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Posted on Jan 12, 2009 in Uncategorized |

The Internet and senior Australian citizens

Last year, I’ve read about a new initiative of the Australian Government to open internet cafes for senior citizens. What are internet cafes, but a place where senior citizens can gather to discover the world of versatile communication by becoming familiar with the Internet. For young people might seem as a good initiative, but for older people sites such as “Seniors-On-Line” mean a lot more. The Australian Government provides great support by acknowledging a number of sites aiming to provide computer and Internet education, discounted computer parts and systems, as well as discounted internet access for senior citizens. If you are traveling to Australia this year, don’t get surprised if you happen to stumble into a senior cybercafe. If you happen to be in a situation where a senior citizen is about to give you advise on how to customize your firewall, you should hear what he has to say, before making a fool out of yourself :). Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Nov 28, 2008 in Uncategorized, Videos |

A new movie about Australia

Now playing in theaters is a new movie called “Australia“. It was released Down Under earlier this week (Wednesday). According to Nielsen EDI the movie grossed $1,307,853 in ticket sales on its opening. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman play the leading roles of Lady Sarah Ashley and Drover. The plot takes place in  northern Australia before World War II. Adventure, Drama, War, Western – This is what you will find under Genre in IMDB. It sounds interesting as it is, however I doubt that these for words are able to describe a movie offering a little something for each viewer. For all of potential Australia working holidaymakers this would be a good occasion to familiarise yourself with some Australian slang. Despite the fact that it is a fictional movie, involving some real world events around WWII, it might give you an idea of how things were back then. Enough talking, go out there and see the movie! 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Oct 9, 2008 in Uncategorized |

Australia thinks for you and your needs

It is nice to know that you are travelling to a country, which is able to accommodate most of your needs, especially the basic ones. Life must have been a bit harder before the expansion of the Internet. Working holidaymakers and backpackers in general should find this useful. www.toiletmap.gov.au is a public register of toilets, located all around Australia. A government able to produce and maintain such a site is surely 100% in service to the public ;). I personally get a laugh out of the “Suggest a Toilet” page, but I see an emmerging community of conscientious people! Visa FirstMore...

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