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Last minute decision saves tourism

PM Malcolm Turnbull says the government remains committed to a 15 per cent backpacker tax. Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann and One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson after the Backpacker Tax Bill vote in the Senate at Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: Mick Tsikas A DEAL between the Australian Greens …

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‘We’ve been to hell and back’

Hear the reaction when you are told you have won $20 million dollars. $20 every month for the next 20 years thrilled a woman from Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Picture: ThinkStock WHEN people are told they have won a lot of money the reaction always varies. A woman in her forties, …

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Turnbull’s new besties — the Greens

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: Lukas Coch MALCOLM Turnbull formed a united front with the Greens today to escape a humiliating backdown on backpacker tax. Even with the last-minute rescue mission by nine Green senators the Prime …

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Financially cheating on your spouse

Personal finance expert David Koch’s top three tips to avoid family money feuds. A majority of Australians don’t tell the truth about their finances when it comes to speaking to their family and friends about it. Picture: Supplied A MAJORITY of Australians are money-cheating on their partners or lying to …

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Taxman’s $10bn Facebook raid

We had a good look, but couldn’t find the page you requested. This is either because: There’s an error in the address or link you have entered in your browser There’s a technical issue and the page has not been properly published The article was removed to comply with a …

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Motorists rise up to fight price rises

David Koch shares some tips on what to look for in a car insurance policy. Motorists are banding together to fight price rises. Picture: Thinkstock GEN-Xers face big car-insurance premium increases — but under-25s are being spared — as 15,000 people band together to fight price rises. The cost of …

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How to discuss money with friends

Talking about money matters with freinds can be difficult, but there are smart ways to open the conversation. MONEY is still a taboo topic in conversation among friends and family, but it shouldn’t be. While people are often more willing to chat about sex, religion or their bodily functions, money …

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Investors on the trail of missing $150m

Steve Navra at Brisbane Airport. MUM-and-dad investors entrusted Steve Navra’s companies with $400 million, believing he had a computer program to beat the stockmarket. Both he and the liquidator of his companies say all the money is gone. Forever. But the investors — led by professional advocate Susie Bennell, the …

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Brokers: please explain your commissions

David Koch explains how choosing the right mortgage can save you lots About one in three mortgage broking customers don’t understand how the broker gets paid. ABOUT one in three customers who use a mortgage broker to sign up to a home loan remain unclear how the broker is paid, …

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