Australians spend more on mobiles than petrol

The mobile phone is eating a larger slice of the household budget than petrol this year, as the aftershocks of the global financial crisis force Australians to shift some of their consumption back to home base.Spending on food, electricity, gas and water have increased as part of the changing patterns of consumption.To read this report from The Australian in full, see:,25197,26101985-601,00.html

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