Category: Consumer

New study raises the alarm for vape users

A new study has raised the alarm around the safety of e-cigarettes. Researchers are now warning against the use of vapes, leaving local vendors fighting to keep their businesses afloat. Pagan Blight reports.

Australian households blowing the food budget

A new report shows Australians are spending more than we can afford to, on food. And economists say many households admit to blowing their budgets. Hannah Burstow reports.

Droughts won’t sideline mango sales this season

A taste of summer has hit supermarket shelves. The season’s first tray of mangoes sold for a juicy sum at Brisbane’s annual charity auction. But following the recent dry weather will there be enough to go around? Megan Rainbird reports.

Petrol price spike feared after attacks in Saudi Arabia

There’s a major crisis brewing in the middle east after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia. In Australia the initial impact has been on petrol prices. Michael Rodden reports.

Qantas world first with waste-free flight

By Laura Daly and Isla Stanich Qantas has completed the world’s first-ever “zero waste” flight, setting an example for other airlines and the rest of the world. Plastic waste is a crisis threatening the survival of ecosystems, wildlife and the

Election Special: Electric Cars

The push for more electric vehicles has been a key part of Labor’s climate policies. But do they really live up to the green hype? Chris Smith reports.

Election Special: Economic Impact

The election has become a fight over the best plan for the economy and who will put more cash in your wallet. But different policies on penalty rates have worried workers and bosses alike. Dominic Elsome reports.

Election Special: Social Media

Gone are the days of advertising only on the TV and radio. Politians are picking up social media to engage with voters. Laura Daly reports.

Tips for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the pressure to pick the perfect gift is upon us. And it’s something that can be quite costly! QUT News has a guide for beating the budget blues. Isla Stanich reports.

More chargers for drivers to get plugged in to electric cars

The approaching federal election has fully charged the debate on electric vehicles and with new charging stations electrifying the nation, there is hope that more drivers will go green. Ivy Mullins reports.

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