Universal basic income should be seen as a rightful share of society’s wealth

Universal basic income should be seen as a rightful share of society’s wealth

By Elise Klein Posted May 14, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: A UBI of $15,000 or $20,000 a year is not going to lead a mass exodus from the labour force in Australia. (ABC News: Stephanie Anderson) Related Story: Finland’s failed experiment and the pitfalls of free money A universal basic income …

Share the Dignity ACT calls for more tampon and pad donations to help disadvantaged women

Share the Dignity ACT calls for more tampon and pad donations to help disadvantaged women

Updated April 28, 2018 09:23:13 Photo: Share the Dignity has fallen well short of its April collection target. (Supplied) Periods are inconvenient, but they can be unbearably humiliating for the most disadvantaged women. When Canberra lawyer Nikki Bensch heard women doing it tough were turning to newspaper, socks or their …

Share housing in retirement, profit-capped apartments floated as affordable alternatives

Share housing in retirement, profit-capped apartments floated as affordable alternatives

Posted April 27, 2018 13:25:41 Photo: Are there alternatives to a tiny house for people struggling to enter the housing market? (Supplied: Alicia Fox) Share housing in retirement or buying an apartment where the profits are capped are just some of the ideas being floated as part of a housing …

Bush internet customers share NBN satellite service with city residents

Bush internet customers share NBN satellite service with city residents

Posted April 26, 2018 07:03:41 The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been accused of dumping city customers on a service that provides satellite internet services to the bush. The Better Internet for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia (BIRRR) lobby group has made a submission to the joint parliamentary inquiry into …

Wallaroos to share limelight with Wallabies on Bledisloe Cup night in hope women’s Test will help boost crowd

Wallaroos to share limelight with Wallabies on Bledisloe Cup night in hope women’s Test will help boost crowd

Posted April 24, 2018 18:20:25 Photo: For the first time, this year the Wallaroos will receive Test match payments. (Facebook: Qantas Wallabies) Related Story: Australian rugby announces improved pay deal, women’s sevens among the winners Related Story: Wallaroos selected for Women’s Rugby World Cup It is one of the biggest …

iSelect share prices falling as online comparison site’s profits drop

iSelect share prices falling as online comparison site’s profits drop

Posted April 23, 2018 12:38:13 Investors are unselecting iSelect’s shares, walloping the share price after the firm slashed its earnings outlook and revealed its chief executive officer has quit. Full-year earnings guidance is now in the range of $8 million to $12 million, significantly lower than its previous $26 million …

Boost for remote housing, GST share in Commonwealth’s NT cash splash

Boost for remote housing, GST share in Commonwealth’s NT cash splash

Updated April 23, 2018 12:18:11 Photo: NT Treasurer Nicole Manison said she had been lobbying her federal counterpart. (ABC News: Dane Hirst) More than $250 million in untied GST funding will be delivered to the Northern Territory, but the Treasurer has rebuked claims it is a “reward” for approving fracking. …

‘Ruthless, careless and irresponsible’: readers share their banking nightmares | Australia news

This week, Jacqueline McDowall became the human face of the malpractice of Australia’s financial services industry, as she tearfully recounted the woeful advice she was given by Westpac that cost her her house, and most of her superannuation. The nurse and her husband hoped to buy and run a bed …

Gay conversion therapy survivors share painful legacy of ‘ex-gay’ treatments – RN

Gay conversion therapy survivors share painful legacy of ‘ex-gay’ treatments – RN

Updated April 21, 2018 06:55:13 Photo: Liam Webb attended a gay conversion camp in the US that he thought would “heal” his sexual orientation. (ABC RN: Siobhan Hegarty) Related Story: ‘Harmful’ gay conversion therapy should be banned: rights group “It’s wrong… it’s totally unacceptable. I’m an example of the enormous …

New business model invites customers to share risks and rewards of farming – ABC Rural

New business model invites customers to share risks and rewards of farming – ABC Rural

Central Victorian pig farmers Will Bennett and Emma Horsburgh are pioneering a new model of farming in Australia. The couple have just made their first delivery of pork to customers using Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a business model where customers essentially buy shares in a farm. How CSA works How …