man in suit counting money

Debt levy passes the senate

High-income earners set to pay more tax from July.

17 Jun 2014 | The federal government's controversial debt levy has passed through the Senate with Labor support.


Movies to hit home sooner to beat pirates

Studios to cut delay from cinema release to DVD and digital download to encourage consumers to buy rather than download illegally.

17 Jun 2014 | Movies will now be available to Australians on DVD and download three months after their release in Australian cinemas.

Trekkers walking along a track.

Dream travel destinations different to reality

Where we dream of holidaying isn't necessarily where we end up.

16 Jun 2014 | Roy Morgan research reveals that where Australians would like to holiday isn't necessarily where we end up.

Botox injection and phials.

Nurse suspended over unsupervised Botox injections

Cosmetic injections such as Botox must be administered under the supervision of a doctor.

16 Jun 2014 | Unsupervised Botox injections are under the spotlight after a Sydney nurse was found guilty of professional misconduct.

Ledger book with sum circled in red

ATO to police travel, tech expenses

Be careful what you claim for – the ATO is on the hunt for dodgy work-related expenses on tax returns.

16 Jun 2014 | The Australian Taxation Office has announced that they will be scrutinising travel expenses and computer and phone write-offs in this year’s tax returns.

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Fraud Week aims to stop scammers

Relationship scams and fraud are under the spotlight during this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week.

16 Jun 2014 | Know who you’re dealing with to avoid being scammed, warns the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce, as the ACCC announces that scam reports have shot up by 10% in 2013.

Child in early learning centre

Better learning, but Aussie kids get fatter

Numeracy and literacy skills are up among Australian children and infant deaths are down, but obesity remains a big health problem, reports the AIHW.

12 Jun 2014 | Obesity remains an ongoing health problem for Aussie children, and incidents of child abuse and neglect are on the rise, reports the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

TV screen shot with remote

EzyFlix first to land on Chromecast

Local video streaming service is on board new Google dongle.

12 Jun 2014 | EzyFLix has outpaced local competitors including Quickflix, Foxtel’s Presto and the ABC’s iView in the race to Chromecast.

illustration of bank teller wearing red tie and red pin

Coles Bank: coming soon?

Is Coles Bank about to shake up the big four’s dominance of the sector?

12 Jun 2014 | Supermarket giant Coles is set to delve even deeper into financial services and products, with rumours suggesting it's set to move into banking services.

Kids playing soccer

Kids targeted through junk food sports sponsorship

Researchers are concerned that the benefits of sport are being undermined by unhealthy messages from sponsors.

12 Jun 2014 | A study has found Australian children are being exposed to unhealthy messages for up to four hours per week during community sport – particularly outdoor cricket and rugby league.

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