Entries by Rachel Junge

Four major banks ditch ATM withdrawal fees

UPDATE @ 6.25pm: FOUR major Australian banks have ditched their ATM withdrawal fees, meaning we will no longer have to pay that pesky $2 to withdraw money! Commonwealth Bank was the first to make the move, announcing on Sunday morning that they were scrapping their fees to “benefit Australians”. “Australians have complained for some time about being […]

Free lessons for all young kids during Learn to Swim Week

Almost 30 kids under the age of five drowned in Australia last year. It’s what legendary swim coach Laurie Lawrence labels unacceptable. The former Olympic mentor is continuing on his mission to have ‘zero child drownings’ and is encouraging all parents and grandparents to take advantage of Learn to Swim Week. The initiative (which runs […]

CommBank ditches ATM withdrawal fees

The Commonwealth Bank says it is making a change to “benefit many Australians”, after announcing it will scrap all ATM withdrawal fees. But not everyone is convinced. Even non-CommBank customers won’t be charged a withdrawal fee when they take cash out at any of the bank’s 3,400 ATMs across Australia. “Australians have complained for some time about […]

Police search for white ute involved in fatal hit and run

A woman has been killed in a hit and run incident in Sydney’s south west, with Police hunting for the driver of a white ute. Emergency services were called to Henry Lawson Drive at Milperra around 4.30am on Sunday, where they found the female pedestrian on the ground. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the […]

Father accused of leaving child in car, toddler at home alone

Family Services has been called in after a Sydney father was charged with child neglect. It’s alleged he left his three-year-old son in his car while he went into a pub on the Hume Highway in Yagoona on Saturday afternoon. “About 3.40pm… the man allegedly left the child in the car and entered a licensed premises,” […]