Monthly Archives: May 2012

Update on Principal Place Exemption Tax

See below update regarding the reintroduction of the Principal Place of Residence concession. The rate will be 1% on the first $350,000 and then the normal amount of duty on top of the $350,000.00. Principal Place of Residence Exemption Reinstatement … Continue reading

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Maintain a garden even if you’re living in an apartment

When comparing the pros and cons of apartment living, a drawback that usually tends to arise is that apartments generally don’t allow for occupants to have a garden. While many won’t see this as an issue at all, others might … Continue reading

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Port Douglas to host 3 Major Sporting Events This Weekend.

This weekend marks the start of the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival in Port Douglas, with 3 fantastic events to kick it off – the Coral Coast Triathlon, RRR Mountain Bike Race and Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge. It is … Continue reading

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Tourist Arrivals & Departures

Tourist Arrivals and Departures Tourist arrivals hit record highs Overseas arrivals and departures Tourist arrivals hit record highs: The number of tourists arriving in Australia in March rose by 1.9 per cent to record highs. And the number of Australians … Continue reading

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Port Douglas – Young Achiever Award 2012

    FOR THE SECOND YEAR THE PORT DOUGLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS PLEASED TO SPONSOR THE YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD 2012 NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW! THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING THE NOMINATION FORM, ARE ATTACHED AND ARE ALSO … Continue reading

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Reintroduction of the Principal Place of Residence Concession

See the below information update from the QLS regarding the reintroduction of the Principal Place of Residence Concession. The LNP Government has announced that it will be honouring its election commitment and reviving the principal place of residence (PPR) duty … Continue reading

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Double Rate Cut Has Been Confirmed!

DOUBLE RATE CUT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! The Reserve Bank of Australia today decided on a double rate cut (50 basis points) lowering the RBA’s cash rate target to 3.75 percent from 4.25 percent which will equal a substantial saving in … Continue reading

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