Mar 10, 2012

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)


Screen Worlds The Story of Film, Television & Digital Culture


Free permanent exhibition
Open daily 10am - 6pm


Our stunning permanent exhibition will change the way you think about the most pervasive and powerful cultural forms of our time. With an ambitious scope unlike any other exhibition in the world, Screen Worldsbrings together rarely-seen footage, fascinating objects and interactive displays.

From gems of early film to unforgettable TV moments and the latest in digital lifestyle, the exhibition spans the diversity of entertainment and creativity that makes the moving image such a dominant cultural force.

Follow the development of the moving image, and discover the significant contribution of Australians to its story. Engage with spectacular interactive exhibits. Play classic and contemporary videogames. Celebrate the lives of prominent personalities and see their treasures.

Screen Worlds Orientation TourDaily 11am and 2pm > Free
Our free guided orientation tours are the perfect way to begin yourScreen Worlds experience. Tours for individuals and families run for approximately 30 minutes and operate on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of 15 people per tour. Note: subject to change without notice.


This is a great place for kids to play and learn.

National Gallery of Victoria

Extracted From NGV

NGV Kids



Activities, installations and programs for families with children aged 0 to 15 years.


What's On for Kids




NGV Kids Corner has transformed into a time capsule with the launch of a new exhibition, Time Catcher.
Through a diverse range of works from the NGV Collection and a variety of hands on and multimedia experiences, children and their families can explore the way art has been used to interpret key moments in time and develop an understanding of the world around them.

Mar 7, 2012

Changes to Government Rebates for Private Health Insurance 2012

On 15 February 2012, the House of Representatives passed the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bills. If the legislation passes the Senate, the tiers will operate as follows from 1 July 2012:

Singles
Families
≤ $84,000
≤ $168,000
$84,001-97,000
$168,001-194,000
$97,001-130,000
$194,001-260,000
>$130,000
>$260,000
REBATE
< Age 65
30%
20%
10%
0%
Age 65-69
35%
25%
15%
0%
Age 70+
40%
30%
20%
0%
MEDICARE LEVY SURCHARGE
All ages
0.0%
1.0%
1.25%
1.5%
Note: These thresholds are based on projected growth in Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (AWOTE). The actual 2012-13 levels will not be known until the December AWOTE are released in February 2012. Thresholds increase by $1,500 for each child after the first. The family thresholds apply to single parent families.