The basic money advice you wish you’d been taught at school

The basic money advice you wish you’d been taught at school

ONCE the excitement of landing a first job has settled, it is time for young people to think about the practicalities of being employed. Jobseekers entering the workforce in 2018 are urged to put serious thought into their finances and understand their rights. WHAT COUNTS AS WORK? The Fair Work Ombudsman stipulates workers are paid for all hours of work, including attending team and individual meetings at the employer’s request, the time spent opening and closing the business, attending training sessions, travelling during work hours for tasks which are associated…

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Darryn Lyons’ bold hope to be Prime Minister of Australia

Darryn Lyons’ bold hope to be Prime Minister of Australia

HE’S been a paparazzo and a mayor of Geelong. Now Darryn Lyons has another dream — to be the Prime Minister of Australia one day. Lyons, who loves “beer, pizza and the conquering people” told Nine’s current affairs program A Current Affair that he was “very passionate” and his time as mayor had been an “incredible cadetship or apprenticeship in the school of politics”. Lyons, who runs a pizza empire in Victoria, was sacked from his position as mayor over bullying allegations last year, said everyone makes mistakes. “We all…

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Golfer tests positive for banned substance in diet spray

Golfer tests positive for banned substance in diet spray

It was from one of his brothers, asking about a specific part of Fritsch’s weight loss program. In early November, not long after his 40th birthday, the Canadian decided to make some drastic health changes. Weighing in at 242lbs (110kg) — “pretty much the heaviest I’d ever been,” Fritsch recalls — he got in touch with his friend Alex, a chiropractor who offers a successful weight loss program. Alex’s adverts promised you could “lose a pound of fat per day” and Fritsch was finally sold after his wife lost 25…

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Margaret Court Arena should be renamed, Billie Jean King says

Margaret Court Arena should be renamed, Billie Jean King says

Updated January 12, 2018 18:53:00 Video: Billie Jean King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed (ABC News) Related Story: Margaret Court Arena prematurely renamed on Google Maps Related Story: Calls to rename Margaret Court Arena after Qantas boycott American tennis great Billie Jean King has joined calls for Margaret Court’s name to be stripped from the arena at Melbourne Park due to the Australian champion’s vocal campaign against homosexuality. There has been a campaign to change the name of Margaret Court Arena over the former player’s comments surrounding…

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This artist created a massive valley of colour for audiences to walk through

This artist created a massive valley of colour for audiences to walk through

Posted January 12, 2018 17:42:00 Photo: The artist is known for her anarchic use of brightly-coloured spray-paint on existing landscapes. (ABC RN: Teresa Tan) A massive rainbow-hued installation of trussed-and-hung spray-painted fabric has taken over the foyer of Sydney’s Carriageworks this month, an act of peaceful resistance to an late-Victorian industrial aesthetic that’s all brick, cast iron and steel. The walk-in sculpture has been created by German artist Katharina Grosse. Paint by numbers: More than 8,250 square metres of fabric were used It took seven days to rig the fabric…

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