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Rise of boomerang generation as cost of living forces adult kids back home

More adults are moving back home with their parents as increases in the cost of living continue to bite, new research has found. During the past year, 13 percent of Australians have either moved back home with their parents or had an adult child return home, according to a survey of 1058 respondents conducted by...


Long-lost sibling misses out on chunk of family fortune

It wasn’t until New Zealander Ray Moody was planning his wedding in 1971 that he discovered a well-kept family secret. Maurice Moody, whom Ray had always thought of as his father, told him he was in fact his uncle. He wanted to make sure Ray used his correct birth surname (McLean) on his marriage certificate,...


Parental Leave Pay: Aussie dad misses out because his wife is Irish

New dad Dale Lander was looking forward to taking a few months off work to care for his firstborn son. But, last month, a week before baby Liam was born, a conversation with Centrelink scuttled those plans completely.  Lander, from Gippsland, Victoria, was told he wasn’t eligible for the federal government’s Parental Leave Pay –...


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After two years of hibernation, Queenslanders will soon return to the Royal Queensland Show, or the Ekka, a celebration of the state’s local produce, culture and entertainment scene that’s run for almost 150 years. The iconic Ekka will return from August 6-15, after being put on pause during the pandemic. Those in the greater Brisbane...


TV producer unearths remarkable family secrets| Exclusive

TV producer Anita Jacoby spent years travelling the world telling stories. From uncovering the truth about tragedies such as the Childers Palace Hostel fire, to interviewing world leaders like Bill Clinton and even heading up an international media firm, she reached the top of the TV ladder. But it’s the remarkable tale hidden in the...


Australia’s biggest play and entertainment centre to open in Logan next month

Australia’s biggest indoor play centre is about to be opened to families and visitors in Queensland, featuring a ninja warrior course, rock climbing walls and a 300-seat cafe. 9News has been granted an exclusive first look at the Area 51, which has been transformed from an old Bunning’s Warehouse in Logan, south of Brisbane. The...