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PM announces his plan to slash power prices

The Prime Minister is set to announce a $102 million plan to slash power prices and protect Australians from blackouts, with new technology that will connect the east coast power grids.

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Australians are paying for the Libs’ denialist ways: former PM

‘The Liberal Party has just proved itself incapable of dealing with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in any sort of systematic way,’ says former PM.

Seniors Finance

Avoid sleepless nights with a strategy known as bill smoothing

Financial comparison site Canstar describes bill smoothing as a way of paying smaller amounts more frequently, rather than paying one large bill a few times a year.

Finance

10 simple water-saving tips that can save you hundreds

You’re not a ‘wally with water’ but you open those quarterly bills with trepidation. Are you doing everything possible to keep costs down? We reveal how you can cut your water bill.

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Power prices decreased as of yesterday, but are still too high

Your next utilities bill may cost you slightly less, after Australian energy providers put lower rates in place as of 1 July, but the Grattan Institute says high prices are here to stay.

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Water bills fall for first time in five years

For the first time since 2012, the price of household water bills has fallen, the Bureau of Meteorology has revealed.

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Paper bill charges could soon be a thing of the past

Utilities charges are a monthly expense many find challenging to manage. Being charged a fee to receive such bills in the mail borders on arrogance. But hard copy charges could soon be a thing of the past.

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Never pay a bill again … let your online banking do it

Are you one of those forgetful types when it comes to paying regular bills, like me? Thankfully, automated payments came to my rescue years ago.

Claiming your pension overseas

Overseas travellers may lose Pension Supplement

Pensioners travelling or living overseas for more than six weeks will no long receive the Pension Supplement from January 1, under legislation being considered.

Finance News

Hurry to change power companies and save hundreds

The consumer watchdog has urged Australians not to wait a moment more before shopping for a better electricity pricing deal.

Finance News

Wearable payment technology could be the future of banking

Bankwest has begun testing wearable payment technology as it examines the way contactless payments will evolve.

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Independent MP moves to outlaw fees for paper bills

Draft laws propose banning companies from charging customers for providing paper bills and statements.

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