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More than 1 million cars added to Takata airbag recall

More than 1 million cars added to Takata airbag recall

The consumer watchdog has published a revised list of vehicles with potentially deadly Takata airbags.

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National NAB outage leaves customers stranded at checkouts
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Big four

National NAB outage leaves customers stranded at checkouts

NAB customers and businesses were unable to access bank accounts and EFTPOS machines across the country on Saturday morning.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Property industry faces chaos over court ruling
Sales

Property industry faces chaos over court ruling

There could be a "flood of legal action" over a glitch in sales contracts used by about 5000 estate agents, who may have to repay millions of dollars in commissions.

  • by Cameron Houston & Chris Vedelago
Australia 'seven years' behind other nations as electric car sales leap
Energy

Australia 'seven years' behind other nations as electric car sales leap

Sales of electric cars in Australia vaulted about 70 per cent in 2017 but the nation is lagging about seven years behind global uptake as demand begins to ramp up.

  • by Peter Hannam
The scam costing Australians $22m more than dating scams
Scam

The scam costing Australians $22m more than dating scams

Australians reported losing a whopping $340 million to scams in 2017, an ACCC report has found, but it's not dating scams costing people the most.

  • by Rachel Clun
Parents of multiple babies struggling with feeding formula restrictions
Parenting

Parents of multiple babies struggling with feeding formula restrictions

Parents of twins, triplets and other multiples are finding it difficult to feed their children due to restrictions on baby formula.

  • by Elliot Williams
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Achtung, it's official: Beer is not beneficial, German court rules
Consumer rights

Achtung, it's official: Beer is not beneficial, German court rules

Beer cannot be marketed as beneficial, a German top court ruled after a consumer rights group sued a brewery over ads that suggested beer had health benefits.

New rules launched to fight 'dodgy' power bill discounts
Energy

New rules launched to fight 'dodgy' power bill discounts

Energy regulators will bring in new rules to fight confusing electricity bills in an effort to halt "deceptive" discounting.

  • by Cole Latimer
Coles restricts access to baby formula in some NSW stores
Supermarkets

Coles restricts access to baby formula in some NSW stores

Baby formula will be joining cigarettes behind the counter at some NSW supermarkets.

  • by Rachel Gray
Cold snap sends Sydneysiders to shops in last-minute heater rush
Weather

Cold snap sends Sydneysiders to shops in last-minute heater rush

Recruiter Sara Molander was one of many who was rudely awoken by the sudden chill.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Care about your data privacy? Then prove it
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Social media

Care about your data privacy? Then prove it

Social media platforms are in the public square. It's your responsibility there's nothing on your account that shouldn't be made public.

  • by Michael R. Strain