New energy projects needed to keep the lights on

22 May

AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET * Blackouts, power outages and increased energy prices are forecast across several states unless urgent government action is taken * The NSW, Victorian and South Australian governments must invest in energy projects or power...[Read More]

Care network to take the collective fight to cancer

22 May

A new network linking cancer services across the nation will aim to improve outcomes and experiences for all Australians affected by the disease. The Australian Comprehensive Cancer Network is a pioneering initiative that aims to address significant...[Read More]

Breast tissue ‘breakthrough’ to aid cancer research

22 May

Researchers say they have managed to keep breast cancer tissue viable for at least a week outside of the human body, paving the way for enhanced cancer treatments. A new study, funded by the Prevent Breast Cancer charity, found breast tissue could...[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]

Use these 3 tips to maintain a good credit score

16 May

Your credit score is a numerical indicator lenders use to determine how risk-free you are as a borrower. It is based on the details in your credit report, such as your borrowing history and whether you have made timely payments.   People with low...[Read More]

Top 10 Essentials for Lifelong Health and Wellness

16 May

Creating a sustainable approach to health and well-being involves habits and practices that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health over the long term.    Here’s a top 10 list to help maintain ongoing health and well-being:   Balanced...[Read More]

Caravan lifestyle in Australia

16 May

A rising number of Australians are searching for alternative life experiences that provide them with a sense of independence from city life and a connection to nature.   Caravan living can be for you if you’re looking for new experiences or wish...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

What are the main types of intellectual property?

16 May

Intellectual property (IP) represents creations of the mind and encompasses various legal protections.   Here’s an insight into the primary types of IP:   Copyright Copyright law shields the original expression of ideas, including literature,...[Read More]

Renovations to add value when flipping houses

16 May

If you’re investing in real estate for resale, you need to know what types of renovations to prioritise. This can help your property create some buzz in the market, with a price you can easily justify to serious buyers.   Struggling with what...[Read More]

How can your small business prepare for tax time?

16 May

With 2024 now well underway, tax season is just around the corner. While getting ready to close off the books and lodge the annual return isn’t something many small business owners look forward to, there’s a lot you can do to make it more...[Read More]

Five ways to keep your business insurance costs down in 2024

16 May

With costs rising across the board, maintaining margins and profitability is a challenge for Australia’s two million-odd small business owners.  Finding ways to cut costs is vital for many. But some expenses are essential, and insurance is one of...[Read More]

Oliver’s Insights – The economic impact of the 2024 Federal Budget

16 May

The 2024-25 Budget – another surplus, but bigger medium term deficits with more big spending, including on a “Future Made in Australia”   Key points   – The budget this year is expected to show a surplus of $9.3bn thanks to a...[Read More]

States query GST carve-up despite ‘constructive’ budget

16 May

States are split on the federal budget as the two most populous jurisdictions question their GST shares, while resource-heavy Western Australia counts its riches. NSW will be the biggest loser from the annual GST distribution set out in the budget...[Read More]

Internet age limits and online harm targeted in budget

16 May

Millions of dollars will be spent protecting children from harmful online content, fighting evolving online threats, and warning about gambling features hidden inside video games. The federal budget measures come in addition to investments in...[Read More]