Biggest winners and losers revealed in federal budget

15 May

BUDGET WINNERS AND LOSERS WINNERS Lower income households – more energy bill assistance on the way Small businesses – energy bill rebates and extension of asset write offs Renewable and other energy companies – tax breaks and other incentives...[Read More]

Navigating Legal Language: Why Understanding Legal Terms is Essential for Every Australian

9 May

Here’s an introduction to some of the top legal terms commonly used in Australia, presented in a list format.  Understanding these terms can be very helpful in navigating legal documents or discussions. Top 10 Legal Terms Used in...[Read More]

Harmonising Life: Ten Tips for Achieving Mindful Work-Life Balance

9 May

Work-life balance is a highly personal and continuously evolving quest. It’s about managing your professional and personal lives in a way that minimizes stress and maximises well-being.    This balance isn’t one-size-fits-all; what works for...[Read More]

Top international destinations for retirees to visit

9 May

If you’re an Australian or British retiree, retirement is the perfect time to travel the world and explore the places you’ve always wanted to see. Travelling may lead to much more than just a relaxing vacation, too. Seeing the world in your 50s,...[Read More]

Tax revenue surge as treasurer tempers expectations

8 May

Tax revenue is expected to be $25 billion higher over the next four years, as the Albanese government tempers expectations ahead of this month’s federal budget. The budget, to be handed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers, will show a surge in tax...[Read More]

People want decency from business, not political stunts

8 May

Australians expect corporations to do “good” but would prefer it was simply through fairness rather than aligning with polarising political issues that have nothing to do with what they sell. A survey from advertising agency Leo Burnett...[Read More]

More tradies to be trained as housing targets loom

8 May

Thousands more Australians could be lured to the construction sector as the government attempts to boost a struggling workforce and hit housing targets. An extra 20,000 training places will be funded under a $90 million package in the federal...[Read More]

Rooftop solar, electric cars could solve energy puzzle

8 May

Rooftop solar power could be Australia’s “secret weapon” in the transition to a clean energy system, a report has found, but state and federal governments need to change rules to get more out of the technology. The findings, released on Monday...[Read More]

On your bike, take a hike: paths get $100m budget boost

8 May

Walking and cycling paths will get a $100 million boost in the upcoming federal budget, in the biggest national active transport investment in more than a decade. Federal Transport Minister Catherine King announced the investment on Tuesday, with...[Read More]

Groceries inquiry backs breaking up major supermarkets

8 May

Laws to break up supermarket giants that abuse their market power should be introduced, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended, while calling for measures banning price gouging at the check-out. A Senate committee examining supermarket prices...[Read More]

Inflation and slowing growth pose budget balancing act

8 May

WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE FEDERAL BUDGET The third federal budget under the Albanese government will be handed down on May 14 and several spending and policy announcements have already been made. THE BIG PICTURE *A second surplus is still the goal in...[Read More]

Ambitious plan for Aussie kids needs action: advocates

8 May

Well-being advocates have called for ambitious action on early child development after the government adopted a 10-year strategy that leaves concrete changes to later. Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth and Early Childhood Education Minister...[Read More]

Women needed in medical research to prevent gender bias

8 May

More women are urgently needed as medical researchers to reverse a bias in clinical trials which often excludes female patients, a leading academic warns. Medical research is still a men’s game, despite the fact almost half the country’s doctors...[Read More]

Choosing a New Home: Top 10 Considerations for Selecting the Right Retirement Community

2 May

Finding the right retirement home is a significant decision that marks a new chapter in life. While it might evoke mixed emotions, recognising the need for more tailored care and support can also be a positive step towards enjoying a fulfilling and...[Read More]

Strategies for conflict resolution and motivation in the workplace and beyond

2 May

In today’s fast-paced digital world, the art of communication often gets diluted in a sea of emails, text messages, and online postings.    While these methods provide convenience and efficiency, they can sometimes lack the personal touch and...[Read More]