Australian share market slips for fifth straight session as property sinks

Australian shares extended their losses on Thursday to book a five-day losing streak as investors trimmed their bets on the timing of anticipated rate cuts. The benchmark index, the S&P/ASX200 fell 0.6 per cent, or 46.6 points at the closing bell, to 7,346.5, dragged lower by the materials, energy and real estate sectors. The broader […]

Former security guard Shamar Joseph is Test cricket’s new cult hero

Last year he was a security guard. Today, he walked off the Adelaide Oval with 20,000 Aussie supporters giving him a standing ovation. It’s stories like Shamar Joseph’s that make us love cricket, and the 24-year-old’s debut has shown there’s still a flame flickering in the West Indies. Granted, the visitors have all but lost […]

Ford introduces backup assistance for Ranger, Everest

Ford promises to take the pain out of reversing while towing with a new feature in the Ranger, Everest and F-150. Backing up with a trailer isn’t easy – as scores of frustrated drivers in viral videos can attest. But a clever system in new Fords could change that, by letting drivers steer a rotary […]

‘$5000’: Shock back to school charge for every Aussie parent

Aussie parents will be forced to fork out thousands of dollars as their kids head back to school later this month, new research has revealed. Australian households are expected to spend a staggering $3.5 billion nationwide on school supplies alone for the year head, according to analysis by price comparison website Finder. Stocking up on […]