When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Granny flats are often the result of informal arrangements between parents and children who assume it will all work out well.  Markus J/Shutterstock A “granny flat agreement” is an informal arrangement between a parent and their adult child or children. The parent (often elderly) contributes funds...

Top 7 Reasons To Choose Sports Utility Vehicle For Your Next Car

Choosing your next new car can be an exciting yet daunting task. With tons of choices to choose from and lots of considerations to think about, how can you even come up with a decision? Your final decision will depend on many factors, but...

The Importance of Quality Perth Packaging Materials

If there is one thing about packing services, Perth professionals cannot do without, it is quality packing materials. While many items may appear robust when they are inside your home, when you add moving them to another location into the equation, they can immediately...

Why outer suburbs lack inner city’s ‘third places’: a partial defence of the hipster

The independent owner-operated businesses that bring life to run-down neighbourhoods often have a hipster ethos.  Peter Walters, Author provided One of the stark differences between neighbourhoods in the inner city and outer suburbs in Australia is the quality and type of retail offerings. Gentrifying inner-city suburbs...

Limes not lemons: lessons from Australia’s first e-scooter sharing trial

The early popularity of shared e-scooters suggests they will play a valuable role as part of the mix of transport options in Brisbane. Albert Perez/AAP If you’ve been in central Brisbane recently, you will know there is a new visitor in town. Lime e-scooters have popped up all...

6 Basic Car Care Tips Every Car Owner Needs To Know

Have you recently bought for the very first car? That's excellent news! With a car being one of your most prized possessions and one of your most significant investments, it's only natural to feel excited about finally owning one. However, owning a car comes...

Digital Earth: the paradigm now shaping our world’s data cities

The vast amounts of data from more than 650 Earth observation satellites are transforming how we see and shape urban landscapes.  Pitney Bowes Australia courtesy PSMA, Author provided Today’s smart cities rely on networks: squillions of semiconductor devices that constantly pulse electromagnetic waves (light and...

Find The Right Car For You With These 5 Easy Steps

Owning a car for the very first time can be quite overwhelming. As one of your most significant buys, it only makes sense to find the best vehicle for you before making the purchase. However, Keep in mind that a car will only be...

The small patch of bush over your back fence might be key to a species’ survival

A kangaroo finds refuge in a small patch of vegetation surrounded by a new housing estate. Georgia Garrard, Author provided It may not look like a pristine expanse of Amazon rainforest or an African savannah, but the patch of bush at the end of the street...

Grey nomad lifestyle provides a model for living remotely

Grey nomads are champions of a radical type of portable urbanism as they travel to far-flung places like Lake Ballard in Western Australia. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia,Author provided Every other year, retired couple Jorg and Jan journey some 5,000 kilometres in their campervan...