I called them up and the fee is the same. Simply not worth paying $250 for a year with that kind of point earn.Received letter from westpac a couple of days confirming from 4th of April can no longer use the amex card, no changes to visa. That's definitely the nail in the coffin for this card.
I wonder how long the visa card will remain?
I am switching to the American Explorer Card. 100,000 bonus reward points. $400 annual fee but you get it back in travel credit. One of the highest point earns with Singapore Airline around. No max cap earn. Only down side is just 0.5 reward point for ATO.