Budget

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Taxes, health to top budget reply

Tax cuts and health set to top Opposition’s budget reply

Taxes, health to top budget reply

Opposition Leader set to put tax cuts and health at the top of his budget ...

Medicare to benefit

Medicare to benefit from our healthy economy

Medicare to benefit

It seems that a healthy economy means big health spending.

Improved access to medicines

Improved access to medicines and health services

Improved access to medicines

Australians will benefit from more affordable medicines and access to health services.

Backing up claims to fix banking

Federal Budget 2019: $607m to fix banking and finance

Backing up claims to fix banking

The Government commits $607m to fix banking and finance system.

Super changes hardly super

Super changes minor, but somewhat helpful

Super changes hardly super

Retirees won’t benefit much from this Budget, but those still saving for retirement may.

More funds for at-home aged care

More funds aimed to make a dent in at-home aged-care wait lists

More funds for at-home aged care

More funds aimed to make a dent in at-home aged-care wait lists

One thing is guaranteed

At least one budget measure is guaranteed

One thing is guaranteed

But will it have an impact on how you will vote in May?

The tax measure labelled ‘silly’

The tax offset that doubled before it even came into effect

The tax measure labelled ‘silly’

Government’s ‘immediate relief for taxpayers’ cops a whack.

Federal Budget 2019 overview

Federal Budget 2019 overview

Federal Budget 2019 overview

We’ve dug deep to find how Federal Budget 2019 will affect you.

The Treasurer’s speech

Treasurer spruiks surplus in an otherwise empty budget

The Treasurer’s speech

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg spruiks the economy’s return to surplus.

Government’s $75 energy handout

Government’s $75 energy handout

Government’s $75 energy handout

The Coalition will offer one-off payments to nearly four million welfare recipients.

Do budget airlines save you money?

Do budget airlines really save you money?

Do budget airlines save you money?

Picking the cheapest fare could result in you paying more in the long run.

How to see Australia on a budget

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How to see Australia on a budget

Forget high-priced holidays – here’s how to see Australia on a budget.

Pork barrelling targets elderly

aged care boost

Pork barrelling targets elderly

Government proposes spending up big on aged care services.

Finding last-minute travel deals

Finding last-minute travel deals

Finding last-minute travel deals

Last-minute travel deals could be the ideal way for you to afford a holiday.

Seven money secrets of the rich

Rich man wearing suit with light bulb

Seven money secrets of the rich

Seven suggestions that can teach us a thing or two about the secrets of the ...

Budget Beef Stroganoff

Budget Beef Stroganoff

Budget Beef Stroganoff

This Budget Beef Stroganoff is full of flavour and will never fall out of favour! ...

How to get cheaper rates on rooms

How to get cheaper rates on rooms

How to get cheaper rates on rooms

The ACCC tells Australians how they can get a better deal on accommodation.

Seniors miss out on $330m funding

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Seniors miss out on $330m funding

Thousands languishing on home-care waiting list end up in hospital, says Opposition.

Six effective ways to spend less

Six effective ways to spend less

Six effective ways to spend less

If sticking to a budget is a struggle for you, try these ways to curb ...

Rising water bills blowing budgets

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Rising water bills blowing budgets

Droughts, failing infrastructure and desalinated water are putting pressure on costs.

Which is the best budget airline?

Which is the best budget airline?

Which is the best budget airline?

Deborah wants to know which is the best budget airline.

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Motorola’s latest Moto smartphone has hit the market, and it’s a definite winner.

Best boot buys under $100

Best boot buys under $100

Best boot buys under $100

Give winter the boot and style the thumbs up with these budget buys.

The reason Aussies overspend

The reason Aussies overspend

The reason Aussies overspend

The decreasing reliance on cash is leading people to lose control of their finances.

Save on energy at home while you’re away

Save on energy at home while you’re away

Save on energy at home while you’re away

About to go on holiday? Here are five energy-saving tips for your home.

Finding free activities on holiday

Finding free activities on holiday

Finding free activities on holiday

With a little research, you can find free activities at your holiday destination.

