Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Wages outrunning inflation in win for household budgets

21 February

Wages are growing faster than inflation and this milestone has been reached earlier than expected. The official wage price index rose 4.2 per cent in the 12 months to December, a little above forecasts and up from the 4.1 per cent annual growth in...[Read More]

Data could end year-long holiday home tax breaks

21 February

New data collection methods could end the days of short-term rental property owners claiming tax deductions when the home is not being rented. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has vowed to raise the issue of the owners of holiday rentals or Airbnbs...[Read More]

Non-compete clauses could slow higher pay, productivity

21 February

Australian workers could be missing out on higher pay because of a common clause in contracts that stops employees moving to competitors. About one in five employers are using what are known as non-compete clauses, according to an entirely new...[Read More]

Outgoing ATO boss calls for greater tax office powers

21 February

The outgoing head of the ATO has called for the tax office to have the power to collect evidence as part of criminal investigations. In a speech to the National Press Club, ATO commissioner Chris Jordan said the organisation should be given powers...[Read More]

Lease-to-own model targets young homebuyers

21 February

A new housing model will be launching in Australia that aims to help overcome affordability hurdles facing many new homebuyers. Lease-to-own platform Ownlea will let users rent from a selection of properties with the option of buying the dwelling...[Read More]

Rewards push to give apprentices the tools to stay on

21 February

Industry groups hope a review into a federal apprenticeships will lead to better financial incentives for trainees to stay on the job long term. Skills Minister Brendan O’Connor on Monday outlined a review of the Australian apprenticeships...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Ultimate Road Trip Checklist: Navigating Your Next Adventure with Ease

15 February

Planning a road trip can be an exciting adventure, offering a unique blend of freedom, discovery, and bonding opportunities. Whether you’re exploring familiar landscapes or venturing into unknown territories, preparation is key to ensuring a...[Read More]

The Power of eating together as a Family

15 February

In today’s fast-paced world, the act of sharing a meal with others is becoming increasingly rare. We find ourselves consuming nearly half of our weekly meals alone, opting for quick and convenient on-the-go options rather than taking the time to...[Read More]

PM delivers big pitch on tax cuts as crucial vote nears

14 February

Anthony Albanese has laid out his pitch for revamped income tax cuts as the changes reach a major hurdle. The prime minister told parliament the tax changes would not leave people behind, saying the measures represented meaningful change. “We want...[Read More]

Economy ‘not dying’ but firms ready for tough times

14 February

Promising economic news has lifted the spirits of Australian consumers though businesses are more cautious and bracing for a lean six months ahead. The business sector has proved resilient to economic challenges locally and abroad, but recent...[Read More]

Right to disconnect laws pass federal parliament

14 February

Employees will now have the right to disconnect from work out of hours, after industrial relations changes passed parliament. Under the workplace reforms, employees will have the right to ignore unreasonable calls and emails outside of their...[Read More]

Four-day work week trial delivers sick leave surprise

14 February

A four-day working week trial at Australia’s largest private health provider has delivered a marked drop in sick and carer’s leave among frontline workers. Stress levels have also reduced across all 250 workers in the first 10 weeks of...[Read More]

Stamp duty costs climb as home buyers struggle to save

14 February

Saving for a house deposit is hard enough but it turns out other associated costs are soaring too, making home ownership more elusive. States and territories charge buyers stamp duty on most property purchases. The tax is up to six times more...[Read More]