Ranbir Kapoor says the reported budget of Brahmastra is ‘wrong’; defends the film’s hit status: ‘It is not just for one film but for the whole trilogy’  : Bollywood News

Ranbir Kapoor says the reported budget of Brahmastra is ‘wrong’; defends the film’s hit status: ‘It is not just for one film but for the whole trilogy’  : Bollywood News

After much anticipation, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt will hit the theatres and has already crossed the Rs. 350 crore mark gross worldwide whereas is just under Rs. 200 crore nett at the domestic box office. However, there have been claims made around the hit status of the movie where the collections are lesser than … Read more

Raises not in Hobart books | Hobart News

Raises not in Hobart books | Hobart News

HOBART — Financial constraints are preventing the city from providing raises in 2023, but city leaders said they will continue reviewing potential options to keep the municipality an attractive place to work. The City Council on Wednesday adopted salary ordinances for next year and approved the first reading of an ordinance for the 2023 budget. … Read more

Albanese government scraps funding for Governor-General-backed foundation

Albanese government scraps funding for Governor-General-backed foundation

A mystery foundation established just over a year ago by a businessman with connections to the Governor-General has had its federal funding scrapped. Key points: The Australian Future Leaders Foundation was promised $18 million in the March federal budget It’s now been confirmed that promise has been scrapped The proposed funding was identified in the … Read more

Britain has its first Black chancellor — but don’t make a thing of it – POLITICO

Britain has its first Black chancellor — but don’t make a thing of it – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Britain has its first Black chancellor. And in the modern-day Conservative Party, it’s really no big deal. In one of her first acts as British prime minister, Liz Truss picked her long-time friend and close confidante Kwasi Kwarteng to manage the U.K. public finances. An MP since … Read more

Welfare recipients set to receive largest indexation increase in three decades amid soaring cost of living

Welfare recipients set to receive largest indexation increase in three decades amid soaring cost of living

There’s some relief in sight from the soaring cost of living for almost five million Australians, with welfare payments set to receive their largest indexation increase in up to 30 years. Key points: The maximum rate of pension will increase to $1026.50 a fortnight for singles and $773.80 for each member of a pensioner couple … Read more

Katy Gallagher says the federal budget is in worse shape than many state and territory budgets. Is that correct?

Katy Gallagher says the federal budget is in worse shape than many state and territory budgets. Is that correct?

The claim As Australia braced for a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, the federal government was forced to reverse track and reinstate pandemic leave payments for sick and isolating workers. The Albanese government said it would continue the weekly payments of up to $750 for a further three months, starting from July 1, 2022, but flagged that there … Read more

Federal government posts $10.2-billion surplus for fiscal first quarter

Federal government posts .2-billion surplus for fiscal first quarter

The federal government recorded a $10.2-billion surplus for the first quarter of the fiscal year, joining some provincial governments in reporting improvements to their bottom lines. In the same three months a year earlier, the government reported a deficit of $36.5-billion. The Finance Department’s monthly Fiscal Monitor, which breaks down federal revenue and expenses data … Read more

London’s best cheap nights out: Where to go big on a budget, from live gigs to comedy shows

London’s best cheap nights out: Where to go big on a budget, from live gigs to comedy shows

T he cost of living headlines, swiftly becoming a hallmark of this year, two days ago delivered an especially startling figure: inflation may yet hit 18 per cent. There is enough in this paper’s other pages about the worsening financial situation but despite what it may presently feel like, London isn’t a city exclusively for … Read more

South Australian opposition calls on government to release a review into North-South Corridor project

South Australian opposition calls on government to release a review into North-South Corridor project

The South Australian opposition is urging the release of a review into Adelaide’s North-South Corridor project but the state’s infrastructure minister has hit back at the former government’s four years of inaction. Key points: The Labor government commissioned a review into the North-South Corridor project after the election The government estimated a cost increase but refused to say … Read more

Why carp, one of Australia’s worst introduced pests, could be a great budget-friendly fish

Why carp, one of Australia’s worst introduced pests, could be a great budget-friendly fish

Just a fraction of the 5,000 seafood species make it from the ocean to dinner plates, but experts say broadening our nets could help seafood sustainability while keeping the weekly food budget in check.  Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Is it time for our … Read more