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Switch to renewables

13 May 2022 09:00

Aussies switching to renewable energy as concerns about climate change grow

Written by William Jolly

With the vast majority of Australians worried about the future impacts of climate change, households are turning to renewable energy sources to do their part.

couple wondering why their electricity bill is higher

12 May 2022 10:57

Aussie households tipped to feel the pinch as energy supply costs soar

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Brett Mifsud

Wholesale electricity prices are rising, which means Australian families could soon be paying more for the electricity they use.

Unaffordable insurance

11 May 2022 10:53

Insurance still unaffordable for some after recent severe weather

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

According to Compare the Market’s latest quarterly Bill Shock Tracker survey, 18% of respondents said they could not afford insurance.

Couple applying for Victorian Power Saving Bonus

9 May 2022 12:58

Victorians are eligible for a $250 Power Saving Bonus – Here’s how to apply

Written by Phillip Portman

Eligible Victorian households will be entitled to $250 to use on energy bills. Here’s what you need to know.

Qld wild weather

6 May 2022 16:22

Queenslanders urged to protect their homes ahead of more wild weather

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Queensland is set for more torrential rain, with forecasts of nearly 10 months of rain over just a couple of days in certain parts of the ‘Sunshine’ State.


13 Apr 2022 12:26

Pet safety warning: don’t let Easter turn into a dog’s breakfast

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Families looking forward to an egg hunt this Easter are being urged to be extra careful with chocolate goodies around their pets.


25 Mar 2022 14:29

Pets a key lifestyle factor when choosing to buy a house

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Wannabe property-buyers aren’t just looking for themselves, but their pets as well, according to a new survey by Compare the Market.

22 Mar 2022 11:56

Biggest distractions for people while WFH

Written by Hannah Norton

With more people working from home than ever before, this survey reveals which age groups are the most likely to slack off without their employer knowing.

Renters flood damage

21 Mar 2022 10:55

Why renters are more vulnerable to damage during floods

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Renters who had not insured their valuables could be particularly vulnerable to losses and damage caused by the flooding disaster, experts say.

18 Mar 2022 11:08

The World’s Favourite Disney Characters

Written by Eliza Buglar

Ever wondered which of Disney's many characters is the most popular? We crunched the numbers to find out!