Turns out Australians aren't too lazy to fill out optional same-sex marriage survey

Turns out Australians aren't too lazy to fill out optional same-sex marriage survey

Updated October 24, 2017 20:05:34 Australians have defied the warnings about voluntary voting. Three-quarters of people have so far sent back their survey form to declare their view on marriage. That response rate makes a lie of the warnings Australians are so used to compulsory voting that they would be too lazy to fill in an optional survey or in some way be incapable of finding a post box. It is a clear signal that there is a strong interest in the issue, certainly enough for voters to take the…

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How to teach your kids about money

How to teach your kids about money

ADVICE on money often boils down to simplistic messages about budgeting, understanding compound interest and avoiding debt. But research suggests financial decision-making depends as much on our values, expectations, emotions and family experiences as information taught at school. In short, the way people interact with money is highly complex and so the way we teach our kids needs to catch up. It’s time for a shift from teaching children rote-learned financial rules of thumb to instilling dispositions and a thinking process that underlies good financial decision-making. Read more: Why is Australian 15-year-olds’…

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What's everyone saying about the NBN?

What's everyone saying about the NBN?

Posted October 24, 2017 12:49:59 Video: Kevin Rudd speaks to Leigh Sales about what went wrong with the NBN. (7.30) Related Story: Politicians are squabbling over who’s to blame for the NBN, but it’s not helping anyone Related Story: Malcolm Turnbull blames Labor for ‘train wreck’ that is the NBN It’s been described as “calamitous”, “stomach turning” and a “changed horse”. So what is everyone actually saying about the troubled rollout of the NBN this week? Here’s a rundown of the key comments so far. NBN Co’s chief executive said…

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West Aussies on the move

West Aussies on the move

WEST Australians are among the most mobile in the country — but an increasing number are making their way to other parts of Australia. Figures from last year’s Census show almost 47 per cent of the State’s population, or more than 990,000 West Australians, moved within WA over the past five years. Of the States, only Queensland had a higher proportion of people who moved to a new address between the 2011 and 2016 Census. In the year leading up to last year’s national headcount, almost 393,500 West Australians moved…

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How to teach your kids to think more critically about money

How to teach your kids to think more critically about money

By Carly Sawatzki, Monash University Posted October 24, 2017 06:59:13 Advice on money often boils down to simplistic messages about budgeting, understanding compound interest and avoiding debt. But research suggests financial decision-making depends as much on our values, expectations, emotions and family experiences as information taught at school. In short, the way people interact with money is highly complex and so the way we teach our kids needs to catch up. It’s time for a shift from teaching children rote-learned financial rules of thumb to instilling dispositions and a thinking…

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