How to dress up that economy flight

How to dress up that economy flight

How to dress up that economy flight

Follow these tips and add some special touches to your budget travel.

Where the Aussie dollar is strong

Where the Aussie dollar is strong

Where the Aussie dollar is strong

Finding a destination where the Aussie dollar is strong should be high on your list.

Money saving tips from travel agents

Travel agents tell all: how to save money on travel

Money saving tips from travel agents

When it comes to saving money on travel, who better to ask than travel agents?

10 terrible spending habits

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10 terrible spending habits

Spending less than you earn sounds easy, but there are traps out there.

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Home-care package funding inadequate and rental stress ignored.

Are we being 'fattened for the kill'?

Federal Budget 2018: 'Fattening older workers for the kill'

Are we being 'fattened for the kill'?

Sweeteners, but no Age Pension increase to allow a dignified retirement.

Pension Loans Scheme extended

Federal Budget 2018: Home equity loans scheme broadened

Pension Loans Scheme extended

Borrower eligibility extended and amounts increased.

Do Budget tax cuts help retirees?

Can Budget tax cuts make a difference for retirees?

Do Budget tax cuts help retirees?

Economist tells whether tax changes can benefit older Australians.

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care requires urgent funding support in the 2018–19 Federal Budget.

Pushing Age Pension to 70 ‘unfair’

Pushing Age Pension to 70 ‘unfair’

Pushing Age Pension to 70 ‘unfair’

Government bid to save on Age Pension would not pass Senate, says Macklin.

Greens talk pension and retirement

Greens talk pension and retirement

Greens talk pension and retirement

We grill the Greens on pension eligibility, super and rising energy and healthcare costs.

How to budget without the pain

How to budget without the pain

How to budget without the pain

Making and sticking to a budget isn’t easy, but there are ways to ease the ...

My guinea pigs eat better: AMA

My guinea pigs eat better: AMA

My guinea pigs eat better: AMA

Study finds aged care facilities cutting fresh food for supplements.

I know the pilot: cheap flights app

Super cheap flights

I know the pilot: cheap flights app

Find the cheapest flights on the internet with I Know the Pilot.

10 tricks using household items

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10 tricks using household items

Here are 10 brilliant tricks using household items.

Neglect rife in aged care facilities

Neglect rife in Aged care facilities

Neglect rife in aged care facilities

Aged care workers believe they are unable to provide the level of care residents deserve.

The high cost of age discrimination

The high cost of age discrimination

The high cost of age discrimination

Discrimination against older workers will cause the pension bill to rise $6 billion per year.

Conquering Aldi

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Conquering Aldi

There’s no need to be scared of a trip to Aldi, it just takes a ...

How far does $50 go at Aldi?

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How far does $50 go at Aldi?

If you’re on a tight budget, you can make your money go further at Aldi. ...

How to get discounts when you shop

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How to get discounts when you shop

Securing great shopping deals is easy with these five tips.

Clever things to do with $20

Clever things to do with $20

Clever things to do with $20

If you have $20 to spare, here are some clever ways to spend it.

Branded vs generic medications

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Branded vs generic medications

Is it worth buying branded medicine?

Skimp and stay looking classy

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Skimp and stay looking classy

Here are seven tips on looking great while on a budget.

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Money-saving tips to help stretch a fixed income

Ways you’re wasting money on food

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Ways you’re wasting money on food

Here are five ways you may be wasting money on food.

Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

chicken and mushroom risotto

Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

For a simple and inexpensive dinner, try our Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

How to eat well on a budget

Maggie Beer sharing tips for healthy eating

How to eat well on a budget

Maggie Beer shares her tips for good nutrition on a budget.

Mexican Refried Beans

Mexican Refried Beans

Mexican Refried Beans

Budget-friendly and packed full of protein and nutrients, why not put Mexican Refried Beans on the ...

Inexpensive Beef Pot Roast

Beef Pot Roast

Inexpensive Beef Pot Roast

Use an inexpensive cut of beef like chuck roast and turn it into a delicious ...

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

A proposal to target job seekers might eventually target all welfare.

