Budget 2018: Malcolm Turnbull begins the hard sell – politics live | Australia news

Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull have been out and about since the crack of dawn selling their message – they are very happy with the budget and think you should be too. “The economic plan is to deliver strong economic growth. That’s the plan we’re working on, and what that …

National Australia Bank to sell MLC as another bank flees wealth management

National Australia Bank to sell MLC as another bank flees wealth management

Updated May 03, 2018 09:12:02 Photo: NAB has decided to sell its MLC wealth management and superannuation business. (Reuters: David Gray) NAB has become the latest bank to retreat from the wealth management business, announcing it will sell MLC. The decision follows ANZ’s exit from most of its wealth advisory …

A-League fans outraged after grand final tickets sell out, reappear online at inflated prices

A-League fans outraged after grand final tickets sell out, reappear online at inflated prices

Posted May 01, 2018 16:41:43 Photo: Jets fans have endured three wooden spoons in the lead up to this weekend’s grand final. (AAP: Darren Pateman) Fans hoping to see this weekend’s A-league grand final between the Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory have been left bitterly disappointed after tickets sold out …

Dropping the Medicare levy hike is an awkward look for Scott Morrison after 2017’s budget sell

Dropping the Medicare levy hike is an awkward look for Scott Morrison after 2017’s budget sell

Updated April 26, 2018 12:11:52 Photo: Last year, Scott Morrison said the increase would help people like his brother-in-law, Gary. (AAP: Mick Tsikas) Related Story: Medicare levy turnaround ‘a win’ for everyone, Morrison claims Related Story: Medicare levy increase ditched, creating $8 billion NDIS shortfall Putting a family member at …

Bargains from buy, swap and sell groups online come at the price of consumer rights

Bargains from buy, swap and sell groups online come at the price of consumer rights

Posted April 19, 2018 07:40:00 In the Northern Territory’s high turnover population, people looking to cheaply furnish a new home or empty one before they move interstate might turn to Facebook. Buy, swap and sell pages are enormously popular in the Territory. Memberships regularly number in the tens of thousands, …

French bakery’s decision to not sell macarons ends with complaint to Fair Trading

French bakery’s decision to not sell macarons ends with complaint to Fair Trading

Updated April 13, 2018 15:30:48 Photo: Eric Pernoud says the complaint “is just ridiculous”. (Supplied: Eric Pernoud) A popular Sunshine Coast patisserie is not French enough and does not have any macarons, according to a complaint made to the Office of Fair Trading. Sunshine Coast GP Corinne Aveline also lodged …

Turnbull Government pressures AGL to sell Liddell power station to Alinta

Turnbull Government pressures AGL to sell Liddell power station to Alinta

Updated April 05, 2018 08:57:00 Photo: AGL plans on closing the Liddell station but the Turnbull Government is intent on keeping it running. (ABC News: Kerrin Thomas) Related Story: Morrison, Abbott at odds over cost of power from old and new coal plants Related Story: Alinta Energy approaches AGL to …

Rupert Murdoch offers to sell Sky News to Disney to win European pay-TV prize

Rupert Murdoch offers to sell Sky News to Disney to win European pay-TV prize

Updated April 04, 2018 05:27:14 Rupert Murdoch has ratcheted up the pressure on Britain to approve his $US15 billion-plus bid for Sky by offering to sell or legally separate Sky News, aiming to head off objections the deal could give him too much political influence. Key points: Sky News is …

Unemployment rises as Coalition makes hard sell on company tax cuts – politics live | Australia news

Australia’s run of the best jobs growth ever continues with the number of jobs increasing for the 17th straight month in February 2018. This is the longest consecutive run of jobs growth since the monthly labour force series commenced 40 years ago. Labour force figures released today by the ABS …

Gladstone families stuck in a one-time real estate hotspot where most homes now sell for a loss

Gladstone families stuck in a one-time real estate hotspot where most homes now sell for a loss

Updated March 21, 2018 13:10:06 Photo: This family’s newly built house has lost at least $200,000 in value and they cannot afford to sell it. (ABC News: Emilia Terzon) Less than a decade ago this coastal Queensland town was on property investors’ wish lists, but today 80 per cent of …