George Pell: Catholics asked in newspaper to chip in for Cardinal’s legal costs

George Pell: Catholics asked in newspaper to chip in for Cardinal’s legal costs

Updated May 09, 2018 15:28:50 Photo: George Pell has pleaded not guilty to the historical sexual offence charges against him. (AAP: James Ross) Supporters of Cardinal George Pell are being asked to contribute to his legal fund through a series of advertisements. Some of the ads have appeared in the …

NBN boss blames Government for slow speeds, dropouts and higher maintenance costs

NBN boss blames Government for slow speeds, dropouts and higher maintenance costs

Posted April 27, 2018 15:47:27 The Government’s reliance on copper means cheaper prices but lower speeds, more dropouts and higher maintenance costs for broadband users, the outgoing boss of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has said. Key points: Multi Technology Mix (MTM) cheaper, even after accounting for higher faults, NBN …

SA councils unlikely to scrap kerbside recycling but want help to cover soaring costs

SA councils unlikely to scrap kerbside recycling but want help to cover soaring costs

Posted April 20, 2018 17:00:42 Photo: Residents are urged to keep recycling, despite China’s ban on importing some waste materials. (ABC South East SA: Selina Green) South Australian councils will call on the State Government to release millions of dollars of funding to “buffer” ratepayers from rate hikes to cover …

Internet order for drugs worth up to $500k costs Tasmanian man six years in jail

Internet order for drugs worth up to $500k costs Tasmanian man six years in jail

By Tamara Glumac Posted April 12, 2018 21:02:58 A Tasmanian man who used the internet to order commercial quantities of ecstasy and amphetamines to be sent from overseas in a package described as “car parts” has been sentenced to six years in jail. Cain Jeremiah Dunning pleaded guilty to three …

Royal visit flight costs could top $100,000 for Australian taxpayers | UK news

Prince Charles and Camilla’s tour around the country could cost Australian taxpayers more than $100,000 in flights alone by the time the heir to the throne returns from Vanuatu. The royal couple are spending about 10 days touring Queensland and the Northern Territory. While it was already known that Australian …

Patients paying more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket health costs, survey finds

Patients paying more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket health costs, survey finds

Updated April 05, 2018 06:28:30 Photo: Tracey Barnett (left) has paid $14,000 out of her own pocket for cancer treatment. (Supplied) Patients across Australia are regularly forking out more than $10,000 from their own savings to pay for cancer treatment and chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis. A national study …

Olympic Games’ rising costs forcing many cities to baulk at being hosts

Olympic Games’ rising costs forcing many cities to baulk at being hosts

Updated March 01, 2018 10:13:36 Photo: The UK spent almost $16b to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Hosting the Olympics is now a hard sell. Prohibitive costs and a question mark over the event’s impact in today’s fragmented media landscape has aspirational cities wondering if …

TPG Telecom first-half profit drops 11pc over NBN costs

TPG Telecom first-half profit drops 11pc over NBN costs

Updated March 20, 2018 12:13:35 TPG Telecom has posted a first-half net profit of just under $200 million — 11 per cent lower than last year’s figure. It reported pre-tax earnings of $418 million for the six months ended January 2018, which is a $55 million decrease compared to last …