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Julie Collins, Katie Gallagher: Overhaul of Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Julie Collins, Katie Gallagher: Overhaul of Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Under a major change, up to $14b will be spent on helping small and medium businesses struggling with mounting costs to bounce back from Covid-19. The governing rules Commonwealth spending will be changed to double the opportunities for small and medium business from Friday. Under major changes to procurement rules, up to 20 per cent …

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Aussies mock US for finally ‘discovering’ electric kettles after NY Times story

Aussies mock US for finally ‘discovering’ electric kettles after NY Times story

Aussies have joined Brits in savagely mocking the US for being way behind the times when it comes to kitchen appliances. The internet is hilariously mocking the US for “discovering” electric kettles in 2022. The New York Times recently published an article, with the headline: “A swift and easy way to heat water without using …

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Thinly sliced brisket on a bed of lettuce.

High meat prices drive brisket sales boom. Here’s a cooking method to try

With the cost of meat rising, like everything else, looking for cheaper alternatives when doing your grocery shop will help you save. If you’re a meat eater and are keen to get more experimental with your cooking, it’s a good time to jump on the brisket bandwagon. The cut is taken from the lower chest …

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Will price falls make property more affordable if interest rates are rising?

Will price falls make property more affordable if interest rates are rising?

While the deposit hurdle may improve, she said the two components – deposits and repayments – combined would not see housing become more affordable over the next couple of years. “We would really need to see large declines in house prices [to become affordable] and that would have real economic impacts, and you would see …

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Is your home energy efficient? It could be worth an extra $125,000 when you sell

Is your home energy efficient? It could be worth an extra $125,000 when you sell

When Rod and Kazz Powell built their family home on Sydney’s northern beaches 16 years ago, making a heap of money in the process was not top of mind. Instead, they focused on building a home that would improve their overall health, after suffering through 10 years of living in a cold, damp and thinly-walled …

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Australia’s economic crisis: Perth defies national trend on property values amid sign house prices could fall 20pc

Australia’s economic crisis: Perth defies national trend on property values amid sign house prices could fall 20pc

Housing prices in Australia’s capital cities have been caught up in the nation’s widespread economic crisis, with continuing values ​​to fall. CoreLogic’s Home Value Index, a tool that measures movements in capital city housing markets, recorded its first national fall since September 2020 in May. Across the last quarter, the value of homes in Melbourne …

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Salmonella found in world‘s biggest chocolate plant

Salmonella found in world‘s biggest chocolate plant

Production has been halted in the world’s biggest chocolate plant after salmonella contaminations was found on Thursday. Production has been halted in the world’s biggest chocolate plant, run by Swiss giant Barry Callebaut in the Belgian town of Wieze, after salmonella was found, the firm said Thursday. A company spokesman told AFP that production had …

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4 ASX dividend shares to buy that aren't banks or miners: expert

4 ASX dividend shares to buy that aren’t banks or miners: expert

Image source: Getty Images In times of rising interest rates and market turbulence, many investors turn to dividend-paying ASX shares. The theory is that while capital growth is anaemic, an income stream helps investors endure the tough part of the cycle before it turns. With this in mind, Shaw and Partners portfolio manager James Gerrish …

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Salmonella found in world’s biggest chocolate plant

Salmonella found in world’s biggest chocolate plant

Production has been halted in the world’s biggest chocolate plant, run by Swiss giant Barry Callebaut in the Belgian town of Wieze, after salmonella contaminations was found, the firm said Thursday. A company spokesman told AFP that production had been protectively halted at the factory, which produces liquid chocolate in wholesale batches for 73 clients …

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