Skyscraper with a dollar sign.

Time to axe the ‘Australia tax’

CHOICE makes submission to the Competition Policy Review

11 Jun 2014 | CHOICE's submission to the Competition Policy Review calls of the government to act on price discrimination.

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Textiles union takes fashion brands to court

More than 20 clothing brands are alleged to have breached laws designed to protect Australian outworkers.

10 Jun 2014 | A range of clothing brands manufacturing in Australia are being taken to court by the textiles union for allegedly breaching laws designed to protect workers.

forensic tracking of invisible nanotechnology barcodes

Thermal barcodes to tag hot property

Invisible barcodes created with nanotechnology could be used to track drugs, explosives and ink.

6 Jun 2014 | Covert barcodes based on the unique thermal properties of nanoparticles will assist in tracking objects and authenticating documents.

Fake monks in Sydney

Fake Buddhist monks back in Sydney

Scammers dressed in Buddhist robes are back in Sydney to take advantage of crowds at the Vivid festival.

6 Jun 2014 | Phony monks soliciting for donations and intimidating those who refuse to give them have reportedly returned to Sydney.

rolled banknotes representing wages

Weekly wages worsening

The incomes of Australians are in decline, according to new ABS wage data.

5 Jun 2014 | Weekly income is on the decline for the first time since 2008, according to new ABS wage data

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.

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