News National Top stories – Thursday, 27 August, 2015
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Top stories – Thursday, 27 August, 2015

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Big banks ‘could be stung’ by risky lending, warns regulator

Banks are lending to borrowers who may not be able to repay, leading to heightened risks to Australian banking system, says watchdog. Read more.

 

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We asked five blokes to watch The Bachelor. This is what happened

Five reluctant men watched The Bachelor and shared their thoughts. These are the hilarious, and sometimes angry, results. Read more.

 

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Six common ways people are ruining their eyes

A new survey reveals we fear losing our vision above other senses, but many of us are causing it damage on a daily basis. Read more.

 

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Top tips for spending your tax return profitably

Our experts impart their wisdom to make sure you get the most out of your tax cheque. Don’t worry, saving isn’t the only option. Read more.

 

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Now the mining boom is bust, here’s what can replace it

The mining boom was great but it’s over and the RBA says we need alternatives to drive growth. Here are five ideas to get the economy buzzing again. Read more.

 

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The real picture of women in the Australian parliament

A carefully chosen seating plan makes the PM look like he’s surrounded by female MPs. The numbers tell a very different story. Read more.

 

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How Jarred Hayne could become sport’s $12 million man

He’s a novelty, and a talented one, in the land of highly-paid sportspeople. Fame and rich rewards now await the former NRL star. Read more.

 

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Follow these 10 tips to become the ultimate fuel Scrooge

Don’t despair at the pump.There are a number of ways you can reduce consumption. Plus, the answer to the great air con question. Read more.

 

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Song of the week

The woman behind Call Me Maybe returns with another hit. Read more.