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Trees and shrubs are a common part of most Australian yards. But so are power lines as well. And trees and power lines don’t make the best friends. If trees come in any contact with a power line, they can cause electricity disruptions or cut off the power. As a result, you may have to pay the power company for damages caused by your trees or branches.

As we live in a world of advanced technology and almost every business in the world is virtually present, working on a cloud has emerged as a very popular trend and there are many reasons why. First of all, you have greater flexibility in your operation since the cloud allows you to scale the services according to your need and customize the application where you need and when you need with the help of the internet. Secondly, it is highly efficient as it allows hastening of the release process for businesses without worrying about costs. It also offers an ample amount of storage as well as enhanced security. Additionally, it backs up the data so hardware failures are prevented.

I’m sure you’ve already heard this numerous times, relationships are great, but even the best ones require work. Apart from words, we need deeds to express the love and dedication, but we have to admit, it’s one type of a challenge to prove that love to your love one, and it’s an entirely another type of a (bigger) challenge proving this love to the authorities.

Perhaps you’re an Aussie, or eligible New Zealand citizen, who’s had their heart stolen by some foreigner, or you’re a foreigner (with permanent Australian residency) who dreams of making Australia the homecountry for your life together with your spouse, fiancé/e, or de-facto partner. Perhaps you’re married, perhaps you intend to marry; regardless of which “perhaps” you find yourself among, all these aspects have their part in the process of obtaining a spouse visa.

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By now you probably know bureaucracy can be complicated in any country, and Australia is no exception, taking into account as of last year up to April this year 47.000 visas were cancelled. So the word of advice, and the first step you should make, is to get the help of professional MARA certified agents who can guide you every step of the way.

Why is this so important? Because this way you wouldn’t waste more precious time and money in the application and waiting process, especially since the “love tax”, the fee people pay to stay with their loved ones in Australia, has significantly increased these last four years.

These agents have all the knowledge and experience when it comes to dealing with such cases, and can help you by letting you know of the visa you or your partner (depends on who the spouse visa is for, i.e. who the applicant is) are eligible for, having in mind there are three, with two stages (from temporary to permanent): Subclass 820/801 (Onshore Temporary/Permanent Partner Visa), Subclass 309/100 (Offshore Temporary/Permanent Partner Visa), and Subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage Temporary Fiancé(e) Visa).

You can also count on their help to let you know on all the documentation you’d be required to get to be able to apply, and even have them fill out all the paperwork for you.

What you have to have in mind is, even if you know your relationship is genuine, don’t expect Australian officials to believe it just because you know it to be so. This is why this step is all about evidence, evidence, and more evidence. You have to be prepared for every aspect of your lives to be checked, from financial status, joint accounts, property and vehicle assets, to travels you’ve made together, home duties, photographs, including declarations from relatives and friends on your relationship.

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Remember, your social network accounts are also the form of ID nowadays, so this would be the perfect time to show your online friends more selfies of how much you and your soulmate love each other! Don’t forget to keep on updating.

While it may be easier for spouses, people in long distance relationships can still acquire all the needed evidence based on travels, flight tickets, and proof they’ve been together; the period of being together depends on the relationship, de-facto relationships have to have lasted for at least a year, while this isn’t necessary for marriages. Once you’ve taken care of paperwork, and evidence, health checks are the next step. When all this is said and done, waiting time can take from a year up to 18 months, so be patient.

Make sure you’re always honest, don’t try to hold anything back that might jeopardise the visa approval, because apart from paying fines, you can also expect to lose the ability to apply in the next ten years. Good luck!

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Although for some it may be pretty straightforward, there are a lot of companies that either don’t really understand product liability insurance or they don’t believe it is necessary, which is why it is often overlooked. However, it is one of the most important aspects of a company’s overall insurance program and it should be taken seriously.

