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

ALL ARTICLES FROM Ben Hocking

Destinations
National Geographic announces best of 2022 travel list

National Geographic announces best of 2022 travel list

National Geographic has revealed its list of the 25 must-see destinations for next year.

Travel Q&A
What are the test requirements for interstate travel?

What are the test requirements for interstate travel?

Olivia is unsure of what she and her husband are required to do when crossing borders.

COVID-19
Vaccine manufacturers divided on effectiveness against Omicron

Vaccine manufacturers divided on effectiveness against Omicron

World waits for South African testing to reveal vaccine effectiveness against Omicron.

Retirement Income
What is a tontine and is it available in Australia?

What is a tontine and is it available in Australia?

Outliving retirement savings is one of Australians' biggest fears. Could a tontine help?

Banking & Investment
Big four bank admits to charging dead clients

Big four bank admits to charging dead clients

ASIC launches six legal actions at once against one of Australia's big four banks.

COVID-19
Coatsworth says Australia should welcome new COVID variant

Coatsworth says Australia should welcome new COVID variant

Omicron variant may be milder version of COVID that we want to spread.

Scams
Government warning to beware of online cyber grinches

Government warning to beware of online cyber grinches

Australians need to be aware of the cybercriminals seeking to steal their Christmas joy.

Centrelink
How does subdividing a block affect the Age Pension?

How does subdividing a block affect the Age Pension?

Is it possible to split land without harming Age Pension payments?

Food
The amazing health benefits of soy

The amazing health benefits of soy

Eating soybean-based foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including coronary

Cruising Tips
What happens if someone gets COVID on a cruise?

What happens if someone gets COVID on a cruise?

When cruising returns, what protocols will be in place for passengers?

Travel News
New flight route for Melbourne, with another to come

New flight route for Melbourne, with another to come

Qantas adds new direct flights between Melbourne and Byron Bay.

Medication
Common medication linked with increased risk of heart failure

Common medication linked with increased risk of heart failure

Aspirin use is associated with a 26 per cent raised risk of heart failure in some people.

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