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‘I was amazed!’: Mrs Hinch fans 5p hack to clean oven racks for ‘sparkling results’

‘I was amazed!’: Mrs Hinch fans 5p hack to clean oven racks for ‘sparkling results’

As frequently used appliances, oven racks can quickly become a distant memory for many as cleaning them can often be put off or simply forgotten about. What’s worse is that it doesn’t take long for them to suffer a build-up of grime and grease. However, the task doesn [...]

The NSW government's land tax announcement explained — is this the beginning of the end of stamp duty?

The NSW government's land tax announcement explained — is this the beginning of the end of stamp duty?

From next year, some first home buyers in NSW will be able to choose between paying the lump sum of stamp duty or an annual land tax. While first homeowners will be the only immediate beneficiaries, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean was not shy about voicing ambition to extend it. "This is the firs [...]

Mater Brisbane volunteer Gwen Grant clocks up 15,000 hours with newborns

Mater Brisbane volunteer Gwen Grant clocks up 15,000 hours with newborns

Gwen Grant is an expert cuddler. She's spent each week of the past 25 years perfecting her hugs as a volunteer "cuddle mum" at Brisbane's Mater Hospital. "They call it being a cuddle mum but it's not all you do so when you get a cuddle that day it's brilliant," Ms Grant said. The generous Bris [...]

Brisbane City Council new suburb housing policy to revitalise tired industrial areas

Brisbane City Council new suburb housing policy to revitalise tired industrial areas

Brisbane City Council is enjoying overwhelming support for a new Suburban Renewal Precincts strategy despite not being able to identify which areas would be targeted. As part of the council's budget this week, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a blitz on the suburbs promising at least 80 [...]

‘Great home remedy’ for unblocking bathtub drains - ‘breaks down more severe clogs’

‘Great home remedy’ for unblocking bathtub drains - ‘breaks down more severe clogs’

Hair is by far the worst bathtub drain-clogging offender, alongside soap build-up and residue from bath oils and conditioner. Strong chemicals and thick bleach products might be homeowners’ first point of call, but actually there are plenty of natural remedies you can use to fix a blocked drain. [...]

Rental Crunch Continues as Covid Recovery Ramps Up

Rental Crunch Continues as Covid Recovery Ramps Up

Brisbane's rental market is at its tightest on record as the city’s vacancy rate dips to well below the national average and rental listings are at their lowest ebb ever.  The national vacancy rate is 1 per cent, its lowest point on record for the third consecutive month, while Bri [...]

'The best way’ to clean ‘smelly’ washing machines in ‘four easy steps’ - ‘kills germs’

'The best way’ to clean ‘smelly’ washing machines in ‘four easy steps’ - ‘kills germs’

WASHING machine cleaning is essential for fresh, sweet-smelling clothes. Cleaning experts have shared that "the best way" to clean "smelly" washing machines boils down to a "maintenance wash". They have also shared "four easy steps" on how to clean the entire appliance effectively. It may seem a [...]

Queensland budget: Govt to levy more than $1b from big business for mental health

Queensland budget: Govt to levy more than $1b from big business for mental health

The Queensland government will follow Victoria to impose a new levy on big business to generate ongoing funding for mental health services, expected to deliver more than $1.4 billion into state coffers across the next four years. Big retailers such as Woolworths and Coles, mining companies, and [...]

Signs You Need to Replace Your Gutters in Brisbane

Signs You Need to Replace Your Gutters in Brisbane

You probably don’t think about your gutters very much, but they perform an extremely important role in protecting your house from water damage. They direct the flow of rain from your roof away from your house’s foundation, making sure your home’s structure remains dry and stable. But [...]