I bought a Homemaker Washing Machine from Big W earlier this year as it was on sales! For a 6kg washing machine, A$300 is really cheap!
It's very reliable and easy to install, and so far, I have no encountered any problem with it. It is also relatively user friendly with very simple intructions and you can select normal wash, warm wash, cold wash, speedy, or heavy wash. You can also select the amount of load. It's pretty energy efficient as well, and it switches off by itself right after your washing is done.
The size of the washing machine is a bit too big, though. And the cover is convex, thus, it takes up a lot of space. Another thing is, it doesn't work as well at stubborn stains as efficiently.