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Property

End of rental moratorium and pandemic assistance hits Australia's poor

Renters hit by the end of bans on evictions and rental increases as JobSeeker and JobSeeker payments expire.

News

Pensioners spared in Labor backflip on franking

All Age Pensioners will now be excluded from Labor’s plan to axe franking credit refunds should it gain government in July 2019.

News

Ambulance cover can be confusing

Ambulance cover can be confusing. It differs between states – and health funds – and may have changed since you last checked.

Lifestyle

Pauline Hanson finds new ally

As Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party prepare for an assault on the upcoming state and federal elections, support has come in the form of one of Australia’s greatest citizens.

News

Nationals MP will cross floor to vote down super policy

Nationals MP George Christensen has said that he would cross the floor of Parliament to vote down the Coalition’s superannuation policy unless significant changes are made.

Federal Election 2016

The future of super in doubt – again

All the pre-election debate on superannuation reform may be for nought and the close Election 2016 result could, in part, be indicative of voter dismay at the major parties’ super proposals.

News

Tobacco tax on the radar

A Labor win at the next Federal Election could mean an additional three years of tax increases applied to tobacco, making our cigarette prices among the most expensive in the world.

News

Super access age increase proposed

The Productivity Commission has found that $7 billion a year could be saved from 2055 by increasing to 65 the age at which Australians can access their super.

Community

Drug policy may save $300 million

A scheme that could save the government $300 million on PBS costs would also encourage drug companies to invest in research into innovative drugs.

Finance

Would you share your home?

Homeshare is an innovative model, where young people move in with older Australians and help with household duties in exchange for free or low-rent accommodation.

News

Abbott safe as PM, for now

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll results have allowed Tony Abbott to breathe a sigh of relief as the Coalition made up significant ground in the two-party preferred vote.

Community

Hotel bans cyclists wearing Lycra

A Perth hotel says its “no-Lycra policy” and refusal to serve cyclists at the restaurant was a misunderstanding between management and staff.

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