The levy, predicted to rake in more than $80 million over four years, will come into effect from January 1. EMPTY HOMES RATE SAME AS IN 1986It will see owners pay 1 per cent of the property’s capital improved value if they do not live in the house for more than six months a year. The tax slug will only apply in 16 inner-city areas, including in Yarra, Melbourne, Darebin and Bayside municipalities.
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 reached its crescendo last night, local time, as winners were announced across 51 skill events after four days of competition. Australia placed 10th on average medal points in a competition of 59 countries, beating it’s ranking of 15th after WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015. WorldSkills Australia chief executive Brett Judd said breaking into the top 10 had been the goal this year.
The new uniforms have been unveiled as the WorldSkills competition kicks off in Abu Dhabi. A team of 18 “Skillaroos” — Australia’s best trade and vocational graduates — will compete in skills from bricklaying and landscape design to beauty therapy and hairdressing. And while the Australians will have their eyes set on gold, they won’t be wearing green and gold.
Matthew Bryant remembers 3mth-old, Zachary, Bourke St’s youngest victim. “I remember holding him on Christmas Day, looking at (his sister) Zara both clad in their elf suits, thinking life was perfect ... I know he knew he was loved”. https://t.co/7pDPGcFM28
Junpei Kanno, brother of Yosuke Kanno, says his family has visited Melbourne four times since Jan 20 last year. “Throughout this time, we have received tremendous support from institutions and individuals.”
Paper cranes are on display today as a tribute to Mr Kanno and Matthew Si https://t.co/7jZEiQX4Sc
Thalia Hakin, right, was killed and her sister Maggie injured on Bourke St.
Father Tony Hankin mentions both - Thalia as the “heart and soul of our family” and Maggie for her incredible resilience. She lost a sister and had a mum in hospital for 6 months, “yet she still smiles” https://t.co/2g1CvvMTMM
Matthew Si’s wife, Melinda Tan, says her husband had come from dropping off their daughter at daycare when he was hit and killed in Bourke St. “The pain of losing Matt will never disappear. His time with us was cut short.” https://t.co/XRF0jEqsIr
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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