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Qantas reveals new first class lounge

If you’re a frequent first class flyer or even if you dream you are, this will be welcome news – Qantas have just opened their First Lounge[...]

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Do I intervene or do I watch a life long friendship fall apart?

Last weekend I had two phone calls from my two sisters. We are three daughters to parents who are now sadly passed away. I am the[...]

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Talking a walk in someone else’s shoes

This takes the meaning of walking in someone else’s shoes to a whole new level. UK researchers have conducted a study that allowed participants to take on the[...]

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Why it’s time to hike the GST and levy an inheritance tax

The government’s recent budget outlook (MYEFO) confirmed that the Australian government budget is rotten at the core. The government is hopelessly living beyond its means, with[...]

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Is this an absolute waste of government money?

Today it was announced that Craig Thompson, the former Labor politician and Union leader was found not guilty on 49 counts of fraud. This is fair[...]

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If Facebook does this they might lose me, will they lose you too?

Last week, during a Question and Answer session at the Facebook headquarters in California, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg shared that he wants to give users the[...]

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The Prince’s and Dutchess’ Christmas Card

A picture of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall enjoying themselves at the Invictus Games’ opening ceremony has been chosen as the image[...]

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It’s not all sad news…

Today has been a sad day for Australia as we are being bombarded with the tragedy in Sydney, so let’s take our minds off it for a moment[...]

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Will Australia remain your safe place?

As we wake to the news that the Sydney siege ended in the death of our own, with heavy hearts we reflect on what happened. I[...]

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Reusing your old fabric

Do you have stacks of fabric sitting at home? Is it taking over your house? The question is, what do you do with all your left[...]

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When the joke’s on you

Turning 60 two years ago, I took a lot of good-natured ribbing from family and friends. So as my wife’s 60th birthday approached, I decided to[...]

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Life hack: one trick to relieve mosquito bites

Summer – it’s the best time of year to head outside, enjoy the heat, relax near the water and make the most of the long sunny afternoons.[...]

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There is nothing like a dame

So sang the chorus of love-sick sailors in Rogers and Hammerstein’s 1958 classic, South Pacific – they have everything they wanted except, well, a dame. There[...]

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On being a solo older female traveller

Do you remember those travel dreams you had when you were young? Hopefully, you were able to fulfil many of them and have some wonderful memories[...]

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Advertising dum-dums

It’s bad enough that most of the programs we enjoy on free-to-air TV have to be spoilt by advertisements, some of which seem to take up[...]

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The laws that need to be changed

Like others, I heard about the Sydney siege that occurred yesterday and into the early hours of this morning. Then like a deluge it kept washing over[...]

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The 21st century evolution of the scone

Once upon a time, a long long time ago when I was a little girl, a scone was a little round, slightly sweet morsel to be[...]

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Decorating your village unit to make it feel like the family home

When you make the move from the family home to a downsized retirement village, one of the most difficult things to do is decorate and furnish[...]

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Discover an active and engaging retirement at Aveo Albany Creek

At Aveo Albany Creek, residents enjoy the best of everything with 11 hectares of lush, landscaped gardens, an abundance of amenities, a welcoming community atmosphere and[...]

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The important retirement living conversation we need to have

When we hear about retirement villages and talk about them, our conversations are often focused on the superficial things. We discuss whether or not the buildings[...]

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Want a regular pay cheque in retirement?

What difference would it make to your peace of mind to have regular income in retirement? You don’t have to go back to work to make[...]

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Live long and prosper: are we really making it harder for the younger generations?

Us baby boomers had a hard life growing up: we didn’t really have that much and our parents did their best to provide for us during[...]

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Pension changes FAQ

1st January 2015 Pension Changes FAQ   The upcoming changes in January to the way in which the Age Pension is assessed have definitely caused some[...]

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Your savings tips for Christmas

On Saturday we asked you: “What money saving tips do you use for Christmas?” and you responded in droves! We loved all your comments and learnt[...]

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Comparing travel money options

Travelling is such a great thing and while we focus on all the fun we’ll have and the places we see, none of it would be[...]

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Christmas catastrophe

Anyone who owns a cat is probably well aware of the senseless destruction that they tend to perform. It seems cats are always up for a bit[...]

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The movies to see this Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time of year to head to the movies. Whether you are taking your grandchildren or you are going with a friend, there are always[...]

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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford Folk Festival is one of Australia’s largest and most iconic events (and one of the largest ‘folk’ festivals in the world). It is also the[...]

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This will change international travel forever

Dengue Fever has long been one of the most difficult and wide spread viruses around. It has been found in tropical and sub-tropical environments in places like Africa, the[...]

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What is so special about Orange?

What makes a place special? The city of Orange and the Central Tablelands of New South Wales have become one of those places where people are[...]

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What hotel guests really want

Some of us are just happy with a bed to sleep in and some air conditioning, while others want all the added extras when we stay[...]

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Trek Mount Everest for $2,160

Trek through the most amazing valleys, rivers and mountains.[...]


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International flights and seven nights accommodation for just $1,165!

Want a tropical escape? Then head to the beautiful[...]


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Last chance to enjoy a discount trip to Hawaii!

We ran this deal last month and it has[...]


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GIVEAWAY – Billy Elliot The Musical Live

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Billy Elliot[...]

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