Computer locked up

Optus cable security threat fixed

Telco accidentally left "back door" open to hackers.

4 Apr 2014 | Optus has removed a cable modem security flaw which could have compromised the accounts of tens of thousands of its customers.


CWA calls for ban on sale of energy drinks to kids

Thousands sign a petition after increased reports of adverse reactions to heavily caffeinated drinks in school children.

4 Apr 2014 | A rise in consumption of the heavily caffeinated drinks and reports of serious side effects in children has led to the CWA to call for energy drinks to be illegal for under-18s, requiring proof of age at point of sale.

why dark chocolate is good for the heart

Why dark chocolate is good for the heart

Turns out dark chocolate is more than just a tasty treat - it's also good for heart health.

4 Apr 2014 | Chocolate lovers, it's time to rejoice because there's another reason to eat dark chocolate.


Australian airport profits up but service quality 'stagnates'

ACCC says major airports must invest more to cope with growing passenger numbers and congestion.

3 Apr 2014 | Major airports need to address the demands of more passengers and greater congestion.

optus customers who entered into a post-paid plan after 26 January and new customers up until 16 May will be given the option of cancelling their plans due to a misleading ad

Optus customers can terminate plans due to misleading ad

An Optus ad earlier this year misled viewers by saying that there was minimal difference in coverage between Optus and Telstra

3 Apr 2014 | A misleading ad has given Optus customers the right to cancel their plans.


Department store online sales growth faster than online-only

Consumers are voting with their wallets and spending more money with retailers with both an online and bricks-and-mortar presence.

3 Apr 2014 | Australian consumers prefer to shop at stores with both an online and offline presence.

Financial adviser dining out on piggy bank

Super growth, but no trust in financial advisers

Financial planners have become very unpopular with Australians.

2 Apr 2014 | While superannuation has been growing, Australians' trust in financial advisers hasn't been keeping pace.


Rent-to-buy crackdown

Consumer Protection in WA clamps down on dodgy rent-to-buy scheme operators.

1 Apr 2014 | Operators of rent-to-buy home buying schemes, which cash in on would-be home-owners' desperation to enter the property market, have been taken to court by Consumer Protection WA.

shares or fixed interest in superannuation

Can your super handle another financial crisis?

Australian retirees and near-retirees may be vulnerable to another GFC through their super accounts.

1 Apr 2014 | A recent report by the Financial Services Council (FSC) reveals that Australian superannuation funds are more heavily invested in the share markets than a number of other countries with comparable retirement schemes.

baby asleep in baby sling

Safety warning on baby slings

Calls for education campaign for safe use of baby slings following suffocation.

31 Mar 2014 | An Australian university study has found that almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings.

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