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23 Jul 2014

Carbon tax repeal savings must be passed on: ACCC

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The ACCC says it will come down hard on electricity and gas retailers who fail to pass on savings resulting from the repeal of the carbon tax.
23 Jul 2014

Diagnostic imaging tests ordered by GPs increase forty-five per cent

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Sydney University research reveals that medical imaging diagnostic tests, including CT and MRI scans, ordered by GPs increased 45% over 10 years.
23 Jul 2014

Industry super funds trump retail in best-of list

Corporate superannuation fund Telstra Super tops SuperRating’s list of the best-performing balanced investment options for 2013-14.
23 Jul 2014

Passwords under attack

A spate of high-profile attacks on sites such as CNET and Catch of the Day highlight the vulnerability of passwords. Password managers such as LastPass or 1Password will store your passwords, although some vulnerabilities have been found, they're still the best bet to safely store log-ins.
23 Jul 2014

Catch of the Day owns up to 2011 hacking

Australian-run daily deal website recently reveals data breach from early 2011, which may have compromised user details, passwords and credit cards.
18 Jul 2014

Child labour allegations hit Samsung's Chinese factory

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Samsung has suspended business with a factory in China amid allegations it’s using children to make mobile phone components.
18 Jul 2014

'Greener' Apple's buy-back program

Apple has launched its “Reuse and Recycle” trade in program in Australia, giving customers the opportunity to grab up to $250 of store credit for their old iPhones and iPads.
17 Jul 2014

Carbon tax repeal impact on cost of living remains unclear

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The carbon tax has been repealed by the Senate but how much consumers will save as a result remains unclear.
17 Jul 2014

Tax scams on the rise and getting trickier

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The ATO and the ACCC are warning consumers not to fall for the latest round of phone and email scammers who pose as government officials during tax filing time.
17 Jul 2014

Drug survey: smoking, heroin and ecstasy use down, meth steady

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Smoking rates are down and more young people have never smoked, according to the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey.