Debbie McTaggart

About Author
Debbie has been in Australia since 2005 and joined the YourLifeChoices team in March 2007. When she’s not working tirelessly to keep Drew in check, she’s managing her boys at home; husband Jamie, son Euan and dog Hodgey. In her previous employment, Debbie worked on large construction projects, most notably the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in the UK. She is relishing the challenge of working on YourLifeChoices and continues to learn from those around her, and the site members.




One-pot Braised Lamb Shanks

With spring lamb in season, there's no better time to pop on a pot of Braised Lamb Shanks.

Retirement Planning

What to ditch when downsizing

Downsizing your home is a way to get a new start.

Centrelink News

Pensioner Concession Cards: Eligible for a concession?

Which concession card is best?


Be prepared for bushfires

You don't have to be living in rural areas of Australia to be at risk from bushfires


Christmas leftovers: tasty tips for excess food

See what you can rustle up with the traditional Christmas leftovers.

Health News

Where can I find a doctor or chemist

Search for your nearest doctor or 24-hour chemist anywhere in Australia.


Lamb and Potato Moussaka

This Moussaka offers an alternative for those not keen on eggplant


Honey Chicken

Homemade Honey Chicken is better than any you can buy in a restaurant.

Cakes & Baking

Low-fat Spicy Teacake

This delicious spiced teacake can be served with fruit and yogurt for a low-fat dessert


Easter jokes

These Easter jokes are perfect for sharing with friends over a plate of hot cross buns.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink Q&A: Disabled pensioner fearful about compo

How does compensation payment affect pension payment?

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