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17/06/2016 - 4:23pm

The 40-hour working week has become a standard in Australia; five days a week, nine in the morning to five in the evening. It's become such a common idea that people often forget just how much time this is, particularly in regards to how it affects their health. Mankind never evolved to be sat at a desk for eight hours a day, after all. For 13 per cent of the population, that 40-hour week stretches to 50 or more, according to the OECD.

10/06/2016 - 10:55am

When it comes to technological development, there is one particular law that is often quoted. Or rather, not a law, but a prediction. Moore's Law, developed by the eponymous Gordon E. Moore in the 1970s, to be exact. This concept in simple terms states that the overall processing power of a computer will double every two years.

31/05/2016 - 10:01am

As the winter months close in, many Australians are likely looking to escape to brighter shores. Roy Morgan research has revealed that 2.7 million Australians took an overseas holiday, one of the largest volumes in years.

09/05/2016 - 10:55am

If you're into extreme sports, you're likely to travel far and wide to partake in them. However, while you put your body on the line on the slopes (that's part of the thrill, after all), one thing you shouldn't take a chance on is travel insurance.

19/04/2016 - 4:18pm

Family planning is perhaps one of the most common reasons why people look to refresh their private health insurance. No longer are you taking care of yourselves as a couple, there's a whole new human to add to the equation. 

13/04/2016 - 10:23am

By now, every Australian private health insurance member will begin paying more for their cover. Every year, health insurance premiums rise, and this year was no different.

29/03/2016 - 8:39am

Confucius probably summed it up best: "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." It's been 2,500 years since the Chinese philosopher muttered these words, and yet we perhaps make things more complicated today than ever before.

29/03/2016 - 8:33am

Are you worried by the amount your health insurance premiums might rise on April 1? All insurers will increase their premiums by the end of March - some by a little, some by a lot.

23/03/2016 - 4:07pm

Like all things related to health insurance, it's important to be informed. That's a note that rings particularly true with all Australian health funds increasing the amount they charge their clients on  April 1.

The average premium rise will be 5.59 per cent, the government announced in March. However, your health fund could be dramatically lower or higher than that - and their rate change is sure to influence you in the back pocket.

15/03/2016 - 3:48pm

Australia's private health insurance is a beast with many arms, and they're all flailing in different directions. Focus on your Medicare levy surcharge for too long, and you might get blindsided by lifetime health cover; try and get your head around which health fund to go with, and you might miss important deadlines and end up paying more.

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