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Energy companies on notice as the ACCC moves in

Energy companies on notice as the ACCC moves in

Finally, the pollies in Canberra are listening to what our members and other Australians have been saying for a decade: power bills are far too high.  PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced this week an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) review of retail electricity prices because the markets don’t appear to be operating as effectively as they could be. The Prime M... read more>
Studying Up on Health Insurance Pays off

Studying Up on Health Insurance Pays off

Like many of you, I was annoyed when I received the letter from my health fund about the latest round of Private Health Insurance premium increases.  As host of the Daily Drive show on Talking Lifestyle, I’ve conducted many interviews in the past month with key stakeholders about why these increases continue year-after-year. But they still get your goat. My mum’s increase with Australian ... read more>
Meet the oldest Air Ambulance Nurse in Australia

Meet the oldest Air Ambulance Nurse in Australia

Maureen Roberts has many career highlights to share from her 32 years as Australia’s longest serving air ambulance nurse. In a recent interview on Macquarie Media, Maureen told the story of the pilot of her aircraft passing out at the controls and how she calmly popped his oxygen mask on and brought him around enough to land the plane. And you thought your job had challenges! Maureen bega... read more>
Sco-Mo's Budget Tips

Sco-Mo's Budget Tips

I was listening to an interview with the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison recently and he was talking about managing the economy, the billions it costs in health, infrastructure, defence, education and so on. I don’t envy him the job of trying to make that budget work. But then he said something profoundly simple. If you’re spending more than you’re earning, it’s not good.  That applies to y... read more>
Why I Switched Telco's

Why I Switched Telco's

For the past few years I’ve been paying $300 a month to my telco. This includes 2 mobile phones, home phone line rental and data. The mobile component is $120 a month, $99 for my phone and $30 for my elderly mum. While discussing mobile plans with a girlfriend the other day over coffee, she was astounded to find I’m paying so much! I thought I was on a good deal because I do use the phone exten... read more>