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Toll hike: Sydney reports record toll hike of $180m
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Toll hike: Sydney reports record toll hike of $180m

A Labor MP has questioned the record price hikes on Sydney’s roads as the latest data reveals drivers paid an extra $180m in tolls in the last year. Private toll operator Transurban released its half-year results on Tuesday and road revenue was up by almost 60 per cent. “Tolls have never been this high,” NSW...

Gold Coast teacher wins nearly $1m in US lottery
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Gold Coast teacher wins nearly $1m in US lottery

An Australian teacher has woken up just a few thousand short of being a millionaire after winning on the US lotto. On Monday, a 61-year-old Gold Coast man received a call from The Lottery Office, telling him he’d won $897,827 in Sunday’s USA Power Lotto but missed out on a billion dollar prize by one...

ABC reporter reveals Centrelink is ‘refusing to take any calls’ due to staffing crisis
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ABC reporter reveals Centrelink is ‘refusing to take any calls’ due to staffing crisis

An Aussie mum attempting to claim the childcare subsidy has spoken out about a frustrating Centrelink problem impacting struggling families across the nation. Lia Harris, an ABC reporter, took to Twitter this week to share her experience while trying to call the government service. “I know everyone has been complaining about Centrelink but I didn’t...

Australian proposes cruise ships as solution to housing crisis but not all agree
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Australian proposes cruise ships as solution to housing crisis but not all agree

As the country’s social housing and cost of living crisis intensifies, some Australians are thinking outside the box for solutions. In 2021, more than 440,000 public housing dwellings existed around the nation, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. But two years on, affordable housing campaign Everybody’s Home says this number isn’t enough...

Powerball $40 million winner: Thursday night’s draw numbers revealed
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Powerball $40 million winner: Thursday night’s draw numbers revealed

The winning numbers for Thursday night’s $40 million Powerball draw have been revealed. The numbers were 2, 7, 15, 21, 24, 31, 35 and the Powerball was 18. A lucky player in Victoria matched all the numbers and has won $40 million, but may not know it yet. The Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell said she...

Tyson Scholz ‘ASX Wolf’ sells $4.6 million waterfront Gold Coast mansion
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Tyson Scholz ‘ASX Wolf’ sells $4.6 million waterfront Gold Coast mansion

Tyson Scholz, also known as the “ASX Wolf,” has listed his $4.6 million waterfront mansion in Sanctuary Cove for $300,000 more than what he paid for it 10 months ago. Scholz, a Lamborghini-driving share trader and Instagram influencer with over 21,000 followers, was recently found to have been running a financial advice business without a...

Finder’s Richard Whitten reveals top tip to get home loan right after Reserve Bank of Australia’s mortgage forecast
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Finder’s Richard Whitten reveals top tip to get home loan right after Reserve Bank of Australia’s mortgage forecast

As hundreds of thousands of Aussies brace for more mortgage repayment pain amid the Reserve Bank’s latest forecast, a financial expert has revealed the best way people can get their home loan right and avoid financial headaches. Marion Kohler, head of the RBA’s economic analysis department, delivered the grim news on Wednesday that more than...

Sydney councils contemplate restricting popular beach cabana use
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Sydney councils contemplate restricting popular beach cabana use

An explosion of cabanas have popped up around Aussie beaches recently – causing some to complain they are ruining the view – and now, councils could step in and ban the popular accessory. Social media videos have seen beaches in places such as on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and in Perth, Western Australia, filled with...

Coles, Woolworths, Big W: Curash baby rash cream recalled after injuries
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Coles, Woolworths, Big W: Curash baby rash cream recalled after injuries

Parents are fuming over the shock recall of a popular baby rash cream due to potential adverse reactions reported by some customers. Church & Dwight, a manufacturer of baby care products, announced a recall of its Curash Nappy Rash Cream on Thursday. The recall affects two batches of the product, identified by batch numbers 1116727...