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Drinking coffee could reduce your chance of death

11 July 2017 | The Independent

Drinking around three cups of coffee a day has been linked to a lower risk of death “from any cause” in two new large-scale studies.

The habits of coffee-lovers were shown to add years to their life – with high coffee consumption shown to reduce the risk of death from diseases related to circulation and digestion in particular.


Tesla to build world's biggest lithium ion battery for South Australia

07 July 2017 | ABC

South Australia will be home to the world's largest lithium ion battery thanks to a historic agreement between Tesla and the State Government, with Tesla boss Elon Musk promising to build it in 100 days, or it's free.


Time for retirement living to meet the fairness test

04 July 2017 | The Age

Retirement is often called the "golden years". If you read the marketing of the large companies that operate retirement villages you'd be led to believe that it's all lawn bowls, cocktails and luxury. The reality can be very different.

As one retiree recently told us: "When I moved in, the reason for that place's existence was residents. Now it's reason for existence is shareholders and there is a huge amount of distrust."


Melbourne's top 20 cafes for 2017

28 June 2017 | The Age

Wake up and smell the coffee, Melbourne. We are literally surrounded by great cafes. In this sneak peek from the first national Good Food Guide, here are the 20 cafes we're calling the year's best.


'A raised eyebrow': calls for probe into Aveo share trading

28 June 2017 | SMH

The corporate watchdog has been called on to investigate recent trading of Aveo’s shares ahead of the company announcing a $145 million buy back this week.

Investment specialists have called on the corporate watchdog to investigate recent trading of Aveo's shares by its largest shareholder Mulpha and a director ahead of the company's announcement of a $145 million buyback this week.


Bleed Them Dry Until They Die Part 3

26 June 2017 | The Age

“The reason they had me forcibly admitted to the Biala Unit, which is a psychiatric department ... was to punish me, was to shut me up, was to silence me with drugs.”

It was June 23, 2009, when Gwyneth Jones was admitted to a psychiatric ward after complaints about her behaviour at Aveo retirement village The George in one of Melbourne’s bayside suburbs.


The Price Of Freedom

24 June 2017 |

Geoff Richards quietly closed the front door of his unit for the last time. The legal letters had been signed, non-disparagement clauses agreed, and the retirement village operator Aveo was about to have its day.

Slowly walking down the path with his dog, Tosh, the crumpled 80-year-old glanced back one last time.


Australian whistleblowers could get access to bounties worth millions

22 June 2017 | The Age

The Turnbull government is considering a bounty-style reward worth millions of dollars for those who blow the whistle on corruption or unethical behaviour at the hands of multibillion-dollar corporations.

Finance Minister Kelly O'Dwyer will on Friday announce measures intended to tighten legislation to give compensation to whistleblowers to stop their "unacceptable treatment" following a series of damning Fairfax Media investigations into the banking and service sectors.


George Christensen crosses the floor, votes with Labor

20 June 2017 | SMH

Rebel government backbencher George Christensen has crossed the floor and voted with Labor to protect workers' penalty rates, in an embarrassing blow to the Turnbull government.

It is extremely rare for MPs to cross the floor and vote against their own side, but Mr Christensen's move has been a long time coming, as he has threatened to do so on previous occasions.


McMillan Shakespeare hit with $80 million class action

19 June 2017 | AFR

Car leasing giant McMillan Shakespeare is to be hit with an $80 million class action alleging unfair and unconscionable conduct and misleading and deceptive conduct in its extended car warranty business NWC.

The Australian Financial Review can reveal that the class action will be funded by global litigation funder Vannin Capital and law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will file the action next month.



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