Helping Needy Households Reduce Energy Costs

Helping Needy Households Reduce Energy Costs

Households that struggle to meet energy costs will benefit from a $17 million package from the State Labor Government.
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  • Financial Close For Major Building Projects

    13:50' 01-05-2017

    Financial Close For Major Building Projects

    Privately-owned advisory firm Point Polaris has achieved financial close for five apartment projects and one hotel project, worth a combined end value of $320 million, in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Shoppers May Be Banned From eBay

    13:54' 24-04-2017

    Shoppers May Be Banned From eBay

    Overseas sellers of online goods are not happy about Australias new GST laws, and are threatening to block Australian customers from their sites.

  • Balancing The Cost Of Health Insurance

    20:01' 20-04-2017

    Balancing The Cost Of Health Insurance

    All Australians have government funded health insurance under the Medicare system, but the system is subject to change, and recently there have even been rumours it might be scrapped in the Budget.

  • Energy Retailing Needs Better Regulation

    13:44' 19-04-2017

    Energy Retailing Needs Better Regulation

    Dr Ron Ben-David, chair of Victorias Essential Services Commission, says the Australian energy market is “rigged” and requires government intervention.

  • Coalition Divided Over Super For Homebuyers

    14:08' 12-04-2017

    Coalition Divided Over Super For Homebuyers

    A proposal to allow young people to borrow from their superannuation for a first-home deposit is causing division in the Federal Government.

  • Measures To Promote Responsible Lending

    14:36' 10-04-2017

    Measures To Promote Responsible Lending

    In 2015, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) reviewed interest-only loans provided by 11 home lenders, and issued a number of recommendations for home lenders to comply with their responsible lending obligations. 

  • Citibank Refunds $5m For Undisclosed Fees

    15:20' 03-04-2017

    Citibank Refunds $5m For Undisclosed Fees

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned consumers that some credit card transactions will attract international transaction fees, even if they seem to be made wholly within Australia.

  • ACCC To Review Electricity Prices

    15:17' 30-03-2017

    ACCC To Review Electricity Prices

    The Turnbull Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to review retail electricity prices.

  • “Loan Sharks” Should Face Tougher Laws

    15:25' 29-03-2017

    “Loan Sharks” Should Face Tougher Laws

    Acting together, a number of consumer groups, including Choice, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia, went to Canberra last week to call for changes to the lending laws.

  • Tax Office Checks Facebook Status

    13:14' 20-03-2017

    Tax Office Checks Facebook Status

    The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is widening its data tracking and monitoring methods to search out people who have more wealth than they declare, according to a recent report.

  • Siri-Like Platform Helps Personal Budgeting

    12:56' 16-03-2017

    Siri-Like Platform Helps Personal Budgeting

    A new app uses a Siri-like Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform to help organise personal and household accounting.

  • How Spending Helps The Economy

    14:46' 14-03-2017

    How Spending Helps The Economy

    Sometimes we use the word economy to mean saving money. But when it comes to the national economy, were told to do the opposite, spend money.

  • Young People Want To Learn About Super

    15:15' 28-02-2017

    Young People Want To Learn About Super

    Young people want to know more about superannuation, and they want to know about it now, Money magazine reported recently.

  • Rate Cuts Bad For The Economy

    15:03' 23-02-2017

    Rate Cuts Bad For The Economy

    Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Phillip Lowe told a meeting late last month that cutting interest rates would not help the economy.

  • Widening Gap Between Rich And Poor

    15:28' 09-02-2017

    Widening Gap Between Rich And Poor

    A survey by ME Bank at the end of last year says there is more evidence of the widening gap between the rich and the poor.

  • Working Group Will Look At Super Cheats

    18:43' 08-02-2017

    Working Group Will Look At Super Cheats

    Superannuation is guaranteed by federal legislation. Employers who do not pay employees their superannuation entitlements are breaking the law. Such non-compliance is a very serious issue.

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