


Chinas next food scandal: honey laundering | South China Morning Post


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Australian customer Service Awards

Australian customer Service Awards


ITTELLIGENT CONSULTING SERVICES WIN AUSTRALIAN ACHIEVER CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD” The judging process for the 2016 Australian Achiever Awards for Australia’s Computer Systems, Software & Internet Services category was completed in May 2016. ITtelligent Consulting Services achieved a 98.20% overall score for Customer Service and Relations, topping all other Australian…


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Australian Customs News

Australian Customs News


Serious concerns have been raised about IBM s ability to meet the demands of merging the Customs and Immigration computer systems by people familiar with the roll-out of the half-billion dollar contract. Key points: System failure could have serious national security implications Labor s Shayne Neumann says problems involving IBM s contract would be deeply disturbing Department…


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Australian Custom made knives

Australian Custom made knives


Here is a small sample of the many handcrafted-knives and bowies that I hand-made over the years at The North River Forge. Some are made using the hand-forged method while others are by stock removal. Hand-crafted, crown antler belt knife with a rawhide ferrule. 4 1/4 blade, 8 1/2 overall. Frontier style sheath, rawhide over veg-tan leather. Decorated with a deer hide fringe…


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Australian Custom knife Maker

Australian Custom knife Maker


Karim of Tharwa Valley Forge has been holding regular knifemaking meets in Canberra for well over a year. In discussion with him, he convinced us that it would be worth trying Sydney Knifemakers and Blacksmiths Meet Up. The concept is simple. Provide a venue where knifemakers can get together, talk shop, share ideas and get to know each other face to face. Something that is…


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Racial Demographics of Australia

Racial Demographics of Australia


Overview | Diversity of birthplace | Diversity of language | Diversity of religion and spiritual beliefs Overview This section has been updated by the University of Western Sydney. Australia has a unique history that has shaped the diversity of its peoples, their cultures and lifestyles today. Three major contributors to Australia s demographic make-up are a diverse Indigenous…


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Australia New Years Eve

Australia New Years Eve


Sydney s New Year s Eve celebration is the $7.2 million extravaganza that shoves it to most of the world. Set on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, 1.6 million people watch on as the 9 p.m. and midnight fireworks light up the sky with 100, pyrotechnic effects, 11, shells and 25, shooting comets. It is the things dreams and sore necks are made of — if you are sober enough to see…


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Australian Aboriginal dance History

Australian Aboriginal dance History


Warning. Australian Stories may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. Australian Stories also contain links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are complex and diverse. The Indigenous cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultural…


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