APRA will work with insurers to avoid insurance made unaffordable by rising premiums

A common theme that increasingly permeates all three sectors of the insurance industry – general insurance, life insurance and health insurance – is the affordability and availability of insurance, Mr. Wayne Byres, President of the APRA. Speaking at the Financial Services Institute of Australasia’s ‘The Regulators’ event on May 13, he said: “Whether due to … Read more

Victorian couple Zorali’s outdoor retail company raises $2million

A Victorian couple who fell in love with their passion for the outdoors turned it into a business that pays millions. When Cam Greenwood first met wife Elise, they bonded over a shared love of nature – and their whirlwind romance saw them get engaged five months later. Yet at the time, Cam was going … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Most Great Barrier Reef corals surveyed this year have been bleached

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef corals surveyed this year were bleached in the fourth mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, scientists from the Australian government. The bleaching is caused by global warming, but it is the first reef bleaching event during a La … Read more

Great Barrier Reef: 91% of surveyed reefs experienced coral bleaching in 2022

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) scientists confirmed in March it was the sixth massive reef bleaching event on record and the fourth since 2016. But Tuesday’s report, Reef Snapshot: Summer 2021-22found that nearly every coral reef surveyed on the 1,400-mile (2,300 kilometer) system was affected by bleaching. Coral reefs are among the most … Read more

Great Barrier Reef: 91% of surveyed reefs experienced coral bleaching in 2022

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) scientists confirmed in March it was the sixth massive reef bleaching event on record and the fourth since 2016. But Tuesday’s report, Reef Snapshot: Summer 2021-22found that nearly every coral reef surveyed on the 1,400-mile (2,300 kilometer) system was affected by bleaching. Coral reefs are among the most … Read more

Hack to upgrade the whole family to Jetstar business class

This two-second hack meant Melbourne’s Shona Hendley and her whole family recently got a free upgrade to business class. As a short person whose legs fit comfortably in commercial airline cattle class seats, and as someone who would rather spend money on vacations than flights, traveling business class has no never been at the top … Read more

Best Islands in Fiji: Yasawa Islands, Bequ Lagoon Islands, Taveuni, Kedavu

These incredible tropical islands are just a short flight from Sydney and are ready to host the vacation of your dreams. Tropical, close-by and shaking up day-to-day Covid-19 restrictions: Fiji might be the most talked about destination for Australians seeking post-pandemic escapes. Here are some of the best island destinations. The Yasawa Islands There are … Read more

Top travel destinations revealed, tips for staying safe after Covid

Research shows most Australians will be traveling in the next two years, but the pandemic has changed the way we plan our holidays. Here’s what you need to know. According to new research, 92% of Australians are expected to travel in the next two years, but three in four holidaymakers will be more worried about … Read more