Friday 10, May 2013
Read more: The Cyclist Boom in Sydney
Cycling is enjoying a comeback all across Sydney. An increasing number of Sydneysiders are taking advantage of bicycles to help them avoid traffic congestion, save on the cost of fuel and more easily manoeuvre around what can often be unpredictable public transportation. Whether you ride your bicycle for transportation, for pleasure or for sport, you are in great company.
Cycling in Australia has long been a popular activity. The first big cycling boom occurred more than 100 years ago during the 19th century. The velocipede, which was invented in the 1860s, was wildly popular [...]
Thursday 14, February 2013
Read more: A List of Sydney's Top Destinations
Have you ever wanted to take a step back in time? Perhaps you have wondered what it would be like to arrive with the First Fleet, or you always wondered what life was like for the Aboriginals who lived here long before the Europeans ever arrived. Maybe you want to explore the natural wonders that extend [...]
Wednesday 21, November 2012
Read more: Why is Sydney Popular for Business
Why do companies move certain divisions or departments overseas? As you may
know, the practice is called outsourcing and companies do it to save money.
There is really no other reason. All other things being equal, a business will
always opt to keep operations close to home. Not only does it give them a
competitive advantage, since they can keep a closer eye on business, but they
can also gain national support as a home-grown and operated company.
Of course, there is no shame in moving certain departments overseas when it
is absolutely necessary. And unfortunately, in the wake of the economic
recession, it has been [...]
Friday 16, March 2012
Read more: Is Sydney Becoming Less Green?
Australia has the largest per capita greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
According to Sydney officials in 2007, greenhouse emissions were expected to
rise 40 percent by the year 2030. A lack of housing, traffic gridlock, and
increasing waste and pollution are some of the factors contributing to
emissions in Sydney. Currently, air pollution contributes to an estimated
600 to 1,400 deaths a year in Sydney. With the increase in traffic, the death
toll from air pollution is anticipated to rise to 2,380 a year by the year
2030. Approximately 70 percent of all city trips are made by car. And situation
is expected to [...]
Thursday 08, March 2012
Read more: Where to buy in Sydney for the greater return?
Investing in real estate can be a significant and successful financial move. For those looking for investment opportunities in Sydney, Australia an area where property prices are continually on the increase, it is good to know where to buy. This is especially true when the property prices have peaked.
Of course, the first step is to look for bargains. This may include properties that need to be repaired or totally renovated, but will, in the end, sell for more than the total amount of money invested.
There are two suburbs in Sydney, Pyrmont and Balmain, that are [...]
Friday 24, February 2012
Read more: Do People Still Want To Travel To Sydney?
the September 2010 International Visitor Survey show a 9% increase in
international visitors to North South Wales compared to the same quarter in
2009. An increase of 8% occured in Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) segment
in Sydney. Both these increases were largely due to holiday and business
Winfrey generated a renewed
interest in Sydney, much like the spike in interest before and during the
Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. The warmth and friendliness of the Australian
people was spotlighted by Ms. Winfrey's crew, plus the myriad amenities and
their support staff was well [...]
Thursday 23, February 2012
Read more: Does Sydney Need Better Public Transport?
Anyone who lives
in Sydney, New South Wales can appreciate the beauty and
breadth of the state. However, getting around is incredibly difficult, with
traffic increasing leaps and bounds while public transportation options lag
behind. Cars are increasing the already polluted air, which harms the
populace's health and the environment around us. Not only that, but this
increased traffic makes getting from place to place harder and longer than
solutions are needed to alleviate the traffic problems in Sydney, and the
current government is not stepping up to the plate. We need more public
transportation to act [...]
Wednesday 24, August 2011
Read more: My Visit To Sydney
I have just a week to spend in Sydney, Australia. After my Australia
travel flights lands, I'll be staying at a furnished apartment near the
Rocks. This colourfully unique community is filled with some of the
oldest buildings in the city, as well as restaurants, galleries, and
boutiques just a stone's throw from my doorstep.
Because I don't have a lot of time to spend, I'll have to plan my visit
carefully. I've stocked up on [...]
Tuesday 17, May 2011
Read more: Winners & Losers of the 2011 Australian Federal Budget
With the 2011 Australian Federal Budget set at $365.8 billion, who
will walk away unscathed from the cuts and who will have to cope with
their losses? Let’s go over those who will benefit from the budget
Since the government wants to strengthen the workforce and extend more
opportunities to the people of Australia, a lot of money has been
allotted to doing just that. For instance, the National Workforce
Development Fund will be receiving $558 million in order to develop
training locations all over the country; these facilities will also
include new vocational education and services. $35 [...]
Tuesday 19, April 2011
Read more: The Environmental Movement in Australia: Carbon Tax Controversy
It’s no secret that green living has caught on in much of the world
since the beginning of the 2000s. Ad campaigns and government-sponsored
legislation in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom has
driven more and more people to start conserving energy. Everyone
remembers the constant campaigning for recycling in the 90s, and
analysts say that it really drove the point home. According to an
international survey from Rasmussen Reports, 71% of Australian families
now actively recycle, up from a bit over 60% in 1992.
At the beginning of 2011, the [...]