Life insurance serves as a safety net for your loved ones

20 June

Financial security is a universal goal that transcends income brackets and age groups. It is not solely determined by the amount of money one possesses or earns, but rather by the feeling of reassurance and peace of mind that comes with knowing your...[Read More]

Sinking ad numbers signal tougher times for job seekers

19 June

Job hunters still have more choice of open roles compared with pre-pandemic levels, even as the average number of ads each week continues to fall. Since the end of 2023, job ad volumes have tumbled 8.2 per cent, reflecting a labour market gradually...[Read More]

PM weighs in on fresh push for free or cheap childcare

19 June

Families could end up paying just $10 a day for three days a week of high-quality early childhood education as momentum builds to reform the troubled system. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development...[Read More]

Time and Wealth: The Essential Connection

20 June

In our pursuit of wealth, we often find ourselves caught in the relentless cycle of earning, saving, and investing.  While accumulating wealth is undoubtedly a significant goal, it is essential to recognise that time, the finite resource we all...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights Not another Eurozone crisis! – The rise of the far right in Europe, the French election and implications for investors

20 June

Key points – The success of far-right political parties in EU parliamentary elections & the calling of an election in France have boosted uncertainty by risking a return to the Eurozone crises. – However, centrist parties still dominate in...[Read More]

Small Business – Get ready for tax time

20 June

Are you ready for tax time?   This might be your last chance to make any tax-deductible purchases before this financial year ends on 30 June. See if there are any tax-deductible items your business needs, or any concessions you can...[Read More]

Chalmers eyes soft landing amid budget criticism

19 June

Inflation back within target, an economy that’s still growing and an unemployment rate “with a four in front of it” is the soft landing the federal treasurer is targeting. Jim Chalmers remains cautiously confident the Australian economy can...[Read More]

The Essential Role of Accountants in Tax Minimisation and Financial Reassurance

20 June

Navigating the complexities of tax obligations can be daunting for both individuals and business owners. With ever-changing tax laws, intricate regulations, and the constant risk of errors and penalties, managing taxes effectively requires more than...[Read More]

Cash can’t crash: why physical money is here to stay

20 June

It’s said money talks, but the conversation about a cashless society has grown ‘coinvoluted’. From credit and debit cards, to digital wallets on mobile phones – the ways Australians now choose to pay has sparked questions about whether cash...[Read More]

Lies, bad ads, no rules – social media under scrutiny

19 June

Researchers from six Australian universities will together investigate misinformation, consumer targeting, political messages and other risks on social media. RMIT University announced the creation of the Australian Internet Observatory on Monday, a...[Read More]

Hospital set for AI medical scans in ‘Australian first’

20 June

A Queensland public hospital is set to use artificial intelligence for medical scans, in what has been hailed as an Australian first. Queensland Premier Steven Miles backed the technology’s use in health care after Gold Coast University Hospital...[Read More]

Essential Components for Crafting an Effective Business Plan

20 June

Creating a business plan is a crucial step for any entrepreneur or business owner. It serves as a roadmap, guiding the business from its initial stages through growth and development.    A well-crafted business plan not only helps in securing...[Read More]

Saving your brains for the good stuff, not ‘grunt work’

19 June

Electricity networks and banks will need high-tech tools to overhaul decades of legacy systems that could otherwise leave the nation vulnerable to blackouts and hackers. Developer platform GitHub prides itself on being home to more than 100 million...[Read More]

Simple checks for super success

20 June

Complete these checks to help meet your super obligations. Meeting your super obligations as an employer is important, but we know there’s a lot you need to think about. To help streamline the process, complete these simple checks for...[Read More]

Boomers won’t give up retirement dreams for kids

13 June

Boomers can see younger Australians are struggling financially and want to help where they can, but they are not willing to do so at the expense of their retirement lifestyle, new research shows. Four in five Australians over 65 think their children...[Read More]