News National Top stories – Monday 31 August, 2015

Top stories – Monday 31 August, 2015

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Consumers warned: ‘be sceptical of fish oil and other potions’

Health supplements like fish oil and vitamin pills are nothing more than expensive placebos, shows damning new research. Read more.


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Super battleground heats up as industry funds launch ad blitz

Industry super sector launches ad campaign as for-profit funds continue lobbying to have their funds added as available for workers, employers. Read more.


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‘Nobody read it’: Dutton in the dark over visa crackdown

A mission to crackdown on visa fraud went embarrassingly wrong, and the minister says he never saw the paperwork about it. Read more.


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Australia mourns the loss of horse racing’s Bradman

Bart Cummings was a towering figure. It’s hard to imagine racing without him, writes VRC historian Andrew Lemon. Read more.



Shy, retiring, and living legends of Aussie entertainment

With hit films, iconic TV shows and now a global deal, these modest blokes deserve recognition. Just don’t ask them about their work. Read more.


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Get money smart: 10 ways to spring clean your finances

It’s never the wrong time to save money. These 10 tried and trusted methods will ensure more of your money stays in your pocket. Read more.



Usain Bolt: a gift to sport, a victim of its dirty past

He’s sporting perfection personified. And yet the taint of drugs around him sadly detracts from his achievements. Read more.



Global financial crisis survivor chases home borrowers

The GFC claimed plenty of victims. But this housing lender not only survived, it is now offering some of the best deals available today. Read more.


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How baby boomers are changing the shape of retirement living

Forget the retirement village. Retiring boomers are demanding “all the bells and whistles” close to the best a big city has to offer, say industry figures. Read more.

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