Author Archives: JBryce

What single mums are saying about ScoMo’s $50 JobSeeker raise

From 1 April 2020, the Morrison government is raising the base rate of JobSeeker by $50 but axing the Coronavirus Supplement of $150. That means a NET result of $100 less in your pocket. What will JobSeeker pay from 1 April?  For single parents on JobSeeker, the current full JobSeeker base rate is currently $762. From 1 April, the parenting

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The Death of Cash has been greatly exaggerated

The Morrison government’s ‘cash ban’ on transactions over $10,000 is dead. And so is the general view from much of the media commentariat that cash’s days are numbered. Below is an interview with Martin North from Digital Finance Analytics on the importance of cash. Protecting cash is not about protecting the black market. Criminals have moved online already and banks

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Carry cash or risk going hungry.

Eftpos, bank and credit union ‘outages’ are leaving people stranded. Consumers and retailers simply cannot rely on eftpos systems to work. Some people are loading up trolleys of food and essentials only to find their cards are not working or shop eftpos systems are ‘down.’ Recent Eftpos system outages have affected: At least 10,000 retailers using Tyro eftpos terminals, leaving

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2020 was the year swimmers stopped swimming. I never thought that would ever happen but we beat COVID’s second we and we are back in the water. This is our ‘2020 Year In Review’ music video, thanks to Anthony with music from Hunters & Collectors. Tjis is trly an amazing package of highlights from the year in swimming in Melbourne.

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Small business, retailers, hospitality and service businesses routinely complain of high bank merchant fees and charges. Terminal rental, contactless readers, Mastercard and Visa scheme fees, other bank fees all combine to make accepting card and contactless payments an expensive proposition for small business. This sign below has been popular with retailers and businesses. please download the sign and display near

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