Ben Hocking

About Author
Ben has a history of working in online publishing for over a decade, but remarkably holds stubbornly by his decision not to own a mobile a phone. A journalist for 20 years, Ben is just as happy at home with a good book or out watching the footy with his two girls. Contact: LinkedIn Email


Self-drive holidays

Launch of dog-friendly caravans creates ‘pawfect’ road trip

Dedicated dog friendly caravans and campervans.


Culinary companion guides for Italy, Japan and Vietnam launched

Lonely Planet releases culinary guides.


Government denies claims it will force pensioners onto debit card

Labor claims government has plans to introduce cashless welfare card for pensioners.


What are the different contributions you can make to super?

You can grow your super by making extra contributions yourself.


Experts call for royal commission to defuse property ‘time bomb’

Is Australia's property market a threat to the nation's economic future?


ATO reveals 10 richest and 10 poorest postcodes in Australia

Australian Taxation Office data also shows the top earning professions.


Study shows COVID is linked to Alzheimer’s-like brain changes

Artificial intelligence uncovers association between COVID-19 and brain changes.


Study finds hearing loss or vision loss linked to weight gain

Men who suffer hearing loss are more likely to be obese than women.

Secure Access

How to get around difficult two factor authentication issues

If you fear the hassle of 2FA, there is an easier way.


Defying your natural body clock can harm your wellbeing

What happens when you don't listen to your body?


What real estate can and can’t be used as security for the PLS?

Can property in a lifestyle village be used as security for the Pension Loans Scheme?


Smartphone essentials that you should never travel without

Ben runs his eye over the travel gadgets that could make your next trip much easier.

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