Current Top Stories
WHEELS REVEALS 2017’s BEST VALUE CARS
Exposing Hidden Costs and True Motoring Value Across All Key Categories
The annual list of Australia’s best value cars - across key price ranges and category types - has just been revealed by leading publication WHEELS magazine. The comprehensive guide highlights that true motoring value may not be what you think it is, and the KIA PICANTO has emerged as the best value car on the market.
THE RISE OF THE FREELANCER - KEEPING THE 'GIG ECONOMY' IN CHECK
The changing nature of our workplaces means that one-in-three of us are now taking on freelance work, either as our main means of support or as a top-up to our regular work. But the boom of this so-called gig economy – which includes the likes of Uber and Airtasker - is presenting a range of challenges for the people involved, not to mention the government chasing its tax cut.
THE GROWING COST OF GROWING OLD
Australia is growing older, fast. But the cost of ageing is becoming a health hazard in itself, with a lack of sound advice and a minefield of regulations making it increasingly difficult to secure the best care for ourselves or our loved ones. The business of caring for our aged is becoming both more lucrative and more difficult.
BEWARE THE NEW REVOLUTION
If the pace of change is something you’re struggling with now, you may need to brace yourself. Experts say the current computer-driven third Industrial revolution is about to make way for the fourth. It will be fundamentally life-changing, and the wave is already on its way.
ALL ABOUT OUR DINKUM LINGO, COBBER – IT’S A FAIR WACK
Australia’s unique words and sayings are as bright as a box of budgies and, fair dinkum, they’re as fit as a Mallee bull. So how did it come to be that we developed this lingo, cobber, and will it be lost to the Ankle Biters if they turn into Bludgers?
PLANET ORGANIC – THE VALUE OF KEEPING IT REAL
Two-thirds of Australian households report having purchased organic food in the past year, and the massive worldwide hunger for our produce is raising concerns that we simply won’t be able to grow enough to meet the demand. The worldwide organics market is now worth a staggering $82bn a year (a fourfold increase on the turn of the century), and it continues to grow.