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]

Minimum wage workers to benefit from July pay rise

6 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]

Economy barely growing as higher interest rates bite

6 June

Australia’s economy is still growing but only just, supported in part by household spending on travel, concerts and other major events. The 0.1 per cent of growth over the first three months of the calendar year, came in a little weaker than the...[Read More]

Australian economy slows over March quarter

6 June

AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY SNAPSHOT – MARCH QUARTER 2024 * Australia’s economy grew slightly by 0.1 per cent in the first three months of the year, less than the expected 0.2 per cent * Annual gross domestic product rose 1.1 per cent, but it’s the...[Read More]

‘Nonsense’: tradies left off skilled migration list

5 June

The inclusion of yoga instructors and dog handlers on a draft list of priority migrant skills in the middle of a housing crisis has been labelled as nonsense by the federal opposition. Trades, including plumbers and bricklayers, remain under...[Read More]

Billion-dollar deal the right prescription for chemists

5 June

A multi-billion-dollar boost to pharmacies has been locked in for the next five years following a deal between the federal government and chemists. The latest community pharmacy agreement was signed off by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the...[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]

Energy communities will be backed by a net-zero body

5 June

Coal and gas workers in areas where power plants are shutting down will soon have an agency to support the shift to new jobs in the renewables sector. Federal laws establishing the Net Zero Economy Authority passed the House of Representatives on...[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]

Top 10 tips for developing a business exit strategy: Business Succession and Estate Planning

30 May

Given all the hard work that building up a business takes, it can be hard to say goodbye – so it’s important to do it right.    Developing an exit strategy well in advance allows you to have control over your small business’s future while...[Read More]