My set-top box took a fit, rebooted and ended up on 7 Digital, with this – video below – seriously scarring advertisement playing.
At first I thought I’d landed in the twilight zone, that voice, the insincere role of her vowels, the completely put-on downtrodden Aussie accent. I seriously need to wash my tongue!
This woman is THE MOST disingenuous human I’ve ever had the misfortune of knowing, so wrong, wrong, wrong :: Read the full article »»»»
From today, just under 300 Australian businesses will be required to pay $23 for for each andevery tonne of pollution they produce. They will receive some compensation in the form of tax offsets and credits, but still say they will have no choice but to pass on the cost to consumers. The Government is also compensating low-income earners and says life will go on for Australian households.
The introduction of a carbon price will cost households an extra $9.90 per week on average, while average assistance will be $10.10 per week, according to the Federal Government’s modelling. The Government says nine out of 10 households will receive assistance.
The Governments website reckons that The Household Assistance Package will deliver assistance to 9 out of 10 households through personal income tax cuts and increases in pensions and allowances. This assistance will be permanent and will help households adjust to the introduction of the carbon price. The Government has released a calculator so Australians can estimate how the carbon price will affect their household :: Read the full article »»»»
Latest official figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – ABS – show home loan approvals rose in April, in line with expectations that interest rates would be cut in May.
The number of mortgagess granted to build or buy homes was up 0.2 per cent.
First home buyer commitment also had a slight rise of .4 per cent, making up 16.8 per cent of the home-buyer market for April.
It is the second month in a row home loan approvals have risen, March showed a mortgage approval rise of .34 per cent. These ekishly modest increases come on the back of a fall in February of 2.5 per cent.