ACMA releases new rules to detect, trace and block scam calls

The Australian Communications and Media Authority's Combating Scams Action Plan aims to reduce the scale and impact of scam calls on Australians.

Safety Online

Hey Google ... what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions

Like it or not, AI is here to stay. You may not even know you’re dealing with a robot during a common transaction, says TaeWoo Kim, who tells why you should be wary of what you tell AI.


Online privacy protection more important than ever

COVID-19 restrictions have led to more online activity for Aussies in general– at their peril – with many risking their personal and financial security. But helpful tips are at hand …


Why a dog in the car makes drivers more careful

A recent study in the UK has shown travelling with a dog in the car makes drivers more likely to drive with greater care. It even reduces stress behind the wheel.

Health news

Alcohol is our main drug problem, but few know the dangers

New reports confirm that alcohol is the nation’s primary drug concern.


Can I challenge my speeding fine?

Can you blame your cruise control for your speeding fine? Motoring expert Paul Murrell explains how this reader could potentially successfully challenge a speeding fine.


Can you get COVID-19 from takeaway food?

How to safely and ethically order takeaway food during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health news

Smartphone behaviour linked to increased road death rates

A new study finds that texting while walking compromises pedestrian safety. But you probably already knew that, didn’t you?

Travel Q&A

Ex-mugger tells all: who they target and how they do it

A fear of being mugged is common when travelling. So, it’s good to know how to avoid such an experience – and who better to teach that lesson than an ex-mugger?


Risky international destinations top traveller wish lists

Almost nine out of 10 Australian travellers are attracted to risky destinations, says a new study, and one third would still travel to a destination regardless of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advice, because “the appeal of the destination justified the risk”.


Travel SOS: Gadgets to keep you safe when travelling

Being mugged or ripped off can turn any dream holiday into your worst nightmare. These five travel gadgets will help to keep your holiday safe and secure.

Finance News

Retirement savings vulnerable to cyber attacks, says InPayTech

Australia’s huge superannuation savings pool is vulnerable to cyber attacks, says payment technology company InPayTech, which is concerned about the security of your retirement savings and your identity.

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