Australian children have the fifth highest amount of homework in the world, research from an OECD report into the performance of students has revealed, leading to a backlash from parents and academics about homework destroying school holidays.
John Collett Despite big falls on sharemarkets in the days prior to June 30 because of the Greek debt crisis, super funds have finished the financial year with strong returns.
Marina Williams From lush fabrics to sheer shades that offer light and privacy, layers in varying colour palettes complete this season’s look.
Marina Williams It's easy to go from drab to bright and cheery with some simple ideas to transform your garden.
Anna Patty Providers of ethics classes in NSW primary schools have responded with outrage to a change to the school enrolment form which removes a clear choice between ethics and scripture.
John Collett The start of a new financial year is a good time to review your financial affairs, especially if they're keeping you awake at night, writes John Collett.
David Potts With one week to go anything can happen in our shares race and, from my perspective down here next to the dartboard, here's hoping.
David Potts Greece grabs the headlines, but let's not forget that China has a debt problem too. Quite a big one.
David Wilson Research suggests early risers earn more. What's their secret?