With rising crime rates, taking action to ensure you home, community and neighborhood remain safe is more important than ever before. You must, however, work together as a community to preserve high levels of security.Read More
With the rise of the share economy offering a number of new accommodation options to suit every budget, as well as great travel offers, many Australians will be travelling in their home state, interstate and overseas over the summer period. By taking a few precautions before you embark on a holiday, it can put your mind at ease and let you enjoy yourself, worry free. Security expert and founder of Australia’s highest rated security monitoring centre, Calamity, Daniel Lewkovitz shares 10 tips on how to keep your house safe while you’re away.Read More
John Jarratt, is not only one of Australia’s best known actors Having lost his dear friend and fellow actor Harold Hopkins to mesothelioma, with the mission of preventing others from developing this deadly but preventable cancer, Jarratt has taken on the leading role of national Asbestos Awareness Ambassador. “Many believe the health risks associated with asbestos are a thing of the past and that asbestos materials are only found in fibro homes. How wrong they are,” Jarratt said. ‘Because Australia was one of the largest consumers of asbestos-containing products in the world, many of these products remain hidden dangers in 1-in-3 brick, weatherboard, fibro or clad Australian home built or renovated before 1987,” he said.Read More
Australasia’s largest pool and spa specialist group is urging homeowners to ensure their properties not only comply with local council regulations, but to also remain vigilant during summer’s peak swimming season. Swimart says a mix of common sense and expert water advice is the best insurance policy for anyone who spends time in and around a pool – especially children and non-swimmers.Read More
In the olden days, families would gather around one television, all watching one show. Shows were catered to a general audience, and whoever had control of the remote managed to control what the whole family was watching. The shows featured characters that each person in the room could relate to, and discussion about the plot soon followed a dramatic moment or a commercial break. In this way, the family unit was together.
Today, with the rise of the internet, on-demand-content, and the proliferation of the smartphone, the family living room has changed. In most middle class homes each family member has his or her own device (i.e. tablet, smartphone, smart-TV), making entertainment far more individualized.
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