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]

Oliver’s insights – Australian home prices were up again in May – but the tension between high rates and the chronic housing shortage remains

5 June

Key points – CoreLogic data showed national average home prices rose 0.8% in May, their strongest rise since last October. – The housing market remains remarkably resilient with the housing shortage and still solid jobs market providing...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 31/5/24

5 June

Major global share markets fell over the last week, as higher bond yields weighed. For the week US shares fell 0.5%, Eurozone share lost 1%. Japanese shares fell 0.4% and Chinese shares fell 0.6%. This still left US shares up 4.8% in May and global...[Read More]

Minimum wage workers to benefit from July pay rise

5 June

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE * Australians earning minimum wage while working full-time will get an extra $33 per week from July * The minimum wage will increase to $24.10 per hour, or $915.91 per week, based on a full-time 38 hour working week * That...[Read More]

Wages bump unlikely to concern Reserve Bank: economists

5 June

The Reserve Bank’s inflation battle is unlikely to be thrown off course by a bump for Australia’s lowest-paid workers, economists say. Millions of employees on minimum and award wages will get a 3.75 per cent pay rise from July following the...[Read More]

Australia urged to balance social media playing field

5 June

The news landscape has become the “canary in the coalmine” as social media giants stretch the limits of regulation, prompting a media executive to call for a new legal regime. Social media platforms including Facebook and X, formerly Twitter,...[Read More]

RBA boss says hardship letters ‘very hard to read’

5 June

The Reserve Bank’s governor says letters from struggling borrowers make for tough reading, but push the central bank to achieve its goals to help Australians. Michele Bullock acknowledged the pressure on mortgage-holders from higher interest rates...[Read More]

P&O Cruises sets sail into sunset after 90-year voyage

5 June

Passengers who hoped to carry on cruising have had their holidays cancelled as popular leisure travel operator P&O Cruises Australia announces after 90 years, the fleet is sailing to its final berth. The Australian travel brand announced it will...[Read More]

Medibank could face $21.5 trillion fine over data theft

5 June

Medibank could face trillions of dollars in fines after the Australian Information Commissioner launched legal action over a major data breach. The 2022 cybersecurity incident that affected 9.7 million Medibank and Ahm customers saw hackers steal...[Read More]

Australians love diversity but say migration ‘too high’

5 June

Almost one in two people believe there are too many migrants moving to Australia, even though the vast majority of Australians believe cultural diversity is a boon for the nation. A new poll released by the Lowy Institute on Australian attitudes...[Read More]

Experts want more big solar projects, less nuke talk

5 June

Governments and industry bodies need to stop getting distracted by debates over nuclear power and start investing in large-scale solar projects to keep up with electricity demand, a summit has been told. The Clean Energy Council’s Australian...[Read More]

Realising Success: The Profound Fulfillment of Making a Difference in the World

30 May

The moment you realise you’ve made it in this world is a profound and multifaceted experience, encompassing more than just financial success.    It’s a deep sense of fulfilment, a culmination of your hard work, perseverance, and the impact...[Read More]

Essential End-of-Year Tax Tips: Maximise Your Savings for Businesses and Individuals

30 May

The financial year is drawing to a close, which means tax time is just around the corner! To help you get ready for the new financial year, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of practical tips and advice for this period.    Whether you’re a...[Read More]