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ghonline posted October Monthly Luncheon with Professor Marcus Wigan on the Australia forum on September 18, 2014:
Come and hear Professor Marcus Wigan speak on 'Technology Enhancement - A full role for the elderly' at Graduate House's monthly luncheon. Emeritus Professor Marcus Wigan has had a varied career ranging from a DPhil in Nuclear Physics at Oxford, through motorcycle racing in the Isle of Man and Bathurst, to current work on musicology.His experience is equally diverse. He has done research and published in transport, information systems, privacy, surveillance, Geographic Information Systems, Big Data and many other fields (see Now well into his 70’s, in the last 10 years he has been in dual roles of Honorary Professorships in engineering, sustainable Society, ICT and other areas - while also a student studying degrees in Intellectual property, International relations, Applied Ethics and Musicology. When: 1st October, 2014 Where: Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Ticket details: Full $40, concession $35, non-resident members $30, resident members $10. Website:
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Blog One Woman in China posted on the Australia Network
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ghonline posted Twilight Lecture and GU Tastings on the Australia forum:
Come and enjoy a cultural experience with Red Horse, a Native American, with story telling, singing and dancing at the Graduate House. Ticket details: Full $25, concession $22.50 Book online via or email us at or call us at 03 9347 3428
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Have You Thought about Teaming up to Rent a Cheap & Affordable Apartment in Brisbane? I am on a campaign to search for a person to team up and rent a government subsided modern apartment/house around Brisbane. I am joining QUT early next. I am looking for a non-smoker, clean, quieter and responsible person, preferably doing postgraduate studies. The apartments or houses in question are newly built or near new. They are not furnished, but are equipped with the most desirable amenities, such as air-condition, modern kitchen and sometimes dishwasher and dryer. Rent is generally $295 - $340 for a 2Bedroom apartment, and some of them with 2Bathrooms. Houses are also about the same price. Meaning, you have your own bedroom even a bathroom at $170 a week or less. All you have to do is to split the bills, which can take the rent to approximately $190 a week depending on the usage and necessity. But, most of all, you have your own privacy and able to study without interruption. If you have a year or two years to go with your studies, and looking for a comfortable and quieter place to study, and you are a non-smoker, clean, quieter and responsible, please contact me as soon as you can for a discussion.
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atan posted English Classes (Brisbane)- $5 on the Australia forum:
Hi all, English oral class and conversation group on Mondays at St David's community centre, Coorparoo 1:30pm-3:30pm, starting 11/8/14. Come along and improve your speaking and listening skills, practice through activities and discussion, and make some new friends. You'll learn a lot about Aussie culture too! These classes are designed for intermediate level speakers. However if you're a fast learner and willing to give it a go you're more than welcome! The classes are quite informal and interactive to let students practice as much English as possible. Focus will be on practical English and incorporate much western and Aussie slang/colloquial terms. I don't charge anything for running this group, but the community centre that is kindly hosting it requires to charge $5 per head to pay its bills. But for that you get afternoon tea, two hours of English instruction and a chilled environment to practice in, so I think it's still a good bargain :) address is 68 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains, but entrance is on Rockwood Ave and more info about the venue at And don't worry, nobody will try to preach Christianity to you :) The room we are provided with can only hold a small number of people, so unfortunately I do have to limit number of attendees. If you're interested please email me at and give me your name to confirm your attendance so I can ensure we have enough chairs and space. If you RSVP after we have exceeded the maximum capacity, unfortunately I'll have to ask you to attend in a future week or wait til we find a larger room. oh and please don't ask me to proofread your formal assignments or complete your IELTS exam for you because I will say no! Please note that the group will not be running every Monday of this semester due to my work commitments. You can check with me if class is happening beforehand by emailing me. Thanks guys, and maybe see some of you soon! Don't forget to confirm attendance by email and give me your name! al
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ghonline posted Lunch with Mary Dalmau on the Australia forum:
Come and hear Mary Dalmau speak on 'The Printed Word's Bright Future' at Graduate House's monthly luncheon. Mary Dalmau is a vocational bookseller working in Melbourne, Australia since 1977. A librarian by training, she has been President of the Australian Booksellers Association, a judge on national book awards, a volunteer to the library community and the General Manager of Reader’s Feast Bookstore. As well, Mary Dalmau has been the instigator behind many of the literary events in Melbourne over the past forty years. She was the manager of Reader’s Feast for 20 years and then, in 2011, became the owner, director and manager of Reader’s Feast Bookstore at 162 Collins Street, Melbourne.
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Odile posted Luxembourgians in Melbourne on the Australia forum:
Hi there, Are there any Luxenbourgians in Victoria or am I the only one???? Odile
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stumpy replied to the thread Buying a property on the Australia forum:
Shahidsubzwari initially posted:
Does buying a property gives PR in Australia for retirees? If not, then what is the best way to get work visa/ PR in Australia? Kindly reply
stumpy replied most recently with:
You will not get PR when you buy real estate. And real estate purchases by expats are subject to government approval. If you invest 1 million dollars in a business, employ locals you will get citizenship. To visa information and applications Unemployment is rising here so to get a job is very difficult. Companies will hire locals first and it is also expensive and time consuming for companies to hire an expat. For jobs It is expensive to live here too. We are the 6th highest cost ecomony for living in the developed world. Food, transport rents etc are high For cost of living
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Come and hear Prof. David De Kretser speak on 'Research and Science: You never know where it will take you' at Graduate House's monthly luncheon. Professor de Kretser is a reproductive endocrinologist whose academic career at Monash University included appointments as Professor of Anatomy, the founding Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research and Associate Dean for Biotechnology Development. In 2003, he was named a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor. He served as the 28th Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011 and is a Companion of the Order of Australia. He resumed his research career at Monash University in April of 2011.
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