RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 2 per cent

THE Reserve Bank has decided to leave the cash rate on hold in its final rate decision for 2015.

Jetstar faces pointed flak as launches in NZ

The Air New Zealand ad run in the New Zealand Herald newspaper.

Jetstar's 50-seat Bombardier Q300 is due to take off from Napier

Walton says: I can’t recall

The Walton collapse left Sunshine Coast sub-contractors $2.9m out of pocket.

Liquidator Grant Thornton has reserved the right to recall Walton

Why single women are more likely to retire poor

Women still retire with around half as much superannuation as men.

BILL SHOCK: 62% of households report increased power bills

Switch off your appliances at the wall if you're heading away from home these holidays.

POLL: Have you experienced a shock on your power bill?

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

Investors and markets show sickly signs worldwide

US markets avoided some of the weakness in EU markets

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Report forecasts 20,00 jobs lost and decline in mining

MINING dollars in Australia will continue to dry up, says a report forecasting a further decline in investment of almost 60% over the next three years.

China's economy hampering attempts to fix our own: report

Pudong in Shanghai in January 2014. Photo Contributed

A report looks at China as a handbrake on fixing our budget

Weatherill's GST proposal cops flack from community groups

Cash money 
Photo: Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

SA Premier slammed for his 15% GST proposal

Turnbull may slash super tax breaks for an income tax cut

Super tax breaks may be slashed for an income tax cut

Aussie dollar clawing back ground

AUD managed to claw back some ground overnight.

Mining links prevent unis from divesting in fossil fuels

BMA have bowed to public pressure from the Moranbah community and the Isaac Regional Council and have agreed to install an air quality monitor in Moranbah.Coal dust generated by the surrounding mines is one of the downsides of life in Moranbah. Photo Colette Landolt / Daily Mercury

Links to mining sector are preventing universities from divesting

Negative gearing does not mainly benefit average earners

Australian Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

Fact-checking hasn't left the Small Business Minister looking good

Warning: 'ransomware' attacking Android phone users

ANDROID users are finding themselves under attack by malicious software. The ransomware locks down your device and demands a $200 ransom for the unlock.

New facts emerge about Australians and cybercrime

Australians have an interesting relationship with cybercrime

J880DW Review: The Bro does the job

Brother MFC-J880DW

The Brother J880DW feels like a Swiss army knife

Death of the desktop? Not with this amazing iMac

Apple's iMacs are faster, more powerful and feature better 4k and 5k displays.

Apple's latest 27-inch 5K Retina display iMac is one superb machine

Live longer, save on insurance

I RECKON there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing – watching our kids grow up, having plenty of life experience, and surprisingly, saving on insurance premiums.

Life goes on: Economic realities survive terror

Life does go on, as the people of Paris are so powerfully demonstrating.

At the end of the day, we all need to make a living.

International shares offer good opportunities

Noel Whittaker

My preference is to stay in more general types of funds

Franking credits: From little things, big investments grow

Small franking credits can improve your life after retirement

A brief history of capital gains tax on your family home

Noel Whittaker

Capital gains tax on the family home is causing a lot of confusion

Identity theft on the rise – take greater care

Paul Clitheroe

Be on your wits so online shopping doesn't become identity theft

WATERCOOLER: How's the economy? Is it better or worse now?

Hard to read, even harder to manage – the Australian economy.

Microsoft opens first flagship store outside US in Sydney

MICROSOFT has opened a two-storey, 6000 square metre flagship store in Sydney to show off Windows 10, new Surface devices and fitness wearables.

Halo 5: Guardians makes history with $400m in sales

Halo 5

Result pushes hardware and software franchise to over $5 billion

Apple TV: Australian prices not for the faint-hearted

Apple launches pre-orders for new Siri-powered gaming, movies box

Virgin Mobile research claims we're afraid of data limits

An introduction to a variety of free tools and apps to make the most of your smartphone.

We are a nation that is hungry for data

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book to rival Apple

Microsoft Surface Book

Tech giant announces new Lumia, Microsoft Band and Xbox offers

Review: World of Warships

Captain, my Captain, you're Captain, everyone's a captain

Apple TV, bigger iPad, new iPhone 6s unveiled

The all-new Apple TV features a Siri remote which can also be used for gaming.

Apple TV features voice control, Siri Remote and new tvOS