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TVs you wear on your face have arrived, but they’re not quite ready

Putting displays in front of your eyes to mimic the experience of a massive private screen, TCL’s $899 NXTWEAR G Glasses have some serious sci-fi potential. But will they kickstart a new category of wearable TVs, or be relegated to being a forgettable gimmick? Unlike the smart glasses that were …

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First woman joins Australian Football Hall Of Fame, Judd added in first eligible year

All would have done hard yards, but with one head start: gender. Lee’s brothers would not let her play if she cried, so despite losing the standard many layers of skin on the asphalt, she did not. “Street football moulded me into the footballer I am,” she told Flanagan. Nathan …

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Calls to hardship helplines rocket as lockdowns roll on

The number of people seeking advice from financial counselling help lines has soared as COVID-19 lockdowns and severe restrictions take a heavy toll in the nation’s two most populous states. Thousands of New South Wales and Victorian residents and small business owners have sought assistance from the National Debt Helpline …

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Big super funds deliver better returns, as mergers continue apace

Rainmaker’s Superannuation Benchmarking Report says the number of funds has halved from 389 to 179 over the past decade. Most mergers lead to significant fee savings, with cuts of about 20 per cent, the researcher says. “Regulators and political leaders are continuing to pressure super funds to merge, particularly those …

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Complaints over financial advice to SMSFs under spotlight

However, this strategy can create problems, not only with the risks of gearing, but also a lack of liquidity if the property makes up most of the value of assets in the fund. That could lead to difficulties in generating the kind of income stream required by trustees when they …

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Is your relationship pushing up your health insurance premium?

A singles policy is usually about half the cost of an equivalent policy for a couple or family. So, just converting a couples policy into two singles won’t necessarily save you money. However, there are still ways to save if you are prepared to read the policy fine print. Let’s …

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As it happened: NSW records 753 new local COVID-19 cases and one death, state hits 6 million jab target; Victoria, Queensland infections continue to grow

Thank you for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s what you need to know: A woman in her 30s has died at her western Sydney home after contracting COVID-19, NSW Health has confirmed. It marks the 75th death in the …

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‘Hearts are breaking’: Sydney mother identified as woman who died with COVID-19

Family and friends are mourning the death of a Sydney mother of three who tested positive to COVID-19, while her husband battles the virus in hospital. Ianeta Isaako has been named on social media as the woman in her 30s who died at her home in Emerton on Monday. Ianeta …

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Birds, boats and blooms: Signs of spring spotted on lockdown walks

Yesterday’s sunrise on my morning paddle off Cronulla.Credit:Mark Yesterday’s sunrise on my morning paddle off Cronulla. – Mark I live out in regional Victoria and I am so lucky and grateful to have views like these on my walk up and down my road.Credit:Cassie I live out in regional Victoria …

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Move over Brangelina, Hazzardjiklian is in town

Justin Myatt of Randwick is feeling the repetitive strain of elevenses: “We are seeing so much of Gladys Berejiklian and Brad Hazzard on TV that, in my mind, they are beginning to merge into a single amorphous shape. What would we call that? Why Bradys Hazzardjiklian, of course. Just be …

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