THE passing of the Future of Financial Advice legislation will supposedly mean more reliable and less costly advice for Australians around investments and superannuation but a consumer watchdog says the amendments tabled by the government fall short and leave us in the dark.
A GROWING trend of buying prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines online may be creating an environment leading to the uncontrolled and unregulated supply of medicines, experts have warned.
FOR the writers among us, you’ll know all about the months spent writing, rewriting, taking photos, gathering quotes, picking paper stock, deciding on formats, cover designs, throwing it all away, retrieving it, then handing your precious little one over to a professional editor and waiting.
WHETHER it’s the scent of freshly baked bread, the aroma of newly cut grass, a waft of freshly brewed coffee or a whiff of tantalising perfume, floods of memories, a change in mood and an emotional response can all be triggered in an instant – by our sense of smell.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the national accounts for the December 2011 quarter last month. The results continued a downwards quarter-on-quarter trend in weaker economic growth across Australia.