If you haven’t already guessed by the name, product liability insurance is actually intended to protect your business from claims related to the manufacturing or sale of various products such as food, medicine, and other goods to the general public. Whether it is a manufacturing flaw, some toxic substances in the product, design defects, an injury due to misuse of the product, even if it is not your company’s fault, you may still be found liable for damages. Very often these compensations are so big that a lot of companies are forced out of business, just because someone misused your product and the warning label wasn’t “specific” enough. And I’m not even going to mention the effect that this might have on the reputation of your company.

But, the two main reasons why you might want to get product liability insurance are knowing that if you get sued for some damage allegedly caused by your product, the insurance company will pay for the attorneys hired to defend you and the settlement costs of the lawsuit, and the second reason is the if you are planning on doing business with a retailer, you will have to show them evidence that your product has liability insurance.

So how do you know if your company requires product liability? Sometimes even importing or repairing a certain product is enough to make you liable. Here are some simple examples where product liability insurance is essential.

  • If you manufacture a certain product
  • If you commission the manufacture of a product or your company’s name appears on the product
  • If you are using components or materials from an unidentified supplier
  • If you use imported components and materials that don’t meet Australian standards

It is very important to understand that when you are selling goods, they are required by law to be safe for their intended use and accepting those responsibilities shows that you care for the safety of your customers and you want to keep them aware of any risks regarding your product. This is why you should always provide clear instructions for proper use of the product, warnings of potential risks through proper and improper use, taking proactive measures in measuring and improving the safety of the product, and so on.

Overall, product liability insurance can really help your business. You can either get a complete of-the-shelf insurance package or you can have a specialist decide on the level of cover you need and have a tailored solution.

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We live in a time when wizards are long gone and teleportation is still science fiction. This leaves us with moving heavy furniture from point A to point B in the old fashioned way, by lifting it and loading it on a truck or something. Though this sounds pretty simple and straight-forward it is easier said than done – moving furniture is a challenging task. Luckily, there are people that specialize in this field and can do the job as fast and effective as humanly possible. These people are neither quantum physicists nor masters of arcane magic, they are just furniture removalist companies which have both the experience and equipment for the job.

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I know you are probably thinking “if regular mortals can do it, I can do it too”, and you are right, you can do the moving yourself, but it is not really worth all the stress and the risks. Convenience is the top selling product of today’s fast paced society. There is really no need to go through all the trouble when hiring a professional furniture removalist can make tings run smooth and it has never been easier to find a reliable removalist company. Anyway, here are just a few reasons why hiring professional removalists is totally worth your money.

Professional removalists will plan every little detail of the move for you. All you have to do is set a date and let them take care of the rest. You can rest assured that all your belongings will arrive at the new destination in time and what’s even more important, they will make sure your belongings are safe and undamaged. In fact, that is probably the number one priority for most reputable removalists and they usually have some form of insurance.

I’m going to take a wild guess, but chances are, you don’t have a dollie or a big ramp lying around, and those are just some of the tools that are essential for a smooth move. Professional movers have all the equipment necessary for a safe and efficient move. They also have a fleet of vehicles in various sizes, to make sure that everything gets done in one trip.

One of the most important reasons why you should hire professionals is safety. Lifting heavy object and navigating them through tight hallways, stairs, and so on, without the proper gear and experience is just an accident waiting to happen. You can seriously injure yourself with the very first lift, not to even mention if you accidentally drop something or trip and fall. Again leave it to the pros to do what they do best.

Overall, hiring furniture removalists can end up saving you precious time and money and make the whole moving experience less stressful.

 

Your moving day is approaching and you still have so much to do that you can’t even get properly excited. Don’t get stressed out – with smart organization and good time management you’re just a step away from a stress-free move. But in order for that to happen, you need to be equipped with all the right tools, or rent them for the big day. Cardboards or plastic boxes, duct tape, a dolley and similar stuff are on the list of the must-have items for a successful move. In this post, we’ll focus on all the great things that a dolley can assist you with and the reasons why you should get one to ensure a everything goes as it should.