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget 2017/18 speech

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget 2017/18 speech

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget 2017/18 speech

Securing better days ahead’ with the subtitle of fairness, security and opportunity.

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

Anne Rady shares several simple tips, which if followed, can help you to save up ...

Turnbull to meet with Trump

Turnbull to meet with Trump

Turnbull to meet with Trump

Malcolm Turnbull will meet with Donald Trump next week for the first time.

Stay like a student and save

Beautiful Keble College is one of many universitys where you can stay inexpensively

Stay like a student and save

The next time you travel, why not try a university stay to keep costs lower?

Backlash over ‘proposed’ cuts

The PM rejects reports of cuts to the Age Pension

Backlash over ‘proposed’ cuts

The PM took to Twitter to deny reports of cuts to the Age Pension.

Budget Beef Teriyaki

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Budget Beef Teriyaki

Save money with our Budget Beef Teriyaki recipe. Easy to prepare and full of ...

Medicare rebate freeze to be lifted

Turnbull Government set to unwind Medicare rebate freeze

Medicare rebate freeze to be lifted

The Turnbull Government appears set to unwind the Medicare rebate freeze.

Saving for a holiday

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Saving for a holiday

We thought we’d come up with a few ideas on saving for your holiday.

How to buy a used car

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How to buy a used car

What are the key things to keep in mind when buying a second-hand car?

DIY home makeover on a budget

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DIY home makeover on a budget

Giving your home a makeover doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Finding freebies in 2017

Free red vintage leather sofa on the street

Finding freebies in 2017

Rachel shares the best ways to find the things you need for free.

A simple way to cut grocery costs

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A simple way to cut grocery costs

Batch cooking is one of the simplest ways to cut your grocery bills.

How to be richer this time next year

Person holding multiple 100 dollar notes

How to be richer this time next year

These seven tips should see you be richer in a year's time.

Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole

Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole with Ham

Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole

Enjoy this Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole with Ham in a healthier cauliflower ‘cream sauce.’

Making sense of MYEFO

Government delivers bad budget news in MYEFO report

Making sense of MYEFO

MYEFO shows deficits will blow out by $10 billion over the next four years.

Five best retirement calculators

Five best retirement calculators

Five best retirement calculators

We’ve rounded up the top five free retirement calculators on the internet.

Budget DIY Christmas gifts 2016

Budget DIY Christmas gifts 2016

Budget DIY Christmas gifts 2016

Watch these videos for last-minute budget DIY Christmas gifts.

Slow Roasted Silverside

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Slow Roasted Silverside

With the tangy sweetness of marmalade, this Slow Roasted Silverside is a crowd pleaser.

The end of traditional weddings?

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The end of traditional weddings?

It’s hardly surprising more couples are turning their backs on all the traditional trappings.

How much does policy cost you?

Should Australians have a better idea of what policy costs them?

How much does policy cost you?

Senator believes Australians should have a better idea of the true cost of policy.

Travel SOS: Broome on a budget

Visiting Broome doesn’t need to break the bank

Travel SOS: Broome on a budget

We have some money saving ideas to make Broome a little more affordable.

Opposition to stall super reforms

Opposition to stall super reforms

Opposition to stall super reforms

Federal Labor to put forward a proposal that would see steeper cuts to super concessions.

Investing for (total) beginners

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Investing for (total) beginners

Rachel investigates whether an app can really turn you into a savvy investor.

Get a summer wardrobe on a budget

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Get a summer wardrobe on a budget

Overhaul your wardrobe on a budget and get a new look for summer.

Government backs off backpacker tax

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Government backs off backpacker tax

The Government backflips on its plans for a 32.5 per cent tax on backpacker workers.

Super backflip costs retirees

Coalition backflip on superannuation hurts retirees

Super backflip costs retirees

Treasurer Scott Morrison announces further changes to superannuation.

Will Budget cuts affect you?

How will the $6.3 billion Budget cuts affect you?

Will Budget cuts affect you?

The Omnibus Bill will cut $6.3 billion from the Budget.

No such thing as a 'free' ride

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No such thing as a 'free' ride

The travel industry is seeing a boom in companies offering interest-free options.

