|19 Jun 2015||Posted on June 19,2015 by everaldcomptonatwordpress
The Federal Government must appoint an independent Pensions Commission to objectively determine what the size of the Age Pension should be. Up until now, its size has always been determined by political decisions of very doubtful validity.|
Quite simply, this is not good enough.
We are all aware that we live in a world of rapid and unending change. We all have no option but to adapt to those changes while making sure that we work towards attaining a lifestyle that the nation can afford.
We are living in an era of responsible citizenship.
|18 Jun 2015||Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the announcement by Jetstar that it will commence daily return services between Avalon and the Gold Coast from 26 October 2015.|
One-third of all arrivals in to Avalon are tourists and the new daily flights are expected to carry an additional 65,000 passengers a year arriving at Avalon Airport from Gold Coast. Avalon is a gateway to great Victorian tourism landmarks, like the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road.
|15 Jun 2015||The 2015 Ford Ranger will offer more technology and capability than the current Hilux when it hits the Australian market in September, Industry website Autonews reports.|
The Ford Ranger MkII will also have a higher maximum payload than the current Toyota Hilux. Ford says capability to tow 3.5 tonnes using a genuine Ford towbar. Subject to State and Territory regulations.
GoSee has a 4x2 2014 Ford Ranger XLT HI Rider Super Cab with 3.2lt diesel motor and six-speed automatic among our tow vehicles.
|12 Jun 2015||Merimbula Lake Holiday Park is a Kui Parks member who takes pride in ensuring a visitors stay is comfortable, affordable and enjoyable.|
The campground is well equipped with a generous 10 metre by 10 metre grassed level sites. Accommodation options in include powered sites from $25 to $50 and non-powered sites from $20 to $45 for tents, caravans, campervans or motorhomes. Holiday units range from $90 to $200.
Merimbula Lake Holiday Park offers fully self-contained RV sites from $10 per night.
|12 Jun 2015||Horseshoe Motor Village is situated off the Olympic Highway seven minutes drive north of Wagga Wagga CBD. Wagga Wagga is home to the Charles Sturt University, RAAF Base Forest Hill and the Australian Army Base Kapooka.|
Horseshoe Motor Village Residential Park also offers the over 50's a lifestyle option, security, peace of mind, community support, facilities and the company of other like-minded retirees.
There are many dining options available and the park provides a courtesy bus services.
|11 Jun 2015||It is rare to find the best mechanicals in the budget version of a product.|
Even rarer for a buyer to make a saving of up to $700 by opting for the lowest-priced model. But caravan accessory manufacturer Purple Line has launched a new caravan mover which makes its high-performance motor available on its lowest-priced mover.
The twin units have alloy motors which save about 10kg per pair. This kind of thinking is essential if Australian built caravans are ever going to follow the obvious need for lighter production.
|4 Jun 2015||Colac Otway Caravan and Cabin Park is centrally located in Colac within an hour to some of Victoria’s best tourist destinations such as Apollo Bay, Lorne, and Port Campbell.|
Accommodation options include ensuite and standard cabins, a 4 bedroom House, and $28 Powered and $20 Unpowered sites, some drive through and suitable for large rigs. Discounts for pensioners and Kui Parks members apply. A single room cabin with no ensuite starts at $75.
There is also a quirky Retro caravan available at $60.
|4 Jun 2015||Nestled on a hillside overlooking historic Padthaway Homestead and township South Australia, Padthaway Caravan Park offers a relaxing and peaceful setting for its guests.|
Accommodation options include Ensuite Cabins, On Site Vans, Backpacker rooms, and $30 Powered or $24 Unpowered sites for caravanners and campers.
Onsite vans are available from $40 and two bedroom ensuite cabin Red Rosella from $80 a double.
|3 Jun 2015||GoSeeAustralia enjoyed an Easts experience in May on the unspoilt South Coast of NSW. GSA stayed at BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park, BIG4 Moruya Heads Easts Dolphin Beach Holiday Park, BIG4 Batemans Bay at Easts Riverside Holiday Park.|
In anything to do with Easts unique experience makes a real difference.
The East family has been proudly associated with holiday parks since Bruce East started Easts Beach Kiama in 1935. His son, Phillip, and wife, Dianne, have continued the tradition, running parks on the unspoilt South Coast of NSW.
|27 May 2015||Between the famous Barossa Valley (20 min. drive) Clare Valley (50 min. drive) wine areas, Kapunda is the oldest mining town in Australia and offers many heritage opportunities to explore.|
There are 42 powered sites and large open spaces (both grassed and bush setting), for unpowered camping. Large motorhomes, and buses are welcome. Fires are allowed during non-fire ban days. Powered site $28 to $30 and Unpowered sites $22.
|27 May 2015||Standown Caravan Park, half way between Gympie and Tin Can Bay, Qld is the unique bush camping experience with new, modern facilities, where all campers, motor homers, caravanners and weary travellers are welcome to pull up a stump and meet your old friends or make new ones.|
Australian war veterans of all conflicts get 28 percent discount on power.
