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'Leading at wrong end': Energy productivity gains lag national targets

'Leading at wrong end': Energy productivity gains lag national targets

Improvements in Australia's energy productivity are running at less than half the federal government's target, leaving power bills and greenhouse gas emissions unnecessarily high, analysts say.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'No honesty comes out' - inquiry into 87-year-old's bruised face
Aged-care

'No honesty comes out' - inquiry into 87-year-old's bruised face

Frances Woolveridge's family wants answers over conflicting explanations to her injuries.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Knowing your rights around expired gift cards
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Sisters-in-Law

Knowing your rights around expired gift cards

We’ve all received a gift voucher that has fallen into the depths of our handbag, or we’ve put in our “important paperwork drawer” (aka junk drawer) to use later, but by the time we’ve found it the business has closed or the voucher has expired.

  • by Alison and Jillian Barrett
'Devastating': Fruit growers fear being collateral damage in health outbreaks
Soft commodities

'Devastating': Fruit growers fear being collateral damage in health outbreaks

Fruit growers have called for clearer and better co-ordinated public warnings about isolated heath risks from food safety authorities to avoid sparking "hysteria".

  • by Patrick Hatch & Darren Gray
Turbulent times: who profits when you fly?
Airports

Turbulent times: who profits when you fly?

While airports and airlines trade accusations of gouging, travellers foot the bill. So who's really to blame?

  • by Patrick Hatch
Husband and wife charged over alleged $3m detention centre love scam
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Crime

Husband and wife charged over alleged $3m detention centre love scam

A Nigerian woman has been charged over her alleged role in a scam police say was being run by a detainee at Villawood Detention Centre with 16 mobile phones.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
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I spend a quarter of my waking hours staring at my phone
Opinion
Phones

I spend a quarter of my waking hours staring at my phone

Almost a quarter of women in their 30s and one in five in their 40s compulsively check their screens about 200 times a day - that's once every few minutes.

  • by Matthew Field
The iPhone XS and XS Max: Bigger Is Now Definitely Better
Opinion
Apple

The iPhone XS and XS Max: Bigger Is Now Definitely Better

The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max may be making me a convert to bigger smartphones.

  • by Brian X. Chen
'No staff, no trolleys?' Coles can't have it both ways, readers say
Supermarkets

'No staff, no trolleys?' Coles can't have it both ways, readers say

A ban on trolleys at some Coles self-service checkouts has become the latest move to anger supermarket shoppers, though some are welcoming the change. 

'Chilling': Aged care horror stories spark calls for quick action
Healthcare

'Chilling': Aged care horror stories spark calls for quick action

Aged care advocacy groups say establishing minimum staff-to-resident ratios to protect elderly Australians in care won't be enough to end neglect and abuse.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Thanks Deliveroo, but I want dinner, not a brand experience
Opinion
Food

Thanks Deliveroo, but I want dinner, not a brand experience

Swipe right for lobster rolls, swipe left to dispose of the people who cook them.

  • by Matt Holden