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Travel insurance providers remove mental health illness exclusions

July 5, 2017

‘Some of Australia’s largest insurance providers have revised travel insurance policies that have long contained blanket exclusions for mental health conditions. ‘Cover-More Australia and QBE Insurance have recently removed exclusions in their policies that deny cover to people who cancel or change … read more

Ausgrid spent $75m on an unnecessary Sydney CBD property

June 8, 2017

‘Anyone passing Bligh Street or O’Connell streets in the heart of the Sydney CBD can see an example of how energy users are arguably being made to pay too much for power networks. ‘A huge vacant lot running between the … read more

Sydney mum shows who wears the pants, winning school uniform battle with her daughter’s school

June 6, 2017

‘A SYDNEY mother has won a battle to get her school to provide pants for girls, as the education minister has called it “bloody-ridiculous” not to have the gender-neutral option in uniforms. ‘However Rob Stokes stopped short of saying he … read more

‘Gold-plating’: NSW’s skewed electricity market and the fight over rising bills

June 1, 2017

‘A federal court decision this week represents a possible end to a two-year battle that will see New South Wales households charged an extra $3bn on their collective energy bill and put upward pressure on bills in other states too.’

Households facing ‘price spike’ as regulator loses key court case

May 25, 2017

‘A federal court has blocked efforts to cut power price rises which will leave households facing a ‘price spike’ that could run into hundreds of dollars a year, one consumer group has warned.’