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i chose the electricity retailer offering the best deal for my home. that’s not what i got

I chose the electricity retailer offering the best deal for my home. That’s not...

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  Image: Shutterstock Households in most of Australia have been able to choose between electricity retailers for more than a decade. The main reason is to reduce their bills. But past research by the Victoria Energy Policy Centre (at...
know these components of kyc

Know These Components of KYC

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Knowing who your customer is can help you enact protocols to deter financial crimes in financial institutions. KYC, short for “Know Your Client” or “Know Your Customer,” is a set of actions that help...

Third year of declining phone and internet complaints but problems persist for small businesses

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Complaints about phone and internet services decreased 6.1 per cent in the last financial year ending 30 June 2021. During this period, residential consumers and small businesses made 119,400 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry...
from october, it will be all but impossible for most australians to vape — largely because of canberra’s little-known ‘homework police

From October, it will be all but impossible for most Australians to vape —...

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  Picture: Steven Senne/AP After a misstep, it’s about to become illegal to import e-cigarettes without a prescription, which means that, for most Australians, it’ll become all but impossible to vape from October 1. The misstep...
going electric and banning new petrol-powered cars could be australia’s next big light bulb moment

Going electric and banning new petrol-powered cars could be Australia’s next big light bulb...

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  Image: ParabolStudio/Shutterstock In 2007 Malcolm Turnbull turned off an industry’s life support without blinking. The industry made light bulbs, of the traditional kind — so energy-inefficient they lost most of it as heat. “A normal light bulb...
underinsurance is entrenching poverty as the vulnerable are hit hardest by disasters

Underinsurance is entrenching poverty as the vulnerable are hit hardest by disasters

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 AAP Image/Supplied by DFES, Nikki Woods More than 70 homes were destroyed by bushfires in Western Australia this week, leaving those affected facing enormous costs. After disasters like these, insurance is not always there as needed —...
if google does pull its search engine out of australia, there are alternatives

If Google does pull its search engine out of Australia, there are alternatives

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 Image: Shutterstock/Wachiwit The Australian government’s push to make Google pay news organisations for linking to their content has seen the search giant threaten to pull out of Australia. Google Australia’s managing director Mel Silva said if the government’s proposal...
solar panel fire season is all year round and it’s getting more intense in australia

Solar panel fire season is all year round and it’s getting more intense in...

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 Picture:FRNSW, Author provided 2020 was a bumper year for solar power in Australia. More solar PV systems were installed in the first nine months than in all of any previous year. Almost one in four Australian houses now have rooftop solar...
up to 90% of electricity from solar and wind the cheapest option by 2030: csiro analysis

Up to 90% of electricity from solar and wind the cheapest option by 2030:...

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Picture:Shuttlestock With the cost of energy generated from wind and solar now less than coal, the share of Australia’s electricity coming from renewables has reached 23%. The federal government projects the share will reach 50%...
coon’s rebranding dilemma: polishing a brand name to stay out of controversy

Coon’s rebranding dilemma: polishing a brand name to stay out of controversy

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Picture: Bianca De Marchi/AAP The makers of Coon cheese will no doubt have paid close attention to the publicity surrounding Nestle’s rebadging of its Red Skins and Chicos confectionary brands. While the change of Chicos...