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Is Graffiti Street Art or Pure Vandalism?

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Recently one of Sydney’s Councils budgeted $536,460 for graffiti removal, believing the best way to fight graffiti is to remove it quickly.  Tougher laws are being introduced to try and reduce the amount of graffiti sweeping our suburbs.  People now found carrying pens, paint or spray cans face and $1,100 fine or three month’s jail.  On the spot fines can now be issued to retailers who sell spray paint to people under the age of 18.

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Happy American Thanksgiving

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: In Australia, we celebrated our National Day of Thanksgiving on 30th May, 2009.  In respect of our USA friends, who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week (as indeed Marquette Turner Luxury Homes will be – a tradition we started last year) , I would like to share the Statement made by our Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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Sustainable Street Lighting Being Trialled

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: As part of a trial with Energy Australia, the City of Sydney are installing two hundred and fifty sustainable street lights across the Sydney CBD and city villages.  A range of 200 LED lighting products at four locations – Martin Place, Circular Quay, Darlinghurst Road and Alexandria Park and 50 Cosmopolis street lights in Bourke Street, Surry Hills are being installed as part of the first trial.

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Melbourne On Track to Becoming Australia’s No.1 City

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Sydney is fast giving up its mantle as Australia’s number 1 City. The slide has continued throughout the last decade as Melbourne has continued to stand up to its more fancied rival. Sydney has been under constant fire from other Australian cities since its peak when it hosted the Olympic Games in 2000. Melbourne plays host to some of the World’s greatest events – the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park and the Australian Open Tennis at Melbourne Park to name just two.

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GOOD LUCK to our HSC High School Students

The lives in many Australian & Asian households are about to change once their teenagers complete their HSC.  Kids are ready to move to the next stage of their lives, as the first formal part of their education is nearly over. This week has seen the commencement of our HSC exams for all year 12 students in New South Wales.  Some 69,261 students (the largest group ever) will sit their exams in over 750 examination centres that also includes schools in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

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EVENT: Breakfast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed to traffic, laid with 10,000 square metres of synthetic turf and 6,000 Sydneysiders will lay their rugs out, open their picnic hampers, and tuck into breakfast. Breakfast on the Bridge is a new event on the calendar and was prompted after Events New South Wales noticed that October presented a glaring gap in the year long plan of festivals.

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Olympic City Hosts – Announcements for all 21st Century Games

With the host city for the 2016 Olympics to be announced in hours, it seems timely to reflect on some of the recent announcements. Thus, enjoy these videos which start from the announcement of the 2000 Olympics. Simon Turner, Marquette Turner Luxury Homes.

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The Most Expensive Cities in the World

Oslo, now the most expensive city in the world, has come out of the global financial crisis relatively unscathed, as have Zurich in Switzerland and Copenhagen in Denmark – the second and third place cities respectively. Real estate costs are barely dropping.

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Australian Real Estate Governing Bodies

Luxury real estate agent Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes holds a Real Estate License in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, which is no easy role and is made tougher because each state has differing reporting bodies and different regulations and acts that must be followed.The proposal to have only one governing body is a good one, and I wish all those who may be involved in this task, good luck.

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The Problems with Reading a Daily Newspaper

With the introduction of technology, the worldwide web and on line publications, the reading of the daily newspaper is dwindling. This suits luxury real estate agent Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes who states that her problem with reading the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian broadsheets is down to her stature.

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