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22 March 2018 - Questions asked in Banking Royal Commission

The Banking Royal Commission in Australia has begun, with regulatory and compliance obligations analysed across a range of financial products and services. While fraudulent brokers and loan applications by the National Australia Bank, Aussie Home Loans, and the Commonwealth Bank were at the top of the agenda, the commission will also be looking at the wider world of mortgage broking, car financing, and unsuitable credit card limits.

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20 March 2018 - Australian Property Still Unaffordable

Despite the recent slowdown, Australian property is still very pricey by global standards. Australia's five biggest cities have been called "severely unaffordable" by Demographia, a global think tank dedicated to international housing affordability and urban planning research. Australia's own CoreLogic has disagreed with their figures, however, with the property data firm saying that affordability has improved over the past decade thanks to lower interest rates.  

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12 March 2018 - Prepare your Home Interior for Winter

While spring inspires cleaning and summer is made for the great outdoors, autumn is the ideal time to get your home ready for the cold months ahead. Decorating your home using certain colours, styles and furnishings can warm your spirits and make a real difference to your mood in the lead-up to winter. From cool colours and earthy materials through to lighting fixtures and soft furnishings, let's take a look at some of the best ways to prepare your home interior for winter.

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09 March 2018 - Peace & Quiet is Good for your Heart

We all know that peace and quiet is good for your soul, but according to two new studies, it can also be good for your heart. Whether it's the roar of a jet engine, the rumble of a highway, or the screaming siren of an emergency vehicle, it turns out that loud noises can have a noticeable effect on your cardiovascular health. While research has not proved that loud noises cause heart disease, noise pollution may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and heart failure among other conditions.

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02 March 2018 - Smartest Dog Breeds

Dogs are the second most popular type of pet in the world behind cats, with at least 525 million dogs currently living on planet Earth. People love dogs for many reasons, with our furry friends known to make us healthier, happier and more empathic. While all dogs have the potential to be your best friend, some breeds stand out from the pack when it comes to working intelligence. Let's take a look at five of the smartest dog breeds in the world and see which one is perfect for you.

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