Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack is calling for the establishment of a new regional medical school to address a doctor shortage in the bush but the medical community says new schools aren’t the answer.
Jacqueline McDowall and her husband sold their home on the advice of a Westpac financial planner, hoping to buy a bed and breakfast in their retirement. Instead, their dream was shattered, and they are unsure if they will ever be able to afford their own home again.
Andrew Purcell says he looks after “all shareholders the same way”, but he was booted from Metgasco’s board for allegedly chasing a secret deal which benefitted himself over shareholders.
The unrelentingly tense fall out from Israel Folau’s publicly broadcast views on homosexuality now makes his absence from next year’s World Cup a genuine possibility, writes Steve Wilson
Bank admits advice was poor after customer reveals she and her husband were ‘led up the garden path’ and ended up losing their home
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Westpac admits a senior financial planner gave poor advice to a couple that cost them their dream retirement.
Jacqueline McDowall and her husband ended up losing their home after trying to use superannuation funds to buy a bed and breakfast.
Nationals leader and acting PM says issue ‘important for those people that it affects’ but in his community people are more focused on cost of living
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The acting prime minister, Michael McCormack, has said he has no view “one way or another” on gay conversion therapy in his first major speech as Nationals leader.
Speaking to the National Press Club on Thursday, McCormack outlined a vision for attracting doctors and teachers to the bush but appeared stumped when asked about an issue that has distracted the Coalition this week after it was proposed by some Victorian Liberals.
The Australia banking and finance industry is admitting to shocking misconduct – we want to hear from people who have been affected
The royal commission into banking and financial services has uncovered shocking misconduct by some of Australia’s largest companies. It has also heard testimony from victims, whistleblowers and insiders.
Given all we know about the dangers of work for the dole, has anything been done to prevent a tragedy like this happening again?
Josh Park-Fing was never asked if he wanted to work for the dole.
He wasn’t told that he had the right – under social security law – to do accredited training, study or his own voluntary activity. Like thousands of unemployed workers across Australia, Josh was told by his job agency, NEATO, that he had to work for the dole or he would risk losing his payment.
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As Muslim women begin to tell their stories of divorce on social media, advocates — including Anne Aly, the first Muslim woman elected to Federal Parliament — are calling for broad cultural change.