Ensuring Harmony and Legality: The Critical Role of Legal Advice in Family Estate Planning

25 April

Estate planning is a crucial but often challenging aspect of managing familial wealth and assets, particularly as parents age. The process involves making decisions about how to allocate assets such as businesses and property among siblings, which...[Read More]

Steps to building an emergency fund & why do you need one

25 April

Life is unpredictable, and financial surprises can arise when you least expect them. This is where an emergency fund comes in. This financial safety net is designed to cover unexpected expenses, like car repairs or medical bills, or provide support...[Read More]

With Love and Legacy: Guiding Our Aging Parents with Compassion and Care

25 April

Watching a parent age and come to terms with their diminishing independence is a profound and emotional journey, one that blends love, duty, and at times, uncomfortable pragmatism.    As children, the shift from being cared for to caring for is a...[Read More]

Getting your pet ready when going on a holiday

25 April

Are you getting ready for a long-awaited holiday? You probably have plenty of preparation and planning to do, especially if you have pets.    Whether taking your pet with you or leaving it with a trusted caregiver, there is still much to take care...[Read More]

‘Why not walk?’ Google Maps to roll out green features

24 April

Google Maps will politely pester Australian travellers to take public transport or walk to their destination in one of several of green changes introduced to the service to celebrate Earth Day. Users who still intend to drive to their destination...[Read More]

Next generation air, missile shield enters next phase

24 April

The Australian Defence Force is a step closer to getting a next generation air and missile defence system capable of detecting and stopping threats. The Albanese government on Wednesday announced the next phase of the integrated air and missile...[Read More]

More cost of living relief on cards in federal budget

24 April

Cost of living help in addition to well-signposted tax relief remains on the cards if the federal government can find room for it in the upcoming budget. Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the tax relief, due to kick in midway through this year, will be...[Read More]

Australia’s healthcare system delivers value for money

24 April

Australia’s healthcare system delivers “some of the best value for money of any in the world”, a federal government research body says. The Productivity Commission’s conclusion is based on its assessment of how much it costs to treat a...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update19/4/2024

24 April

Global and Australian shares fell again over the last week on the back of concerns about an escalation of the war in the Middle East (as Iran attacked Israel and then Israel retaliated), US Fed officials added to expectations for a delay in rate...[Read More]

More Aussies to buy an electric cars but price a factor

24 April

The price of electric vehicles is still proving a speed bump in Australia, a report has found, and government rebates may not be addressing the issue. But the research by Pureprofile, released on Wednesday, also found a greater number of Australians...[Read More]

Industrial sites set for emissions reduction grants

24 April

Industrial sites across five states will be given a multi-million dollar funding boost for projects to transition to cleaner energy. Nine facilities – including alumina and cement refineries, iron ore mines and cobalt and nickel sites – will...[Read More]

Tests for skilled migrants set for overhaul

24 April

Testing for prospective migrants to Australia to obtain visas is set to undergo its first overhaul in more than a decade as part of a revamp of the country’s immigration system. The federal government has flagged it is looking to reform the points...[Read More]

Sweat-powered fitness trackers possible in two years

24 April

Sweat-powered fitness devices could rate your pulse, temperature and other vital signs in future, just as long as you work out hard enough. Researchers at Deakin University, in partnership with Monash and the University of NSW, released a study into...[Read More]

Trew glory as Aussie teen skates to global sports award

24 April

Arisa Trew, a 14-year-old skateboarding sensation with her eyes set on the Olympics, has become the sole Australian to be honoured at world sport’s biggest awards gala. While Novak Djokovic and Aitana Bonmati were being saluted as world sportsman...[Read More]

Housing crisis to ‘get worse before it gets better’

24 April

Australia’s housing crisis is expected to get worse before it gets better and the federal government is facing growing pressure to do more to fix it in the May budget. Deloitte Access Economics partner Stephen Smith said the nation had not been...[Read More]