Rising flood waters threaten a home

Home insurance and climate change

Premiums could rise by as much as 92% in high-risk areas.

5 Jun 2014 | A report by the Climate Institute calls for homeowners to have better access to natural disaster risk information.

Person using a tablet and a mobile phone.

Telcos tussle over data sharing lures

Telstra and Optus fight for customers with new plans that allow multiple mobile devices to share data on a single plan.

4 Jun 2014 | Telstra and Optus are playing tug of war over customers using new data sharing plans that allow customers to spread their data usage across multiple mobile devices.

Graduate holding a sign asking for a job

Graduate unemployment forecast to increase

Already facing higher fees, students face a further blow with decreased employment opportunities.

4 Jun 2014 | Government forecasts suggest university students will suffer from decreased employment opportunities and wages, adding to the financial pain caused by increased fees and higher loan interest repayments.

Qantas plane and money

Qantas chief predicts cutbacks in discount airlines

Will average airfares rise as local market reaches capacity?

4 Jun 2014 | Qantas chief Alan Joyce predicts discount airfare cutbacks at International Air Transport Association annual meeting.

Doctor visits patient in nursing home

Nursing homes residents to be adversely affected by GP co-payment plan

The Abbott government is facing intense scrutiny of its cuts to Medicare benefits for GP visits.

3 Jun 2014 | The federal government is facing intense scrutiny of its $7 GP co-payment plan after it has been revealed that even residents in aged-care facilities will be affected.

Tall glass office buildings shot from below

NAB glitch double-charges customers

NAB Visa Debit cardholders told to check their statements.

3 Jun 2014 | NAB customers have been warned to double-check their statements after some customers were double charged.

Customers at an ATM

CBA reports big uptake of cardless cash

Over 15,000 smartphone transactions recorded since May launch.

3 Jun 2014 | No wallet? No worries! Cardless cash is taking off, with the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac announcing customers will soon be able to withdraw money without a card using their smartphones.

Apple iPhones

Apple unveils future tech road map

Sweeping changes for iOS 8 and OS X unveiled at developer's conference but no new hardware or news on anticipated bigger iPhone 6 models

3 Jun 2014 | Apple has announced plans to turn its computers into a central hub for health, home automation and personal communication, with sweeping changes to the operating systems behind its iDevices and Mac computers.

Pill bottles on a pharmacy shelf

Online doctor hits Australia

Doctus allows consumers to buy prescriptions without needing to see their GP first.

3 Jun 2014 | A new service is offering consumers the opportunity to buy a prescription online without a face-to-face consultation with a doctor.

Man, boy and girl work on their wireless devices.

Household tech habits changing

The average Australian home now has up to eight wireless devices.

2 Jun 2014 | New research shows the average Australian household has up to eight wireless devices, and relies less on broadband out and about.

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