Treasurer ‘proves’ super savings

Treasurer ‘proves’ super savings

Treasurer ‘proves’ super savings

Mr Morrison says super changes are vital for a sustainable super system.

Woolies revamps Rewards program

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Woolies revamps Rewards program

Woolworths’ loyalty program revamp is shaping up to be a winner.

Best cheap cuts of meat: lamb

Female butcher with cuts of meat

Best cheap cuts of meat: lamb

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

Government must borrow and spend

RBA Governor urges Government to borrow and spend

Government must borrow and spend

Government must borrow and spend to dial up growth according to the RBA Governor.

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

Affordable cuts of meat on display in a butcher

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

Simple Sweet Potato Chilli

Hearty and warming sweet potato chili in a bowl

Simple Sweet Potato Chilli

Our Simple Sweet Potato Chilli is hearty, delicious and easy on the purse strings.

Over 80,000 pensions to be cut

Unhappy pensioners

Over 80,000 pensions to be cut

Proposed changes to pension residency criteria could see over 80,000 pensioners cut off.

What does this mean for you?

How will the new tax changes affect the individual?

What does this mean for you?

How will the Government’s 2016 Budget affect real people?

Investing in our future

Government to invest a record $50 billion on infrastructure

Investing in our future

The Government has pledged a record $50 billion for roads, rail, bridges and infrastructure.

Handling washing while travelling

Handling washing while travelling

Handling washing while travelling

Trying to wash clothes while on the road can be a tricky task. Here’s what ...

When a dollar’s worth more

When a dollar’s worth more

When a dollar’s worth more

How far will your dollar go in Canada?

How to budget (in retirement)

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How to budget (in retirement)

Are you brave enough to follow Kaye Fallick’s formula to save?

Company tax cuts not the answer

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Company tax cuts not the answer

Fifty prominent Australians have called on the Government not to cut the company tax rate.

ACOSS $9.5 billion savings plan

ACOSS $9.5 billion savings plan

ACOSS $9.5 billion savings plan

ACOSS has handed the Government a plan to save around $9.5 billion a year.

Scooting out of Singapore

Scoot review: low cost flights from Singapore

Scooting out of Singapore

Are low cost airlines as bad as people think?

Romance on a budget

Set of scales shows a balance between romance and finances

Romance on a budget

You don’t need to spend big to show your true feelings.

Your financial year

Calculator clock and calendar preparing for the year ahead

Your financial year

Here are some important financial deadlines that you should note.

Family home safe from assets test

Family home safe from assets test

Family home safe from assets test

Scott Morrison has confirmed that the family home will not be means tested.

Age Pension no guarantee

Age Pension no guarantee

Age Pension no guarantee

Scott Morrison has outlined the government’s vision for a new retirement income system.

No hope of budget surplus

No hope of budget surplus

No hope of budget surplus

Deloitte has declared that the budget is floundering and will never be in surplus.

$44 billion welfare blowout

$44 billion welfare blowout

$44 billion welfare blowout

Australia’s welfare budget is heading for a $44 billion blowout by the end of the ...

How to make and stick to a budget

How to make and stick to a budget

How to make and stick to a budget

Creating a budget can be a big task but it’s worth the effort.

Vibrant Vancouver

Vibrant Vancouver

Vibrant Vancouver

Continually voted one of the top three most liveable cities in the world.

GST talks back on the table?

GST talks back on the table?

GST talks back on the table?

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has put an increase in GST back on the agenda.

Super access age increase proposed

Super access age increase proposed

Super access age increase proposed

Up to $7 billion a year could be saved by increasing the super access age ...

Pension changes approved

Pension changes approved

Pension changes approved

New pension legislation changes will save the Government $2.4 billion.

Save with these budgeting apps

Save with these budgeting apps

Save with these budgeting apps

Get to know your spending habits with one of these free budgeting apps.

Another blow to low-income earners

Another blow to low-income earners

Another blow to low-income earners

Low-income families will suffer further cuts due to budget measures.

Joe Hockey hands down 2015 Budget

Joe Hockey hands down 2015 budget

Joe Hockey hands down 2015 Budget

Treasurer Joe Hockey gave his Budget Speech to Parliament last night.