Dolley Rental

Once you have your clothes and decorations packed, it is time to think about the heavier items that take longer to be moved and require you to be fully prepared. Having people around who can help you is a great thing but with today’s fast-paced lifestyle everyone is almost always in a hurry. For that reason, your best bet is to rely on the practicality of a dolley rental to ensure everything is smoothly transferred. It is a quite important tool that will help you to safely move heavy objects like furniture and other delicate items.

There are various dolley rental features to consider before you pick the right one for your needs including size, shape, quality and of course, price. Depending on their purpose and design, there are different models available. Just find a reputable dolley rental company and start the moving process. These have a special design that allows you to easily move your extremely heavy items without having to gather the whole neighbourhood to help you. Therefore, no need to struggle carrying those heavy boxes when you can simply stack them onto the dolley and take them to the vehicle.

Moving dollies, also called appliance dollies, are available in two basic shapes:

  • The classic dolley model comes with a long platform and a set of four large wheels that enable easy rolling of different large and heavy items. Its practical and durable construction is perfect for moving appliances such as dryers, washers, refrigerators, stoves, etc.

  • The hand truck features a vertical thinner design with a tall base and two wheels. It is very convenient and it’s a great option for moving multiple smaller boxes as well as large square-shaped devices and appliances.

 

There are a lot of differences when it come to moving into a new office as opposed to moving homes. There is a big difference in movers fees and all sorts of other things that you might not have thought about. There are a few steps you can take to calculate these differences and really make sure that you include everything. Below we’ll go over the best step by step way in according to which you can calculate all the different movers fees:

The first step is the planning phase where there are three important things you should remember. The first is creating a budget that will cover everything you need. Some of these things may include renovations to the new space to meet your needs, find some professionals to quote you on what these needs might be. Make sure that you have the right person planning the move, some of their jobs might be negotiating contracts with moving companies, keeping contact information updated, making sure there are enough moving supplies, make sure to log all the hours this person has worked on the moving plan. Another step to planning a move from office to office is taking inventory of everything before you pack it away, this will make sure any theft goes noticed and make a record of anything that may be missing after moving. Make sure you keep a log of any damaged, lost, or stolen property. The last step to planning is making sure that any service providers are contacted and have been arranged for on time, this may include services like cleaning, cable, internet, electricity, and phones.

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The second step is the actual closing of the office. There are a few things that you should take care of when you are closing down one location and moving to another. The first thing you want to do is to determine if you need to repair or upgrade any walls, carpeting, or fixtures you are leaving behind, then get quoted for them. The second thing is to contact the landlord if you are renting the space and make sure that everything is sorted with you leaving – there may be some fees you need to pay. Lastly, you will need to estimate the cost it will take for you cancel any phone, internet, electricity, and cleaning contracts you may still have. This way you are ready to move and will not have to pay for anything unexpected later on.

The third step is the move itself, the first thing you should do is to create a list of all moving expenses. Some of these expenses may be packing expenses, hiring movers and getting quoted on movers fees, and any furniture installation in the new office. The next thing you should do is find a reliable mover and try to negotiate a set fee, movers don’t always base the move on the same things so make sure you ask around to get the movers fees you feel like is within your budget. You also want to ask about the insurance policy to cover any loss, damage, or theft that might occur whilst moving. You should also remember to estimate any losses that you might take in revenue and profits resulting from the lack of sales you have made while the move is going on.

The fourth step is one that often goes forgotten and that is taking care of public relations. You should have already taken care of announcements so make sure you estimate the costs it has taken to send mail, press releases and ads. You should also get quotes on any new merchandise you will need to reprint with your new address on them, this could include things like business cards, signs, promotional items, and so on. Last but not least, make sure that you budget for new ads in magazines, TV, radio, and billboards to spread the word about your new location.

