budget

Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you’re still mourning Brazil’s catastrophic loss to Germany, but the rest of the world has moved on — to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it’s going to be very, very expensive. Like $US11,500 per seat expensive.


CSIRO Staff Protest Over Federal Budget Job Cuts

The 2014 Federal Budget was harsh on plenty of Australians, but science took an especially rough beating. Beyond new funding for medical research, Aussie scientists have had $150 million cut from their bottom lines, and $115 million is being stripped from CSIRO. Workers from the country’s peak science research organisation are protesting the cuts, holding meetings to express their displeasure.


The Australian Sex Party's Budget Response On The NBN: 'For F**k's Sake'

The Australian Sex Party’s crowd-funding for its 2014 Federal Budget response video raised $16,500, with over 150 donors. It takes aim at retirement pension age raises, the $7 Medicare copayment, handouts for school chaplains and the rising price of university places, but its most concise and most cutting target is the Liberal Party’s scaled-back NBN.


Budget 2014: $50 Million For CCTV Cameras Across Australia

In last night’s Federal Budget, $50 million was allocated to the Safer Streets Programme, promising a roll-out of London-style closed circuit TV cameras in the public areas of cities and towns across the country.


Government Might Defund Australia's Crash Safety Testing Body

The government is looking for as much spare change behind the couch cushions as it can coming up to this year’s Federal Budget, and one of the savings being considered is the potential defunding of ANCAP, Australia’s crash safety testing body.


Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still A Cheap Phone

Cheap smartphones — we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones — are terrible. They’re tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they’re slower than your grandma, and they feel like they’re held together by Scotch tape. The $249 Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings, but put simply, you can’t get a better cheap phone.


Best Tablets Under $400

There are some great tablets out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get a great device? Is it possible to buy a great tablet on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best tablets on a budget.


Best Laptops Under $500

There are some great laptops out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get a great device? Is it possible to buy a great laptop on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best laptops on a budget.


The Seven Best Smartphones On A Budget

There are some great smartphones out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get an awesome device? Is it possible to buy a smartphone on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best smartphones on a budget.


What Costs Taxpayers More: The NBN Or The Australian Olympic Team?

One of the perpetual arguments against the National Broadband Network (NBN) is that it’s too expensive, and that the money could be better spent on roads. Following a less than stellar performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, similar claims of waste are now being thrown at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). We thought we’d compare the two projects and see what costs more: Australia’s elite athlete training programs or the National Broadband Network?


Product And Price Finder

Find more great products at