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Pension changes, new taxes on multinationals and GST on online sales are expected.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

Relief in sight for pensioners

Relief in sight for pensioners

Relief in sight for pensioners

The Federal Government is considering changes to the pension taper rate.

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Labor have commenced a campaign to lobby against changes to the Age Pension.

Protect the Age Pension

Protect the Age Pension

Protect the Age Pension

Hold Mr.Abbott to his promise that there would be "no changes to pensions".

Abbott safe as PM, for now

Abbott safe as PM, for now

Abbott safe as PM, for now

Positive poll results seem to have secured Tony Abbott’s position as Prime Minister.

Millionaire pension payments

Millionaire pension payments

Millionaire pension payments

Asset-rich retirees have been receiving around $500 million in benefits per year.

Your $56 billion budget bill

Your $56 billion budget bill

Your $56 billion budget bill

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has conceded that the budget may never get back to surplus.

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

It’s worthwhile shopping around to see if you can get a better interest rate.

Hot foot it to Hamilton Island

Hot foot it to Hamilton Island

Hot foot it to Hamilton Island

Spending time on the island really does mean leaving all your worries behind you.

MYEFO budget blues worsen

MYEFO budget blues worsen

MYEFO budget blues worsen

MYEFO budget blues worsen.

$7 GP co-payment on chopping block

$7 GP co-payment on chopping block

$7 GP co-payment on chopping block

Tony Abbott has all but walked away from his government’s $7 GP co-payment proposal.

ABC to suffer more cuts

ABC to suffer more cuts

ABC to suffer more cuts

The ABC is set to lose an additional $50 million following government cuts.

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

Companies have been asked to incorporate the $7 GP co-payment into products.

What will really change today?

What will really change today?

What will really change today?

Discover exactly which budget items will take effect today.

Seniors concessions cut

Seniors concessions cut

Seniors concessions cut

Pensioner and senior cardholders in Queensland are set to lose vital concessions.

A fair budget?

A fair budget?

A fair budget?

Research shows poorest contribute the most.

Dear Treasurer, help us

Dear Treasurer, help us

Dear Treasurer, help us

The budget fails to address the long term issues confronting longer living older Australians.

Family home to be part of means test

Family home to be part of means test

Family home to be part of means test

Commission recommends family home as part of Age Pension means test.

Our budget black hole

Our budget black hole

Our budget black hole

Fixing the budget black hole.

Australia spends big on defence

Australia spends big on defence

Australia spends big on defence

Australia has purchased 58 new Joint Strike Fighters at a cost of $12.4 billion.

Treasurer warns of Pension changes

Treasurer warns of Pension changes

Treasurer warns of Pension changes

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has flagged possible changes to the Age Pension

GST rise on the cards

GST rise on the cards

GST rise on the cards

No chance of a federal budget surplus for a decade without an increase in the ...

Hockey Horror Show

Hockey Horror Show

Hockey Horror Show

Mr Hockey delivers the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

Breaking bad money habits

Break bad money habits, money, finance, budget

Breaking bad money habits

Understanding your bad money habits and how to fix them will help get your finances ...

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Jacqui needs help finding a pensioner friendly prepaid mobile plan.

Beginners' cruising questions answered

Beginners Guide to Cruising, International Cruise Council Australasia, Singles, Couples, Sea Sickness, Traps, Budget, Costs, inclusive

Beginners' cruising questions answered

YOURLifeChoices answers your cruising questions.

Bank tax to slug savers

Bank tax to slug savers

Bank tax to slug savers

Kevin Rudd’s plan to a bank deposit tax could see savers slugged on interest.

Child-free aeroplane seats

Child-free aeroplane seats

Child-free aeroplane seats

Asia-based airline Scoot has introduced child-free zones on their aircraft.

Keeping a budget on the go

Keeping a budget on the go

Keeping a budget on the go

Drew reviews three budgeting apps to help you manage your finances.

