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‘Tightness’: Grim sign for Aussie jobs

Payroll jobs have continued to climb slightly, indicating there is still a tightness in the labour market coupled with disruptions due to illness and major weather events.There was an increase of just 0.7 per cent in the month to November…

Aussie TV exec swept up in football scandal

A senior executive at SBS has resigned from a separate role at a top Italian football club after a major scandal involving allegations of false accounting saw the entire board dramatically step down last week.SBS director of television…

‘I make $150/hr from non-sexual hugs’

A Queensland woman is making a whopping $150 per hour simply by hugging people. Missy Robinson, 43, from the Gold Coast, has turned the need for hugs and affection into a lucrative business and styles herself as a professional cuddler.…

Unusual reason Sydney icon is closing

Through a flood of tears a Sydney restaurant owner has revealed she is shutting the joint down forever – but it’s got nothing to do with money or staff shortages.Several small businesses across Australia have announced their closure this…

Christmas scam links you shouldn’t open

Australians who are shopping online for Christmas gifts need to be wary of fake delivery scams that could cost thousands of dollars, the AFP has warned.Cyber criminals will be more active in December as they seek to prey on victims who may…

Why jury is out on Aussie digital currency

Australia is keeping an open mind on establishing a digital currency, but the Reserve Bank is unconvinced there is a case for it. The central bank is undertaking a pilot program for a digital eAUD currency. While it has attracted…