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Thu 22 Aug 2019

‘UberEats wiped out $30k overnight’

‘UberEats wiped out $30k overnight’

UberEats took $30,000 from James Townend with the press of a button — and it says the move, which could cost him $120,000 this year, is “standard policy”.

Nando’s $2500 insult after flood wipe-out

Nando’s $2500 insult after flood wipe-out

A former Nando’s franchisee whose store was destroyed in the 2011 floods has revealed the peri-peri chain’s $2500 slap in the face.

Tiny device will put selfie husbands out of a job

Tiny device will put selfie husbands out of a job

HUSBANDS of Instagram stand down. A little bloke with a name starting in S has taken your job.

Nine's post-merger profit rises on digital

Nine's post-merger profit rises on digital

Nine Entertainment has lifted its net profit in the first full-year result since its merger with Fairfax Media in November.

Flight Centre profit edges up

Flight Centre profit edges up

Flight Centre says it full-year profit has edged up 0.1 per cent to $263.8 million.

Qantas' FY profit falls 17% on fuel, forex

Qantas' FY profit falls 17% on fuel, forex

Qantas is buying back more shares despite its full-year profit falling 17 per cent to $1.302 billion on higher fuel costs and a weaker Aussie dollar.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

A DANGEROUS assumption about Medicare is costing Australian holiday-makers thousands. Here’s where they’re getting caught out.

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

WHEN Cadbury brought back this block for a limited time last year, it was so sought after it was being sold for 10 times its price on eBay.

Hairdresser sick of cleaning ‘excrement’

Hairdresser sick of cleaning ‘excrement’

A business owner says “liberal ideology” has caused homelessness to get so bad she’s been forced to close her salon after 15 years.

'Somebody had to take on China': Trump

'Somebody had to take on China': Trump

US President Donald Trump is looking at possible tax cuts but not right now, as he explained any short-term pain from his trade war with China is "irrelevant".

Tue 20 Aug 2019

‘Low-paid work provides dignity’

‘Low-paid work provides dignity’

The $19.49 an hour minimum wage should be scrapped so more young people can do low-paid work — because it “provides dignity”, MPs have been told.

Seven’s whopping $444m loss

Seven’s whopping $444m loss

SEVEN West Media has reported a $444.5 million full-year loss after again writing down the value of its TV licences, newspapers and goodwill.

The warning that could collapse the apartment market

The warning that could collapse the apartment market

UNIT owners have been warned to sell as soon as possible or suffer the consequences of further price falls due to Australia’s “horrible disease”.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Taxi trick driving customers mad

Taxi trick driving customers mad

The taxi industry faces fierce competition from ridesharing apps, but drivers keep using this dodgy tactic that leaves passengers fuming.

Proof old people screw the rest of us

Proof old people screw the rest of us

The idea that young people are lazy and that they waste money has been busted. And they may never be as wealthy as their parents.

Leaked document reveals UK disaster

Leaked document reveals UK disaster

A secret government document has revealed fears a no-deal Brexit could result in shortages of food, medicine and fuel across Britain.

Advertisers desert shock jock’s show over Ardern comments

Advertisers desert shock jock’s show over Ardern comments

Last week, Alan Jones sparked outrage over his “misogynistic rant” against Jacinda Ardern. Now, sponsors are shunning him in droves.

Why your grocery bill is always so high

Why your grocery bill is always so high

It’s not just your imagination — Aussies pay more at the checkout than most other countries. But here’s how to avoid a supermarket rip-off.

Threat that’s left Trump ‘rattled’

Threat that’s left Trump ‘rattled’

THERE are troubling signs the world is headed for an economic crash — and there’s a surprising reason why the US President is worried.

Australia ‘laughing stock of the world’ over game ban

Australia ‘laughing stock of the world’ over game ban

AN AUSTRALIAN politician has said the country is the “laughing stock of the whole world” over its decision to ban this video game.

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