$12 billion budget hole

$12 billion budget hole

$12 billion budget hole

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a $12 billion revenue hole

Low-cost tablet computer

Low-cost tablet computer

Low-cost tablet computer

Drew explains your options for a low-cost tablet

Stand up and be counted

Stand up and be counted

Stand up and be counted

One of our very own member is working hard to give seniors a voice in ...

Budget meals under $10

Budget, Low-fat Pea Soup, meals under $10, Fruity Beef Curry, Tasty Baked Apples

Budget meals under $10

Living on a budget doesn’t mean you have to eat cheap food

Budget Potato Soup with Onion Scones

Budget Potato Soup with Onion Scones

Budget Potato Soup with Onion Scones

This Potato Soup with Onion Scones costs less than $3 per serve, and it's ...

Supermarket shoppers beware

Supermarket products from overseas

Supermarket shoppers beware

Supermarkets claim that it is necessary to source products from overseas to cut costs.

Gardening on a budget

Gardening on a budget

Gardening on a budget

There’s no need to let a lack of dollars cramp your gardening style.

Where the savings will come from

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Where the savings will come from

The Government will make $33.6 billion worth of savings to fund the return to surplus.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided.

Better health

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Better health

The Government will improve access to health care, new hospitals, mental health reforms and e-Health.

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

Budget, federal budget,  superannuation, dental, health, pensioners, aged care reforms, National disability insurance scheme, cuts, older workers, job seeker assistance, tax-free threshold, newstart allowance, ANZAC,  breakdown, wrapup

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

The Government has committed $83.5 million to commemorating the ANZACs.

New Supplementary Allowance

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New Supplementary Allowance

Good news for those receiving Newstart Allowance.

Tripling the tax-free threshold

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Tripling the tax-free threshold

The tax-free threshold will triple from its current limit of $6000 to $18,200 in 2012/13.

Nothing new for pensioners

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Nothing new for pensioners

Those struggling to survive on an Age Pension will have to do so for a ...

What they say

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What they say

Who said what in today’s newspapers

How could it all go so wrong

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How could it all go so wrong

For people struggling on a pension, Australia might not be the lucky country.

See Europe with a Eurail pass

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See Europe with a Eurail pass

Make your way through Europe at your own pace with the flexibility of a ...

Pension cuts

Pension cuts

Pension cuts

Tuesday’s budget may very well include cuts to welfare payments received by pensioners.

Budget predictions – Low Income Supplement

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Budget predictions – Low Income Supplement

With no Age Pension increase on the cards in this year’s Federal Budget, much ...

Budget Bangers and Mash

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Budget Bangers and Mash

Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean that food needs to taste cheap.

Budget predictions – Aged Care reforms

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Budget predictions – Aged Care reforms

Under the reforms more home and residential care places will be made available.

Budget predictions – Age Pension

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Budget predictions – Age Pension

Will this budget address the need for more money for senior Australians?

Budget predictions – Disability Insurance Scheme

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Budget predictions – Disability Insurance Scheme

This new project will start next year.

Budget predictions – Clean Energy Payments

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Budget predictions – Clean Energy Payments

In response to the effect carbon pricing will have on household budgets, the Government ...

What to look for in a smartphone

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What to look for in a smartphone

Webmaster Drew explains the benefits of a smartphone and how to choose one that suits ...

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Recently the New South Wales government cut the Foster Care Allowance for over 16s ...

It takes a village

It takes a village

It takes a village

Foster care is expensive. But then so is looking after any child, whether they ...

Investing on a budget

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Investing on a budget

Over the last few years many Australians have found that making ends meet has ...

Q&A Cruising Solo

Q&A Cruising Solo

Q&A Cruising Solo

YOURLifeChoices reader Frank doesn’t want to pay full price for a double ...

Medicare-funded dental system

Medicare-funded dental system

Medicare-funded dental system

Tony Abbot called for the introduction of a Medicare-funded dental system on Tuesday this ...

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

I just finished reading four different articles published by four different newspapers. Each article ...

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Internet for Nomads

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Sally, wants to know her internet options for when she takes to the road in her camper trailer. Q. What is the best way to have internet access while travelling around Australia by camper trailer? A. Sally, ...

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