Insurance: Every 12-18 months, make sure you ask yourself these questions

April 28, 2022

We have 5 important questions to ask yourself in relation to your insurance needs. If you answer YES to any of these questions, you could benefit from reviewing your insurance cover with the help of your financial adviser. 1) Have you welcomed...[Read More]

Why now could be a good time to review your life insurance

January 13, 2022

Clarity (OnePath)   Why it pays to review your cover Your life insurance is flexible and can be adapted to your changing needs. Make sure you have a cover review with your adviser every 12-18 months to ensure you’re covered for just the right...[Read More]

Seniors ready to help with skills shortage

December 8, 2021

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   Senior Australians are on board to help meet the shortage of workers in the economy, but only if the federal government fixes the punitive income test that...[Read More]

Australians turn their backs on farm work

January 20, 2021

Daniel McCulloch (Australian Associated Press)   Australia’s agriculture minister has all but given up on trying to convince young and unemployed people to move to the bush for farming jobs. Instead, David Littleproud is piling pressure on the...[Read More]

Want to claim a deduction for super contributions?

August 12, 2020

ATO   Did you know, super payments are only considered to be paid for the purpose of claiming a tax deduction once they have been received by the super fund, not the date the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH)...[Read More]

Donald Trump good for Australia: Morrison

September 4, 2019

Daniel McCulloch(Australian Associated Press)   Scott Morrison insists the “unconventional” US president is good for Australia, as he prepares to visit Washington later this month. The prime minister says he gets on well with Donald...[Read More]

Aussies staying longer in their jobs: ABS

July 10, 2019

(Australian Associated Press)   If you’re feeling a bit stuck in a rut at work, you’re not alone. More than 10 million Australians have been in the same job for more than a year – about 80 per cent of the workforce. The...[Read More]

Push for Australia-wide school phone ban

June 26, 2019

AAP Reporters(Australian Associated Press)   All Australian states and territories will be asked to ban students using mobile phone during school hours. The proposal follows Victoria’s decision to ban phones at public schools from next...[Read More]

Land lease a godsend for hungry koalas – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

January 23, 2019

(Australian Associated Press)   A long-term lease from the City of Gold Coast’s Koala Conservation Plan will see low-lying land at Merrimac adjacent to the Recycled Water Treatment Plant leased to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for $1 a...[Read More]

Income tax continues to do heavy lifting

July 18, 2018

Paul Osborne(Australian Associated Press)   The federal budget will become more reliant on personal income tax revenue as other sources dwindle and no action is taken on reaping more from gas and mining firms, a new report says. The...[Read More]

Businesses promise to invest after tax cut

March 21, 2018

Colin Brinsden and Angus Livingston(Australian Associated Press)   Some of Australia’s largest businesses are promising to “invest” and therefore lift wages if crossbench senators agree to pass company tax cuts. Independent...[Read More]

Aussie dollar eases local petrol pump pain

January 3, 2018

Christian Edwards(Australian Associated Press) Stiff resistance from the Australian dollar is helping keep a cap on rising petrol pump prices as New Year holiday travellers hit the roads. Aussie motorists now pay, on average, 10 cents a litre more...[Read More]

Williams covets another Cup with Almandin

November 6, 2017

Megan Neil(Australian Associated Press) Lloyd Williams has already won a record five Melbourne Cups but would dearly love to add to the history books by making it back-to-back wins with Almandin. Team Williams has an interest in a quarter of the...[Read More]

Ten looking for new debt lifeline

June 14, 2017

Peter Trute(Australian Associated Press) Ten Network directors have been urged not to “rush prematurely into administration” after billionaire shareholders Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon refused to back a new funding deal for the...[Read More]

High house prices creating new ways to own

May 17, 2017

Melissa Jenkins(Australian Associated Press) Our pay packets are growing at a snail’s pace while the cost of property, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, remains eye-wateringly high. So it’s little wonder many young Australians are...[Read More]