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Power from the people: homes paid to supply electricity to the grid
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Renewables

Power from the people: homes paid to supply electricity to the grid

Pool pumps, airconditioners, batteries and other smart devices could become money spinners for households under a $50 million Berejiklian government plan to create a "virtual battery" to shore up the grid.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'We are finally seeing some relief': Sydney petrol prices plunge
Petrol prices

'We are finally seeing some relief': Sydney petrol prices plunge

The average petrol price in Sydney has dropped by 8 cents in the past week - the biggest fall in a decade.

  • by Maani Truu
Let's ensure we don't let super funds 'kludge' it this time
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Superannuation

Let's ensure we don't let super funds 'kludge' it this time

There is no reason for people to take out insurance against accidents at work.

  • by John Daley
Pregnancy not covered by one in four travel insurance policies
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Pregnancy

Pregnancy not covered by one in four travel insurance policies

Planning a babymoon? Make sure to check the travel insurance fine print.

  • by Maani Truu
Air travel is about to get even less glamorous
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Aviation

Air travel is about to get even less glamorous

Savour the boutique shopping and caviar bar at your next visit to an airport. Outside the walled gardens of business-class lounges, the future of aviation is likely to be a whole lot more functional.

  • by David Fickling
'Bamboozling' pricing in $8b money transfer industry in Labor sights
Private banking

'Bamboozling' pricing in $8b money transfer industry in Labor sights

For every $1000 transaction, Australians pay $23 more than the Americans, $9 more than the British, and $4 more than the Canadians.

  • by Matt Wade
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'Records falling everywhere': solar panel demand goes through the roof
Renewables

'Records falling everywhere': solar panel demand goes through the roof

Chaos in energy policy at the federal level is only one of the factors driving households to install solar PV at record levels.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney to see small power bill relief ahead but country NSW still feels pressure
Energy

Sydney to see small power bill relief ahead but country NSW still feels pressure

The energy regulator’s decision on the revenues that poles and wires companies can collect will see household power bills drop for Sydney but the rest of the state, especially country NSW, will see an increase in costs.

  • by Cole Latimer
Giant Pops recalled over possible metal contamination
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Giant Pops recalled over possible metal contamination

If your children received either of these lollipops for Halloween, throw them out.

  • by Rachel Clun
Queensland councils want right to refuse pokies as losses near $100m monthly
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Queensland councils want right to refuse pokies as losses near $100m monthly

Queensland councils want the power to refuse developments to slow the escalating costs of gaming machines, which has soared to $93 million a month.

  • by Tony Moore
Company that helped power price surge voted best electricity retailer
Energy

Company that helped power price surge voted best electricity retailer

A national survey has found electricity consumer satisfaction has fallen year-on-year but the retailer that helped kickstart spiking power prices has been voted the best.

  • by Cole Latimer