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The new $5 note

The new $5 note has been around for a few weeks now but I only came across it a couple of days back.   Even though I was aware of its design in general terms, I was somewhat taken aback by just how distinctive the transparent strip is. 33 more words

Consumer Issues

Booking with Jetstar (2)

Well, we hadn’t been very impressed with the Jetstar booking process, but in spite of that we went though the same process again to book the relative’s return flight to Sydney.   279 more words


50 years of iron ore exports

The Weekend Australian had a supplement marking the 50th anniversary of the first export of iron ore by Hamersley Iron (now part of Rio Tinto) from the Pilbara, in August 1966.  171 more words

Finance And Business

The tax return

I’ve always prepared my own tax returns.   The fact that I’ve taken on board the incremental changes over the years as they’ve occurred means that I think I understand what’s being asked for, and makes the task of preparing the return manageable. 632 more words

Finance And Business


I see that Medibank Private has been losing market share, and so has said it will take steps to stop the “exodus” of its customers. 255 more words

Consumer Issues

Those $2 coins

I wasn’t taking much notice of the shiny $2 coins coming my way, especially in the change from Woolworths.   Then I noticed in a Woolworths flyer that mentioned the that the coloured circles on the coins were actually Olympic rings, with the coins being issued to coincide with the Olympics. 64 more words

Consumer Issues

"Do Not Call"

I’ve never seriously been bothered by “spam” phone calls on my mobile – but until recently it was in the name of my former employer.    When life with them terminated,  I took the mobile phone number with me and transferred the service into my name. 126 more words

Finance And Business