Some ideas to future-proof your family finances

23 May

If there’s anything people learned from the recessions and global crises of recent past, it’s that no one is immune to economic upheavals.   Even middle to upper-class families are at the mercy of their finances when misfortune strikes. This...[Read More]

How helping others can also benefit you

23 May

It’s common knowledge that showing kindness or compassion is good. However, are you aware that being helpful also benefits your mental health?   In this post, we’ll examine some key advantages of showing kindness to others.   1. It improves...[Read More]

Making an effort to live an eco-conscious lifestyle

23 May

Adopting an eco-conscious lifestyle has far-reaching implications for not only reducing your individual carbon emissions but also preserving valuable natural assets and contributing to a more liveable planet. Each of us, in our daily activities, has...[Read More]

Tips for getting ready for a holiday overseas?

23 May

If you plan to embark on overseas travel, then it’s crucial to be prepared.   For sure, the thought of holidaying overseas is exciting. However, aside from mastering what to pack for a holiday abroad, make sure you follow these tips to ensure you...[Read More]

Consumer spending the wildcard in rate hike uncertainty

22 May

Australian consumers have been saving rather than spending and a change in behaviour could complicate matters for the Reserve Bank, keeping interest rates higher for longer. The minutes from the central bank’s May meeting confirmed a rate hike was...[Read More]

How to prepare your small business for EOFY

22 May

With the end of the 2024 financial year fast approaching, Australia’s army of small business owners are in for a busy time. It’s time to finalise affairs and prepare your enterprise to start FY2025 strong. For many individuals, that means a...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – The next move in the RBA cash rate likely remains down later this year

22 May

Key points – While the near-term risks for the RBA cash rate are probably on the upside, the most likely scenario is that the RBA holds rates ahead of rate cuts starting later this year. – The March quarter US and Australian inflation scare is...[Read More]

Ensuring your manufacturing business has the right insurance cover

22 May

Australia is home to more than 100,000 manufacturing businesses. If yours is one of them, you’re probably familiar with the challenges that come with operating in this sector. There’s no shortage of things that can go wrong and without the...[Read More]

Rationale behind RBA’s last cash rate call on show

22 May

Lingering price pressures had the central bank alert and watchful at the last interest rate call and the minutes of the board’s meeting will be combed through for further insights. Slated for release on Tuesday, the minutes from the Reserve...[Read More]

‘Back to the future’ for carbon credit scheme

22 May

Changes to the carbon credit scheme will allow third-party stakeholders to come up with innovative ways to reduce emissions but critics say it could undermine the system. A new proponent-led process will allow projects and methods to be developed...[Read More]

Science and energy agencies unpack the price of nuclear

22 May

ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS * Using nuclear power to generate Australia’s energy needs would be twice as expensive as relying on renewable sources, the CSIRO and Australian Energy Market Operator have found. * Building a single large-scale nuclear...[Read More]

‘No one is immune’: scammers targeting property buyers

22 May

Property buyers are being swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars as scammers target the email accounts of financial service businesses. Scammers are hacking the cybersecurity systems of conveyancing professionals and tricking potential...[Read More]

Wombat burrows help other critters survive after fires

22 May

Wombat burrows act as survival boltholes for a surprising array of creatures after bushfires hit, a study suggests. Researchers have analysed camera trap images from NSW’s Woomargama National Park and Woomargama State Forest, where more than...[Read More]

AI race being lost in climate of fear, inquiry told

22 May

Australian companies and workers are missing out on vital benefits from artificial intelligence, an inquiry has heard, as talk about its risks fuel a climate of fear. The Australian Information Industry Association made the claims at a Senate...[Read More]

Green iron to go ahead under future industries push

22 May

A factory for making green iron in central Queensland will push ahead, helped along by federal government tax incentives for renewable hydrogen. Iron ore will be mined about 70 kilometres west of Gladstone and then transported to the new facility,...[Read More]