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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 24th 2009
22 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 25, 2009 MB Computer says: QuickBooks WHEN it comes to running a small busi- ness, it pays to stay up to date. With tax time around the corner any assistance to make tax obligations easier is a welcome relief. The award-winning QuickBooks Plus 2009/10 QBi series, from Reckon Ltd, is the latest version of the world's most popular accounting software. With it, you can manage everything from invoicing and tax tracking, to BAS report- ing and payroll, while, in the process, promoting your business. We have three QuickBooks Plus 2009/10 QBi series, 12-month subscription version and accounting software, valued at $295 each, to giveaway. For a chance to win the QuickBooks Plus 2009/10 QBi go to www.innerwest weekly.com.au and click on the compe- tition link. Alternatively, on the back of an en- velope, write your name, address, the name of this paper, and in 25 words or less why you would like to win this prize. Send it to QuickBooks Giveaway, GPO Box 6062, Parramatta Business Centre 2150. Entries close July 6. Winners will be notified by mail. Any personal information you provide will be used for this competition alone, will not be provided to any third party and will be destroyed following this competition. Full terms and conditions are available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au GIVEAWAYS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Sub-zero heroes are back THE sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown are back for another incredible adventure in Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut - while, maybe, finding true love. Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth. Sid the sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger wonders if he's growing too soft hanging with his pals. The voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Simon Pegg, and Queen Latifah bring the characters to life. For a chance to win a family pass to see Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and a merchandise pack visit www.inner westweekly.com. au and click on the competition link. Alternatively, on the back of an en- velope, write your name, address, the name of this paper, and in 25 words or less why you would like to win this prize. Send it to Ice Age 3, GPO Box 6062, Parramatta Business Centre 2150. Entries close July 6. Winners will be notified by mail. Any personal information you provide will be used for this competition alone, will not be provided to any third party and will be destroyed following this competition. Full terms and conditions are at www.innerwestweekly.com.au BRIEFLY Businesses rewarded TWO Croydon Park businesses have been rewarded for their efforts at this year's Canterbury Business Award presentation. Shelly Bear Long Day Care Centre won the childcare services award and Mona Lisa Florist was anointed as top florist in the Canterbury local government area. Chamber president Hassan Moussa congratulated the winners for providing exceptional service, making them clear winners among a large number of competitors. Croydon Park, as a small town centre, had a healthy presence within the large Canterbury area, with 11 businesses making it to the final. Counselling is funded GOVERNMENT-FUNDED face-to-face counselling is available for family and friends who are carers for people with physical or mental illness or disability, and old age with frailty. Phone the counsellor in Enfield on 0404 478 715. Fire safety virtual tour CHILDREN can learn about fire safety with quizzes, interactive games, videos and songs featured on a specially designed website aimed at four to 12-year-olds. The BrigadeKids website will teach children what to do in the event of a fire in their home, and allows them to take a virtual tour of a fire station. They can also take the junior firefighter challenge and print a personalised certificate of themselves in firefighting gear if they pass. An accompanying CD will feature advice for parents and teachers on how to educate children on fire safety. Visit www.brigadekids.com College program's a hit THE Presbyterian Ladies College in Croydon's Snow Sports Program has been awarded the School Club Outstanding Achievement Award by Ski and Snowboard Australia. The program encourages participation from girls in kindergarten through to Year 12 of all levels of ability and enables students to continue their studies while pursuing their talent on the snow fields. Maths day celebrated STUDENTS and staff celebrated National Mathematics Day at Santa Sabina College recently. At the primary school campus, younger students were paired with older pupils to tackle puzzles. Students at the middle and secondary school campuses also completed some problem-solving tasks, while teachers entered into the spirit of the day by dressing in parallel lines. Employer of the year THE Sydney South West Area Health Service has been named Employer of the Year by the Career Development Association of Australia. Last year, more than 105,000 training and development sessions were held for the health service's 22,000-strong workforce. Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra. Advertisement Don't forget to claim TAX REFUND EDUCATION ETR2M/9 The Australian Government's Education Tax Refund means you could get 50% back on a range of your children's education expenses -- for eligible items bought before 1 July, 2009. It's a refund of up to $375 for each primary school child and $750 for each secondary school child. You can claim expenses like textbooks, stationery, educational software and even computers, printers and internet costs. You are eligible if you receive Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A for a child at school or a payment was made for the child that prevented you from receiving FTB Part A such as Youth Allowance. You can claim the refund on your tax return. If you don't need to lodge a tax return you can still claim, so be sure you keep your receipts and claim from 1 July 2009. To fi nd out more visit australia.gov.au/educationtaxrefund orcall132861
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