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2014 Budget hole looks likely

Savings measures already counted by the Abbott government may not yet pass the Senate.

26 May 2014 | The Abbott government's budget will likely fall short of its projected savings due to opposition in the Senate.

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Melanoma rates drop for young Australians

Sun safety message appears to be sinking in for younger people.

26 May 2014 | Sun safety message appears to be working as research reveals a drop in melanoma rates for younger Australians.

Player kicks in AFL game.

ACCC looks at AFL's variable pricing strategy

Fans' Association angered by surprise changes to seat reservations.

23 May 2014 | The AFL Fans Association has lodged an ACCC complaint about the league's variable pricing regime.

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Ethical electronics guide released

Want to know which electronics company looks after workers best or makes an effort to use conflict-free minerals?

23 May 2014 | A guide which grades 39 electronics companies on their ethics throughout the supply chain has been released as part of Baptist World Aid's Behind the Barcode Series.

Westpac and Samsung logos

Westpac and Samsung sign deal for fingerprint banking

There may soon be no need to go into the bank, with new technology allowing customers to do all their banking from a variety of smart devices.

22 May 2014 | Banking at your fingertips, literally. Westpac is collaborating with Samsung to innovate banking applications.

Woman looks stressed by bills

Poorest to be hit hardest by 2014 Budget changes

New figures from NATSEM and the Salvation Army show that those on low-incomes will be hit hardest by the budget changes.

22 May 2014 | New figures suggest that the poorest 20 per cent will pay $1.1bn more to the government than the richest households.


Pension squeeze makes financial advice protections crucial

CHOICE tells Senate Committee that FoFA windback will cost consumers.

22 May 2014 | Australians will need more help to save for retirement making strong consumer protections for financial advice vital.

Laptop with eBay on the screen

eBay hacked, passwords stolen

eBay buyers are being urged to change their passwords as soon as possible to avoid being vulnerable to hackers.

22 May 2014 | Online retailer eBay has announced that a database containing sensitive customer information including encrypted passwords, names, addresses and dates of birth has been hacked.

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Aussie kids receive D- for exercise

Poor grades for Aussie kids in first ever physical activity health card.

21 May 2014 | Australian children rank among the worst in the world and narrowly avoid an overall fail in a new physical activity report card.


Microsoft targets lightweight laptops with new Surface Pro 3

Tech giant promises lighter hybrid with larger screen, that's thinner than Apple's Macbook Air.

21 May 2014 | Microsoft sets its sights on the thin-and-light end of the portable computer market, pitching the Surface 3 as the hybrid to replace your laptop.

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