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The madman on the money

HIS portrait shows a determined man, chin tilted upwards and mouth set in a proud curve. This is John Macarthur, one of Australia’s founders, responsible for establishing our wool industry and the face of the now-defunct $2 note. Yet he ended his days shorn of his dignity,

Property millionaires on the rise

PROPERTY millionaires are on the rise with the number of suburbs where owners sold for more than $1 million up substantially on last year. The latest figures from CoreLogic RP Data reveals there are now 380 suburbs with a median house or unit price of more than

Families could save big on childcare

EXCLUSIVE CASH-strapped working families would save hundreds of dollars a month if the federal government diverted $1.5 billion from its paid parental leave scheme and put the money into childcare subsidies. New modelling obtained by News Corp Australia shows working mums and dads could save between 18

The madman on the money

HIS portrait shows a determined man, chin tilted upwards and mouth set in a proud curve. This is John Macarthur, one of Australia’s founders, responsible for establishing our wool industry and the face of the now-defunct $2 note. Yet he ended his days shorn of his dignity,

LIVE: Glory take on Victory

PERTH Glory are out to extend their lead at the top of the ladder as they take on Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium. With Adelaide and Sydney FC both delivering high-scoring victories on Saturday night, Glory have a tough test at home against Kevin Muscat’s men. And

Iranians target wrong Ben Williams on Facebook

AN American namesake of Asian Cup referee Ben Williams has been bombarded with Facebook messages from Iran after a controversial red card in their quarter-final loss to Iraq. Ben Williams of Baltimore, Maryland, received nearly a thousand friend requests from Iranians after Team Melli were sent tumbling

Marijuana company starts on a high

MEDICINAL marijuana company Phytotech Medical made a high-flying debut on the stock market yesterday, with its shares more than doubling in value. Investors who bought Phytotech shares for 20 cents each just before Christmas saw their investment skyrocket to 42 cents during their first day of trading

‘We’re barely getting by on $25k a month’

MEET Eric and Ilsa, the professional couple struggling to make ends meet on a measly $25,000 a month. But is it fair to make fun of “1 per centers”? The Canadian couple have drawn scorn from around the world for writing into a popular financial advice column

Is minimum wage on chopping block?

  THE need for a minimum wage and penalty rates will be explored by a “once-in-a-generation” inquiry into Australia’s workplace relations system.   The Productivity Commission has commenced a root and branch review into the politically charged topic of industrial relations, which will examine everything from foreign

What’s going on at this ski resort?

THE World Economic Forum is a who’s who of the global powerful elite. Every year in January, the rich and powerful gather in Davos to hobnob and set the agenda for the years ahead. This year was no exception with attendees including Al Gore, the King and