Powered sites are $28 and Unpowered $18. Caravan and boat storage is available at $10 a week.
|27 May 2015||Wade O'Leary, NRMA Advocacy and Community Content Manager says an incorrectly positioned number plate story posted to the NRMA Advocacy Blog page has been viewed more than 200,000 times.|
Caravan Industry Association of Australia chief executive Stuart Lamont told the NRMA that Crusader Caravans will be audited 'in response to the article'.
'We are working closely with the national regulator to stamp out non-compliance across a range of areas', Stuart Lamont said.
|25 May 2015||This is from NRMA's mynrma.com.au|
Would you cop a $415 fine and three demerit points for something you didn't do that was approved by someone who should know better?
NRMA reports that member Steve Laws had to but he's not happy about it, and wants to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.
|22 May 2015||Following an election of members this week a new National Board was announced to lead Caravan Industry Association of Australia forward in its next stage of development.|
Stuart Lamont, CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia said: We are excited by the breadth of industry and commercial knowledge that the new Board will bring to our Association, and to the industry in general. The ability of the state associations and the Federal national body to work even closer together will see great benefit moving forward.
|20 May 2015||Savannah Way News says:
Halls Creek has a fascinating history you can explore on local walks and short drives, not to mention a flight over the Bungle Bungles.|
About $1 million has been spent over the past couple of years at Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park.
The new Burketown Pub is a hub for great fun in the Gulf Savannah's oldest town.
Family owned and operated Lorella Springs Station is one of the great highlights of the Roper Bar road. Stop in at quirky Heartbreak Hotel at Cape Crawford. Plan your Savannah Way trip to include the infinity pool at Cobbold Gorge,
|20 May 2015||This Kui Parks member is a unique combination of the beauty of the natural environment and modern facilities providing visitors with a relaxing experience with brilliant sunsets and night skies in the heart of Queensland's Granite Belt.|
The park can handle Big Rigs to 30m.
Sommerville Valley Tourist Park Stanthorpe accommodation options include small one-room cabins (without ensuite) BYO own linen, and spacious powered and unpowered sites. Powered sites are $30 and unpowered $28.
|20 May 2015||Silver Wattle Caravan Park welcomes guests with complimentary free range eggs on arrival.|
Silver Wattle is located just 2km from the township of Mount Morgan which is 38kms South West of Rockhampton.
A powered site is $25 a double a night, unpowered $20. Stay for seven nights and pay for five nights in cabins or on sites.
Cabin rates range from $80 for family ensuite and ensuite cabins to $65 for non-ensuite cabins.
|14 May 2015||In what has been dubbed the 'have a go' budget, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has moved to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians in the country's growth prospects.|
The big winners are small business, families, farmers and job-seekers, with spending measures designed to stimulate spending, investment and growth.
There is also a big lift in spending on national security. Retirees and investors will be relieved that the government has repeated its promise to not make any changes to superannuation in this term of government.
|13 May 2015||Lake Leslie Tourist Park is a peaceful and quiet caravan park with cabins overlooking Leslie Dam only 13km from Warwick in the heart of Darling Downs, Queensland.|
The park has excellent freshwater fishing and is perfect for water sports.
It is a good place to base camp while exploring the surrounding country side attractions.
Lake Leslie Tourist Park accommodates both park style and bush style camping.
|13 May 2015||Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat is set on 165 acre sugar cane farm setting and located just north of beautiful Childers on Queensland's Fraser Coast.|
Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat has beautiful Moluccan Rusa deer and they are quiet and timid. Be gentle and respectful as they may eat out of your hand.
The cows are pretty spoilt and don't mind a biscuit for morning and afternoon tea, and the chooks cook up a great egg, which is perfect on the BBQ for breakfast.
|12 May 2015||Phil Jones and his partner Alayne Russell are often on the road.|
Phil is one of GoSeeAustralia's helpful 'Old Heads'.
Many a GoSee Newbie is better for his generous assistance over the last 11 years.
They have a sense of fun and an eye for the larconic humour of Australia's country men and women.
Examples are linked into this snapshot of some of their work in Queensland and Tasmania.
|8 May 2015||Everald Compton says:
My first visit to Parliament in Canberra to attend a Budget speech occurred half a century ago when Harold Holt was Treasurer and he delivered it in the old Parliament House.|
This year we must take the first deliberate steps to meet the fast growing challenge of Ageing, the restoration of the Environment, the creation of the right type of Housing in the right places at the lowest possible cost and, above all, create jobs.
