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Kitchen And Bathroom Deep Cleaning: End-Of-Lease Must-Do’s

Deep cleaning the kitchen and bathroom is paramount when preparing for the end of a lease. These areas receive heavy use and require extra attention to ensure a smooth transition. Start by emptying cabinets and drawers, thoroughly cleaning them inside and out. Scrub appliances, including ovens and r…

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Top 10 Australian Cities for Commercial Property Investment in 2023

In 2023, the Australian commercial property market presents exciting opportunities, showcased in this 100-word description of the Top 10 cities for investment. Sydney and Melbourne continue to lead with their robust economies and diverse industries. Brisbane's growing business sector and infrastruct…

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New name of Brisbane's Myer Centre revealed

Out with the old, in with the new.
Brisbane's iconic The Myer Centre has been rebranded to Uptown overnight.
Retail property group Vicinity Centres Regional General Manager, Daniel Sutton said the centre was open for business this morning, with retailers trading as usual.
"Uptown is very much ope…

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How To Find A Housemate In Brisbane

Finding a compatible housemate in Brisbane requires careful consideration and a systematic approach. First, decide on preferences such as gender, lifestyle, and interests. Next, utilize online platforms like Flatmates, Gumtree, or Facebook groups specifically designed for house-sharing in Brisbane. …

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Enjoy life here for super Story Bridge views

Spyre’s Moray House project on the New Farm reach of the Brisbane River is already redefining the city’s prestige property market as construction begins on what will be a new luxury residential landmark for Queensland.

The six-residence, seven-level development offers Brisbane River views…

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Police investigate alleged assault after baby taken to hospital with 'serious head injuries'

Police are investigating after a baby was taken to hospital with "serious head injuries" in Queensland's south-east.
The two-and-a-half month-year-old arrived at Logan Hospital the serious injuries on June 18.
"Preliminary investigations indicate the injuries may have been inflicted in the days le…

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What Is The Best Way To Clean Dishwasher

To maintain a clean and efficient dishwasher, it is essential to regularly remove food bits and debris from its interior and corners. Additionally, performing a deep cleaning session once a month helps prevent the buildup of grease and oily residues. It's crucial to avoid using bleach, as it can dam…

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BEST Things to Do in Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to Brisbane, the vibrant capital city of Queensland! In this video, we’ll show you the top things to do in Brisbane, from exploring the city’s cultural landmarks to experiencing its breathtaking natural wonders.

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What Is A Removalist Call-Out Fee?

Hello friends,
Moving to a new home is always challenging. Whether you have done it multiple times or doing it for the first, things can take you by surprise such as a call out fee. If you have never paid it before, a call out fee is the cost professional charge for coming to your home. A house mov…

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Importers, exporters tipped to face price hikes to help fund biosecurity services

Importers and farmers are being warned to expect changes to the cost of importing and exporting from Australia, as the government seeks a new way to fund biosecurity services.

Speculation has been growing that the government will use next week's federal budget to introduce a levy on imports — som…

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Old Wynnum Hospital to be converted into aged care facility tailored to First Nations residents, with plans to expand into wellbeing hub

The site of what used to be the Wynnum Hospital has been formally handed over to the Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation, beginning the process of its conversion into a dedicated Indigenous health and aged care facility.

In a project funded by the federal government, the cor…

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10 Ways To Learn About A New City Before You Move

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Often when it comes to intercity removals, it is challenging. The entire process is emotionally, mentally and physically taxing. Therefore, it helps if you are happy about moving and know things about the new city beforehand. Start by visiting the popular tourist destinations and the…

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The Great Australian Camel Race promised adventure — but some nearly didn't make it through alive

On a hot afternoon in the Simpson Desert in May 1988, Jill Colwell watched her only hope of survival disappear over towering sand dunes.

Everything she needed to live — water, food, rifle — was tied to her camel, Tiki, who had bolted and was getting further away by the minute.

There was no…

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Queensland researchers at QIMR Berghofer find likely cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can show itself in many ways.

For Brisbane business consultant and author Peter Bell, it's near-constant and debilitating hand washing.

"I have lots of thoughts about germs and life-threatening diseases, Mr Bell said.

"It manifests in the compulsion to wash my …

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How To Move House With Pot Plants

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Plants need care when moving because they can experience shock and stress during the process, which can be harmful to their health and well-being. Moving them to a new location can be traumatic, and they may experience transplant shock. This occurs when the plant's root system is disturbed, …

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BOM says tropical low causing flooding in north-west Queensland will weaken, head south-east

A tropical low that has brought widespread flooding in north-west Queensland is expected to head south, bringing rain to regions that have experienced one of the driest summers on record.
Records show in Dalby, on the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane, this summer was the third driest since 1900. 

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Queensland Herbarium's first female director Gillian Brown reveals Mount Coot-tha botanical collection

Gillian Brown has a quietly commanding presence as she stands in the foyer of the Queensland Herbarium, nestled among foliage on the grounds of Mount Coot-tha's Botanic Gardens.

After seven years as the organisation's principal botanist, collections manager and science leader, Dr Brown became its…

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Relocating? How To Rent A House In Brisbane

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Do you want to rent a house in Brisbane? Do you live interstate or internationally and find it difficult to get to inspections?  Finding, inspecting, and securing a rental property in Brisbane is stressful and challenging. With proper planning, you can relocate and live in a leased prope…

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Second e-scooter house fire in a week leaves four Ipswich residents in hospital

A man in his 40s is in a serious condition after an e-scooter battery exploded at a home in Ipswich early on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the Nelson Street house at Bundamba at 6.15am, with four crews managing to get the blaze under control a short time later.

The man was trans…

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Queensland taxi, rideshare drivers issued hundreds of fines for refusing fares, price gouging

More than 600 fines have been given to Queensland taxi and rideshare drivers found to be refusing short fares and overcharging. 
Transport Minister Mark Bailey told ABC Radio Brisbane Mornings host Rebecca Levingston the enforcement blitz started in December and focused heavily around rides ordere…

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