Captain Chalmers lines up soft landing on narrow runway

13 June

Global headwinds will continue to buffet Australia’s economy as Treasurer Jim Chalmers sets a course for a final approach towards low inflation. Dr Chalmers is confident Australia remains on track for “a soft landing on a narrow runway”,...[Read More]

PM blasts opposition for shifting goals on climate

12 June

Australia’s climate debate is heating up again as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese slams an opposition plan to water down emissions targets if elected. The coalition still wants to reach net zero by 2050 but leader Peter Dutton plans to ditch the...[Read More]

Universal childcare would be ‘national asset’, PM says

12 June

Australia already has universal schooling, Medicare and superannuation and the prime minister believes childcare should be treated the same way. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development plan to fix the...[Read More]

Coalition gains on Labor as cost-of-living crisis bites

12 June

The coalition is catching up to Labor fresh polling shows, as Australians feel the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis. The opposition’s primary vote has risen two points to 39 per cent in the latest Newspoll, conducted for The Australian between...[Read More]

Chinese premier to visit Australia for four-day tour

12 June

Chinese Premier Li Qiang will travel to Australia for a four-day visit as the two nations look to restabilise trade ties. China’s second-highest official will arrive in Australia on Saturday and stay until June 18. Premier Li will hold talks with...[Read More]

Permit for Airbnbs amid housing crisis crack down

13 June

Property owners will be forced to acquire a permit to operate an Airbnb in Brisbane amid the impact of short-stay accommodation on housing supply. Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will introduce a system to regulate the rise in Airbnb in the...[Read More]

Call to cut exports, not follow ‘wrong’ future gas plan

12 June

Australia needs a reality check on the future of gas with a tougher reservation policy to serve domestic needs as the industry shrinks, a climate body says. Opening up new gas fields, as recommended under a federal strategy for gas production beyond...[Read More]

Credit cards, crypto banned for online gambling

12 June

Australians are now banned from making online bets with credit cards and digital currencies as the government tries to stop them from gambling away money they do not have. Credit cards linked to digital wallets, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and any...[Read More]

Overview about business record-keeping requirements so you meet your tax, superannuation and registration obligations.

13 June

You are legally required to keep records of all transactions relating to your tax, superannuation and registration affairs as you start, run, sell, change or close your business. This includes: any documents related to your business’s income and...[Read More]

7 Countries Where You Can Afford to Retire by the Beach

6 June

Retiring to a serene place by the beach is a dream for many. The recent years of global upheaval have intensified the desire to escape the daily grind and resettle in an ideal location.    For many, life by the beach represents that ideal.   In...[Read More]

Top 10 tips to improve your job interview responses

6 June

Preparing for an interview involves carefully planning your responses. Certain words, although seemingly positive, are best avoided.    Some are clichéd and overused, while others may unintentionally downplay your abilities. Hiring managers have...[Read More]

Easy Ways to Start (or Restart) a Fitness Regime in Your 60s

6 June

If you’re over 60, regular exercise is essential for maintaining health, energy, and independence. It reduces the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.    However, starting or restarting a fitness regime...[Read More]

Tips to cut down on household energy consumption

6 June

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Reasons to hire a bookkeeper

6 June

 Did you ever hire a bookkeeper to help you keep track of your expenses and tax obligations? If not, find out why now may be the best time to do so.   Bookkeeping is an essential component of any organisation. To focus on other tasks, such as...[Read More]

Brisvegas is second most expensive after Emerald City

6 June

Australia’s real estate values have undergone a reshuffle with Brisbane now the second most expensive city to buy a house. The Queensland capital, nicknamed Brisvegas, has leapfrogged Canberra to sit behind Sydney for the first time since 1997. It...[Read More]