I await Budget Night 2015 with anticipation and I wish Joe Hockey well as he attempts to blot out the sad memories of 2014 and in the process give voters a sense of hope that is currently lacking.
|6 May 2015||Lyndel Gray, CEO, CCIA NSW said today that: We had another hugely successful Supershow this year, the weather was favourable, and it coincided with the NSW school holidays, so we saw more young families turn out than in the past.|
Visitors to the Supershow are now able to find similar products all in the same zone including Camper Trailers, Camping & Accessories, Holiday Parks, Destinations & Accessories, Motorhomes & Fifth Wheelers and Caravans, Lyndel Gray said.
|5 May 2015||The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides $1 million to host a Vietnam Veterans Parade commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and associated commemorative activities.|
Heavily outnumbered but supported by strong artillery fire, 108 young men from D company 6 RAR held off a regimental assault in a defining feat of Australian Arms.
In 1987 Prime Minister Bob Hawke designated 18 August as Australia's official Vietnam Veterans Day. The date commemorates the Battle of Long Tan.
|5 May 2015||Kilkivan Bush Camping and Caravan Park offers outdoor space to ride or walk the beautiful surrounds.|
Kilkivan is nestled in the foothills of the Oakview State Forest, next to Fat Hen Creek, in Queensland.
Kilkivan is a place to relax in total peace and quiet in a magnificent birdlife area. The park is situated near riding and walking tracks. All pets are welcome, including horses.
|5 May 2015||Relax under the shade of beautiful palm trees and take a dip in the crystal-clear water of the full-size saltwater solar heated pool, cook a meal in the large covered BBQ area, hire Pedal Go-Carts or try the games room.|
Kui Parks member park Twin Dolphins has options to satisfy the whole family. Powered and unpowered sites for caravanners and campers start from $28 to $50, depending on season and unpowered sites from $25 to $45.
|4 May 2015||Murrurundi Caravan Park is located in stunning countryside, in the Hunter Valley of NSW.|
The Kui Parks member park is located an hour from Tamworth and 3.5hrs from Newcastle on the New England Highway.
The pet friendly park can handle Recreational Vehicles to 20m. It also has one pet friendly cabin.
Powered sites $29 and Unpowered $24. Stay for seven nights and the seventh one is free. Discounts for CMCA, Australian Caravan Club.
|20 Apr 2015||Inverell Caravan Park is conveniently situated in the New England North West region of New South Wales, linking the New England and Newell Highways.|
It is a Pet Friendly park, with an off-leash designated area adjoining the park to exercise your dog.
Inverell Caravan Park accommodation options include an Eco cabin plus a range of Ensuite Cabins, together with spacious Powered and Unpowered Sites for caravanners and campers.
|20 Apr 2015||Tingha Gems Caravan & Camping Park is a quiet community run bush park perfect for those who enjoy fossicking, a campfire or just relaxing in a beautiful quiet setting next to a man-made lake suitable for fishing and swimming.|
Pets are welcome as long as owners clean up after them.
Powered sites are $20, unpowered sites $15. There is a single rate for a weekly booking of $90. Stay seven nights and pay for six.
|15 Apr 2015||Uralla Caravan Park is the only park in town set off the New England Highway. Its a friendly park with lots of tourist information.|
The Uralla Caravan Park provides mostly large sites and shaded and grassed areas and the park can handle Big Rigs up to 15.24m.
Powered sites are $28 and unpowered sites $20.
There is a definite advantage with the drive through sites.
|14 Apr 2015||Narrandera Caravan Park is conveniently located on the junction of two major highways the Newell and the Sturt in the heart of the Riverina.|
The park is another Kui Parks member and is owner operated with all the comforts travellers expect.
Powered sites are priced from $32. Unpowered sites from $28.
Pets are allowed on lead and under control, by arrangement and the park provide a dog exercise area.
|10 Apr 2015||Victorian families can now have a more affordable holiday and get the chance to experience Victoria's regional national parks.|
Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville, has announced that unfair basic camping fees are gone.
GSA notes that a number of campsites in the Wyperfeld and Hattah areas still need to be pre-booked.
But without mobile phone coverage booking problems will still exist.
|9 Apr 2015||The 2015 Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow at Rosehill Racecourse from Saturday, April 11 to Sunday, April 19 has a major safeguard built-in for potential product buyers.|
In a word it is Compliance.
Chief Executive Officer Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW Lyndel Gray said today that the caravan and camping industry is committed to quality compliant products, not just for NSW, but nationally.
The 2015 Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow is open 10am-5pm daily (4pm on Sunday 19th).
|7 Apr 2015||The Double D Caravan Park is a small family owned and run park at the southern end of Peak Hill, 49km north of Parkes and 71km south of Dubbo.|
The Double D Caravan Park's 15 powered sites ($29) for caravans and five self-contained units are well off the highway and away from noisy trucks.
The sites are all drive through and powered, with flat concrete slabs for parking and a lovely green grassy verge for table and chairs. Pets are welcome with site bookings.