Brisbane Lifestyle

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Blog posts July 2019

How has Brisbane become the Preferred Choice for Commercial Property in Australia?

Over the years, many people have shifted their focus from Sydney and Melbourne to Brisbane for leasing commercial property. The reasons for this shift are the big cities' property slowdown, inflated rent rates, unavailability of properties in CBD etc. Brisbane, on the other hand, has steady real est…

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Fig Tree Pocket: A Sleepy, High-End Enclave in Brisbane

Only eight kilometers southwest of Brisbane’s central business district, the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket stands out for its enormous trees and swaths of verdant green parkland. 

Brisbane skyline, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Danita Delimont/ Getty Images

Wrapped on three sides by the B…

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Shayna Jack's positive drug test could be due to diet not supplements, manager says

On Saturday Jack revealed she failed a drug test, forcing her to withdraw from the national squad before the world championships in South Korea.

The Queensland swimmer has said she did not know how the banned substance entered her body, and that it can be found in contaminated supplements.

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Brisbane luxury apartment defects force owner out of home still unliveable two years later

It is one of the latest cases to emerge on a growing list of faulty apartments as national and state authorities grapple with how to manage the issue.

Louisa Carter purchased a new four-bedroom sub-penthouse in The Johnson apartment tower in inner-city Brisbane in 2017.

The former Departme…

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How to Pack Your Electronics And Move Them Safely

Greeting my dear friends! I hope your day is going as good as mine! Today, I had a very productive day, as I was able to pack my electronics for my upcoming house move! I understand that packing your electrical goods safely and correctly is a challenge we all face and I’m glad to share my insights o…

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'Like a criminal': inside the Brisbane hotel where medevac refugees are detained

From her hotel in Brisbane, through a screen door, Nesha* can make out part of the city skyline. She spends most of the day reading inside the small room, leaving only briefly to eat. Her balcony is kept locked. Even the view is prohibited.

Entire floors of the city hotel complex are being used t…

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Why you need a winter getaway to Brisbane

The first instance of a writer using the phrase “coming of age” about Brisbane dates from about 1935.

OK, that’s probably not true, but it certainly does feel like almost every introduction to Australia’s third largest city has, for the past decade at least, incorporated that phrase or someth…

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Texan mayors visit Brisbane in a bid to bring Australians to the US

A Democrat and a Republican working together is a rare sight in America, but for Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price, it just makes sense.

The two mayors were in Brisbane on Monday, as part of a fortnight’s campaign in Australia to tell the story of their twin Texas cities…

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5 Traits of a Professional Removalists Company in Brisbane

Moving to a new place is a stressful journey where you need professional assistance from the safety of your precious household belongings. But finding the experienced and professional moving company in this competitive market is more challenging. You need to ensure that the company you are hiring is…

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Australia and the United States have formally kicked off the biennial joint-military exercise Talisman Sabre.

While the bulk of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019’s activities will occur at the Australian Defence Force’s Shoalwater Bay training area north of Rockhampton on Queensland’s central coast, t…

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State dithering risks stopping inland rail line

Construction of the $10 billion inland rail line could be delayed because of the Queensland govern­ment’s reluctance to sign off on a crucial agreement.

Sources close to the landmark project say if the deal with the federal government is not signed within months, “it will start to impact on de…

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Chinese spy ship heading to Australia to monitor war games

The Australian Defence Force is keeping a close eye on a Chinese spy ship spotted in international waters off the Queensland coast.
The Auxiliary General Intelligence ship is expected to monitor the biennial Australia-US war games to be held later this month.
A similar surveillance ship was spotte…

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