 

There are several things you need t consider before you make a deal with a removalist. Looking for the most reliable removalist Australia can be a time-consuming task if you are not aware on which most important details you need to focus. If you and the removal company succeed in covering these basic necessities, it says a lot about the potential you have for a good collaboration.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.”

Indeed, this is the one room in the house we all spend most time in. From enjoying delicious family dinners and sipping morning coffee to throwing parties, kitchen is the most versatile room in the house. However, there are times when spending time in the kitchen is simply a nightmare. Spending hours on food prep and cooking sometimes is truly exhausting. Luckily, this problem is preventable with the right small kitchen appliances.

Small-Kitchen-Appliances

When looking to buy kitchen appliances, the first rule is to make smart choices. The truth is that many find appliances shopping complex and overwhelming, when in fact it is not. It is because of the lack of information that people get confused and frustrated. Doing your homework, research and arming yourself with valuable information before embarking on the “shopping journey”, will help you make the right decision.

  • Consider Your Budget  Normally, the first step is to know your purchasing power. Knowing the exact amount of money you can actually spend on these nifty kitchen appliances, will help you know what price range to consider and prioritize (which small kitchen gadgets you actually need and will use).
  • How Often Will You Use The Appliance?  You should know what kitchen appliance you need the most. Why spending extra money on something you will barely or never use at all. For example, if you are a coffee addict who cannot start the day without a dose of caffeine, buying a coffee maker is definitely a wise choice. On the other hand, getting a tea maker when you actually do not like drinking tea at all, is simply a waste of money. Thus, a friendly tip – always buy kitchen appliances that you plan on using on daily or at least, weekly basis.
  • Compare Different Brands – Once you have the list of the kitchen appliances you need, the next step is research of what’s available on the market. This means comparing different brands, prices and specifications and features of different models, to be able to choose the small kitchen appliance that will best match your budget and user needs.

Regardless of how many small kitchen gadgets you buy, which brand or how often you use them, to ensure durability and long service life, regular cleaning is a must. Read manufacturer’s booklet, recommendations and tips on how to properly maintain your juicer, food processor, stand or hand mixer. Keep in mind, cleaning the appliance after each use will not only ensure peak performance, long life, but will also save you precious time on cleaning which you can otherwise use to spend with your loved ones.

Buying a home is a process that involves a number of procedures such as loan application, home inspection, appraisal, loan approval, etc. Every procedure is necessary and vital for successful transaction. A termite inspection performed by a professional termite inspections Melbourne company is one the most important and necessary procedures you will have to deal with.

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Termites are known to be the worst nightmare for every home buyer. This is due to the fact that they are subterranean insects which live underground and can cause a number of problems. Because they eat wood, the termites can damage the property. Thus, what really makes them the worst nightmare for every home buyer is the amount of money that needs to be spend for termite inspection and removal.

Although termites are subterranean insects, some visible signs above the ground can indicate their presence. However, only professional Termite inspections Melbourne company can determine the termite source. One termite inspection procedure involves several steps, including:

Step#1: Inspecting the exterior – A standard termite inspection begins by inspecting the exterior of the house. A professional termite inspections Melbourne company will check for signs of termite activity by carefully inspecting the perimeter of the house and also the foundation.

Step#2: Inspecting the interior – Inside, the termite inspections are tougher when compared to the inspections which are performed outside. This is due to the fact that inside, there are many places that need to be examined such as windows, corners, kitchen cabinets, closets, beneath heavy objects, etc. Simply said, the termites can be anywhere inside the house.

Step#3: Inspecting the crawl space and basement – These are the most common places where termites can be found. A professional termite inspections Melbourne company will inspect every single crawl space in the property, and also has the skills to determine whether the property is susceptible to termites.

Step#4: Inspect the Attic – Even though the attic is high from the ground, there is a big chance that termites can also be found there. Because of that, attic inspections are also extremely necessary.

If termites are detected in the property that you are interested to buy, you should negotiate with the seller about the final price. The price should be lowered to accommodate the inspection costs.