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16 May 2017 - Banks Not Happy with Budget

In a widely surprising move, Australian banks were hit with a $6.2 billion levy in the recent Federal Budget. Under new measures, banks with liabilities of more than $100 billion will be slugged 0.06 percent on those liabilities each year starting July 1, along with stepped-up controls and penalties for bank executives in an effort to improve fairness and accountability. While these measures have been widely supported by the Australian public and Opposition, the big five banks are far from happy.

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15 May 2017 - Fastest Selling Suburbs

When it comes to selling property, number of days on market is highly dependent on price and location. While the real estate market in certain parts of Sydney and Melbourne remains heated, other parts of Australia are cooling off as property gains slow down and houses take longer to sell. Let's take a look at the fastest selling suburbs across the country and analyse the links between days on market, location, and affordability.

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10 May 2017 - Becoming a Minimalist

In a busy modern world driven by consumption and greed, minimalism can be a valid and inspiring alternative. While the concept of minimalism means different things to different people, it can basically be understood as a pared-down aesthetic or lifestyle that attempts to do more with less. By intentionally trying to live with only the things that really matter, minimalists try to live a clear and sustainable existence that provides freedom from the mania of modern living.

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05 May 2017 - Common Headaches and their Causes

Headaches are a big problem for many, with over half the world's population experiencing this common neurological condition each year. From tension headaches and migraines through to chronic and cluster headaches, there are more than 100 different ways that your head can hurt. Headaches have the potential to cause emotional distress and ruin lives, so it's important to find out what type of headache is causing you pain so you can find appropriate treatment.  

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01 May 2017 - The End of Television

The place of television at the centre of the family home is being threatened, as more and more people favour personal digital devices over the communal nature of TV. According to a new study by Accenture, there has been a steep decline in the popularity of TV over the last few years, with Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to new viewing habits. With Internet speeds growing across the world and online services such as Netflix getting more popular all the time, traditional TV networks are starting to feel the pinch. 

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