Top 10 Essentials for Lifelong Health and Wellness

16 May

Creating a sustainable approach to health and well-being involves habits and practices that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health over the long term.    Here’s a top 10 list to help maintain ongoing health and well-being:   Balanced...[Read More]

Caravan lifestyle in Australia

16 May

A rising number of Australians are searching for alternative life experiences that provide them with a sense of independence from city life and a connection to nature.   Caravan living can be for you if you’re looking for new experiences or wish...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

Renovations to add value when flipping houses

16 May

If you’re investing in real estate for resale, you need to know what types of renovations to prioritise. This can help your property create some buzz in the market, with a price you can easily justify to serious buyers.   Struggling with what...[Read More]

States query GST carve-up despite ‚Äėconstructive‚Äô budget

16 May

States are split on the federal budget as the two most populous jurisdictions question their GST shares, while resource-heavy Western Australia counts its riches. NSW will be the biggest loser from the annual GST distribution set out in the budget...[Read More]

Treasurer absorbs warnings on budget fuelling inflation

16 May

While the federal government says its budget will lower inflation, analysts counter that broad cost-of-living relief, such as energy rebates and tax cuts, could make things worse. An expanded version of the energy-bill relief delivered in last...[Read More]

Internet age limits and online harm targeted in budget

16 May

Millions of dollars will be spent protecting children from harmful online content, fighting evolving online threats, and warning about gambling features hidden inside video games. The federal budget measures come in addition to investments in...[Read More]

‚ÄėMore work to do‚Äô to make Australia competitive

15 May

A much-vaunted plan to make Australia a nation that makes things again is a good start but needs more work, business groups say. The centrepiece of Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ third budget was the $22.7 billion Future Made in Australia fund to bring...[Read More]

Relief less than hoped for ‚Äėsqueezed‚Äô small businesses

15 May

Up to four million small businesses will continue to receive tax relief as they battle slowing consumer spending, but calls to increase support have been unheeded. The instant asset write-off has been extended until the end of June 2025, allowing...[Read More]

Budget reveals plans to generate AI rules, restrictions

15 May

Australia will take another step towards banning the high-risk use of artificial intelligence technology in fields such as healthcare and copyright material after a $39 million funding boost. The government revealed a series of measures involving AI...[Read More]

Cost-of-living relief and more homes in federal budget

15 May

FEDERAL BUDGET SUMMARY   ECONOMY * Budget surplus of $9.3 billion in 2023/24 * Deficits of $28.3 billion in 2024/25, $42.8 billion in 2025/26, $26.7 billion in 2026/27 and $24.3 billion in 2027/28 * Commonwealth net debt rising to $552.5 billion...[Read More]

Aussies’ armchair guide to federal budget gobbledygook

15 May

AN ARMCHAIR GUIDE TO BUDGET24 TERMINOLOGY:   * FEDERAL BUDGET: A plan for collecting, spending and borrowing, with income from taxes and investments mostly spent on social security and welfare, health, education, defence and paying interest on...[Read More]

Incentives set to fuel green hydrogen growth

15 May

Tax breaks to supercharge the production of renewable hydrogen for use as a fuel and other applications are part of the federal budget’s push for net-zero prosperity. The global renewable hydrogen race is already well underway as advanced...[Read More]

Value-added: back to a future made in Australia’s mines

15 May

The next era of prosperity is the centrepiece of a ‚Äúfuture made in Australia‚ÄĚ budget that seeks to get more value out of critical commodities. Tax breaks for the critical minerals sector are part of the ‚Äúgrowth agenda‚ÄĚ announced by Treasurer...[Read More]

Ratings agency responds to ‚Äėdramatic‚Äô budget turnaround

15 May

Australia‚Äôs commodity windfalls are masking growth in spending and new budgetary measures could be ‚Äúmildly inflationary,‚ÄĚ major ratings agency S&P says. S&P Global Ratings, which has had a AAA rating on Australia since February 2003, noted a...[Read More]