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]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 16/02/24

21 February

Global shares were buffeted over the last week with hotter than expected US inflation data but better than expected profits results. While US shares hit a new record high, they fell 0.4% for the week. Eurozone shares reached new highs and rose...[Read More]

The Global business risks for 2024 – Navigating the new normal

21 February

In the ever-evolving landscape of global business, staying ahead of potential risks is paramount for companies of all sizes. As we dive into 2024, the findings from the latest Allianz Risk Barometer shed light on the emerging trends shaping the...[Read More]

The Cornerstone of a Bright Future: The Importance of a Good Education for Your Child

22 February

As parents, we naturally desire the best for our children, aiming to lay down a path that leads to a fulfilling and prosperous future. One of the most critical and impactful steps on this journey is ensuring a good education for our children. A...[Read More]

Can using emojis pose a risk to your business?

21 February

Emails, SMS, and instant messaging systems enable businesses to interact with customers, suppliers and partners quickly and easily. As a result, business communication has become much more informal than it was in the pre-digital era. It’s not...[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]

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]

Oliver’s insights – investment outlook Q&A

14 February

Recession risks, rates and inflation, valuations, geopolitics, the US election and Swiftonomics   Key points – Rate hikes have worked in helping slow inflation and rate cuts are likely this year. Expect a bumpy ride though. – The risk of...[Read More]

Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Navy to be ‘most lethal’ in history after huge overhaul

21 February

The Australian navy will be able to meet challenges this decade, the defence minister says, despite the number of warships falling ahead of a spike in capacity under a major overhaul. The number of navy warships is set to increase from 11 to 26 by...[Read More]

A Journey through the world’s top culinary destinations

22 February

Exploring the world’s top culinary destinations is a feast for the senses, offering a blend of traditional flavours and innovative gastronomy. Here are some of the most renowned places known for their exceptional culinary experiences:   Tokyo,...[Read More]

Why you need to do something you love every single day

22 February

Engaging in activities that you love is not only enjoyable but also offers a multitude of benefits that can enrich your life in various ways. So, if you’re on the fence about indulging one or some of your life’s passions, here are some...[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]

Calls for citizen jury panels to regulate social media

21 February

Citizen juries should be used to better regulate large online platforms in a bid to counter growing harms on the internet, a report has urged. The report published by the Lowy Institute has called for small representative groups to be in charge of...[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]